Published on May 19th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 19/05/2015
A6-EAD Airbus A330-243 c/n 382 Emirates Airlines Ferried Dubai-Newquay 14/05/15 for part-out & scrap.
A7-BAK Boeing 777-3DZ(ER) c/n 36097 Qatar Airways Departed Eirtech Aviation Dublin 18/05/15 after painting.
G-CINP Airbus A330-223 c/n 353 Apollo Aviation Management Ferried St Athan-Lisbon 18/05/15 ex VT-IWA.
G-CINR Airbus A330-223 c/n 362 Apollo Aviation Management Ferried St Athan-Lisbon 18/05/15 ex VT-IWB.
Global Aviation News:
Airberlin: narrower 1Q loss helped by lower fuel prices, revenue growth as 2Q below “expectations”
Airline industry: Consolidation calls for regulation
CIO interview: Hans-Petter Aanby, Scandinavian Airlines
Fastjet Increases Fleet To 4 With Lease Of A319 Aircraft
How Europe’s top three carriers plan to win back market share
Is United Airlines two-timing Chicago?
Labour unrest grows stronger as Southwest Airlines continues to exceed most financial metrics
Lille Airport’s rapid growth since 2011; XL Airways France new for S15
Lufthansa to go Nonstop to Finland’s Largest Skiing Resort
Lufthansa Group pension deficit reaches €10.2bn
Philippine Airlines Studying Replacements for A340
Portugal Gets Three Bids for TAP in New Attempt to Sell Carrier
Southwest Opts for Bigger Cabin With Shift to Stretch 737s
TTG Interview: Advantage’s Julia Lo Bue-Said
Virgin Atlantic Tentatively Schedules Last Boeing 747 London Heathrow Operation in April 2016
What American Airlines is doing differently as it sends US Airways banner off into the sunset
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus sale to IAG now hinges on Ryanair
Airport FB page had ‘turned nasty’
Belfast City airport calls for end to ‘outdated’ seats cap
Belfast City hopes inquiry will allow route expansion
Copenhagen mayor takes on Ryanair
Flights to Ireland on the rise ahead of both referendum and Bank Holiday
George Best Belfast City Airport: Inquiry to examine route changes attempt
IAG vs Ryanair – Aer Lingus ownership matter rumbles on
lowcosttravel group turnover rises to €643 million
ON THIS DAY (May 18) First plane lands at Shannon
Ryanair approach key to government decision on Aer Lingus – Deputy PM
Ryanair Introduces Newcastle and Dublin Routes
14 most Dublin airport things that have ever happened
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth: http://bit.ly/1cLBZY1
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EMZINR
Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg: http://bit.ly/1HlRq3G
Tweets of the day:
@DublinAirport Our app has won the Ovum OTR ‘Innovation in Cloud Services’ award for delivering “a compelling mobile application”.
@e_russell Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have increased capacity by a quarter to the USA since AA, DL and UA made case in January, says Parker. #NPCLunch.
@ghimlay US airlines expected to carry 2.4m pax/day this summer – all-time high, says @AirlinesDotOrg.
@ghimlay “It’s the happiest I’ve been for a while.” – @AirlinesDotOrg chief economist John Heimlich on US carriers’ financial healthtOrg.
@ghimlay RT @macilree But international air transport is not covered by the WTO – US has resisted this extension.
@ghimlay Funny that Smisek said Gulf carriers’ finances were uncovered from “obscure jurisdictions” (Sing, Aust, India, Belgium, Ireland, Malta & UK).
@RunwayGirl United CEO says US legacies offer better product now than any time in history. // Not in economy class seating, Jeff. #PaxEx #NPCLunch.
Today’s Video Picks:
A380 Flight Timelapse from Frankfurt to Houston (8700km)!
Air New Zealand’s Safety Safari #AirNZSafetyVideo
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