Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 22/05/2015
D-AIGP Airbus A340-313 c/n 242 Lufthansa Ferried Dublin-Frankfurt 21/05/15 for painting.
M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2334 CIT Aerospace painted at Shannon in all white colours 19/05/15 Aegean Airlines lease not taken up ex 5B-DCL.
SE-RDP Airbus A321-231 c/n 2410 Novair Ferried Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda 20/05/15.
TC-DCG Airbus A320-216 c/n 6597 Pegasus Airlines Delivered Toulouse-Ostrava 21/05/15 in all white colours for paint leased from Avolon.
Flying In Ireland News:
Increased traffic, new services, new image and infrastructural improvements at Dublin Airport
Merged American and US Airways delivers increased Irish services this summer
United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) troop rotation
Global Aviation News:
Air France threatens regional hubs closure
Airbus A380: The next decade
American’s CEO vows to compete on price with low-fare rivals
American’s Parker Says U.S. Rejected Early Freeze on Gulf Rivals
Brazil Airlines Covet Europe With Tam Hub, Bids for Bankrupt TAP
Budget 2015: Surprise new travel levy
Canada Jetlines CEO reports latent demand, potential economic benefits for LCCs in Canada
CFM Leap-1A Airbus A320neo Makes First Flight
Dutch government stops Middle Eastern airline Schiphol expansion
Fuel surcharges still high for Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines
IFC to find Croatia Airlines’ strategic partner by the end of October
Nok Air, Thai AirAsia report growth in 1Q profits as Bangkok’s LCC penetration rate reaches 36%
Oman Air to lease three 737-900ERs through OBALC
Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines: improved 1Q2015 margins thanks to lower fuel prices
Philippine Airlines studying whether to buy Airbus A350 jet
Poland Is Building an International Airport at a Former CIA Black Site
Sichuan Airlines becomes China’s 7th airline to have 100 aircraft. Next 10 years: another 100
Thai Airways posts 1Q2015 profit as Thailand tourism recovers – but the turnaround is not complete
Thomson Airways to take delivery of up to four 787-9s
Wizz Air launches ‘refreshed’ brand and new livery
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Announces Extensive Winter Schedule 2015/2016
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23275
Aer Lingus embarks on €2m journey to modernise its brand
Aer Lingus increases Shannon to Heathrow capacity
AerCap and AerCap Ireland Ltd completes 100% purchase of ILFC from AIG
Aer Lingus sale hinges on Ryanair intent
Airport has safety fears on business park revamp
ANALYSIS: Mueller sets tone for MAS transformation
Avolon delivers an Airbus 320-200 to Pegasus Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23273
BIRMINGHAM TO DUBLIN SERVICE EXTENDS TO 6 TIMES DAILY FOR WINTER 2015
Read more: http://www.atn.aero/article.pl?id=549677
CarTrawler seals partnership with Swiss International Airlines
Dublin based Elix Aviation Capital acquires 25 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital
fastjet signs LOI with Ireland’s ICBC for one A319
IAG CEO Willie Walsh pushes for relaxed Chinese visa rules
Impact claims IAG assurances on Aer Lingus are worthless
Liverpool John Lennon Airport strikes deal with Aer Lingus to launch new routes to North America
Michael Cawley: Is this the most feared man to ever talk to airports?
Michael Cawley pops up in Prague with EU Transport Commissioner
Ryanair boss will not give evidence in employment case brought by former pilot
Ryanair strikes back at Copenhagen’s mayor
Ryanair ‘taking the lead’ on sale of Aer Lingus
Ryanair upgrades mobile app with improved ‘My Ryanair’ registration function
Ryanair ups Dublin-Manchester service from four to six daily services
Ryanair will add six new routes that already operates from Malaga next winter [Spanish]
Run the CONNECT Kerry Airport Canter and get this shirt!!!
Walsh in ‘no rush’ with Aer Lingus bid
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
Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon’s IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register: http://bit.ly/1dibrhT
Jet Assist Ltd announces plans for new $4.1 million Hangar and FBO Project at Belfast International Airport: http://bit.ly/1R3bEnc
Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg: http://bit.ly/1HlRq3G
Ryanair increases frequencies on 12 routes from Dublin: http://bit.ly/1PzhQWN
South Aer FBO announces new Cork Airport facility underlining their long term commitment: http://bit.ly/1EZh4Hx
Tweets of the day:
@agrevtseva Airlines should consider retention ratio of new clients brought through #metasearch says @S7Airlines_ru CEO #tretail15.
@ACI_EUROPE easyJet’s Gayward: “inefficient airlines with less fuel hedged – such as @Monarch are seeing the benefit of lower oil prices” #acirace
@ACI_EUROPE Gayward @easyJet: “we have no plans to go long haul, I assure you.” #acirace.
@ACI_EUROPE Hayward: @easyjet uses its aircraft for an average 4 sectors a day and works its crew pretty hard too. #acirace.
@ACI_EUROPE Mogensen: “@Gatwick_Airport is a great example, where the airport is facilitating the connect (self-hibbing)” #acirace.
@ACI_EUROPE Santos: “Over 240 Dreamliners have been delivered now and they have created 49 new markets” #acirace.
@marklenahan Hainan Airlines / HNA fascinating history of rapid growth to a multi-national cross vert. travel co #tRetail15.
@OAG_Aviation “In the last 5 years, Europe has lost over 73 scheduled airlines. Do we have too many sub-scale airlines?” #tRetail15.
@OAG_Aviation @johngrantoag says: “Alliances are no longer the only model for overcoming regulatory barriers – they’re beginning to fracture” #tRetail15
@OpenJawTech Average booking lead time in China is 7 days & +10% of all flights bookings are changed/cancelled #tretail15 @HainanAirlines.
@ACI_EUROPE Mogensen “WOW is exceptional as an LCC, in that we use @kefairport as a hub” #acirace.
@isavia You have to get to know your passengers says Jon Keefe from @AeroParkerNews #acirace #knowyouraudience .
@safegategroup Debra Santos of @Boeing: “increase in frequency of flights rather than size of aircraft” #acirace #airtrafficexpansion.
@safegategroup Airports must take passenger engagement opportunities to increase satisfaction and maximize non-aero revenue @AeroParkerNews #acirace.
@TodayFMNews The head of IAG, Willie Walsh, says he is still very much interested in doing a deal with the government for its stake in Aer Lingus.
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