Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 27/05/2015
EC-IEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 1694 Allegiant Air Delivered Madrid-Dublin 26/05/15 to become N224NV.
EI-ECM Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 32658 Alrosa Air Delivered Budapest-Moscow Domodedovo 26/05/15 ex LN-NOQ.
EI-FFY Airbus A319-112 c/n 2849 JET-I 2849 Leasing Ferried Antalya-Dublin 25/05/15 in all white colours ex B-6156.
Flying In Ireland News:
Enthusiasts Group Visit – Concorde & Nimrod – Manchester Airport
Ryanair responds to Aer Lingus challenge as it seeks more business passengers
Global Aviation News:
Copa Airlines suffers from a falloff in Brazilian demand, forcing a capacity reduction in 2H2015
Czech Airlines expands European network with two new routes
Gulf-US airline partnerships: idiosyncratic but the way forward. American Airlines to Abu Dhabi?
HK Express to grow to 15-20 aircraft in 2016, pursuing LCC hybridity with A321s and interlines
India Air Traffic Management. Unique CAPA report: the ATM system and AAI’s plans for integration
London sees fall in long-haul visitors
Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped, says new CEO
Qantas market share of international flights dips sharply
Sun Country: Savory Recipe for a Good Old Fashioned Airline Strike?
US airlines expand intl flights, attract customers
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Regional load factor up 8% in April
Aer Lingus Sale: Concerns of Chambers Addressed in Measures Announced
Aer Lingus Takeover: 4 new transatlantic flights, 8 new planes, 2.4 million new passengers
Aer Lingus welcomes Government decision to support IAG’s proposed offer for the company
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23328
Cabinet agrees to sell State’s 25% stake in Aer Lingus
daa Statement Re Government Decision on Aer Lingus
Government statement on the sale of its stake in Aer Lingus
IAA Welcomes Government Decision on IAG
IAG Cash Offer for Aer Lingus Group plc
Kerry Airport eyeing up new routes
Kerry Airport passenger numbers down 4% in 2014
Kenny Jacobs: The man behind Ryanair’s customer service revolution says there’s more to come
KLM UK Engineering Awarded Exclusive Heavy Maintenance Contract for CityJet BAe Avro RJ85
Mike Lavery: ‘I still remember the pride as a schoolboy of seeing the first Aer Lingus Boeing 747 Jumbo pass over Dublin’
No compulsory redundancies if IAG bid succeeds – Aer Lingus CEO
Personalisation is the ‘real goal’ for Ryanair, says finance boss
Ryanair is predicting an ‘irrational’ airline price war that could be great for customers
Ryanair Profit Rises as Softer Approach Widens Customer Base
Ryanair reaps rewards of image makeover with 66 percent profit leap
Ryanair to drop Shannon/Fuerteventura service this winter
Seeking the Next Generation of Airline Innovations by Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce
Timeline of the Aer Lingus bid so far
Who are International Consolidated Airlines Group?
Where key Aer Lingus shareholders stand
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Aer Lingus 8th Airbus A330 EI-EWR Enters Service: http://bit.ly/1Fulyt6
Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth: http://bit.ly/1cLBZY1
First Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 in new livery operates to Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1KfmrGZ
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EMZINR
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-05-15: http://bit.ly/1PCzDfG
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
NetJets Europe Bombardier Challenger 350 visits Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1HqmYD7
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 Airport this winter season: 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:
@AlexInAir: #IAG’s takeover of #AerLingus – up to 235 new jobs at Aer Lingus by 2020, Aer Lingus to join oneworld alliance, see: http://t.co/rR1DRz0ESE.
@aliosborne IAG’s confirmed it’s got Irish government approval for its €1.4 billion purchase of Aer Lingus, where Willie Walsh started as a pilot.
@bhweingarten “…put consumer interests first and fire the regulators.” – @Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary making an eloquent case for free markets on @CNBC.
@colmanos IAG has announced agreement with Aer Lingus directors on cash offer IAG says it is offering €2.55 per share.
@DaraDoy Questioned on IAG//@Aer @AerLingus @Ryanair CFO says in @BloombergTV interview: “we welcome competition”.
@EoinBearla Parochial, I know, but waiting to see how Govt’s decision to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to IAG impacts .@CorkAirport #Cork.
@gavreilly Aer Lingus will continue its scheduled routes LHR and Dublin, Cork and Shannon “for at least seven years post-acquisition” (fees depending).
@Independent_ie FF’s Timmy Dooley: We disagree that Aer Lingus needs IAG to survive.
@Independent_ie ·FF Timmy Dooley: IAG could be subject to a takeover in the not so distant future.
@Kev_Andrew Now for all those in Ireland outraged at the thought of BA buying Aer Lingus, it’s not BA, it’s IAG headed by Irishman Willie Walsh!.
@LARA_StephanieT Clive Lewis, Achieving the Difference LLP: Ireland best location for European MRO capability. Govt wants to take advantage @apm_expo #AvGeek.
@LARA_StephanieT @easyJet wants no technical AODs by 2020, hopes aircraft will report health data & turn unscheduled into planned events @apm_expo #AvGeek.
@LondonAirTravel IAG expects to launch 4 new transatlantic routes for #AerLingus.Safe bets are Miami, Dallas Fort Worth & Los Angeles – All American hubs.
@Ragin_Spice OMG the government will keep one share in Aer Lingus and this one share will give them ‘special’ rights.
@RedFMNews SIPTU says it will “vigorously oppose” the takeover of Aer Lingus unless IAG provides commitments that it won’t seek redundancies.#RedFMNews.
@SeamusConwell MOL: Regulators can’t hold back demand for our low fares.
@SeamusConwell O’Leary now ripping into legacy carriers haha @andrewrsorkin #Ryanair.
@thatjohn Whoa. The Irish government has agreed to sell 25% of Aer Lingus to IAG (which owns BA and Iberia). Fascinating times. #paxex #avgeek
Today’s Video Picks:
Michael O’Leary (CEO) and Neil Sorahan (CFO) present FY15 results, including Q&A.
Ryanair FY Profit Up 66% to EU867M
Profits will rise 10% next year: Ryanair
We’re not starting long-haul flights: Ryanair