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Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 27/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

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

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/enthusiasts-group-visit-concorde-nimrod-manchester-airport/

Ryanair responds to Aer Lingus challenge as it seeks more business passengers

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/copa-airlines-suffers-from-a-falloff-in-brazilian-demand-forcing-a-capacity-reduction-in-2h2015-224824

Czech Airlines expands European network with two new routes

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/26/czech-airlines-expands-european-network-two-new-routes/

Gulf-US airline partnerships: idiosyncratic but the way forward. American Airlines to Abu Dhabi?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/gulf-us-airline-partnerships-idiosyncratic-but-the-way-forward-american-airlines-to-abu-dhabi-223254

HK Express to grow to 15-20 aircraft in 2016, pursuing LCC hybridity with A321s and interlines

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/hk-express-to-grow-to-15-20-aircraft-in-2016-pursuing-lcc-hybridity-with-a321s-and-interlines-213996

India Air Traffic Management. Unique CAPA report: the ATM system and AAI’s plans for integration

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/india-air-traffic-management-unique-capa-report-the-atm-system-and-aais-plans-for-integration-217602

London sees fall in long-haul visitors

Read more: http://travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/26/54298/london-sees-fall-in-long-haul-visitors.html

Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped, says new CEO

Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/transport/aviation/malaysia-airlines-to-be-completely-revamped-says-new-ceo-20150525-gh9g7t

Qantas market share of international flights dips sharply 

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/qantas-market-share-of-international-flights-dips-sharply/story-e6frg906-1227369708271

Sun Country: Savory Recipe for a Good Old Fashioned Airline Strike?

Read more: http://minnesotaconnected.com/news/sun-country-savory-recipe-for-a-good-old-fashioned-airline-strike_573846/

US airlines expand intl flights, attract customers

Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/05/25/us-airlines-expand-intl-flights-attract-customers

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional load factor up 8% in April

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-regional-load-factor-up-8-in-april-1.2226398

Aer Lingus Sale: Concerns of Chambers Addressed in Measures Announced

Read more: http://www.chambers.ie/media/news/2015/05/26/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

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-takeover-4-new-transatlantic-flights-8-new-planes-24-million-new-passengers-31256483.html

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

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cabinet-agrees-to-sell-state-s-25-stake-in-aer-lingus-1.2226921

daa Statement Re Government Decision on Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.daa.ie/gns/media-centre/press-releases/15-05-26/daa_Statement_Re_Government_Decision_on_Aer_Lingus.aspx

Government statement on the sale of its stake in Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/government-statement-on-the-sale-of-its-stake-in-aer-lingus-1.2226915

IAA Welcomes Government Decision on IAG

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news.jsp?i=528&gc=99&p=106&n=124

IAG Cash Offer for Aer Lingus Group plc

Read more: http://www.iairgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=240949&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2053276

Kerry Airport eyeing up new routes

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/kerry-airport-eyeing-up-new-routes-332905.html

Kerry Airport passenger numbers down 4% in 2014

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/kerry-airport-passenger-numbers-down-4-in-2014-1.2225686

Kenny Jacobs: The man behind Ryanair’s customer service revolution says there’s more to come

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kenny-jacobs-man-behind-ryanairs-customer-service-revolution-says-theres-more-come-1502996

KLM UK Engineering Awarded Exclusive Heavy Maintenance Contract for CityJet BAe Avro RJ85

Read more: http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12077281/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’

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/mike-lavery-i-still-remember-the-pride-as-a-schoolboy-of-seeing-the-first-aer-lingus-boeing-747-jumbo-pass-over-dublin-31256524.html

No compulsory redundancies if IAG bid succeeds – Aer Lingus CEO

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0526/703784-aer-lingus-sale/

Personalisation is the ‘real goal’ for Ryanair, says finance boss

Read more: http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1348552/personalisation-real-goal-ryanair-says-finance-boss

Ryanair is predicting an ‘irrational’ airline price war that could be great for customers

Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/ryanair-is-predicting-an-irrational-airline-price-war-that-could-be-great-for-customers-2015-5?r=US#ixzz3bELWvQbA

Ryanair Profit Rises as Softer Approach Widens Customer Base

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-26/ryanair-profit-climbs-as-softer-approach-broadens-customer-base

Ryanair reaps rewards of image makeover with 66 percent profit leap

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/26/uk-ryanair-results-idUKKBN0OB0BQ20150526

Ryanair to drop Shannon/Fuerteventura service this winter

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/05/ryanair-to-drop-shannonfuerteventura-service-this-winter-37900/

Seeking the Next Generation of Airline Innovations by Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/seeking-next-generation-airline-innovations-alan-joyce?trk=prof-post

Timeline of the Aer Lingus bid so far

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/timeline-of-the-aer-lingus-bid-so-far-1.2226394

Who are International Consolidated Airlines Group?

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/who-are-international-consolidated-airlines-group-1.2226384

Where key Aer Lingus shareholders stand

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/where-key-aer-lingus-shareholders-stand-1.2226801

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.

http://investor.ryanair.com/results/fy-15-results/

Ryanair FY Profit Up 66% to EU867M

http://bloom.bg/1FSzYGH

Profits will rise 10% next year: Ryanair

http://cnb.cx/1erzQla

We’re not starting long-haul flights: Ryanair

http://cnb.cx/1erzMBZ

 

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