Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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

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Global Aviation News:

Copa Airlines suffers from a falloff in Brazilian demand, forcing a capacity reduction in 2H2015

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Czech Airlines expands European network with two new routes

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

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

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

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London sees fall in long-haul visitors

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Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped, says new CEO

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Qantas market share of international flights dips sharply 

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

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US airlines expand intl flights, attract customers

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional load factor up 8% in April

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Aer Lingus Sale: Concerns of Chambers Addressed in Measures Announced

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Aer Lingus Takeover: 4 new transatlantic flights, 8 new planes, 2.4 million new passengers

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Aer Lingus welcomes Government decision to support IAG’s proposed offer for the company

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Cabinet agrees to sell State’s 25% stake in Aer Lingus

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daa Statement Re Government Decision on Aer Lingus

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Government statement on the sale of its stake in Aer Lingus

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IAA Welcomes Government Decision on IAG

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IAG Cash Offer for Aer Lingus Group plc

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Kerry Airport eyeing up new routes

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Kerry Airport passenger numbers down 4% in 2014

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

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

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Mike Lavery: ‘I still remember the pride as a schoolboy of seeing the first Aer Lingus Boeing 747 Jumbo pass over Dublin’

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No compulsory redundancies if IAG bid succeeds – Aer Lingus CEO

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

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

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Ryanair Profit Rises as Softer Approach Widens Customer Base

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Ryanair reaps rewards of image makeover with 66 percent profit leap

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Ryanair to drop Shannon/Fuerteventura service this winter

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

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Timeline of the Aer Lingus bid so far

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Who are International Consolidated Airlines Group?

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Where key Aer Lingus shareholders stand

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus 8th Airbus A330 EI-EWR Enters Service:

Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth:

First Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 in new livery operates to Dublin Airport:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-05-15:

Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon’s IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register:

Jet Assist Ltd announces plans for new $4.1 million Hangar and FBO Project at Belfast International Airport:

NetJets Europe Bombardier Challenger 350 visits Dublin Airport:

Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg:

Ryanair increases frequencies on 12 routes from Dublin Airport this winter season:

South Aer FBO announces new Cork Airport facility underlining their long term commitment:

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:

@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



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