Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 28/05/2015
EI-DSF Airbus A320-216 c/n 3080 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 26/05/15 for painting into Air Berlin colours as D-ABZN.
EI-DTJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3978 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 23/05/15 for painting into special colours.
N861TM Boeing 767-324(ER)/W c/n 27393 GECAS Ferried Shannon-Pinal Airpark 26/05/15 in basic First Choice Airways colours ex G-OOBL.
VP-BOQ Boeing 767-304 c/n 28042 Nordwind Airlines Ferried Moscow Sheremetyevo-Shannon 25/05/15 in basic colours after storage.
Flying In Ireland News:
Enthusiasts Group Visit – Concorde & Nimrod – Manchester Airport
Government announces support for International Airlines Group (IAG)’s offer for Aer Lingus
Global Aviation News:
Airbus Looks Beyond Big Gulf Three to Spur Mideast Growth
Airlines Slide Into Bear Market on 21% Drop From 2015 Peak
Boeing confirms Air India is interested in swapping some 787-8 orders for 787-9s
Egypt to halt airline subsidies in autumn
Ethiopian Airlines receives 13th 787
El Al confirms negotiations with IDB Tourism for merger of Sun d’Or and Israir
How to Become an Airline Millionaire, Chinese Style
Is AirAsia making the best use of its 171 aircraft?
Qatar Airways to Dutch: Give Us Flight Slots or Risk State Contracts
Qatar Airway’s $200-billion dollar threat to European airports
Photo Essay: Arizona Site Holds ‘Bones’ of 4,000 Planes
Skymark creditor Airbus opposes revival bid, threatens ANA stake deal
Spanish Airline Vueling Launches from Birmingham Airport
The African Fastjet – A new course for Sir Stelios
Wizz Air CEO: Considering Buying Either Airbus or Boeing Jets — 2nd Update
Wizz Air Holdings plc | Audited Results for the full year ended 31 March 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23347
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus and British Airways ‘will continue’ to fly from Belfast following IAG takeover
Aer Lingus; Cork on high
Aer Lingus sale: IAG says ‘Belfast could benefit’ after proposed takeover
Aer Lingus Takeover: What does it mean for Cork and Shannon?
Agriculture Minister says new routes are on the cards for Cork Airport
Bright, personable, and well-liked: how Willie Walsh conquered Aer Lingus
Cliff Taylor: Coalition swayed to sell by new Heathrow assurances
Cliff Taylor: Special ‘B’ share central to Aer Lingus sale
Cork flights to Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam are secure IAG Say
Dublin Aerospace set to double its profits
Etihad close to Aer Lingus exit after British Airways parent gets nod
Forget concessions canard – Aer Lingus bid is hostile takeover
IAG attracted by Aer Lingus’s ‘strong presence’ in UK regions
IAG CEO expects Aer Lingus to boost earnings
IAG CEO says hopeful Ryanair will find offer for Aer Lingus attractive
IAG CEO Will Need to Charm ‘Kingmaker’ Ryanair to Buy Aer Lingus
IAG says airline group ‘will not go near’ Asia deals
Ireland West Airport Knock welcomes the Government’s decision to support IAG’s proposal to acquire Aer Lingus and the positive implications that this can have for the Airport.
Kenny confident European Commission will endorse Aer Lingus sale
Ryanair aims for profits of €970m as German market targeted
Ryanair eyes Paris Charles de Gaulle as it posts record profit of €867m
Ryanair enlists Irish designer to give air hostess uniforms a ‘contemporary’ makeover
Ryanair files complaint over Copenhagen mayor
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary could make or break IAG’s £961 million Aer Lingus takeover
Ryanair: Michael O’Leary’s new cuddly approach is rewarded with 66% profit growth
Ryanair targets easyJet to maintain profit momentum
Ryanair sketches plan for price-comparison function
Ryanair to use Germany as growth platform
Ryanair: What’s Behind the New Winning Strategy?
SIPTU to oppose sell-off of Government stake in Aer Lingus
Taoiseach denies seeing ‘internal Aer Lingus’ report specifying job losses after sale
The Flying Boats of Foynes – an era of very different air travel
Willie Walsh: ‘Aer Lingus will remain an Irish airline’
Yes, Walsh’s deal is safer for Aer Lingus – but big firms can go bust too
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:
@BelTel @AerLingus will fly into @HeathrowAirport T2 and not move to T5 where @British_Airways is based say Willie Walsh.
@BrianODTV3 Willie Walsh says he’ll make an offer for the @Ryanair stake in @AerLingus in the next 28 days & he won’t be increasing the offer price.
@Breakingviews #IAG flies in no-frills bid for #AerLingus. Key shareholder Ryanair could push for more, but investors shouldn’t bank on it – @OlafStorbeck.
@CarolineBremner #Russia’s outbound #travel declined by over 15% in 2014 with knock-on effect on many destinations with smaller decline in 2015 @Euromonitor.
@ClodaghLRice Willie Walsh IAG on @AerLingus takeover offer says they want to enhance Ireland as “a natural gateway between Europe and America”.
@EoinBearla BREAKING: The government’s proposed sale of its Aer Lingus stake could lead within weeks to a new route from .@CorkAirport to Germany #Cork.
@julianoneill In summary. Willie Walsh careful not to give guarantees on future levels of BA/AL services from City Airport but both committed to Belfast.
@KianiKress New CIO at @lufthansa Josef Bogdanski, former head of savings program Score, german sales + a real “character”, Willie-Walsh-style.
@paraicgallagher Taoiseach on #AerLingus – IAG has set out ambitious growth plans, Govt. confident it will secure A.L. future in competitive global market.
@magicbathtub Willie Walsh says he knows more than most “pride, loyalty and affection” Ireland has for Aer Lingus.
@paulcolgan IAG’s Willie Walsh on Aer Lingus – being small in an era of consolidation makes your vulnerable.
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