Published on June 2nd, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 02/06/2015
D-AIGP Airbus A340-313 c/n 252 Lufthansa Ferried Dublin-Frankfurt 30/05/15 after painting into Star Alliance colours.
D-AIGV Airbus A340-313 c/n 325 Lufthansa Ferried Frankfurt-Dublin 30/05/15 for painting.
EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways painted at Shannon 29/05/15 prior delivery to become CS-TKT ex ET-AME.
Flying In Ireland News:
Dublin Aerospace announce Apprenticeships
Ryanair’s Full Year Profit jumps 66% to €867 million
Global Aviation News:
Airbus sees ‘several hundred’ orders at Paris Airshow
Air cargo market is ‘on its knees’ as the latest data shows yields continue to fall
Ascent Aerospace to build Airbus A330neo assembly lines
Boeing confident on Leap and 737 Max performance promises
Cathay Pacific Airways’ long-haul growth could provoke Asian airline consolidation; ANA and SIA?
Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan
Etihad Airways launches premium Twitter account
Flights to London, Hawaii on radar for AirAsia X
Iberia Resumes Madrid-Havana Flights with Best Product in the Market
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23424
Jazeera Airways commences formal bidding for a 35% stake in Kuwait Airways
Jet Airways: Three-year turnaround plan is ‘on-track’
Malaysia Air Begins ‘Hard Reset’ With Fewer Workers, Cost Cuts
Malaysia Airlines ‘technically bankrupt’
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32955818
Raleigh-Durham Airport gains a mix of domestic routes in 2015 while charting solid passenger growth
Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s stature grows – and needs facility expansion to support hub airlines
U.S. Customs Add 10 New Foreign Airports to Its Pre-Clearance Program
Virgin warns opening Top End to foreign airlines will force it to reconsider flying routes
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus sell-off: when cold economic logic meets nostalgia
Air Contractors wins major industry award
Call to extend local airfield with Aer Lingus sale proceeds
Curious behaviour may have scared off other airlines
Europe’s Connect aviation conference set to land in Kerry Airport
Fewer rules, less hassle, more profit – how being nice paid off at Ryanair
IAG boss Willie Walsh wants expanded Aer Lingus to target Asian destinations
It’s time to get Cork Airport flying again
New Cork Airport routes in doubt before first flights take off
Our pride in the airline only distorts our view of the reality
Plans for new Dublin Airport runway ready for take-off
Qantas to gain new partner as Aer Lingus rejoins Oneworld
Ryanair abandons plans to acquire a Cypriot AOC
Ryanair and Aer Lingus to hike fees for peak summer months
Ryanair announces 55 routes in Morocco next winter
Ryanair strike headache for Madrid passengers
Shannon Airport must access new route fund to expand
Shannon not into moaning or whinging
We chat with Inflight Dublin about IFE hacker claim & Passenger Choice in #PaxEx Podcast
What lies ahead on the Aer Lingus flight path?
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
21 years of Aer Lingus Airbus A330 ETOPS operations over the North Atlantic: http://bit.ly/1RG3y4d
How Boeing’s 787 is Opening New Markets from Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1eGFPTl
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30-05-15: http://bit.ly/1LU13ra
Norwegian Transfers first Boeing 787 from Irish to Norwegian Register: http://bit.ly/1AE84vV
Ryanair takes delivery of 15 Boeing 737-800s with a further 6 to be delivered during Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/1dDCPae
Tweets of the day:
@EoinBearla CSA Czech Airlines says it is “reviewing” the planned launch of its #Cork Airport to Prague AND Ibiza routes which were due to start soon../.
@jackwhitehall Ryan Air get some bad press. But there staff on Friday evening flights to stag and Hen do destinations deserve Pride of Britain Awards.
@jeffmclfc Ryanair Labs & flexibility a big factor in a flight occupancy well above airline industry average.
@pohara Tough tough decision to sell Aer Lingus to IAG. Looks very promising short term, but lots to be done to ensure a long term positive outcome.
@thatjohn Spotted at Birmingham BHX: the Honeywell 757 engine testbed, N757HW. What’s it doing here, @Honeywell_Aero?
@TheHUBRoutes The UK’s @HeathrowAirport is 800% more expensive for airline costs than Dubai says @DubaiAirports’ Khalil Lamrabet in #RoutesMEA discussion.
@TheHUBRoutes “We need to look at ways of eliminating multiple charges for airlines,” says Khalil Lamrabet of @DubaiAirports. #RoutesMEA #StrategySummit.
@TheHUBRoutes “I want absolute simplicity at the lowest possible cost from an airport,” says @bodinrichard1, CCO of @fastjet at #RoutesMEA #StrategySummit.
@TheHUBRoutes “For every seven additional tourists we bring to the island we create one job,” says Stephanie Wear from Tenerife Tourism at #RoutesMEA.
@TomLyonsBiz Obviously Denis O’Brien expressing a view on a big decision by the state to the state like selling aer lingus is a one-off….
Today’s Video Picks:
Aviation is Our Religion
Opportunities in Asia: Interviews at the Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference