Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 05/08/2015
EI-IMI Airbus A319-112 c/n 1745 Alitalia In Service Naples-Milan Linate 02/08/15 after paint into new colours.
ET-AML MD-11F c/n 48758 Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Ferried Addis Abba-Dublin-Victorville 01-02/08/15 on return to lessor.
LY-SPF Airbus A320-214 c/n 967 Small Planet Airlines Delivered Dublin-Vilnius 03/08/15 ex EI-FKG.
RA-64024 Tupolev 204-100C c/n 1450743164024 Aviastar Ferried Ugnu-Kuparuk-Shannon 03/08/15 in DHL colours for painting.
Global Aviation News:
Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges
Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta
Bond Aviation brothers create major airline group
China’s HNA Group to buy Swissport from PAI Partners for $2.82 billion
Emirates takes delivery of 65th A380, retires Boeing 777-200 fleet
Expedia likes Google instant book, HomeAway, and Chinese affiliate sales
Greek Air Traffic Controllers Strike, Seeking EU-Based Reforms
IAG grows quarterly profit once more. Iberia long-haul growth to accelerate with additional aircraft
IAG puts focus on costs as competition intensifies
IAG to Swell Iberia Fleet as Spanish Arm Aids 40% Profit Jump
Iraqi Airways banned by Swedish authorities
Lufthansa grows 2Q result; continues Eurowings expansion & labour talks; introduces GDS fee
Philippines Looks to Public-Private Partnerships for Airports
Prix fixe: is airline consolidation to blame for sky-high airfares?
Skymark creditors endorse restructuring plan with ANA support
Irish Aviation News:
AFTA OPEN DAY COMPETITION!
Read more: http://afta.ie/2015/08/afta-open-day/
Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aeromexico
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24480
AWAS and Kahala close $260,750,000 Aircraft ABS Notes
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24478
Bohai Leasing commences cash tender offer to acquire 20% strategic interest in Avolon for US$26 per share
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24489
Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter
Dublin Airport Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Airports
Foynes hope to have third air show next year
Guest Post: Why Michael O’Leary is smart to call for airline collaboration against metasearch
IAG ‘certainly not prepared’ to pay for third Heathrow runway
IAG extends Aer Lingus offer deadline again
IAG: Aer Lingus Offer Acceptance Level
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24497
Ryanair ‘first to carry 10 million-plus international passengers in a month’
Takeover battle for Avolon steps up a gear with two bidders
Walsh will reveal Aer Lingus plans in autumn
IrishAero Blog Posts:
To be updated
Tweets of the day:
@AirportWatch Willie Walsh:”Airlines & consumers are looking for lower costs when it comes to flying but airports only seem to be looking at higher costs”
@AirportWatch BA alone now has 51% of the landing slots at Heathrow, and the enlarged IAG will soon have 56% of the slots, including Iberia and Vueling.
@AirportWatch Willie Walsh says even if Heathrow got its 3rd runway it would be lagging behind Dubai as a global hub by the time it is built.
@e_russell IAG is “actively considering” moving @AerLingus into @united’s former gates in T7 at #JFK, if acquisition approved, reports @Oliver__Clark.
@GwynTopham IAG’s Willie Walsh says Airports Commission “glossed over” financing of Heathrow third runway and BA won’t pay “excessive, outrageous” cost
Today’s Video Picks:
Aireon Corporate Video
C182 Enniskillen to Weston via Lambay Transit with ATC recording
Cork Airport 03.08.2015 – Stobart Air strong crosswind landing RWY17
Homecoming of Special Olympics Team Ireland
The last flight of A6-EMF | Boeing 777 | Emirates Airline
Turkish Airlines Planet Entertainment System this August!