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Published on August 25th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 25/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

JY-JRG Airbus A320-212 c/n 814 Royal Falcon Air Services Positioned Amman -RGW 19/08/15 on wet-lease to Fly Baghdad ex EI-DJH.

TC-OCI Airbus A330-243 c/n 625 Onur Air positioned Istanbul-Jeddah 22/08/15 on wet-lease to Saudia ex EI-FLB.

9Q-CKD Airbus A320-216 c/n 3412 Congo Airways In full colours Dublin 24/08/15 prior delivery but temporarily impounded ex EI-DSN.

Global Aviation News:

Auckland International Airport profit up 3.8pc as tourist arrivals increase

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/auckland-international-airport-profit-up-38pc-as-tourist-arrivals-increase-20150823-gj5yqe.html#ixzz3ji8enwU6 

Brazil’s Economic Downturn Causes Troubles For Airlines

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/brazil-s-economic-downturn-causes-troubles-airlines

BA B787-9 to offer wider economy seat

Read more: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/ba-b787-9-to-offer-wider-economy-seat

Etihad Airways Expands Codeshare With Belavia To Offer Daily Abu Dhabi – Kiev Service

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24751

Etihad Airways introduces new fare structure

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/tourism/etihad-airways-introduces-new-fare-structure

JetBlue Mint Premium-Cabins May Give It A Competitive Advantage

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/jetblue-mint-premium-cabins-may-give-it-competitive-advantage

KLM converts six B787-9 slots to -10s

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/39615-klm-converts-six-b787-9-slots-to-10s

Qantas injects another $55 million into Jetstar Japan

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/qantas-injects-another-55-million-into-jetstar-japan-20150821-gj4nmc.html

PAL: Airlines may cease Dubai-Manila flights

Read more: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015/08/23/pal-airlines-may-cease-dubai-manila-flights/

Photos show damage to US Airways jet after Saturday incident

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/08/photo-shows-damage-to-us-airways-jet-after-saturday-incident.html/

Remote Atlantic runway to open up Napoleon’s hidden island

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/24/travel/remote-atlantic-airline-saint-helena-napoleon/index.html

Republic Warns of Chapter 11 Option If Pilots Reject Contract

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-21/republic-warns-of-non-consensual-restructuring-if-pilots-balk

TUI Group sells off remaining Air Berlin shares

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/39597-tui-group-sells-off-remaining-air-berlin-shares

UK top market for European low-cost airlines

Read more: http://www.traveldailymedia.com/225943/uk-top-market-for-european-low-cost-airlines/

Wizz Air continues steady ascent to fill regional gap

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/17a85f20-3d1f-11e5-8613-07d16aad2152.html#axzz3ji3Zgl6B

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24775

Air show tragedy plane flew at three Irish displays this summer

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/air-show-plane-ireland-2289692-Aug2015/

Congo Airways denies A320 seizure reports; defers launch

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/39725-congo-airways-denies-a320-seizure-reports-defers-launch

Cuddly Approach Brings Benefits to Ryanair

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/08/24/cuddly-approach-brings-benefits-to-ryanair/

Irish Aviation Policy will have minimal impact on the development of Shannon airport

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/clare-td-says-aviation-policy-will-have-minimal-impact-development-shannon

Ryanair: new flights from Bologna for winter 2015/6 [Italian]

Read more: http://viaggiok.net/1037859/ryanair-novita-voli-da-bologna-per-linverno-2015-2016

Ryanair to appeal court ruling against passenger compensation

Read more: http://www.ttgdigital.com/news/ryanair-to-appeal-court-ruling-against-passenger-compensation/4698241.article

Sunny outlook for Club Travel

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/sunny-outlook-for-club-travel-350052.html

Three new routes to Dublin shortlisted for UK Regional Air Connectivity Fund 

Read more: http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/145975-15-routes-shortlisted-regional-air-connectivity-fund/

IrishAero Blog Posts:

Did you know 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners have visited Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1gWYYRP

Ethiopian Airlines growing contribution to Ireland’s aviation industry: http://bit.ly/1gXUFpp

IAG Takeover of Aer Lingus means more competition: http://bit.ly/1KnKTEC

 

Ireland’s Growing Drone sector ready for take-off: http://bit.ly/1NsgTxG

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-08-15: http://bit.ly/1PcBZxV 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-08-15: http://bit.ly/1Pr1dbX 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-15: http://bit.ly/1PrpcqX

Tweets of the day:

@airlineroute Canadian Transportation Agency on 17AUG15 approved Iceland’s Wow Air’s application for scheduled service and charter to Canada.

@airlineroute Ethiopian Airlines has secured local traffic rights on Hong Kong – Tokyo Narita sector, since early-August 2015.

@airlineroute KLM to add 2nd weekly Boeing 787-9 rotation to Tokyo Narita from 06SEP16.

@airlineroute Singapore Airlines to codeshare on Aegean Airlines’ Athens – Sofia route from 24AUG15.

@winglets747 Cathay Pacific applies to codeshare on American Airlines to Mexico City and São Paulo.

Today’s Video Picks:

Flying the 737-800 sim at Dublin Airport Many thanks to John Paul from uPilot.ie

https://youtu.be/hrNDZN6ZMGo

Siobhan Scanlon, Delta – USA Networking Event, July 2015 – TravelMedia.ie

https://youtu.be/qlgxIG21TCE

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