Published on August 25th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


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

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Brazil’s Economic Downturn Causes Troubles For Airlines

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BA B787-9 to offer wider economy seat

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

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Etihad Airways introduces new fare structure

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JetBlue Mint Premium-Cabins May Give It A Competitive Advantage

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KLM converts six B787-9 slots to -10s

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Qantas injects another $55 million into Jetstar Japan

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PAL: Airlines may cease Dubai-Manila flights

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Photos show damage to US Airways jet after Saturday incident

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Remote Atlantic runway to open up Napoleon’s hidden island

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Republic Warns of Chapter 11 Option If Pilots Reject Contract

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TUI Group sells off remaining Air Berlin shares

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UK top market for European low-cost airlines

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Wizz Air continues steady ascent to fill regional gap

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

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Air show tragedy plane flew at three Irish displays this summer

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Congo Airways denies A320 seizure reports; defers launch

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Cuddly Approach Brings Benefits to Ryanair

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

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

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Ryanair to appeal court ruling against passenger compensation

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Sunny outlook for Club Travel

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

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Did you know 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners have visited Dublin Airport:

Ethiopian Airlines growing contribution to Ireland’s aviation industry:

IAG Takeover of Aer Lingus means more competition:


Ireland’s Growing Drone sector ready for take-off:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-08-15: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-08-15: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-15:

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

Siobhan Scanlon, Delta – USA Networking Event, July 2015 –


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