Published on September 11th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 11/09/2015
EI-FIT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44703 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 09/09/15.
N737CC Boeing 737-74Q/W c/n 29135 Mid East Jet To Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 09/09/15.
OY-SRK Boeing 767-204(ER)(SF) c/n 23072 Star Air to Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 08/09/15.
OY-SRN Boeing 767-219(ER)(SF) c/n 23326 Star Air Departed Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 08/09/15 arrived 04/09/15.
4R-ADA Airbus A340-311 c/n 032 Colombo-Shannon-Kemble for 09/10-09/15 for part-out & scrap in all white colours.
Global Aviation News:
Air Canada and Air Transat Boost Transatlantic Offering to Europe
Airbus and Boeing August 2015 O&D Roundup
Cathay Pacific to Introduce Madrid to European Network
Delta’s Vice President – Seattle, Mike Medeiros, talks about Delta’s fast-growing SEA hub
Easyjet launches major brand campaign to celebrate 20th birthday
Etihad announces new baggage policy, cuts excess luggage fares
For Latin America, A New Airline—Every Year
How to Refurbish a Boeing 747-400
London City Airport – for sale, but caught up in a political game
Losses Curtail AirAsia X Growth Plans
Liverpool announces new flights to Spain
Lufthansa Wins Court Ruling to Halt Strike in Pilot Dispute
Manchester makes space for plane spotters
Op-Ed: Ten things for Oscar Munoz’ To-Do list at United
Probe Begins Into British Airways Boeing 777 Fire Incident
Qantas will seek further growth in Hong Kong
Small Planet Airlines to Invest Record Profits into Improving its Passenger Experience
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25050
United Airlines Unveils New Premium Seat for 200+ Narrowbody Aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25055
Vietnam Airlines begins new chapter with A350s, 787s. Are 777-8Xs and a strategic investor next?
Wizz Air Launches 2016 Summer Schedule For Romania
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25025
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus aiding lift-off for digital conference
Aer Lingus, more than just a logo
Aran islanders protest at Taoiseach’s office over air service
As the drone era has taken off let’s ensure our safety and privacy
Cit Aerospace Delivers One Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner To Aeromexico
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25026
Current Aran Islands air contract extended until February
EasyJet brought to earth by a spot of Ryanair turbulence
Flybe – doubles Cardiff direct flights & extra flights for Rugby World Cup
Irish Aviation Authority says second runway at Dublin Airport is “crucial”
Knock’s Ireland West launches country’s first online airport TV channel
Meath co-pilot hailed a hero
O’Leary’s Ryanair Close to Catching Southwest in Market Value
Quick-thinking Irish pilot was instrumental in saving 172 passengers on board BA plane which caught fire
Ryanair hikes profit forecast after eclipsing rivals in bumper summer
Ryanair Holdings – Strong summer demand and better winter bookings drive c.25% upgrade to guidance
Ryanair: Management increase profit guidance by 25% due to stellar summer finish and higher fares in Q3
Ryanair not interested in Alitalia slots at Linate – O’Leary [Italian]
Ryanair opens routes to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Milan and Bologna from Vigo [Spanish]
Ryanair recovers £3.25 million stolen by Chinese hackers
Ryanair to open its 12th Spanish airport base
Ryanair, with costs 60% below Lufthansa’s, begins an onslaught on domestic Germany
Tourism Ireland launches €12 million autumn campaign
Turkish Airlines – Main sponsor of Belfast Mela
‘Unlike Alitalia, we don’t need Gulf carriers’
IrishAero Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 05-09-15: http://bit.ly/1PRMwyk
Tweets of the day:
@AngusM1966 Michael O’Leary on good form in Rome this morning — tells reporters Gulf airlines not rich enough to buy @Ryanair.
@e_russell “Latin is still rough, especially Brazil. There’s no signs of anything getting better,” says @AmericanAir CEO Kerr.
@ghimlay @AlaskaAir will phase out its five 737-400Cs as part of overall 737-400 retirement, going to operate just pure 737-700 Freighters.
@ghimlay @AlaskaAir sees competitive capacity in SEA abating in Q3/Q4, but will rise a bit again in Q1 2016 thanks to @SouthwestAir and @Delta.
@ghimlay @SpiritAirlines CEO says airline competes with Applebee’s and TGIFridays to hire people to be flight attendants, not other airlines.
@ghimlay @SpiritAirlines CEO Ben Baldanza: “The possibility of further consolidation is not unrealistic down the road.”
@ghimlay @WestJet says it’s committed to low-cost model despite business class-like frills on Plus product.
@ToMartha “Brands moving up the list include National Express, EasyJet, Thomson, Ryanair, Expedia, Lastminute and BA” #Travel.
Today’s Video Picks:
Live at 35: Middleman Burr – in Virtual Reality VR 360
RyanAir boosts profit forecast by 25 percent
SAS pilot is flying Cape to Cape in a plane from 1935
See a 2% Uptick in Fares in 1H 2016: Ryanair CFO
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