Published on September 30th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 30/09/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AISZ Airbus A321-231 c/n 4085 Lufthansa departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 28/09/15 arrived 08/09/15.

D-AIZA Airbus A320-214 c/n 4097 Lufthansa To Lufthansa Technik hangar 28/09/15.

XU-707 Airbus A321-211 c/n 6156 Sky Angkor Airlines Delivered Clark International-Siem Reap Airport 23/09/15 ex EI-FBH.

Global Aviation News:

AirAsia Part 3: Philippines AirAsia plans 2016 growth as it establishes new secondary hubs

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Cargolux may buy five Boeing jets, says iPhone shipments strong

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Cathay takes its 70th Boeing 777

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IATA Airlines Will Follow Lufthansa on GDS Distribution Cost Charge, Says Christian Schindler

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Japan Said to Plan 100 Billion Yen Investment in Mitsubishi Jet

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JetBlue expands U.S.-Cuba service ahead of expected travel opening

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Lounger Is Like Tinder For Airports, Connecting You With Fellow Fliers

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Lufthansa using CityLine/Jump off-shoot to add destinations at its Frankfurt base this winter; US accounts for six of top 10 routes by ASKs

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New routes boost revenue at Birmingham Airport

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Rise in Sydney, Melbourne travel a sign of rising confidence

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Teague’s pie in the sky future poses thought-provoking questions

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US-Gulf airline dispute – Europe Part 2: market share in dispute. Does anyone “own” the passenger?

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Virgin Atlantic considers expanding to Moscow – Branson

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Wizz Air raises forecast on strong summer demand

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Arann Islands wins reprieve from Government

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Air travel tax under European scrutiny

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Cantillon: Ryanair has growing band of online travel businesses in its sights

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International Aviation Services Centre welcomes jobs announcement for Shannon Free Zone

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New Metro North rail system to Dublin Airport as part of capital investment plan

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Ryanair announces growth on ten Edinburgh routes

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Ryanair to carry 3.5 million passengers from Paris Beauvais in 2016 [French]

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Shannon welcomes significant Delta Air Lines growth for Summer ‘16

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Transavia Summer 2016 Now On Sale

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Two new Ryanair routes from Bristol Airport for Summer 2016 announced

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7 Reasons To Fly Wow Air To Iceland

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26-09-15: 

Waypoint Leasing signs first Pacific deal placing Airbus H145 Helicopter: 

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Tweets of the day:

@CraigFay Dublin Airport will 30 million passengers before the end of the decade at current growth, and won’t get #MetroNorth until 2026.

@marklenahan The 4 dimensions in PSS selection: Flexibility, Needs, Costs, Distribution – Roberto / LATAM #NGAPS15.

@OpenJawTech Customers want to be known, it made easier and more relevant, to be in control and to trust the airline #NGAPS15.

@PaulByrne66 LATAM considered GDS & PSS as 1 set of discussions to reduce complexity-did they get best of breed solution or did they compromise? #NGAPS15.

@winglets747 Emirates operates more 777s (147) than the combined 777 fleet size of the next two largest operators, United (74) and Cathay (70).

@winglets747 5 largest operators of the 777, all variants: Emirates (147), United (74), Cathay (70), Air France (66), American (64).

@winglets747 Cathay: largest 777-300ER operator in Asia with 53. Globally, second only to Emirates (106 77Ws). Ahead of AF (39) and Qatar (28).

Today’s Video Picks:

Airline Customer Experience – Jan-Christian Schraven, Swiss Airlines

Atlanta’s Flagship Airline. Delta. Keep Climbing

CEO Preview: Doug Parker, American Airlines

David O’Brien Ryanair attitude to Parallel Runway

Uganda mulls over revival of national airlines

Ukraine: No-fly zone for Russian airlines – interview with aviation expert


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