Published on October 20th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 20/10/2015

Aircraft Update:

C-FEAK Boeing 737-86Q/W c/n 30292 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Dublin-Toronto Pearson International 16/10/15 after summer-lease to Thomson Airways

D-ABKQ Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 37760 Air Berlin Ferried Munich-Ostrava 17/10/15 for paint prior delivery to Siam Air as HS-.

EI-DIR Airbus A330-202 c/n 272 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Abu Dhabi 16/10/15 for paint into new colours.

EI-EJK Airbus A330-202 c/n 1252 Alitalia Ferried Abu Dhabi-Rome Fiumicino 16/10/15 after paint into new colours.

EI-IMB Airbus A319-112 c/n 2033 Alitalia Ferried Norwich-Rome Fiumicino 19/10/15 after paint into new colours.

Global Aviation News:

Aeroflot to help 230,000 stranded Transaero passengers

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Airfares Drop Due to Plunge in Oil Prices, But Rising Fees Negate Savings

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Air Malta on track to regaining profitability

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American Air’s Charlotte Hub Ranks Fourth in World for Connectivity

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ANALYSIS: Has American-US Airways lived up to its promises?

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Big 3 airlines flexing their political muscle in Washington

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Bombardier seeking big orders as jet’s certification nears competition

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Changing fortunes for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

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Monarch boss predicts demise of the charter airline model

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No price war, just good business model – Safair CEO

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The 19-Hour Flight Is Coming Back

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VN Air plans to scale down fleet expansion amid low travel demand

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Westjet second custom-painted aircraft, inspired by Disney’s Frozen

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Will 787 program ever show an overall profit? Analysts grow more skeptical

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11 Most Profitable Airlines In The World: Will It Last?

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces Pricing of $1.0 billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes

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Aer Lingus is set to call time on its business flyer ‘Gold Circle Club’

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Aer Lingus to fly three new routes to US

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A refreshed brand, revamped website and new routes: Aer Lingus takes flight under IAG

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Aran air rivals clash on costs

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Belfast to Brussels flights will begin in March

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Canada to Ireland: underserved markets can offer rapid growth for both LCCs & legacy airlines

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Cork Airport – onwards and upwards

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Exclusive: Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin on building a successful business

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First look – Ryanair teases new website

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Masterplan to be drawn up for airport site

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Ryanair anticipates handling 315.000 passengers from Zadar Croatia next year

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Ryanair to open Corfu base

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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement 17th October 

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Emirates Invites Candidates to Join its Flight Deck Team:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-15:

Where Transaero Airlines Irish Registered aircraft are stored: 

Tweets of the day:

@airlineroute ANA will begin codeshare service with Brussels airlines and germanwings / Eurowings from 25OCT15.

@airlineroute Taiwan’s Apple Daily citing EVA Air spokesperson: “the airline still does not rule out possibility of A350 order”.

@airlineroute EVA Air’s planned Boeing 787-10 order will allow the airline to further expand South East Asia and North America market, as well as Oceania.

@airlineroute Lufthansa will begin CityLine A340 operation to Philadelphia starting 18DEC15.

@airlineroute US Airways US1939, the final flight operating as US Airways on 16/17OCT15, is operated by Airbus A321, N152UW (Ship 152).

@AviaScopeTwits Demise of Russian Transaero Airlines means that there will be no 747-8Is and 380s in Russia. Too bad to have fewer orders on the 747-8Ipax.

@DENAirport Day: passengers want to keep their life moving while traveling with services that make them feel human #skiftforum.

Today’s Video Picks:

Delta CEO Anderson: Strong U.S. Dollar a Headwind

Final US Airways Flight #US1939

Painting the Disney Frozen-themed plane | WestJet

Patrouille Suisse Basel Tattoo 2015

#PaxEx TV: Digital traveler takes center stage at APEX Expo


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