Published on October 21st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 21/10/2015
EI-DYK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 19/10/15 on return to SMBC Aviation
EI-FLV Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30854 EuroAtlantic Airways Registered at Shannon 16/10/15 ex 5Y-KQX.
G-POWD Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30847 Titan Airways To Lufthansa Technik hangar 19/10/15.
M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 233 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Cairo-Delhi 17/10/15 to become VT-IDN.
Global Aviation News:
Air Force One, a Cherished Perk Awaiting an Upgrade
Asiana Airlines seeks gov’t license for new budget carrier
Bangkok airport at capacity, says industry
Brussels Airlines launches Loop loyalty scheme
DXB is well connected in OAG’s mega hub list
EU aviation safety body to set up pilots’ medical database by end 2016
flydubai’s $40m H1 loss has already been recouped, says CEO
IAG share price: British Airways cuts flights on lucrative New York route
IATA chief warns changes needed to cope with forecasted airline passenger growth
Lufthansa Mulling Berlin as Base for Long-Haul, Low-Cost Flights
Russian Flights Fall Victim to Slump as Lufthansa Joins Exodus
TUI Group’s Peter Long highlights a multi-channel approach
Vueling Airlines announce new routes from Manchester Airport
Irish Aviation News:
ASL Airlines Ireland has become the first Irish airline to win the highly prestigious ERA Airline of the Year ‘Gold Award’
CCBFL Sets Up Irish Subsidiary for Aircraft Leasing
Doherty wants Irish Government funding for Dublin Derry air route
Green Aviation is an Irish commercial drone company and its CEO, Oisin Green has flying ambitions to enter new and profitable sectors.
President of Ireland coming to visit Seattle this week
Qantas CEO Shares His Secrets for Operating Low-Cost and Full-Service Airlines Together
The Punt: Aer Lingus will confirm routes
Who Will Challenge Ryanair’s Low-Cost Throne in Europe?
Why a merger of Belfast’s airports remains unlikely
IrishAero Blog Posts:
Emirates Invites Candidates to Join its Flight Deck Team: http://bit.ly/1M2mYkX
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-15: http://bit.ly/1MJFZr1
Where Transaero Airlines Irish Registered aircraft are stored: http://bit.ly/1VZlkzS
Tweets of the day:
@ghimlay @TAMAirlines will deploy A350s on GRU-MCO in second half of 2016 (replacing 767s), but freqs will reduce to daily from 11 weekly.
@IATA Airline industry should not have to apologize for making a 4% avg net profit margin, @IATA DG Tony Tyler at #iatawps.
@tmongecuriel Airlines to carry 3.5bln passengers in 2015, figure to double in 20 years, says Tony Tyler, IATA, at #IATAWPS.
@winglets747 Cathay Pacific to discontinue Doha effective 15 Feb 2016 due to “commercial reasons”. Cathay to withdraw codeshares on Qatar beyond Doha.
@winglets747 Cathay’s increased focus on Europe, and local airline partners there, sees Qatar lose importance.
@winglets747 Cathay Pacific expected to unveil new livery on a 777-300ER on 1 November.
@winglets747 Airport names can honour people’s contribution to aviation. Will there one day be a Herb Kelleher, Tim Clark, or Tony Fernandes airport?.
Today’s Video Picks:
Consumers mislead by eDreams Website
LOOP, the frequent flyer programme for everyone
VLM Ireland’s Ancient East