Published on March 31st, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 31/03/2016
C-GTQJ Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30631 Air Transat Delivered Shanghai Pudong-Narita International-Anchorage International-Iqaluit Airport-Shannon 24-26/03/16 Royal Flight colours but not taken up as VP-BKP.
EI-FMW Airbus A320-232 c/n 5158 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Sabiha Gökçen International-Delhi 29/03/16 to become VT-IDT.
EI-FOZ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44731 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/03/16.
G-NRWY Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39024 Norwegian Air UK Entered service 28/03/16 London Gatwick-Copenhagen-London Gatwick ex EI-FHI.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus reflection: A city earns its wings
bmi regional increases and improves key business routes
Cabot Aviation delivers second Kenya Airways B777-200ER to Omni Air
Cathay Pacific says air congestion and other delays cost HK$1b last year
Cheap Oil Boosts Business Case For Older Aircraft
China’s airlines accelerate international growth; possible Hainan Air interest in Virgin America
City Insider: Lukewarm IAG will heat up as the optimists win out
England’s Birmingham Airport route network begins to reflect its ambitions
Fitch: Aircraft Lessors Largely Insulated from China Slowdown
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28285
Fuel Factor: How Lower Oil Prices Affect Airline Fleets
Insights From La Compagnie About Their Expansion Goals And Profitability
Monarch tipped for potential sale
Opinion: Boeing’s MOM Jet Quandry Is Single- Or Twin-Aisle?
Uncertainty over Virgin’s flight path
Virgin Atlantic Unveils Flybe Code-Share Deal, Adds U.S. Routes
Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air NZ Considers Exit
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus announces extra 12,000 seats for France and Spain routes
Airline Services Interiors makes it a first for B757 Thompson Aero Vantage business class refit for Aer Lingus
AWAS delivers fifth planned new A320 passenger aircraft on lease to Aegean Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28307
Court rules Ryanair doesn’t owe Italy millions in tax
Governments should intervene to stop French Air Strike – Walsh
Ryanair launches new routes from Leeds/Bradford
Ryanair pilot helps deliver baby on the side of a West Cork road
Ryanair to open new Sofia base
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-16: http://bit.ly/1PByizE
Stobart Air wet-leases Danish Air Transport ATR72: http://bit.ly/1Rwwryn
Tweets of the day:
@ghimlay .@Avianca owner German Efromovich is not a fan of concession model at LatAm airports, says he prefers US airport ownership model #FIDAE2016.
@winglets747 Dubai becomes latest airport after Muscat and Hong Kong to increase airport charges.
@winglets747 Dubai airports to introduce AED35 (USD9.50) fee for transit passengers – first charge for transit passengers. Effective 1 July.
@winglets747 Based on Dubai Airports’ 2015 passenger volumes, new tax for all departures (including transit) would bring Dubai govt ~US$370m.
@winglets747 Tigerair sells two A320s to Stellar Aircraft (DVB). Tigerair will record S$8m loss on disposal but right-size fleet.
Today’s Video Picks:
Airspace by Airbus
Asean debates air transport liberalisation
Aviation security analyst Mike Boyd on EgyptAir hijacking
Global Aviation Fuel Market
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