Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 06/04/2016
C-GTQJ Boeing 737-8Q8/W c/n 30631 Air Transat Ferried Shannon-Trois-Rivières 02/04/16 after paint for cabin config ex B-2167.
EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 VEBL 767-300 Leasing Ferried Teruel Airport-Tel Aviv 04/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours by Azur Aviation.
VN-A376 Airbus A330-223 c/n 943 Vietnam Airlines Ferried Guangzhou Baiyun-Hanoi Airport-Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport 01/02-04/16 after interim storage ex EI-ELI.
Global Aviation News:
Alaska Air Deal Sets Up Face Off for Aircraft Makers
Alaska: SFO, LAX assets key in $4 billion deal to buy Virgin America
Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 4 April
Boeing’s Commercial Jet Unit Is Manufacturing An Artificial Crisis
Canadian travel company NewLeaf is rebranded as a ‘reseller’
Delivering on his dynastic destiny
Egypt: air travel’s sensitivity to geopolitical events shows in falling international seat numbers
Hainan’s Lucky Air rebrands as low-cost carrier
Iberia Reinvents Itself: Can Rival Air Europa Keep Pace?
Kraków Airport is under spiritual guidance
Malaysia Airlines recommissions B747-400 aircraft
Myanmar aviation Part 1: rapid international growth but challenging conditions as Emirates enters
Poles Apart – How airlines have helped build Poland’s connectivity
To Alaska Airlines, Rival Virgin America Is Worth A Lot More Dead Than Alive
What’s Next for Boeing’s Dreamliner: Will the 787-9 Supersede the 787-8?
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus College Football Classic touches down in Dublin
Aer Lingus concludes A319 operations
CarTrawler announces partnership with Shannon Airport
New Twice Weekly Cork-Madrid Service Prepares For Take Off
Ryanair commences 44 new routes
Ryanair continues Eastern Europe advance with opening of Sofia base
Ryanair Expands Birmingham Operations in W16
€40 Million Aviation Fuel Storage Facility For Dublin Airport
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April 2016: http://bit.ly/1Xdqz0O
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-16: http://bit.ly/1Xd3c7t
Tweets of the day:
@airkarp Alaska Air Group CFO Brandon Pedersen says there is a ‘favorable cancellation provision’ on Virgin America’s orders for 40 A320/A321neos.
@airkarp Will Alaska keep Virgin America’s A320s? Alaska execs: Keeping an open mind, but note leases on current VX A320s expire starting in 2020.
@airkarp Brazilian agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) rejects UPS’s appeal of CADE’s approval of the FedEx-TNT Express merger.
@DublinAirport The top three destinations from @DublinAirport so far this year are 1: London, 2: Manchester 3: Birmingham #Travel.
@DublinAirport The top three transfer destinations from @DublinAirport this year are 1:Boston, 2:New York (JFK) & 3:Chicago (ORD).
@jonostrower Alaska says they have the option to go to a single fleet as Virgin’s leases start expiring in 2020. #ASPlusVX.
Today’s Video Picks:
AirBaltic Takes a Sneak Peak at First Bombardier CS300
“Bitchin’ Betty” Says Farewell: Beloved Voice Behind Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet Retires
Bombardier Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft
E2 First Engine Run
Fuji Dream Airlines – Dreaming Together