Published on April 8th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 08/04/2016
EI-EBT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 35000 T´Way Air Ferried Bournemouth-Dublin 05/04/16 after paint prior delivery.
EI-FRD Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44738 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/04/16.
EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 30048 AerCap Air Test at Shannon 04/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for Condor Airlines.
HL8062 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33634 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Incheon 05/6-04/16 ex EI-DYT.
LN-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long Haul Registered 06/04/16 ex EI-LNH.
Global Aviation News:
Air France risks ‘second tier status’, says chief of parent group
Alaska Air Group-Virgin America: Alaska deleverages to expand US market share
Airlines starting over 320 new routes in first three weeks of S16 season; Ryanair leads way (yet again!) as FIGUS countries still dominate
American Airlines CEO calls alleged subsidies to Gulf carriers ‘biggest threat I’ve ever see
Atlas Air Worldwide-Southern Air cargo merger completed
Baines Simmons wins tender for 10-year Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Contract
Delta becomes first A320 family operator to take delivery of new larger pivoting overhead bins
European airlines protest ground-handling cutbacks at Rome Fiumicino
Hainan Airlines Earnings Increase 16%, Buoyed by Cheaper Oil
Market Downturn A Possibility, Expert Predicts
Myanmar aviation Part 2: Myanmar Airways International & Myanmar National Airlines must rationalise
Singapore Airlines to increase Virgin Australia stake to 23.1%
Transavia aims for Pan-European LCC success
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Gold Circle to close on June 30
Aer Lingus Official Touts Bradley International Flight
daa To Build New Runway At Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport bosses aim to challenge flight limits ahead of new runway in 2020
Dublin Airport bosses offer to buy homes in bid to step up second runway plans
George Best Belfast City Airport to be sold as part of £500m deal
Heathrow faces competition from Dublin
IAG boss fires salvo at pre-funding of Hong Kong’s third runway
Malaysia Airlines Is Doing Better, CEO Says
Ryanair commences 41 new routes
Ryanair launches five new Malta winter routes, extends 11 summer routes to winter
Ryanair to open Prague base
Top destinations for Irish holidaymakers revealed
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:
@LutherTurmelle Butler: “@AerLingus is the fastest growing airline in the trans-Atlantic Corridor over the last five years.”
@LutherTurmelle Butler: @AerLingus connections via BDL will be quicker for Ct. residents than flying to #Ireland out of Boston or NYC area airports.
@LutherTurmelle Keith Butler, chief commercial officer at Aer Lingus, says airline industry remain “volatile” despite record profits for some carriers.
@LutherTurmelle Bradley International is @AerLingus 10th U.S. destination, Butler says.
@LutherTurmelle Butler: Events of 9/11 forced @AerLingus to rework business model. What was once an airline owned by Irish government is now privately held.
@LutherTurmelle Butler: “Will the boom-bust cycle (in airline industry) continue and are we at the top of the curve.”
@paigesellis Air Canada CEO: Letter of Intent for CSeries will turn into something more firm within a few weeks. @BNN.
Today’s Video Picks:
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Audrey Elliott, Ireland West Airport Knock – Travel Industry Road Show, March 2016 – TravelMedia.ie
Hunting Jet Provost T3A XM414 Ulster Aviation Society
Ireland West AirportTV – February 2016
SHORTS 330 at Ulster Aviation Society Hanger.
Skyfusion: Helping Aviation Connect
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