Published on April 11th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 11/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-DOH Boeing 737-31S c/n 29056 Transalpine Leasing Ferried Prague-Istanbul 08/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-ETN Airbus A319-111 c/n 1654 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Pulkovo Airport-Norwich 07/04/16 on return to lessor.

EI-FPD Candair CRJ900 c/n 15401 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel -Keflavik-Helsinki 08/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

OO-TUK Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36119 TUI Airlines Belgium Delivered Woensdrecht-Brussles 08/04/16 ex EI-UNK.

Global Aviation News:

AA and Lufthansa take turns bashing Gulf airlines at WTTC session

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Air France Said to Start Exclusive Talks on Unit Sale in Weeks

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Around the world by no-frills airline: which budget carriers are best?

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European airline consolidation and profitability Part 1: top 5 airline groups have only 43% share

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Gulf 3 airline growth: Emirates steady, Qatar Airways accelerates & Etihad Airways slows

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Low-cost long haul: the cheapest way to the Americas, Asia and Australia

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Myanmar aviation Part 3: domestic growth slows but consolidation remains elusive

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Singapore Air Raises Virgin Stake Amid Ownership Speculation

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The Global Airline Alliances are Outdated

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United Air Drops Bid to Buy Newark Flying Rights From Delta

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus praises Connecticut for Bradley deal

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A funeral director has begun the mammoth task of transporting a jet to Sligo by sea

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Alan Joyce on his remarkable journey to the top of Qantas airline

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Bray Air Display off to a flier as Red Arrows sign up for show

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Cork startup ShowGuider lands major deal with Dubai Airport

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IAG CEO Willie Walsh examines expanding Aer Lingus into Asia as trade links grow between Ireland and China & Japan

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Private plane reportedly en-route to Dublin intercepted by UK military jets

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Residents near Dublin airport tell of ‘daily nightmare’ over runway plans

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Ryanair intensifies its plan to capture business flyer market

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Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 10 April 2016

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Willie Walsh confirmed as keynote speaker at Abta Travel Matters conference

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-16: 

Tweets of the day:

@Arconics “Our big focus is on maintaining a consistently excellent guest experience.” – Michelle Lee @AerLingus #pec16.

@e_russell .@Delta says it has the “superior” proposal for LAX-PEK, more seats on its 777s and support from LA and LAX.

@ghimlay Brazil’s deputy civil aviation secretary says regional aviation plan still very much on table, flights could start by year-end #fidae2016.

@ghimlay .@JetBlue will take first A321 from @AirbusInTheUS Mobile facility on 25 Apr.

@thatjohn Aer Lingus “possibly looking at having” wifi on shorthaul. IAG integration an issue, of course. #PEC16 #paxex.

Today’s Video Picks:

Boosting revenue and capacity: The A380 helps airports stay ahead

Ethiopia — Ethiopian Airlines after 70 years: State-of-the-art Aviation Academy + 240 flights

H145 Asia Demo tour – Second day at Bangkok

Innovation in Aviation MRO Americas

RAF Voyager & Typhoon Returning after Scrambling to Escort Unresponsive Aircraft to Cardiff Airport

The ‘Incredible’ Story of the 747

Typhoon Escort Private Jet into Cardiff Airport


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