Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 12/05/2016
EI-CXK Boeing 737-4S3 c/n 25596 Transalpine Leasing Ferried Vilnius-Stavanger,-East Midlands-Stavanger-Vilnius 05/11-05/16 in all white colours to become LY-PGC.
TF-ISO Boeing 767-319 c/n 29388 Icelandair Ferried Xiamen-Keflavik 11/05/16 prior entry to service ex EI-UNC.
Global Aviation News:
Airline execs concerned about liberalization reversal
Delta Air Lines has tripled Seattle business in 3 years, CEO sees more growth ahead
European airports invited to propose new services to LOT Polish Airlines
Flynas, Pegasus Airlines launch codeshare flights
Kaunas provides €500,000 to Wizz Air to operate more flight
Lufthansa Expects Major A320neo Engine Improvements In June
Mitsubishi wants to start US MRJ flight tests this summer
Oil’s well… but, will it end well
Russia’s Aeroflot woos Europe-Asia flyers as home market crumbles
Surplus Singapore Air A380s Set for Paint Shop to Lure New Users
The New Luxury: Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up
Transat receives a firm purchase offer from TUI AG for its French and Greek tour operating units
Turmoil at Kenya Airways Reaches Climax
Will Americans Travel to Europe? Nationwide Survey Results from Travel Leaders Group
Irish Aviation News:
ARI staff society helps create limited edition single malt whiskey
Battle For Norwegian Air International’s U.S. Operating Permit
Bernie Sanders’ claims that Cork-Boston route could cost jobs dismissed as ‘groundless’
Dutch company court upholds €324,000 fine for Ryanair
Etihad Airways stops off in Belfast to show passengers a flight of fancy
Norwegian Air International (NAI) Outlines Leased Aircraft Operation June – September 2016
Ryanair adds Liverpool Europa League Final flight from Dublin to Basel
Ryanair and Aer Lingus likely to agree passenger deal ‘within the year’
Thomas Cook Airlines UK Adds Seasonal Belfast – Plovdiv Service in W16
We’re off to the piste as easyJet plans new ski route from Belfast
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Dublin Airport shortlisted for ACI ‘Best Airport Award’: http://bit.ly/1q5CjHp
Sentinel Aviation Services delivers former Transaero 737 to Bravo Airways: http://bit.ly/1T3RHBJ
Tweets of the day:
@ghimlay .@flyvolaris considering selling airfares through Facebook messenger, or their own customised chat app #PHX2016.
@hharteveldt Compelling need for aircraft to have better “GPS”-like location technology onboard to improve safety & reliability – @JetBlue #PHX2016.
@hharteveldt Balancing max fleet utilization, flying on-time & providing good customer experience a “balancing act” – @JetBlue #PHX2016 #airline.
@hharteveldt .@SouthwestAir “looking for the slop” in its operation that will allow it to improve its on-time performance #PHX2016 #airline.
@ParthaBose @united gets 35MM calls to its phone lines – half are about upgrades #PHX2016 @OliverWyman.
@ParthaBose if we can squeeze more efficiency out of the runaway space we can generate huge cost savings #PHX2016 @OliverWyman.
@ParthaBose #PHX2016 attendees vote for service recovery as the biggest opp for improving the customer experience @OliverWyman.
Today’s Video Picks:
Aero-TV: Inside AEA 2016 – Gogo Business Aviation’s John Wade
ATR 4 US aircraft tours Toronto and Chicago
CRJ Series New Cabin Design
EasyJet CEO Says External Events are Impacting Business
Walk through ATR 4 US Cabin!