Published on May 27th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 27/05/2016
EI-FMY Airbus A319-111 c/n 2523 Volotea Airlines Delivered Ostrava-Nates 26/05/16 ex N931FR.
VP-BBH Airbus A321-231 c/n 2862 Ural Airlines Delivered Shannon-Koltsovo International 24/05/16 ex N564TA.
Global Aviation News:
Air Canada CEO says airport fees, other restrictions hinder ability to compete
AirAsia Plans to Expand Fleet as China Leads Demand Surge
AirAsia X yields skyrocket as Malaysian competition rationalises and key markets pick up
Boeing and Airbus Are Facing the End of Their Duopoly, Analyst Says
Bombardier Inc’s Delta sale signals ‘beginning of the end’ of Boeing-Airbus duopoly: Moody’s
Branson Says Several Suitors for Virgin Australia Stake
Cathay Pacific chairman says global airlines facing consolidation pressure
China’s HNA Group to buy TAP Portugal shares
Delta launches year-round service from New York-JFK to Edinburgh
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/29191
European airlines protest Norwegian passenger tax
Investigators Call for Real-Time Access to Flight Data After EgyptAir Disappearance
Nigeria Owes Airlines $575 Million in Fares as Oil Crimps Income
Superjet steep-approach approval targeted for 2017
Thomas Cook cabin crew vote for strikes in rest breaks row
The U.S. Congress Is The Biggest Threat To The Boeing 777
United Cancels Nigeria Route, Ending Its Only Flight to Africa
Wizz Air: more strong FY results for ultra-LCC. A321 to solve problem of further unit cost reduction
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus announces additional 13,000 seats to hot spots in September and October 2016
Norwegian Air confident final approval coming soon for Ireland operation
Quirky Gampling’s David McGowan has some good news
Ryanair CEO: We respond to terrorist attacks by lowering fares even further
Ryanair hits load factor ceiling
Shannon Group confirms plan to develop links with Guangdong Airport Authority
The real challenge for Ryanair will be to replace Michael O’Leary
Weston Wing Wobblers
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 May 2016 : http://bit.ly/1U7Yfta
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-05-2016 : http://bit.ly/1XuCrgM
Tweets of the day:
@e_russell .@united will end its #IAH-Lagos flight on 29 June (eastbound). Was the first planned 787 route, launched in December 2010.
@e_russell .@united’s 2 June announcement is “product related”, says CEO Munoz. I bet its the new biz class seat.
@e_russell “This network being so large and so expansive, we are very focused on where demand is growing by region,” says @united’s Compton.
@ghimlay .@HawaiianAir CCO says @Bombardier CSeries an “interesting” airplane. “I’m sure down the road we will be talking to them.”
@winglets747 Cathay chairman: “legacy” implies airline without creativity and imagination. “Don’t apply it to Cathay Pacific”.
@winglets747 Finnair gets 20x more revenue from its top-tier frequent flyers than ordinary passengers.
Today’s Video Picks:
Emirates steals the show with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Families Battle Airlines Over Grouped Seats
Market Research Award Winner 2016 – Aer Lingus
Malaysia Airlines Takes Off With Profitable 1Q
The march of the IoT: emerging opportunities of aviation – Jim Peters