Published on June 24th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 24/06/2016
EC-MKV Airbus A319-111 c/n 3102 Vueling Airlines Delivered Dublin-Barcelona 23/06/16 ex EI-EPU.
Global Aviation News:
ACI EUROPE: Airport financial improvement are driven by ‘strong cost discipline’ rather than revenue
Aeroflot’s Pobeda Rises Most in Global Low-cost and Leisure Carrier Ranking
Behavioral economics helps boost fuel and carbon efficiency of airline captains
CEO Says Frontier Will ‘Double in Size’
China Airlines begins full service airline fare unbundling in Asia. Going back will be difficult
Etihad to ‘carefully examine’ India’s new airline investment rules
Iran’s Mammoth Jet Orders Signal Ambition to Join Airline Elite
One company miraculously saved a failed government airline in just 6 weeks
Qatar Airways deal with Meridiana likely to fall through because of labour dispute
Singapore Airlines begins attempt to regain US market share with Singapore-San Francisco nonstops
Southwest Postpones Delivery of 67 Boeing 737 Max Jetliners
SWISS made almost half Lufthansa Passenger Group operating profits 2009-2015, but trend slowing
UBS: Pre-owned Bizjet Inventory Continues To Grow
United’s New Strategy Is Great for Investors, Worrisome For Travelers
US Travel chief urges legislators to ‘keep America open and connected’
Q&A: Thomas Ramdahl, CCO, Norwegian
Irish Aviation News:
Aegean Airlines Join Dublin Airport’s Route Network
Aer Lingus flights to Lyon from Dublin already sold out before Ireland’s last 16 clash with France
Airbus gets order for 15 A320s from Lessor AWAS
Belfast International Airport welcomes Virgin Atlantic expansion of Orlando service for Summer 2017
Business interests welcome new Cork-Madrid service
Direct transatlantic flights the next phase of Cork’s development
Dublin Airport Wins European Accessibility Award
Dublin is getting a new bus route to the airport
Dublin strengthening position as a connecting hub
Further delays for Aran Islands air service as impasse continues
Heathrow’s third runway is ‘rip off’, says IAG CEO WIllie Walsh
IAG CEO Says Government Should Back Heathrow Expansion Only at Lower Cost
IAG CEO Willie Walsh: Alliances exist because ‘we can’t pursue consolidation’
IAG threatens to pull out of London airports if government backs runway plans
Inquiry into exchange between BA pilot and Dublin air traffic controller
Kuwait Airways launches new transit service at Shannon Airport
Rossiya Gets Yet Another Boeing 777
Ryanair first carrier in Italy with nearly 30 million passengers, followed by Alitalia and EasyJet [Italian]
Ryanair: future growth will probably remain in Europe
Ryanair has 100% occupancy on Vigo-Barcelona route [Spanish]
Ryanair: “The demand exceeds our expectations in Vigo, it is a success” [Spanish]
The Ethiopian Airlines team were out in force today celebrating with key industry leaders their first anniversary in Ireland.
UBS eyes possible break in the clouds for IAG, RyanAir after referendum
UL briefs Shannon companies on expansion business linkages
Volga-Dnepr Group inks financial accord with Sberbank
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 June 2016: http://bit.ly/1UzHqYK
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 June 2016 : http://bit.ly/28MsHfa
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-06-16: http://bit.ly/28Fj8qm
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20-06-16 : http://bit.ly/28K2jU0
Tweets of the day:
@ABTAMembers IAG’s Willie Walsh calling for scrapping #APD it would immediately benefit people, travel, economy @fairtaxonflying #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Willie Walsh at #travelmatters: IAG is five years old, we’re ahead of our targets and acquired three more airlines.
@DanielPearce Walsh: we struggle to see the benefits of expansion at Gatwick, the costs of a third runway at Heathrow have been inflated #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Willie Walsh: you cannot trust Heathrow management to deliver anything in a cost effective and timely manner #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Walsh: airport charges are too high for domestic flights at Heathrow, Little Red and BMI couldn’t make a profit #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Walsh: if there is expensive, inefficient expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick, IAG will expand at other airports #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Walsh: time to scrap the futile Air Passenger Duty, it has no economic credibility #travelmatters.
@DanielPearce Walsh: cost of the actual runway is just 1% of the proposed costs of expanding Heathrow. How absurd. #travelmatters.
@sabinadegaston Willie Walsh on #airport expansion: “Doing nothing is better than doing the wrong thing”.
@winglets747 Dublin airport: trend has been about disaggregation. LCC connectivity with longhaul is about finding opportunities and aggregating.
Today’s Video Picks:
Aer Lingus Express Bag Drop
Austrian Airlines Hangar & Business Class Tour
College Football is Coming to Dublin in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic
Construction of the new Aviation Pavilion
Embraer Leasing Company Conference – ELCC 2016
New drone rules could open up aerial world
Ryanair CEO Dressed To ‘Remain’ Loyal
Southwest Airlines CEO on relationship with TSA, FAA