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Published on August 18th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 18/08/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FVA Boeing 737-4K5 c/n 24706 Blue Panorama Registered 12/08/16 at St. Athan prior delivery ex G-CIPH. 

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada Rouge grows capacity 31% in 12 months; 17 new airports on its route map; Africa is the latest continent to join network

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/17/air-canada-rouge-grows-capacity/

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/15/airport-growth-in-2016-in-20-european-countries-analysed/

Airline Hubs: Which Carrier Dominates Your Airport?

Read more: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/228229/airline-hubs-which-carrier-dominates-your-airport

Challenging Times As Banks Slow Airlines’ Investment

Read more: https://newtelegraphonline.com/challenging-times-banks-slow-airlines-investment/

Finnair starts to plan a EUR 20 million cost-efficiency programme

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30480

Japan Airlines Sticks With Cautious Growth Model

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/japan-airlines-sticks-cautious-growth-model

JetBlue’s and El Al’s venture arms open a travel startup accelerator

Read more: https://www.tnooz.com/article/jetblue-technology-ventures-and-el-al-cockpit-startup-accelerator/

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/17/klm-has-third-biggest-international-hub-in-europe/

Luxury Travel Trends For 2016

Read more: http://pursuitist.com/luxury-travel-trends-for-2016/

Norwegian announces new low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Iceland and Lapland

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30479

US airlines and forwarders that don’t consolidate cargo are ‘digging their own graves’

Read more: https://theloadstar.co.uk/us-airlines-forwarders-dont-consolidate-cargo-digging-graves/

U.S. Airline Rally May Resume After Summer

Read more: http://www.barrons.com/articles/u-s-airline-rally-may-resume-after-summer-1471013616

U.S. Airlines See Higher Labor Day Travel Demand Than in 2015

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-airlines-see-higher-labor-day-travel-demand-than-in-2015-1471406463

Why Wall Street Isn’t Happy With Southwest’s 43 Straight Years of Profits

Read more:  https://skift.com/2016/08/16/why-wall-street-isnt-happy-with-southwests-43-straight-years-of-profits/

Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Delivers Second New Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30466

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 F-WWYM/EI-FNG due for delivery on 31 August 

Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8509543@N03/28994716226/

Aviation show pulled for third year over Maze site row

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2016/08/17/news/aviation-show-pulled-for-third-year-over-maze-site-row-655345/

Balearic Islands, Dublin and Edinburgh top preferred destinations from Stansted Airport

Read more:  http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/balearic-islands-dublin-and-edinburgh-top-preferred-destinations-from-stansted-airport/story-29625907-detail/story.html#fqPQ2lsXA9tBDbCA.99

CityJet looking for cabin crew in Amsterdam [Dutch]

Read more: http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/cityjet-op-zoek-naar-cabinepersoneel-in-amsterdam

GE Capital Aviation Services Signs Purchase-and-Leaseback Transaction with Qatar Airways for Five Airbus A350-900s

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30474

Green leader criticises £5m per year subsidy for transatlantic ‘vanity project’

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/08/16/news/green-leader-criticises-5m-a-year-subsidy-for-transatlantic-vanity-project–653631/

IAG will back new runway at Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/comment-iag-will-back-new-runway-at-dublin-airport/

Minister Meets Residents Over Second Runway

Read more: http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2016/08/16/minister-meets-residents-over-second-runway/

Norwegian Air Int’l – Letter of Norwegian Air Int’l to EU Commissioner for Transport

Read more: http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf97/877.pdf

Ryanair add Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo to 2017 schedule

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/ryanair-add-edinburgh-milan-bergamo-8648961

Ryanair to fly to Milan Bergamo direct from Luxembourg

Read more: http://www.wort.lu/en/business/spring-2017-ryanair-to-fly-to-milan-bergamo-direct-from-luxembourg-57b47b2bac730ff4e7f65191

Ryanair to grow Italian traffic by 10% and launch 44 new routes next year

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/ryanair-to-grow-italian-traffic-by-10-and-launch-44-new-routes-next-year/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 August 2016: http://bit.ly/2aGkrfe

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10-08-16: http://bit.ly/2aMm6kT 

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell A4A anticipates a record 15.6m pax over 7-day Labor Day holiday. Busiest days? Thurs and Fri, 1-2 Sep.

@e_russell Cathay Pacific will phase out its A340s by the end of 2017 as A350s arrive.

@winglets747 American Airlines tells US govt Delta will launch MSP-Haneda but cancel MSP-Narita. AA says if it’s allowed to fly Dallas-HND, will keep NRT.

@winglets747  Cathay Pacific confirms it will take 5x used 777-300s (regional, non-ER) from 2018.

@winglets747 Norwegian Air to European Commission: flag of convenience rhetoric is a “false analogy, one that substitutes a buzzword for analysis.”

‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Airborne 08.15.16: Dreamliner Production, SpaceX Prepares, Red hawk TBO Increase

https://youtu.be/NV9BOtNwzkc

Airborne 08.16.16: AEA 2Q16 Mkt Report, SpaceX Sticks It, USAF Pays Pilots

https://youtu.be/kN0ioI-Ux38

Celebrating Barra Airport’s 80th anniversary

https://youtu.be/SS7UmzNBUeo

Skies Above Britain

https://youtu.be/MtKEcQEOjGM

The Future of Air Travel Amid Brexit and Continued Terror

http://bloom.bg/2apu18g

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