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Published on November 4th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 04/11/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-AIRU Airbus A321-131 c/n 692 Lufthansa Ferried Frankfurt-Shannon 03/11/16 for winter storage. 

EI-FTG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44757 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 02/11/16.

EI-FWC Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95111 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Dublin 02/11/16.

XA-VOF Airbus A319-131 c/n 3077 Volaris Ferried El Salvador International -Bangor-Keflavik-Lourdes 02/03-11/16 on return to lessor Banco Inbursa.

Global Aviation News:

AA ‘misled by Delta’, Qatar Airways partnership a ‘robust business proposition’: Qatar Airways CEO

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aa-misled-by-delta-qatar-airways-partnership-a-robust-business-proposition-qatar-airways-ceo-611181

Aeroflot: Boeing 787 is ‘not part of our fleet strategy’, A350 still is

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aeroflot-boeing-787-is-not-part-of-our-fleet-strategy-a350-still-is-611186

Aeroflot confirms 39 aircraft to be added to fleet by end 2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aeroflot-confirms-39-aircraft-to-be-added-to-fleet-by-end-2016-611179

Air France Plans New Long-Haul Carrier in CEO’s Revival Push

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-03/air-france-klm-profit-drops-16-on-terror-concern-falling-fares

Air France Plans Low-Cost Startup to Repel Long-Haul Rivals

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-20/air-france-plans-low-cost-startup-to-counter-long-haul-challenge

Airbnb becomes a mainstream corporate option as Qantas adds it to its FFP partners

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/airbnb-becomes-a-mainstream-corporate-option-as-qantas-adds-it-to-its-ffp-partners-309068 

Airlines group BARIG wants Frankfurt charges to be cut

Read more: http://www.aircargonews.net/news/airports/single-view/news/airlines-group-barig-wants-frankfurt-charges-to-be-cut.html

Atol figures reveal emergence of a ‘big three’

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/63734/atol-figures-reveal-emergence-of-a-big-three

British Airways drops Chengdu service after three years; average load factor since launch well below 60% according to anna.aero research

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/27/british-airways-drops-chengdu-service-after-three-years/

Cathay Pacific says operating environment is ‘very tough’; sees ‘new normal’ operating environment

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/cathay-pacific-says-operating-environment-is-very-tough-sees-new-normal-operating-environment–611368

CSA Czech Airlines: restructuring, partnerships, and now growth for SkyTeam’s smallest airline

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/csa-czech-airlines-restructuring-partnerships-and-now-growth-for-skyteams-smallest-airline-310411

Crystal Elevates Global Luxury Travel to New Heights with Crystal AirCruises Innovative Itineraries for 2017 & 2018

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161102006661/en/Crystal-Elevates-Global-Luxury-Travel-Heights-Crystal

Delta Premium to debut in 2017

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31613

Deutsche Lufthansa CEO: Prices remain under strong competitive pressure on transatlantic routes

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/deutsche-lufthansa-ceo-prices-remain-under-strong-competitive-pressure-on-transatlantic-routes-611634

Delta, United Said to Near Avianca Bids Amid Elliott Talks

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-01/delta-united-said-to-near-avianca-bids-as-elliott-meets-suitors

EasyJet to apply for EU air operator’s licence

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/63764/easyjet-to-apply-for-eu-air-operators-licence

Fraport reports -5% decline in retail revenue in first nine months

Read more: https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/fraport-reports-5-decline-in-retail-revenue-in-first-nine-months/

Hainan Airlines Signs LOI with Brussels Airport

Read more: http://www.aviationtribune.com/airlines/asia/hainan-airlines-signs-loi-brussels-airport/

HNA Pays $1.1 Billion for Former Hong Kong Airport Site

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-03/hna-group-pays-1-1-billion-for-former-hong-kong-airport-site

Liberals to lift foreign ownership of domestic airlines, draft bill of rights for passengers

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/liberals-to-lift-foreign-ownership-of-domestic-airlines-draft-bill-of-rights-for-passengers

New ICAO SID/STAR Phraseologies from 10 November 2016 (or not?)

Read more: http://flightservicebureau.org/new-icao-sidstar-phraseologies-from-10-november-2016-or-not/

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/28/norwegian-reaches-10-million-passenger-milestone-in-helsinki/

Qatar Airways sees ‘huge opportunity’ for growth in South America with LATAM

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/qatar-airways-sees-huge-opportunity-for-growth-in-south-america-with-latam-611176

Singapore Air Now Analysts’ Preferred Carrier Over Cathay: Chart

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/singapore-air-now-analysts-preferred-carrier-over-cathay-chart?cmpid=google

Spirit Airlines expresses cautious optimism about pricing improvement in the sagging US market

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/spirit-airlines-expresses-cautious-optimism-about-pricing-improvement-in-the-sagging-us-market-309845

Tony wants to make AirAsia the ‘Emirates of Asia’

Read more: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/11/03/tony-wants-to-make-airasia-the-emirates-of-asia/

Trudeau government gives B.C. discount airline thumbs-up

Read more: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/trudeau-government-gives-b-c-discount-airline-thumbs-up

Trust Together: Air France-KLM regains the offensive with a new strategic project

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31609

US airline margins ‘in line’ with average of other industries

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/us-airline-margins-line-average-other-industries

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/31/us-domestic-traffic-up-4-percent-this-year-so-far/

WOW air announces new Iceland-Brussels route

Read more: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2016/11/02/wow_air_announces_new_iceland_brussels_route/

Wizz Air CEO: Central/Eastern Europe region requires ultra low cost strategy

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/wizz-air-ceo-centraleastern-europe-region-requires-ultra-low-cost-strategy-611058

WOW air CEO: We have over 90% load factor on services to the US

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/wow-air-ceo-we-have-over-90-load-factor-on-services-to-the-us-611158

WOW air CEO: The carrier is open to potential partnerships

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/wow-air-ceo-the-carrier-is-open-to-potential-partnerships-611177

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus to provide wifi on short-haul flights

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-provide-wifi-on-short-haul-flights-1.2851984

Aergo Capital lease A320-200 to SmartLynx

Read more: http://www.aircraftinvestor.com/articles/news/aergo-capital-lease-vintage-a320-200-aircraft-to-smartlynx-658/

Aergo Capital sells one 2001 Vintage A320-200 to Blackrock Investment Management and one 1997 Vintage B737-400 to VX Capital Partners LLC

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31604

Avolon adds five banks to acquisition debt facilities for transaction with CIT Group

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31600

Apollo Aviation Prices Apollo Aviation Securitization Equity Trust 2016-2

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31608

Belfast International Airport has notched up an important bit of Northern Ireland aviation history this week

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/blog-news/2016/november/airport-makes-aviation-history

Ciaran DCU Aviation & Pilot studies

Read more: http://dcublogger.tumblr.com/post/130541977008/ciaran-aviation-pilot-studies

Clune calls for action on Norwegian Airs dispute

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/clune-calls-for-action-on-norwegian-airs-dispute/

Donegal Mountain Rescue finds drones a speedy and safe aid

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/donegal-mountain-rescue-finds-drones-a-speedy-and-safe-aid-1.2850767

Dublin Airport Welcomes Return Of Dutch Airline KLM

Read more: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-welcomes-return-of-dutch-airline-klm

Eirtech Aviation Services Granted A340, 757 and Embraer 170/190 CAMO Approvals

Read more: http://www.eirtechaviation.ie/news-events/eirtech-aviation-services-granted-a340-757-and-embraer-170-190-camo-approva

EI-FJY Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian Delivered

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/11/ei-fjy-b737-8jp-norwegian-delivered.html

Europe’s Air Wars Rage as Ryanair Takes Fight to Lufthansa

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/lufthansa-profit-lifted-by-gain-as-sales-slip-1478068359

Goshawk deliver first of two B737-800 aircraft to Oman Air

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31584

IAA Completes Space-Based ADS-B Site Acceptance Test

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2016/11/02/iaa-completes-space-based-ads-b-site-acceptance-test

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/11/03/indigo-ryanair-and-china-set-the-pace-for-w1617-growth/

Irelandia Aviation expands into Peru with launch of Viva Air

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irelandia-aviation-expands-into-peru-with-launch-of-viva-air-1.2853235

JOE GILL: Heathrow Airport plan offers ‘open goal’ for Ireland

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/heathrow-airport-plan-offers-open-goal-for-ireland-428798.html

KLM launches service to Dublin today

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31588

Lufthansa wants same Frankfurt fee terms as Ryanair

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/lufthansa-wants-same-frankfurt-fee-terms-ryanair

Ryanair aims for deal on long-haul feeder flights in 2017

Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/lufthansa-results-ryanair-hldgs-transfer-idINL8N1D34GO

Ryanair Bristol S17 operations

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269661/ryanair-bristol-s17-operations/

Ryanair’s Frankfurt Raid Prompts Brusque Retort From Lufthansa

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/ryanair-s-frankfurt-raid-prompts-brusque-retort-from-lufthansa

Ryanair inaugurates 42 airport connections

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/11/02/ryanair-inaugurates-42-airport-connections/

Ryanair launches Frankfurt base from March 2017

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269660/ryanair-launches-frankfurt-base-from-march-2017/

Ryanair lays down the gauntlet in Lufthansa’s home base

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/ryanair-lays-down-gauntlet-lufthansa-s-home-base

Ryanair shrinks no-fly zone as it adds primary airports to schedule

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-shrinks-no-fly-zone-as-it-adds-primary-airports-to-schedule-1.2852538

Tampa International Airport hopes to add Dublin route through incentive program

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/airlines/tampa-international-airport-hopes-to-add-service-to-dublin-amsterdam/2301240

Valencia-Budapest is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 100,000 annual searches; Ryanair’s 411th route in Spain??

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/11/03/valencia-budapest-is-skyscanner-unserved-route-of-the-week/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

C-FFPH Boeing 737 Sunwing returns to Canada after summer lease: http://bit.ly/2fd8X59 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 31 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2e6ClsX

 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2faNnOL 

Ryanair adds five new 737s in October increasing fleet to 362 aircraft: http://bit.ly/2ffinyg

Ryanair’s 37 new route announcements in October: http://bit.ly/2f2iYWr 

Tweets of the day:

@CarTrawler “Customers buy experiences….not technology.” @thepersuaders #CarTrawlerConference.

@e_russell Aircastle plans to sell its last 6 757s, all leased to @AmericanAir with leases expiring in next 18 months, says CEO Wainshal.

@e_russell WestJet has returned 4 737s to lessors this year due to Alberta’s econ downturn, 6 more expire in 2017.

@e_russell  WestJet is looking at acquiring more used 767s before new widebodies, via @jmhdinger.

‏@ghimlay .@Allegiant expects to announce another used aircraft purchase in end of Q4, says COO.

@RichardRoutes ArikAir plans network growth! “We are looking at starting new routes & will update customers with details in New Year,” says Chris Ndulue.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Adelaide wins World Routes 2019

https://youtu.be/z6PmvnmyVcY

Dublin based Amedeo CEO Mark Lapidus discusses Airbus A380 and outlook for the aviation industry 

http://bloom.bg/2fjBYMr

BOC Aviation CEO on Aircraft Leasing, Consolidation

http://bloom.bg/2fjPm3f 

Come on board the KLM Pop up in SFO!

https://youtu.be/PIwomS4TZdw

How Luxair is unlocking revenues through personalized merchandising

https://youtu.be/W7z6T-1JRnE

Irish Rugby departs for Chicago

https://youtu.be/QRpjnKh6_68

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair | CMO Summit 2016

https://youtu.be/ACcIa65s5U4

KLM Intern On A Mission – The Engine Shop

https://youtu.be/lB2YbNZ0-Qc

NBAA Committee Ensures Business Aviation Access to Airspace and Airports

https://youtu.be/Nl8h-2ScblI

Ryanair, Lufthansa in Frankfurt face-off

https://youtu.be/Fa3GPAnZ03A

The Airport Up in Knock Preview 

https://youtu.be/WF0C4eJlV-Y

The New Era of Aviation Thinking

https://youtu.be/vQXgNGnpEWs

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