Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 15/12/2016
EI-EFV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35017 Ukraine International Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 14/12/16 prior delivery.
N901AS Boeing 737-33A c/n 27469 AerSale Ferried Karachi-Bahrain-Heraklion-Brussels 13-14/12/16 ex AP-BLF.
VP-BUS Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 Rossiya Airlines Delivered Kaunas-Moscow Vnukovo 12/12/16 ex EI-RUS.
Global Aviation News:
A New Labor Dispute Escalates at Lufthansa
airBaltic launches commercial flights with CS300 variant of C Series
Airline JVs under US DoJ scrutiny in Qantas-American; Delta-Aeromexico; Alaska-Virgin America merger
BA’s Leeds Bradford route helps deliver Yorkshire connectivity
British Airways cabin crew vote to strike over pay
Can Alaska Airlines Become a National Airline When It Grows Up?
How to Always Pick the Right Plane Seat and Other Travel Tips
How Brand Drives Airline Choice for Asian Passengers
Jetstar Asia Part 2: The LCC’s hiatus in fleet expansion persists in 2017; overcapacity concerns
Lufthansa pilot strikes cost $106 million in 4Q
Lufthansa reaches deal for Brussels Airlines
No increase in airport construction fees for third runway, Hong Kong transport minister vows
Norwegian Cabin Crew B737-MAX, Providence (PVD)
Qantas mulls second crack at American Airlines deal
Routes helps with delivery of first mainland China link to Las Vegas
SAS eyes lower labour cost bases outside Scandinavia as the airline’s margin starts to fall again
SAS Scandinavian Airlines open to sell Cimber
The line between work and play is blurring — and it’s creating a new kind of business traveler
United and American see sharp trans-Atlantic traffic declines
5 New Travel Startups Keeping Convenience at the Core of Every Trip
27th Base In Varna, Bulgaria; Five New Wizz Routes From Varna Airport
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32222
Irish Aviation News:
As the Pieces Come Together, NAI and Ryanair Become World’s Most Powerful Long-Haul LCC Combo
Bombardier’s Belfast staff likely to face more jobs uncertainty
EasyJet adds Dubrovnik to Belfast departure list
Intrepid Finances Second B777-300ER Delivery
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32209
Ireland’s CityJet to open a Brussels base in 2017
Ireland is having its best year ever for tourism
New SAS route from Stuttgart to Stockholm to be operated by Cityjet [German]
Norwegian Air could go head-to-head with Aer Lingus on key US route
Number of people using NI airports climbs by 9%
Ryanair to hire 3,000 in Italy in 2017
Shannon Airport expects bumper Christmas as numbers grow
Stobart Air names former easyJet exec Warwick Brady as deputy CEO in aviation push
What Ryanair and the Dublin Airport Authority Have in Common
245587: Erinagh and Capparoe, Nenagh, County Tipperary. (15/600595)
Read more: http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/245587.htm
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December: http://bit.ly/2gVdFGo
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December: http://bit.ly/2h7y8qT
Tweets of the day:
@Airlineroute Lufthansa on 09FEB17 operates Munich – Hamburg with A350-900XWB as LH350/359.
@e_russell ExpressJet will also add 12 CRJ700s for @AmericanAir, bringing total to 49 SKYW plans to operate for AA, based on prev disclosures.
@e_russell JetBlue sees far more network growth opportunities from South Florida: DEN, MSP, ATL, CLT, etc.
@ghimlay .@JetBlue aims to save $20m in distribution costs by 2020, includes re-look of provider of passenger service system.
@ghimlay 20h20 .@JetBlue takes its 227th aircraft tomorrow, says its operations EVP.
@jonostrower Providence, no longer only an Acela stop, but also future home to Norwegian’s 737 Max transatlantic fleet, it seems.
@RichardRoutes Former @easyJet COO Warwick Brady is appointed Deputy Group CEO of @StobartGroup having recently worked on #StobartAir future strategy.
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