Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 16/12/2016
EI-FJZ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42082 Norwegian Air International First Flight 05/12/16.
EI-FSG Airbus A330-243 c/n 326 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKX
EI-FSH Airbus A330-243 c/n 328 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKY
EI-FSI Airbus A330-243 c/n 392 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKZ
EI-LSN Gulfstream G650 c/n 6092 Gainjet Ireland Registered at Shannon 13/12/16 ex SX-GSB.
LN-RCU Boeing 737-683 c/n 30190 SAS Airlines to Lufthansa Technik 14/12/16.
LN-RRR Boeing 737-683 c/n 28309 SAS Airlines departed Lufthansa Technik 14/12/16.
Global Aviation News:
Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route
Air Austral seeks rights to serve US market
AirAsia Plans to Start Flying to U.S. in 2017
Akbar Al Baker: Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways
Alaska Air Deal Sets Up Face Off for Aircraft Makers
Alaska-Virgin America merger joins very different airlines: Like ‘bacon on a donut’?
American Airlines Fined $1.6 Million for Long U.S. Tarmac Delays
Boeing, Air Tanzania Confirm Order for 787 Dreamliner
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32215
Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Successfully Starts Revenue Service with airBaltic
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32232
Bombardier Projects Profit and Sales Will Rebound Next Year
British Airways Cabin Crew Vote for Christmas Strike Over Pay
Budget carriers expand on German market
Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed
Condor chief warns of TUI-Etihad JV dominance
Dubai’s $36 Billion Plan to Build the World’s Biggest Airport
Endeavor Air has 124 aircraft serving 105 airports; hubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports
Ethiopia’s double-digit ASK growth shows no signs of stopping; Ethiopian Airlines #1 carrier
Europe’s Fading Allure Forces Gulf Carriers to Rein In Expansion
Four Products to Keep You Flying This Holiday Season
Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling
Heathrow Tempts Runway Opponents With $1,200 Christmas Sweetener
JetBlue: Better Bet Within Airline Industry For 2017
JetBlue Cutting Costs After Plan to Boost Revenue Pays Off
JetBlue’s Operations In Boston And Its Struggle To Maintain Dominance
JetsuiteX Wants to Take the “Bling” Out of Jet Travel
Lazard Freres to seek strategic investor for airBaltic carrier
Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines: Shaping the future together
Norwegian expands in Germany with new low-cost routes from Düsseldorf and Hannover
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32197
Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO
The US president-elect tweets and the air transport sector anxiously holds its breath
Trump’s cost-control tweets ignore defense business fundamentals
Why travel firms must embrace personalisation throughout the customer journey
Why Travel Is So Important For Employees (And How To Make It Easier To Offer)
WOW air explores new markets ahead Airbus neo arrivals
6 Family Travel Trends to Watch in 2017
2017 Global Air Travel Outlook: Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation Release Report on Worldwide Air Travel Trends and Pricing
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap boss Kelly sells $4.3m worth of shares in firm
Aero Inspection wins 2016 MRO Achievement Award
Aer Lingus Announces One Million Seats In Summer 2017 from Cork Airport
Budget Travel founder Gillian Bowler passes away
Busiest Christmas Ever At Dublin Airport
Corendon to buy seat-blocks on Ryanair’s Iberian routes
Decision on a Process for Consideration of Supplementary Capex Allowances
Dublin Airport 2017 Provisional Price Cap
Green REIT buys more land near Dublin Airport
Ireland’s youngest garda met these firemen on a tour of Dublin Airport
Lufthansa increases Munich – Dublin flights in S17
Ryanair is “unacceptable” for Dubrovnik Airport
Stobart Group Limited: Deputy Group CEO Appointment
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32234
T.F. Green in talks with Norwegian Air for Ireland flights
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is to visit Dublin 2-5 March 2017
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 Bangkok Airways’ leased A319 and A320 from NIKI begins operation today (15DEC16) for winter season.
@Airlineroute British Airways 777-200ER to serve London Heathrow – Madrid route once a day from 26MAR17.
@Airlineroute Air Canada and Virgin Australia plans codeshare and FFP partnership in early 2017.
@BrianSumers An era is ending! @united will stop boarding newspapers on Jan 1.
@e_russell Alaska will evaluate both its Airbus and Boeing aircraft before making a fleet decision in the “next year or so”, says CFO Pedersen.
@e_russell Competition for @Fly_Norwegian’s Boston-area base has been fierce. BDL and PSM competing with PVD for the service.
@e_russell “The transatlantic has a lot of capacity and supply has exceeded demand and probably will again in 2017,” says Delta CEO Bastian.
@jonostrower Potentially rhetorical question. Can you think of any airline merger where everyone was like ‘these two have the same culture?’.
@jonostrower Unlike most airline mergers, it’s hard to see changes on the first day. Alaska & Virgin already looking a little different.
@seatimesbiz ‘Like bacon on a donut’: Alaska-Virgin merger joins very different airlines.
@timjue Alaska CEO Tilden on merger with Virgin America, “if we want to be here decades from now, we need to be bigger.”
Today’s Videos Picks:
Ask the industry: Aviation Industry Awards 2016
DUBstream brought to you by RTÉ and Dublin Airport
European Aviation Network – a look behind the scenes
IAG Hangar 51 mannequin challenge
Ireland – The Centre of the Global Aviation Industry
Learn about the artefacts transported by IAG Cargo for South Africa: the art of a nation
New Runway at Dublin Airport – Clare Daly TD Question to Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on 7 December
Norwegian is expanding and we need more pilots!