Published on December 23rd, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 23/12/2016
CS-TQU Boeing 737-8K2 c/n 30646 EuroAtlantic to Atlantic Aviation Group 18/12/16 departed 19/12/16.
EI-FJZ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42082 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 20/12/16.
SX-DVJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3365 Aegean Airlines departed Lufthansa Technik 19/12/16.
SX-DVK Airbus A320-232 c/n 3392 Aegean Airlines to Lufthansa Technik 19/12/16.
VQ-BJK Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Registered at Shannon 17/12/16 ex 2-ITLH
5Y-KQT Boeing 777-2U8 c/n 33682 Kenya Airways Ferried Nairobi-Shannon 22/12/12 on return to lessor.
Global Aviation News:
Airbnb strives for travel domination with new flight booking service
Airbus, Boeing Top Customers mix of stable, risk and reward
Boeing CEO Tells Trump Air Force One to Cost Under $4 Billion
Brussels Airlines set to become part of Eurowings empire by 2018; can a hub-and-spoke carrier fit into the Eurowings point-to-point model?
China and Australia remove airline growth restrictions as China cautiously embraces open skies
Delta, Aeromexico accept DOT’s conditions; move to establish JV
Delta anticipates USD2.7bn in branded fare revenue by 2019
Delta Air Lines not interested in ‘short-term growth spikes that aren’t sustainable’
Eleven Ways to Stop Winter Weather Delays From Ruining Your Travels
Embraer to launch services and customer support business unit in 2017
Etihad Airways to review European investment strategy
Europe’s cheapest cities for 2017 travel revealed
Flybe at Heathrow: Europe’s largest regional airline enters Europe’s largest airport, gets new CEO
Flybe gains access to Heathrow with Scotland remedy slots
Hawaiian Airlines Confirms A321neo Delivery Delays
Hong Kong Airlines plans to accelerate intercontinental expansion
IAG to operate low-cost long-haul flights from El Prat from June [Spanish]
INTERVIEW: Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab
Is the American market cracking as domestic air fares continue to fall?
Jet Airways plans to raise $100 mn to refinance debt
LaGuardia’s Redesign Will Lift You Above Ceilings That Don’t Leak
Lufthansa’s Eurowings adds air miles with new Munich routes
Lufthansa takes delivery of first Airbus A350 XWB
Monarch profits expected to plateau next year
Norwegian Air UK – Motion for Expedited Treatment and Contingent Application for Exemption (US-EU Open-Skies)
Read more: http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf98/696.pdf
Norwegian mulls moving in to South America
PaxEx 2017: Competing economy trends make for a blurry picture
Qatar Airways remains upbeat as Gulf rivals cut jobs
Prestwick airport bailout tipped to reach £40m by 2018
Removal of Etihad CEO signals final nail in coffin for Air Malta acquisition
Return of Transatlantic link to USA brings end to record year for Kraków Airport
Southwest Airlines Website Fails During Holiday Travel Week
Staycations on the rise and foreign tourists spending more – Bank of England
Thai Airways Group outlook Part 2: Thai Smile to pursue more regional international expansion
The Boston-LaGuardia Shuttle Battle Heats Up
The demise of the big birds – what now for the A380 and 747-8I?
The Great Christmas and New Year Getaway in full swing
United Aircraft Corporation forecasts demand for aircraft to reach 41,000 in 20 years to 2035
Wizz Air secures Hungarian PSO rights to serve Balkan capitals
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Regional Records 19% Increase in Christmas Passenger Numbers
Aircastle, easyJet complete purchase/leaseback program for 10 Airbus aircraft
Avolon delivers one Boeing B737-800 to Malindo
Belfast City Airport recognised for its environmental efforts
Bombardier delivers first of three Q400 turboprop to Irish leasing company Elix Aviation Capital
Dublin Tech Summit: flight partners CityJet
Firm behind Stobart Air makes first profits since 2010
Funding for regional airports totals €5.5m following latest grant support
Irish emigrants return home for Christmas to Knock Airport #OnThisDay 1990
Ireland West Airport staff raise over €30,000 for three Irish charities in 2016
Ireland West Airport to Welcome 30,000 Passengers Over Christmas
New routes can transform tourism in Clare
Ryanair threatens to take Irish government to court over air tax ruling
SMBC Aviation Capital enhances its Airline Marketing team
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32339
Stobart Confirms New Southend Routes With Flybe From May 2017
That Was 2016 – Cormac Meehan, ITAA President
This unexpectedly brilliant Ryanair ad sums up the reality of Christmas at home in Ireland
United Airlines: No consultation with Ó Muilleoir ahead of Hamilton’s £9m aid
Why Ireland rocked travel in 2016 & hidden gems for 2017
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
To Be Updated
Tweets of the day:
@airkarp ANA will use the A320neo on international short-haul routes, such as flights between Japan & China, starting next month.
@airkarp Delta: ’17 to be ‘transition year’ w/ fuel prices rising for 1st time in 4 yrs & pressure from higher labor costs & product investments.
@Airlineroute Alaska Airlines has started placing AS code on Virgin America service since Tuesday 20DEC16.
@Airlineroute Kuwait Airways 777-300ER to fly to New York JFK on 25DEC16.
@aviationirancom Iran Air has expressed its intention to use A321 on flights to Istanbul-Ataturk. #Iran.
@BiddyEarly Monsignor James Horan walking down the runway of the completed #Knock airport – part of Irish photographic iconography #strangeoccurences.
@e_russell SkyWorks raising equity to become lessor.
@Jazzap 58 out of 60 @JetBlue E190s now equipped with #FlyFi. Nearly done!.
@jonostrower Amazing: 14 777-300ERs going to United in 2017.
@KianiKress Hungry all the time: @lufthansa to swallow @SunExpress_De Germany joint venutre with @TurkishAirlines says @fvwde.
@KianiKress . @lufthansa low cost @eurowings 32 Munich destinations, no daily, London Amsterdam Paris 6/week, 19 dest 2/W or less, overlap LH in Italy.
@MargaretCan Belfast City Airport sold by owners EISER Global Infrastructure Fund as part of portfolio sale to 3i funds managed by 3i Investments plc.
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In the making: Lufthansa’s first A350 XWB
Irish Air Corps Easter Rising Commemoration DVD trailer
Mike Boyd on the US-China sales in aviation
Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER Private Jet at MEBAA 2016 – Qatar Airways
SWISS Pilots flying the C Series for the first time
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