Published on January 2nd, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 02/01/2019

Aircraft Update:
OE-IBH Airbus A320-232 c/n 928 Celestial Aviation Registered 21/12/18 at Larnaca ex 5B-DCR.
OE-IBJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3259 Celestial Aviation Registered 21/12/18 at Larnaca ex 5B-DDC.
OE-IHJ Airbus A319-132 c/n 2738 AerCap Ferried Lourdes-Keflavík-Bangor-Goodyear 22-23/12/18 for United Airlines ex AP-BNN.
OE-LOA Airbus A320-214 c/n 3147 Laudamotion Delivered Jakarta-Nagpur-Dubai World Central-Vienna 21-22/12/18 ex PK-GLH.
OY-YCS ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1033 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Billund-Toulouse/Francazal 21/12/18 ex PR-ATU
Global Aviation News:
Are slot remedies sufficient in airline mergers? The currently hypothetical case of IAG/Norwegian
BA’s long haul to get back on top of the world
Charleston County commits $500K to market British Airways flights to London
Emirates revives plans for Mexico flights via Spain following government and airport talks 
European aviation: winter blues blow airlines off course
European low-cost airlines ready to enter Armenian market
GOL Accelerates Fleet Renewal and Balance Sheet Deleveraging with NG Transactions
Norwegian Air Says Liquidity Is ‘Satisfactory’ as It Cuts Costs
Philadelphia International could’ve become the ‘ugly stepsister hub’ after American-U.S. Air merger
Thessaloniki Forum on Airport Charges: Recommendations on Selection Criteria and Non-Discrimination
U.S. airports plan $100B on infrastructure, meaning higher fees for airlines
Why Startups Should Pay Attention to the Collapse of EU Discount Airlines
24% of traffic between India & US flies non-stops of Air India & United; Emirates leads in market share 
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus S19 Miami frequency changes
airBaltic resumes Riga – Dublin service from March 2019
American, British Airways, OpenSkies, Iberia, Finnair and Aer Lingus – Joint Motion to Amend Order 2010-7-8 for Amended Joint Business Agreement (Addition of Aer Lingus)
American, British Airways, OpenSkies, Iberia, Finnair and Aer Lingus ATI – Suspension of Procedural Schedule and Grant of Access to Documents
Councillors’ concern over Dublin Airport dominance
Dublin Airport’s VIP terminal: Inside the ‘Platinum Services’ used by airport A-listers like Taylor Swift
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands
Jackson Square Aviation Ireland To Lease Three New Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft To SpiceJet
Ministers Publish Tourism Action Plan 2019-2021
Ryanair hits headwinds in 2018, but is still well placed to grow
Ryanair ‘Would Like to Come to Georgia’
Tweet Picks:
@Airlineroute QATAR Airways is increasing Dublin flights from 7 to 11 weekly from 01JUL19 to 30SEP19.
@ghimlay Enerjet, the Calgary-based charter operator that’s been trying to start a ULCC, says it will start flights in 2019. Indigo Partners is an investor.
@JournoDannyAero Beijing Capital airport only the 2nd Airport in the world to reach this feat – after Atlanta. However, with Beijing Daxing airport opening, this is likely the only time it will surpass this milestone.
@winglets747 Willie Walsh: “The way it is structured, it is clear Delta controls Virgin Atlantic and is leading the joint venture. Delta came up with a smart way of working around the [EU ownership and control] restrictions. That is the reality.”
@winglets747 When Gatwick’s new owner (Vinci) took over Osaka Kansai, airlines reported increases in fees. Qatar Airways stopped flying to Kansai. This may not happen to Gatwick, but it’s a reference.
Video Picks:
Boeing’s Bullish View On Indian Aviation #BQ
Dynamo LED Dispays immersive LED experience at Dublin Airport
HWS19 Exhibitor | Irelandwest Knock Airport
The Evolution of Regional European Airports – Where to next?
Visitor Discovery Centre  Ireland West Airport November 2018


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