Published on March 1st, 2019 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 01/03/2019
Acumen Aviation Newsletters 25 February:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 25 February: http://bit.ly/2TaBaRK
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 25 February: http://bit.ly/2IyVM24
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 February: http://bit.ly/2Nq9jYi
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 February: http://bit.ly/2BReKea
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 25 February: http://bit.ly/2NvR18k
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Laudamotion in talks to acquire Airbus A320neo, expands Palma Base: http://bit.ly/2E9X51K
Ryanair deploys Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft to London Stansted Base: http://bit.ly/2tAt9qX
EI-RJI RJ85 c/n 2346 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Rome Fiumicino 27/02/19 for paint into Aer Lingus colours prior wet-lease.
LZ-AWS Airbus A321-112 c/n 514 Dubai Aerospace Ferried Bristol-Kemble 26/02/19 for part-out & scrap ex I-BIXM.
PR-MBD Airbus A320-232 c/n 2838 Laudamotion Delivered San Jose-Punta Cana-Ponta Delgada-Vienna 23-24/02/19.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus reportedly talking to customers about pricing and delivery slots for A321XLR
Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/airbus-reportedly-talking-to-customers-about-pricing-and-delivery-slots-for-a321xlr/
Air France to accelerate modernisation of aircraft cabins and business lounges: CEO
Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/air-france-to-accelerate-modernisation-of-aircraft-cabins-and-business-lounges-ceo/
Air France-KLM Tumbles After Dutch State Builds Surprise Stake
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-26/dutch-government-buys-air-france-klm-stake-aims-to-match-france
Austrian Airlines seeing ‘high demand for a real quality offering’ on short haul destinations: CCO
Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/austrian-airlines-seeing-high-demand-for-a-real-quality-offering-on-short-haul-destinations-cco/
Boeing Signs Deal for Up to 42 777X Airplanes with International Airlines Group
Read more: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-02-28-Boeing-Signs-Deal-for-Up-to-42-777X-Airplanes-with-International-Airlines-Group
Cathay Pacific Studies Bid for HNA’s Hong Kong Carriers
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-27/cathay-pacific-is-said-to-study-bid-for-hna-s-hong-kong-carriers
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Pledges To Reopen Meigs
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2019-02-25/chicago-mayoral-candidate-pledges-reopen-meigs
Ethiopian Airlines set to serve more country markets than MEB3 in S19, Ryanair still tops route table
Read more: https://www.anna.aero/2019/02/27/ryanair-once-again-leads-airport-pairs-and-turkish-airlines-country-markets-in-s19/
IAG removed from MSCI indices after placing limits on non-EU shareholding
Read more: https://atwonline.com/airlines/iag-removed-msci-indices-after-placing-limits-non-eu-shareholding
United and Delta fleets: projected capex shows revamps well under way
Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/united-and-delta-fleets-projected-capex-shows-revamps-well-under-way-457206
VietJet Signs $5.3B GE Engine Service Deal for Fleet
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-27/vietjet-to-sign-5-3b-ge-engine-service-deal-for-growing-fleet-jsmofyub
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus evaluating 15 destinations for new North American routes
Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-evaluating-15-destinations-for-new-north-american-routes-1.3809575
Aer Lingus operating profits rise by almost 14%
Dublin Airport Welcomes Ryanair Expansion
Read more: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-welcomes-ryanair-expansion1
Minister Ross wants Shannon “to provide increased competition” to Dublin
Rewind – Weston Aerodrome
Ryanair launches new route between Brussels Airport and Pisa
Read more: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-launches-new-route-between-brussels-airport-and-pisa/
Ryanair’s Laudamotion links Milan Bergamo with Stuttgart
Read more: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/laudamotion/laudamotion-links-milan-bergamo-with-stuttgart/
Ryanair to base a 3rd aircraft in MRS this winter
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/airports/2470/marseille-provence-airport/news/283050/ryanair-to-base-a-3rd-aircraft-in-mrs-this-winter/
Ryanair Welcomes Irish Court Ruling Confirming no EU261 Compensation is Due for 2018 Internal Strikes
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ryanair-welcomes-irish-court-ruling-confirming-no-eu261-compensation-is-due-for-2018-internal-strikes/
Shannon Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s doubling of capacity on Frankfurt service
Read more: https://www.shannonairport.ie/passengers/news-media/latest-news/2019/shannon-airport-welcomes-lufthansa%E2%80%99s-doubling-of-c/
@FlyRwandAir #RwandAir CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo: “African airlines have to work together to make SAATM work. There is no single data that says opening up the skies will not be beneficial” #FlyTheDreamOfAfrica #Rwanda.
@qatarairways Although Africa makes up 16% of the world’s population, it only captures approx 3.1% of the world’s air travellers. #Africa’s current performance in aviation clearly does not reflect its great potential. #avaf19.
@qatarairways Of the approximately 320 international airports in #Africa, 10 airports in 7 countries account for 49% of total seat capacity Given these figures, I think it is time to reconsider how Africa’s aviation market is positioned in order to maximize its full potential. #avaf19.
@TomRisen Air Canada and Air New Zealand are pursuing a joint venture. Air Canada also expands its international network with new seasonal routes to Auckland, Sao Paulo and Quito.
@UrugwiroVillage President Kagame: Removing barriers on the movement of goods and people means there will be steadily increasing demand for commercial air services in the years ahead. #avaf19.
Alaska Airlines unveils new interior look
Etihad Airways Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Dreamliner
Southwest Airlines gets approval to fly to Hawaii
Willie Walsh on RTE Morning Ireland February 28 2019
Willie Walsh, IAG Chief Executive, speaks about IAG’s 2018 milestones