Published on July 8th, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 08/07/2019

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Air Canada introduces former Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300s on Dublin routes:
Lufthansa commences new weekly Frankfurt-Dublin Airbus A340-300 service:
Aircraft Update:
A6-FDT Boeing 737-8KN c/n 40247 Comair Acceptance Flight Shannon 06/07/19 in British Airways colours to become ZS-ZWY.
EI-GEH Candair CRJ900 c/n 15221 Cityjet Ferried Exeter-Norwich 05/07/19 for paint ex G-CKXN.
N551AG Boeing 737-85R c/n 36551 ACG Acquisitions Ferried Delhi-Cairo-Shannon-Bangor-RFD 02/03-07/19 in basic Jet Airways colours ex VT-JBJ.
N846AG Boeing 737-8HX c/n 36846 ACG Acquisitions Ferried Delhi-Cairo-Shannon 04/07/19 ex VT-JBB.
Global Aviation News:
Air Canada’s Acquisition of Transat is a Forced Love Letter to Quebec
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Air France-KLM CEO ‘not convinced yet’ of low cost long haul business model
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British Airways Turns to State Mediator to Avert Pilot Strike
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Connect Airways confirms receipt of EC approval of Flybe acquisition, securing the airline’s long-term future
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Estonia’s flag carrier forced to change its business model
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FlyOne becomes Moldova’s largest Airbus operator
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LCC to cut airfares by 50 percent starting on July 4
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Under pressure Air France hires McKinsey for SWOT analysis
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Virgin carriers given interim authorisation to deepen ties
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Why Google will own travel
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus owner IAG not interested in Norwegian Airlines

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Flight Review: Aer Lingus Regional, Donegal-Dublin
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Flybe (operated by Stobart) stops flying between Southend and Antwerp after 31 August
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Goshawk delivers its first Airbus A321 Neo to Philippine Airlines
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New Dublin-Carlisle Lake District Airport service
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Ryanair in June: only 66g CO2 par passenger/km – 630 million euros of environmental taxes in 2019
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Summer holidays a ‘lates’ market as Irish leave bookings to last minute
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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute Athens International Airport announced service extension of airBaltic’s Riga – Athens, which will now operate in November 2019 and March 2020 for winter season.
@crankyflier Fascinating stat: Lufthansa Group says premium econ is the most “productive” class. In terms of revenue per sq meter, prem econ is 6% higher than biz and 33% higher than coach.
@crankyflier I hadn’t looked at Q1 DOT data yet, so I almost spit out my drink when I read in @Airline_Weekly that @SunCountryAir posted a 24% margin in the first quarter.  It’s amazing what a change in model can do…
@Finnair In June, we carried a record-breaking 1.4 million passengers. This is the highest number ever in Finnair. The number of passengers grew 11.9% and the overall capacity increased by 11.2%.
@SeanM1997 Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia have been granted interim authorization by the Australian regulator to co-operate on flights to the UK and Ireland via Hong Kong, Los Angeles and “future connecting points”.
Video Picks:

Bush Airport most expensive in Texas, study says
IIBN – An evening with Dómhnal Slattery
Ireland’s fastest growing airport: ITIC talk to Cork’s Niall MacCarthy
PC-24 Lands on Grass Runway in Goodwood for the Festival of Speed
Union Budget 2019: Government to promote aircraft financing, leasing in India


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