Published on April 29th, 2020 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 29/04/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:Independent Technical Consultants – India: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1838757892
Podcast Navigating Through A Crisis: https://apple.co/2ztul5B
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 April: https://bit.ly/2W3cVEh
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 April: https://bit.ly/2YbaRNk
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 April: https://bit.ly/2S8X9H6
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 April:https://bit.ly/2Y4B00i
North America Newsletter 27 April: https://bit.ly/2y2wrZK
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Laudamotion adds 27th Airbus A320-200: https://bit.ly/2WRwPV2
Norwegian Re-Registers second Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft stored at Dublin: https://bit.ly/2xwzFnO
Sonas Aviation places Challenger 605 on Irish AOC: https://bit.ly/2XNdchs
EC-NGC Boeing 737-809 c/n 28236 Alba Star Ferried Milan Malpensa-Castellón 27/04/20 for onward storage ex EI-GKW.
SP-RKT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44805 Ryanair Sun Position London Stansted-Kaunas 28/04/20 in Ryanair colours after transfer ex EI-GDH.
9H-QCE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44730 Malta Air Re-Registered 27/04/20 on transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOT.
Global Aviation News:
Condor: Federal government and Hessian state government pledge guarantee
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/condor-federal-government-and-hessian-state-government-pledge-guarantee/
EasyJet Holidays ‘still working on plans to cooperate with trade’
Read more: https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/easyjet-holidays-still-working-on-plans-to-cooperate-with-trade-22608
Emirates airline steps up refund process to deal with 500,000 requests
Read more: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/445710-emirates-airline-steps-up-refund-process-to-deal-with-500000-requests
Europe Starts Stumping Up Billions for Cash-Strapped Airlines
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-26/europe-starts-stumping-up-billions-for-cash-strapped-airlines
Has U.S. Airline Traffic Started To Rebound?
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2020/04/27/has-us-airline-traffic-hit-bottom/#36809eac20fe
Italian government to initially take 100% stake in Alitalia
Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/italian-government-to-initially-take-100-stake-in-alitalia/
Nordica CEO: Money injected into Estonian airlines has served its purpose
Read more: https://news.err.ee/1082692/nordica-ceo-money-injected-into-estonian-airlines-has-served-its-purpose
Norwegian sets out survival plan and sounds warning on cash
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/norwegian-sets-out-survival-plan-and-sounds-warning-on-cash/138095.article
Qantas: Australia’s Best Airline Has Become A Monopoly Operator Yet It Still Trades On A P/E Of 6.4x
Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4339228-qantas-australias-best-airline-become-monopoly-operator-yet-still-trades-on-p-e-of-6_4x
SIA Group reserves liquidity for aircraft purchases
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/sia-group-reserves-liquidity-for-aircraft-purchases/138086.article
Serbia plans flight resumption from 1st May
Spirit: One Of The Best Opportunities In The Sky
Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4339903-spirit-one-of-best-opportunities-in-sky
Thai carriers prepare to restart domestic flights
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/thai-carriers-prepare-to-restart-domestic-flights/138085.article
UPS deploys 200 freighters for Project Airbridge
Read more: https://www.stattimes.com/news/ups-deploys-200-air-freighters-for-project-airbridge-air-cargo/
Vietnam domestic market shows signs of life
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/vietnam-domestic-market-shows-signs-of-life/138083.article
Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?
Read more: https://www.anna.aero/2020/04/24/wizz-air-first-routes-from-abu-dhabi-are-bucharest-budapest-and-sofia/
Wizz Air plans to resume flights out of Vienna on May 1 – APA
Read more: https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/wizz-air-plans-to-resume-flights-out-of-vienna-on-may-1-apa
Irish Aviation News:
Aviation industry needs guardrails to return to the air – Joe Gill
Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aviation-industry-needs-guardrails-to-return-to-the-air-1.4236991
Bullish O’Leary eager to take to the skies again
Read more: https://www.businesspost.ie/the-last-post/bullish-oleary-eager-to-take-to-the-skies-again-6822832d
Dubai’s Dnata signs deal to operate inflight catering for Irish carrier Aer Lingus
Read more: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/445716-dubais-dnata-signs-deal-to-operate-inflight-catering-for-irish-carrier-aer-lingus
In Blow To Ryanair Argument, Condor Gets $596M State Aid Clearance From EU Commission
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarcia/2020/04/27/in-blow-to-ryanair-argument-condor-gets-596m-state-aid-clearance-from-eu-commission/
NHS tribute paid in the skies above Northern Ireland
Read more: https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/aerial-nhs-tribute-paid-skies-18140294
Stobart Group Limited: Acquisition Of Stobart Air And Propius
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/stobart-group-limited-acquisition-of-stobart-air-and-propius/
97% of Belfast International Airport flights off since coronavirus lockdown began
Read more: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/97-of-belfast-international-airport-flights-off-since-coronavirus-lockdown-began-39149955.html
@CamWallace_NZ Lvl 3 @FlyAirNZ domestic highlights. Demand is tracking above our 2% forecast at about 3.5%. SD load factors above 80% . We have 24 sectors today vs 416 the same time LY. Seems like a long time ago that we served more than 1000 passengers a day. @andykirton.
@e_russell Trump’s plane tickets-for-cash scheme to aid airlines is very familiar to the one inked by his former adviser Carl Ichan with TWA in 1995 – one that is partially credited for TWA’s demise.
@MaxK_J “Lufthansa is like a crack-cocaine junkie looking for state aid. They’re already getting huge payroll support from government. What do they need the 10 billion for?” Michael O’Leary tells @SkyNews.
@winglets747 The major US airlines won’t even give a 5% bonus if customers take a voucher instead of refund. “One of the ways we can help the airlines is buying tickets at a very large discount, maybe 50% off or maybe more”.
@winglets747 Virgin Atlantic posted profits only three times last decade while British Airways soared to record profitability. Virgin accumulated £211m of losses last decade for a negative 0.1% operating margin. British Airways made £11 billion at a 10% margin.
Airlines stepping up measures ahead of new normal
European Airline Bailouts interview with John Strickland, JLS
JetBlue to become first major US airline to require passengers to wear face mask
Southwest Airlines CEO on Q1 earnings, safety precautions on flights and more
US airline bailouts, interview with John Strickland, JLS