Published on December 24th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 24/12/2021

Happy Christmas to All! Best wishes for 2022! The next Daily Aviation Brief will be published on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 December

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 December

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 December

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 December

North American Newsletter 20 December

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus re-connects Dublin to Newark

KLM Airlines introduces Embraer 195-E2 on selected Amsterdam-Dublin services

Ryanair Group adds 10 new Boeing 737 MAX as fleet grows to 35 aircraft

Aircraft Update:

EI-DBL Boeing 777-243 c/n 32781 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Newark-Roswell 13-14/12/21 on return to lessor.

EI-DBM Boeing 777-243 c/n 32782 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Newark-Roswell 20-21/12/21 on return to lessor.

OE-ILT Boeing 777-36N c/n 33862 GECAS Ferried Ciudad Real-Shannon-Victorville 20-21/12/21 ex A6-EBG.

Global Aviation News:

Boeing Announces UPS Purchase of 19 767 Freighters
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Clear cutting: Wizz Air gives up 12 routes from Vienna
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European Commission Approves airBaltic Equity Increase of €45 Million 
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Emirates delivers premium lounge experience with re-opening of over 20 dedicated airport lounges across its network
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JetBlue Extends London Heathrow Schedule Through October 2022
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Neeleman’s Breeze Airways puts new US LCC thinking to the test
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Orlando Sanford: hoping to improve attractiveness to airlines
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Qantas Says ‘Buongiorno’ With Direct Flights From Australia To Italy
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SAS brand new Airbus A321 Long Range first flight
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State aid: Commission approves €2.55 billion Portuguese restructuring aid in favour of TAP Group and €107 million compensation for damages suffered due to coronavirus pandemic
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus to resume Dublin-Philadelphia service, increase Dublin-Washington Dulles frequency
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Fitch Revises Outlook on ORIX to Stable; Affirms at ‘A-‘
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Fitch Affirms Sapphire Aviation Finance I and II
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Foreign Affairs warns it may have to process 1.75m passport applications next year
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IATA DG Willie Walsh Follow WHO Advice: Rescind Travel Bans
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Irish arm of Emirates airline reports positive cashflow as demand for international travel returns
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ITTN confirms acquisition of Travel Times Magazine and
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MD Helicopters Partners With UAV Leasing for Air Taxis
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce: We will go “to war” with Bonza
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Ryanair Partners With Andalucía Regional Government

Tweet Picks:

@bernardlavelle Interesting news from Wizz Air and Gatwick today with slots being sold by Norwegian to Wizz. Given the slot waivers in place, Wizz have decided to buy access into LGW at c£2M/slot pair #aviation.

@CAPA_Aviation Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis: Leisure is king coming out of any incident that we’ve faced; whether it’s 9/11, or the recession. Leisure comes back first. #CAPALive.

@CAPA_Aviation .@easyJet COO Peter Bellew: The pandemic prompted us to move 43 aircraft from locations that we didn’t see a sufficient monetary return on the aircraft, to higher contribution locations across Europe. #CAPALive.

@CAPA_Aviation .@TurkishAirlines Chief Cargo Officer Turhan Özen: The planning of all the passenger and cargo aircraft is now considered as a joint responsibility, to optimise and maximise the revenue and contribution for the whole company. #CAPALive.

@CAPA_Aviation Speaking at #CAPALive on the role cargo has played over the last two years, @qatarairways Chief Officer Cargo Guillaume Halleux shared that cargo had become, and still is, the lifeline of the carrier.

Video Picks:

Airline travellers looking for quicker ways through TSA checkpoints

Full Interview: Emirates President Tim Clark | CNBC International

Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce talks why the Australian border opening was “a relief”

United CEO Scott Kirby on net-zero pledge, carbon capture and European travel

Star Alliance Shifting Key Operations to Singapore


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