Published on April 19th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/04/2022

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Market Insight: The growing importance of dedicated air freight carriers to global supply chains

Certificate Program Engine Lease Management

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 April

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 April

North American Newsletter 11 April

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Airbus A330s EI-EIK, EI-EIL Enter Revenue Service

Air Baltic Airbus A220-300 Trio at Dublin Airport

Air Transat Restarts Dublin-Toronto flights

Aircraft Update:

EI-HGV Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62329 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15/04/22.

EI-KBI Airbus A320-271N c/n 8482 Air Astana Registered at Almaty International 15/04/22 ex P4-KBI.

EI-KBJ Airbus A320-271N c/n 8860 Air Astana Registered at Almaty International 15/04/22 ex P4-KBJ.

Global Aviation News:

Air France-KLM orders 4 Airbus A350F full freighter aircraft – with purchase rights for an additional 4, for Air France
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Air New Zealand resumes flights to more North American destinations
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Anna Fríða joins PLAY as Director of Marketing
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Belgrade Airport in talks with several carriers as recovery continues
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Bob Cummings to return to the WestJet Group as President of Swoop
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Cathay Pacific and the future of long-haul travel: Emirates president Tim Clark assesses the industry
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Closing of Previously Announced Exclusive Codeshare Agreement Between GOL and American Airlines
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Consolidation Among U.S. Regional Airlines Makes Sense
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Dubai-to-Mumbai is world’s 5th busiest route after India opens up international flights in full
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 157 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2022
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Aer Lingus Regional begins operating at Newcastle International Airport
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Announcement on Aran Islands air services expected within weeks
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Biannual Testing of Instrument Land Systems at Dublin Airport
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Low-cost airlines are “key” to tourism recovery Ryanair DAC Eddie Wilson
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Opportunities for Shannon, but realism also required, says Conal Henry
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Ryanair cancels and reduces over a dozen Zagreb routes
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Tweet Picks:

@ByERussell Aeromexico has signed another lease deal with Air Lease, this time for 2 737-8s and 7 737-9s with deliveries from July through August 2023.  The Mexican carrier exited Chapter 11 earlier in March with plans to grow.

@ByERussell Air India is shopping for 30 widebody jets, with Airbus aggressively marketing its A350, reports @anuragkotoky.

@ByERussell Alaska also outlined the seat density on its future fleet of 737-8s, -9s, and -10s. Note that the 737-10s will have 189 seats, or just one fewer than on its A321neos. $ALK.

@ByERussell Alaska Airlines unveiled plans for 4-8% annual organic growth (no M&A), $400 million in revenue initiatives, and, oh yeah, the retirement of its A321neos and Dash 8-400s by end-2023.  

@ByERussell The A321neo and Dash 8 are on the outs at Alaska Airlines. In is a dual Boeing and Embraer fleet, and promises of growth to 396 aircraft by end-2026 — or 20% more than pre-pandemic.  

Video Picks:

Airlines are recovering ‘slowly but surely,’ former United Airlines CEO says

Airlines: ‘Costs are going up and fares are going up,’ analyst says

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