Showing posts from February 14, 2013

AWAS new customer Thai Airways to lease 9 new Airbus A320s ©

Image: Courtesy of Airbus  Dublin based AWAS announced today it has agreed to place nine Airbus A320 aircraft from its new order pipeline with Thai Airways, the flag carrier of Thailand. These aircraft will be used for the expansion of Thai’s successful regional subsidiary ThaiSmile. AWAS President & CEO Ray Sisson said "We are extremely proud today to add Thai Airways as a customer.  The ThaiSmile network has successfully expanded as customers recognize the value of a product with the strong brand and service associated with Thai Airways.” AWAS AsiaPac VP Sales JT Foo said "ThaiSmile is a rapidly growing regional carrier that operates a lower cost model with the benefits of superior service and dedication to customer comfort that has been long-associated with Thai Airways.  Our team is delighted to establish this new relationship with them, and to help them grow well into the future." Thai Airways President Mr. Sorajak said "We are very pleased to en

Finance Bill 2013 lays foundations for growth in MRO Sector ©

                                                      The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D  published the Finance Bill 2013 and Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2013 on 13th February giving effect to Aviation measures announced in Budget 2013 on 5th December, laying the foundations for increased growth in aircraft maintenance and repair sector (MRO) industry. The Government has prioritized Ireland’s aviation sector as a growth area, and is also keen to develop Irish airports as the sector undergoes transition. The Finance Bill provides new incentives to benefit the aviation sector, and promote the construction of new airport infrastructure. The Finance Bill 2013 provided a provision for an amendment to the definition of “industrial building” such that industrial building allowances will apply to hangars, tear down pads, parking and ancillary facilities, for a period of five years from commencement, the construction of new aviation-specific facilities such a

Aer Lingus Regional enhances Dublin London Southend Schedule ©

                                                      Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann is revising the three times daily Dublin to London Southend route timings with the introduction of the Summer schedule on 31st March to improve convenience for customers. From 31 March 2013 Aer Lingus  Regional will fly from Dublin to London Southend first thing in the morning, instead of vice versa – this will mean departures from London Southend to Dublin will be at  0915, 1515 and 1930, with flights departing Dublin for London Southend at 0715,1315 and 1730. This new timetable will deliver many benefits to customers on the route as an early arrival in Southend will benefit business travelers enabling a full business day in London, and a revised 0915 departure will work more efficiently with the rail timetable and for customers on City-breaks to Dublin. The schedule will enable a smoother connectivity over Dublin Airport for passengers travelling to and from Boston, Chicago, New