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#Air Traffic

# air-traffic - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'

There was a 83% decrease in flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2019.

# air-traffic - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Ryanair applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

Other airlines have made similar moves amid concerns that Brexit could severely disrupt air traffic between Britain and continental Europe.

# air-traffic - Monday 8 June, 2015

Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...

There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.

# air-traffic - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Cork Airport may be 'world class' - but it keeps on losing passengers

Traffic through the airport is going down and down.

# air-traffic - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones

The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.

# air-traffic - Friday 18 July, 2014

This dramatic radar image shows airlines reacting to the crash of MH17

Decisive measures were taken.

# air-traffic - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

So what happens when you leave an intern in charge of a busy airport runway?

You might end up with two planes almost colliding, which is what happened last month in Vietnam.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

French air traffic controllers end their strike after two days

The strike was due to run until the weekend, but was cancelled after marathon talks between unions and the government.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Two planes on a 'collision course' in narrow miss at Knock Airport

After getting the warning one of the aircraft had to make an immediate right turn to avoid a crash.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# air-traffic - Monday 13 January, 2014

Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport

As a result of the passenger rise, DAA will pay a €5.6 million rebate to airlines who saw passenger growth in 2013.

# air-traffic - Monday 28 October, 2013

An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change

The environmental group says that scrapping the tax makes no “long-term sense” and wants Ireland to make increasing use of ferry crossings.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down

Dublin Airport handled nearly 500 flights every day in September, with 62 in Cork and 60 in Shannon.

# air-traffic - Thursday 4 July, 2013

3% more passengers fly with Aer Lingus in June

While long haul flown passengers is up by 17.2 per cent last month compared to the same time last year.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April

The airline blames the timing of the bank holiday weekend for a 2.5 per cent drop in passengers.

# air-traffic - Monday 11 March, 2013

Airline passengers warned of snow delays at Dublin Airport

Flight operations were briefly suspended to allow de-icing; passengers should expect delays in both arrival and departure.

# air-traffic - Monday 14 January, 2013

IAA: 2013 another "tough year" for Irish aviation industry

However, Irish air traffic has returned to ‘modest growth’ in 2012, and there are signs that a more consistent growth will emerge, said the Irish Aviation Authority.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Stansted Airport “getting back to normal”

Meanwhile, Luton airport has reopened but is also experiencing delays due to snowfall.

# air-traffic - Thursday 22 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pic: What happens when Americans fly home for Thanksgiving All The Way Home

# air-traffic - Monday 14 May, 2012

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# air-traffic - Thursday 12 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.

# air-traffic - Monday 16 January, 2012

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date

Passenger levels rose 11 per cent last year, but the airport says 2012 is expected to be ‘challenging’.

# air-traffic - Monday 17 October, 2011

Dublin Airport flights resume after 100 kmh winds

Normal flight operations have resumed in Dublin Airport, as heavy winds earlier this afternoon begin to abate.

# air-traffic - Monday 8 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

German air traffic control strike set for tomorrow

Air travel disruptions ahead as union plans for six-hour strike over controllers’ pay and employment conditions in Germany.

# air-traffic - Thursday 4 August, 2011

German air traffic control strike averted

Controllers drop their planned strike despite lodging appeal against injunction.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action

3,400 flight controllers were due to stop work for six hours tomorrow – but a German court has banned the strike.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

German airports reopen as ash cloud dissipates

Air traffic has resumed over Germany after the threat from volcanic ash forced airlines to cancel flights earlier today. Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority says there will be no impact on Irish airspace for at least the next 48 hours.

# air-traffic - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Holiday chaos avoided as Spanish airports avert strike action

The company that runs Spain’s airports reaches a preliminary agreement with trade unions to call off 22 days of strike action.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Take 5: Ash Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Spanish airport strikes could put sun holidays on ice

Millions of airline passengers could see holiday plans ruined after Spanish airport staff announced a series of planned strikes.

# air-traffic - Friday 20 August, 2010

AN AIR TRAFFIC control glitch is affecting some northern European flights, according to the BBC.

A problem at the Eurocontrol radar system earlier today has caused problems to flights in Germany and the Netherlands.

The glitch has been corrected, but some flight disruptions continue.

Air traffic capacity over western Europe was reduced by 25% during the problem, but is expected to return to normal shortly.

The Dublin Airport Authority has not commented on whether Irish flights have been affected. UK officials said that there had been minor disruptions to flights in and out of the UK.

# air-traffic - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

A FRENCH AIR TRAFFIC controllers’ strike is causing serious disruption to flights today. Flights between Ireland and France have been affected, with Aer Lingus, Air France and Ryanair cancelling flights between Ireland and Paris, Nice, Carcassonne, Biarritz, and Marseille.

Air France said that only short- and medium-haul flights are affected.

In Paris, one in five flights scheduled at Charles de Gaulle Airport and 50% at Orly have been cancelled.

Air traffic controllers are striking over plans to unify EU airspace and create one regional authority between France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The switch to this airspace body comes under the “Single European Sky” plan which aims to streamline Europe’s air traffic control.

The strike is the third major airport strike in France this year, and is expected to run until early tomorrow.