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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway

Updated Aug 24th 2022, 12:14 PM 50,017 Views 98 Comments

The new North Runway is 3.1 kilometres in length and is located 1.69km north of the current main runway at the airport.

# air-travel - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Ryanair's €10 fares to disappear due to rising fuel prices, says O'Leary
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair's €10 fares to disappear due to rising fuel prices, says O'Leary

Aug 11th 2022, 6:45 AM 24,545 Views 34 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he expected the airline’s average fare to rise by about €10 over the next five years.

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport
# Miami
# Miami

Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:28 PM 28,165 Views 17 Comments

More than 100 people were forced to flee the burning and mangled aircraft.

# air-travel - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

May 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,559 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

# air-travel - Monday 16 May, 2022

Ryanair lost €355 million last year amid 'fragile' recovery in air travel from the pandemic
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Ryanair lost €355 million last year amid 'fragile' recovery in air travel from the pandemic

May 16th 2022, 7:44 AM 9,300 Views 4 Comments

The low-cost airline said it hopes to return to profitability in the current financial year,

# air-travel - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
# Ghost Flights
# Ghost Flights

Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 32,140 Views 10 Comments

Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.

# air-travel - Monday 27 December, 2021

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges

Dec 27th 2021, 7:32 PM 47,963 Views 11 Comments

The Irish airline is liaising directly with affected customers.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 7:25 PM 57,120 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer

Sep 28th 2021, 3:26 PM 8,805 Views 7 Comments

The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.

# air-travel - Monday 6 September, 2021

Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels

Sep 6th 2021, 11:02 AM 13,150 Views 20 Comments

Almost 1,260,000 people passed through the airport last month.

# air-travel - Monday 26 July, 2021

Ryanair sees strong recovery in summer bookings
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair sees strong recovery in summer bookings

Jul 26th 2021, 9:36 AM 16,131 Views 26 Comments

The announcement came as the company reported a loss of €273 million.

# air-travel - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says

Jun 29th 2021, 6:58 PM 12,232 Views 4 Comments

A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.

# air-travel - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 26,453 Views 36 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

# air-travel - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds

Jun 9th 2021, 9:31 AM 12,718 Views 16 Comments

The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate whether consumer laws were broken during the pandemic.

# air-travel - Monday 17 May, 2021

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer

May 17th 2021, 7:32 AM 13,233 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.

# air-travel - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

Apr 15th 2021, 8:06 AM 16,843 Views 41 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

# air-travel - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

Apr 14th 2021, 1:11 PM 6,263 Views 14 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

# air-travel - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January

Jan 7th 2021, 1:59 PM 22,602 Views 23 Comments

The airline expects to carry under 1.25 million passengers this month.

# air-travel - Friday 25 December, 2020

US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight
# CDC
# CDC

US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight

Dec 25th 2020, 3:40 PM 12,813 Views 15 Comments

Airlines must deny boarding to any passenger who does not get a test, US authorities said.

# air-travel - Monday 7 December, 2020

'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel
# ECDC
# ECDC

'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel

Dec 7th 2020, 6:58 PM 145,544 Views 76 Comments

The chief medical officer said the advice was still to avoid non-essential air travel this Christmas season.

# air-travel - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

Oct 25th 2020, 1:59 PM 70,122 Views 70 Comments

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

# air-travel - Thursday 22 October, 2020

EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November
# Travel
# Travel

EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November

Oct 22nd 2020, 5:07 PM 45,315 Views 21 Comments

Cabinet agreed to align Ireland with the EU traffic light system.

# air-travel - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter

Oct 15th 2020, 7:39 AM 37,563 Views 65 Comments

Michael O’Leary said the cuts to its bases had been “forced upon us by government mismanagement of EU air travel”.

# air-travel - Monday 12 October, 2020

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements

Oct 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 42,033 Views 43 Comments

The updated list comes into effect from today.

# air-travel - Thursday 24 September, 2020

The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them

Sep 24th 2020, 7:45 PM 56,971 Views 45 Comments

The new Green List will contain Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.

# air-travel - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed
# Green List
# Green List

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 3:49 PM 110,474 Views 108 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

# air-travel - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,975 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

# air-travel - Monday 14 September, 2020

Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list

Sep 14th 2020, 3:12 PM 18,484 Views 45 Comments

CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.

# air-travel - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Sep 9th 2020, 9:53 AM 95,316 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

# air-travel - Friday 4 September, 2020

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap
# Travel
# Travel

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Sep 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 58,597 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

# air-travel - Monday 27 July, 2020

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020

Jul 27th 2020, 7:03 AM 19,582 Views 19 Comments

Passenger numbers at the airline fell by 99% during its first three months of the year.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar
# Green List
# Green List

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 105,399 Views 195 Comments

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

# air-travel - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

Jun 24th 2020, 10:09 PM 50,518 Views 189 Comments

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

# air-travel - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:44 PM 83,669 Views 131 Comments

Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July
# Passports Ready
# Passports Ready

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July

Jun 23rd 2020, 4:27 PM 39,914 Views 81 Comments

A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.

# air-travel - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly
# Travel
# Travel

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Jun 16th 2020, 8:40 AM 8,381 Views 19 Comments

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

# air-travel - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

May 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,420 Views 91 Comments

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

# air-travel - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds
# Survey
# Survey

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds

May 28th 2020, 6:59 AM 20,795 Views 54 Comments

Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.

# air-travel - Monday 18 May, 2020

Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year

May 18th 2020, 11:00 AM 13,740 Views 33 Comments

The low-cost airline is preparing to lose €200 million in the first quarter as a result of Covid-19.

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers
# Hot Air
# Hot Air

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers

Apr 29th 2020, 10:52 PM 71,145 Views 173 Comments

A joint letter has called on the commission to temporarily change the law around airline refunds.

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