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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Air Travel

This year
Shannon airport records highest number of passengers in over a decade
Over 8,500 passengers travelled through the airport on 23 June, its busiest day in seven years.
Several Irish flights cancelled as strikes take place in Italy
The strike by ground crew left some 250,000 travellers stranded in one of the world’s top tourist spots.
Aviation watchdog obtains €348,000 in refunds for passengers in 2022
1,253 complaints were made against Aer Lingus and 830 were made against Ryanair.
Poll: Should private jet flights be banned by law in Ireland?
We all love our private jets, but do we have a responsibility to the climate?
Last year
Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin cancelled due to technical issue with plane
The airline has pledged to ensure all affected passengers leave New York by tomorrow evening.
Over 70 flights cancelled at Dublin Airport today after Greater London airport closures
Stansted and Gatwick Airports had to close temporarily last night to clear snow from their runways.
Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway
The new North Runway is 3.1 kilometres in length and is located 1.69km north of the current main runway at the airport.
Ryanair's €10 fares to disappear due to rising fuel prices, says O'Leary
Michael O’Leary said he expected the airline’s average fare to rise by about €10 over the next five years.
Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport
More than 100 people were forced to flee the burning and mangled aircraft.
Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
An analysis by The Journal reveals the Government’s carbon footprint for 2021.
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.
Ryanair lost €355 million last year amid 'fragile' recovery in air travel from the pandemic
The low-cost airline said it hopes to return to profitability in the current financial year,
Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.
All time
Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges
The Irish airline is liaising directly with affected customers.
New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.
Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.
Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels
Almost 1,260,000 people passed through the airport last month.
Ryanair sees strong recovery in summer bookings
The announcement came as the company reported a loss of €273 million.
Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.
Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.
Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds
The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate whether consumer laws were broken during the pandemic.
Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.
Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January
The airline expects to carry under 1.25 million passengers this month.
US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight
Airlines must deny boarding to any passenger who does not get a test, US authorities said.
'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel
The chief medical officer said the advice was still to avoid non-essential air travel this Christmas season.
Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer
The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.
EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November
Cabinet agreed to align Ireland with the EU traffic light system.
Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter
Michael O’Leary said the cuts to its bases had been “forced upon us by government mismanagement of EU air travel”.
The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements
The updated list comes into effect from today.
The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them
The new Green List will contain Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.
Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed
The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.
Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.
Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list
CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.
Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
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.
14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap
Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.
'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020
Passenger numbers at the airline fell by 99% during its first three months of the year.
Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar
Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.
Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport
The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.
'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech
Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.