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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Monday 8 September, 2014

Luton airport terminal to reopen after controlled explosion on 'suspicious item'

Latest: Police have performed a controlled explosion.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%

There was also a 22.3% increase in the number of transatlantic passengers, which stood at 148,000.

# air-travel - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert

Iceland’s Meteorological Office said there is no sign of an eruption.

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk

The Irish Aviation Authority has told it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.

# air-travel - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# air-travel - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month

The airline’s latest passeger load figures show that over 6 million people flew with Aer Lingus in the first seven months of this year.

# air-travel - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Knock airport is on track for its best year ever

The Mayo airport is expected to cater for around 700,000 passengers this year

# air-travel - Friday 11 July, 2014

Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips

You deserve those stress-free days on a sun-kissed beach: don’t let an irrational fear get in the way.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia

Deal between debt-laden Italian airline and Etihad is subject to regulator approval.

# air-travel - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

# air-travel - Friday 13 June, 2014

Heineken Cup drives record month for Aer Lingus

Traffic to the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff was a major driver for the short-hop specialist in May.

# air-travel - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike

The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.

# air-travel - Monday 19 May, 2014

Aer Lingus regional traffic up, up and away by 35 per cent

A strong Easter and new routes are driving the gains made by the short hop carrier.

# air-travel - Friday 9 May, 2014

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action

Impact says the ballot shows the “frustration” of cabin crew.

# air-travel - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches Rolling In The Aisle

Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches

Not literally. As in stitches of laughter.

# air-travel - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment That's Gr8

Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment

You could say it’s hil-air-ious.

# air-travel - Friday 21 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran Ryanair

15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran

We can help each other through this.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?

One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?

# air-travel - Saturday 8 March, 2014

China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board

No Irish passengers were on board according to Malaysia Airlines.

# air-travel - Monday 3 March, 2014

7 reasons Toronto is the next big city you should visit

They have much more than just maple syrup in Canada, you know.

# air-travel - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.

# air-travel - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue Security Screaming

€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers

The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.

# air-travel - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

# air-travel - Friday 10 January, 2014

Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years

Around 665,000 passengers used the Mayo airport last year – and this year could top 700,000.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul

Figures release today show that 733,000 passengers flew with the airline last month.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year

She was presented with a cheque for €3,000 after arriving in Dublin Airport from Washington this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Michael O'Leary turned Santa because he had to

Ryanair customers feeling the love – because social media has the power to make or break the business.

# air-travel - Thursday 14 November, 2013

'Warm and cuddly' or 'harsh and caustic': Are we seeing Michael O'Leary 2.0?

The Ryanair boss was prompted to reintroduce pre-booked seats after travelling with his own family.

From The Daily Edge New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger That's My Armrest

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger

Imagine you could change the size of your seat…

# air-travel - Sunday 10 November, 2013

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# air-travel - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous Fasten Your Seatbelt

# air-travel - 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-travel - Friday 25 October, 2013

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# air-travel - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased to 1.893 million trips from April to June of this year.

# air-travel - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# air-travel - Friday 13 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight Friday 13th

'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight

And it’s pretty full on Friday 13th, apparently.