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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Monday 9 September, 2013

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport

Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.

# air-travel - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

# air-travel - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

# air-travel - Friday 21 June, 2013

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?

A 13-year-old project, privately funded in Switzerland, has seen a plane flying across America – by day AND by night.

# air-travel - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action Uplifting This post contains videos

Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action

Using the power of song.

# air-travel - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms

No flights were affected by the brief evacuation however the fate of the toast is unclear.

# air-travel - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May

The budget airline says it carried 5 per cent more passengers in May 2013 than in 2012, leading to an annual increase.

# air-travel - Friday 24 May, 2013

Two arrested on 'suspicion to endanger aircraft' after flight diverted to London

The Pakistan Airlines flight was travelling to Manchester when a disruptive passenger led to it being diverted to Stansted.

# air-travel - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

Flight EI168 left Dublin at 3pm – but was back after 15 minutes after striking a flock of birds.

# air-travel - Monday 6 May, 2013

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage Italy This post contains videos

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage

The handlers were caught red-handed on secret recordings – in some cases violently breaking cases open.

# air-travel - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013

The airline says increasing losses – of €45.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 – highlight the need to cut staff.

# air-travel - Monday 22 April, 2013

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.

# air-travel - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds

The heavy winds made it impossible for some flights to land – meaning some aircraft are not present to take flights.

# air-travel - Friday 5 April, 2013

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

Passenger figures increased by 4.3 per cent on March 2012, the airline has said.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013

Just under 1.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month according to figures published by DAA.

# air-travel - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Pay as you weigh': Airline to charge passengers based on body weight

Samoa Air, which operates only two small aircraft, will ask passengers to pay fares based on their weight.

# air-travel - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.

# air-travel - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes

The airline has signed an agreement to order 175 new Boeing 737-800 planes which will be delivered over five years.

# air-travel - Saturday 16 March, 2013

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette Pretty Fly This post contains videos

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette

Reclining, dining and snoozing – it’s a minefield up in the air…

# air-travel - 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-travel - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year

Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.

# air-travel - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal

The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.

# air-travel - Sunday 24 February, 2013

This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining… Upright Position This post contains a poll

This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…

…But is it fair to use it?

# air-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# air-travel - Monday 7 January, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December

New traffic statistics for Aer Lingus show that the airline flew 734,000 passengers in December 2012.

# air-travel - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

# air-travel - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport Ryanair

'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport

But was he checking whether passengers’ bags fitted in the gauge?

# air-travel - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

There were increases in short and long haul passengers when compared to figures from last year.

# air-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert? Air Safety This post contains images

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

# air-travel - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dublin Airport passenger numbers for September up 7pc

More than 1.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin last month, an increase of 7 per cent on 2011.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Long-haul and regional services have seen decent growth, but the numbers taking short-haul flights with Aer Lingus have fallen.

# air-travel - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.

# air-travel - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards

An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.

# air-travel - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Aer Lingus cabin crew hospitalised after turbulence on flight from Milan

One member of the cabin crew sustained what is believed to be a broken ankle after the plane hit turbulence on its way to Dublin Airport last night.

# air-travel - Friday 31 August, 2012

Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice

Undelivered post thought to have come from an Air India plane crash in 1966.

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

F16s escort plane to Schiphol after 'hijacking' mix-up

Two F16s were scrambled to escort a flight to the ground after its pilot failed to make contact with the ground.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

15,000 US fans expected into Dublin Airport ahead of Notre Dame, Navy game

The sold-out game kicks off on Saturday at the Aviva.

# air-travel - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.