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# air-travel - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents
# Thomas Cook
# Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

Jan 16th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,473 Views 23 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years

Jan 10th 2014, 11:40 AM 8,169 Views 33 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Jan 7th 2014, 8:38 AM 3,935 Views 27 Comments

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
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year

Dec 29th 2013, 1:22 PM 38,208 Views 72 Comments

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.
# Poignant
# Poignant

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

Dec 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,596 Views 21 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 58 Views 60 Comments

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?
# Customer Service
# Customer Service

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

Nov 14th 2013, 8:30 PM 13,284 Views 76 Comments

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

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

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger

Nov 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,861 Views 3 Comments

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
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

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

Nov 10th 2013, 5:00 PM 49,655 Views 61 Comments

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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

Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous

Oct 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,778 Views 1 Comment

Do the safety dance.

# air-travel - Monday 28 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 28th 2013, 12:53 PM 9,596 Views 197 Comments

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
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

Oct 25th 2013, 12:24 PM 6,835 Views 24 Comments

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%
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%

Oct 15th 2013, 1:58 PM 2,121 Views 11 Comments

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
# Not So Smart
# Not So Smart

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

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 7,649 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,172 Views 2 Comments

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

# air-travel - Monday 9 September, 2013

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport
# Knock
# Knock

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport

Sep 9th 2013, 7:59 AM 6,717 Views 23 Comments

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
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

Jul 17th 2013, 8:44 AM 11,152 Views 18 Comments

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
# Amsterdam
# Amsterdam

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

Jul 6th 2013, 2:03 PM 11,604 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Solar Impulse
# Solar Impulse

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

Jun 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 6,323 Views 29 Comments

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

Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action
# Uplifting
From The Daily Edge
# Uplifting

Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action

Jun 11th 2013, 8:43 AM 4,827 Views 1 Comment

Using the power of song.

# air-travel - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms
# Burnt Toast
# Burnt Toast

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms

Jun 10th 2013, 12:30 PM 9,716 Views 29 Comments

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
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May

Jun 4th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,239 Views 63 Comments

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
# London
# London

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

May 24th 2013, 4:55 PM 15,451 Views 24 Comments

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
# Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

May 11th 2013, 5:02 PM 21,458 Views 45 Comments

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
# Italy

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage

May 6th 2013, 5:42 PM 24,320 Views 52 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013

Apr 25th 2013, 9:12 AM 5,703 Views 33 Comments

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
# Strike
# Strike

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Apr 22nd 2013, 10:08 AM 4,112 Views 12 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds

Apr 18th 2013, 7:50 AM 9,584 Views 16 Comments

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
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

Apr 5th 2013, 7:34 AM 4,729 Views 44 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Apr 4th 2013, 8:27 PM 5,076 Views 22 Comments

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
# Pay Per Pound
# Pay Per Pound

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 1:09 PM 29,950 Views 129 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

Mar 21st 2013, 12:14 PM 7,255 Views 48 Comments

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
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes

Mar 19th 2013, 9:28 AM 8,844 Views 60 Comments

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
# Pretty Fly

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette

Mar 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 19,323 Views 55 Comments

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
# Brrrrr!
# Brrrrr!

Airline passengers warned of snow delays at Dublin Airport

Mar 11th 2013, 9:08 AM 14,365 Views 35 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year

Mar 6th 2013, 8:58 AM 5,662 Views 17 Comments

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
# Denied
# Denied

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal

Feb 27th 2013, 12:10 PM 8,524 Views 67 Comments

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
# Upright Position

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

Feb 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 30,087 Views 112 Comments

…But is it fair to use it?

# air-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 27th 2013, 6:30 PM 21,747 Views 32 Comments

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

Jan 10th 2013, 2:52 PM 4,598 Views 24 Comments

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