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# Air Travel

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Did you fly from Dublin to London last year? You helped make it the second busiest international route in the world
Damn you, Chinese Taipei – Hong Kong. So close.
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.
Knock airport is on track for its best year ever
The Mayo airport is expected to cater for around 700,000 passengers this year
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.
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.
Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia
Deal between debt-laden Italian airline and Etihad is subject to regulator approval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action
Impact says the ballot shows the “frustration” of cabin crew.
Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches
Not literally. As in stitches of laughter.
Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment
You could say it’s hil-air-ious.
15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran
We can help each other through this.
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?
China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board
No Irish passengers were on board according to Malaysia Airlines.
7 reasons Toronto is the next big city you should visit
They have much more than just maple syrup in Canada, you know.
Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches
The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.
The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue
AKA hell on earth.
€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers
The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger
Imagine you could change the size of your seat…
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.
Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous
Do the safety dance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight
And it’s pretty full on Friday 13th, apparently.
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.
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.
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.
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.