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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# air-travel - Monday 20 August, 2012

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often Air Travel This post contains images

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often

Visa Europe has been crunching the stats on travel bookings – and compiled this list of the ten most regular destinations.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 August, 2012

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent

While overall level of complaints fell in 2011, the Commission for Aviation Regulation says number coming under its responsibility grew.

# air-travel - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m

Airline’s results for the first half of this year show increased passenger levels and total revenue.

# air-travel - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline still expected to grow its traffic for the full year by 4 per cent.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

Do you enjoy being cut off from the world for the duration of the flight, or is flying just a necessary evil?

# air-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Could these be the airplane seats of the future? Air Lair Chair

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?

Stacking pods on a plane? If it means more legroom and your own armrest, why not?

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares

The Taoiseach says the government hasn’t yet committed to selling its Aer Lingus take, and won’t be rushed.

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to 'take no action' following Ryanair bid

Ryanair’s bid of €1.30 per share is well above the €0.94 they were worth yesterday – but Aer Lingus says not to act yet.

# air-travel - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# air-travel - Friday 8 June, 2012

20,000 Irish fans to travel from Dublin Airport for Euro 2012

Travelling to Poland this weekend? Here’s Dublin Airport’s tips to know before you set out…

# air-travel - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears

Safety risks for passengers travelling in Europe would be “unacceptably high” if proposals from a European agency were introduced, pilot representative groups told TDs and senators today.

# air-travel - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world? Hello Kitty This post contains images

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?

Or is it all a bit too much?

# air-travel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare

A can with the word ‘bomb’ written on it was found on board the plane after it had taken off from Melbourne for Mauritius.

# air-travel - Friday 18 May, 2012

Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend.

Mixed messages from Ryanair: Their spokesperson said this week no exceptions would be made; email to customers said airport check-in fee would be waived.

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this…

The airline’s website will be inaccessible for an extended period of time over the weekend – meaning passengers may have to check-in online earlier than planned.

# air-travel - Monday 14 May, 2012

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down

Ryanair charges €60 per passenger if they haven’t checked in already – but the website will be offline for some time this weekend.

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# air-travel - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early

The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.

# air-travel - Friday 4 May, 2012

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

# air-travel - Monday 30 April, 2012

IAA reports increased profit for 2011 IAA

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

O'Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery

CEO of Ryanair says that “a serious right wing dictatorship for five years” would sort out Ireland’s economic problems.

# air-travel - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane's emergency landing in Dublin [updated]

A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.

# air-travel - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row

Passenger figures at the airline dropped by 4 per cent in March compared to 2011.

# air-travel - Monday 2 April, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off

Eleven survivors were hospitalised with burns after the accident in Siberia.

# air-travel - Friday 30 March, 2012

Commission insists there's no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims

Ryanair clamed that the European Commission had a ban on use of low-cost airlines but the EC has strongly denied this. In response Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused the Commission of “lying”.

# air-travel - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight Emergency Landing This post contains videos

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight

The JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Texas yesterday after the captain began shouting about bombs and was forced out of the cockpit.

# air-travel - Monday 12 March, 2012

€1.8m regulator's office 'investigated one complaint per day' - Ryanair

Michael O’Leary demands that the Commission for Aviation Regulation explain why its staff are paid such a high average salary.

# air-travel - Friday 2 March, 2012

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.