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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Air Travel

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Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action
Using the power of song.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante
The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.
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.
13 essential rules of airplane etiquette
Reclining, dining and snoozing – it’s a minefield up in the air…
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.
Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year
Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.
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.
This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…
…But is it fair to use it?
'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane
It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.
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.
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.
How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes
Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.
'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport
But was he checking whether passengers’ bags fitted in the gauge?
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.
Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?
Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.
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.
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.
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.
Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.
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.
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.
Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice
Undelivered post thought to have come from an Air India plane crash in 1966.
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.
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.
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
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.
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.
'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.
'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.