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# air-travel - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets

The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.

# air-travel - Monday 13 February, 2012

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight carrying 175 holidaymakers to Tenerife experienced a technical fault shortly after takeoff.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

From The Daily Edge Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm Drones This post contains videos

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines Flying Machines This post contains images

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines

The brothers, their friends and their family took hundreds of images of their pioneering efforts in human flight.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

# air-travel - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather

Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight in London, prompting airlines to cancel some of their London services.

French airline workers to strike for four days

Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.

# air-travel - Monday 30 January, 2012

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route

Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011

Ryanair has raised its profit forecast following better than expected figures for the last quarter.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses

An estimated 22,000 passengers were left in the lurch when Spanair announced a sudden shutdown on Friday.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage? Solar Storm This post contains videos

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?

A large solar flare earlier this week has caused the largest solar radiation storms to hit Earth since 2003. But what does that mean?

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board

The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?

New airline report shows you don’t have to book your seats months and months in advance to bag the best deal…

# air-travel - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test

The flight from Bristol to Cork was delayed for several hours on Thursday while a replacement pilot was found.

# air-travel - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.

# air-travel - Monday 16 January, 2012

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date

Passenger levels rose 11 per cent last year, but the airport says 2012 is expected to be ‘challenging’.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years DAA

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years

The DAA chairman designate will tell the Oireactas his plans on how to tackle issues like returning airports to growth, resolving the pension deficit, and separating Cork and Shannon Airports.

# air-travel - Monday 9 January, 2012

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011

The airline had recently announced that traffic fell in November and December.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls

Ryanair’s passenger numbers for December fell by 5 per cent, with the airline saying it grounded some planes.

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012

Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.

# air-travel - Sunday 1 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to Hold On Tight

Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to

The approach to Bhutan’s Paro Airport is so dangerous planes are not allowed to fly in after dark. Here’s how it’s done…

# air-travel - Sunday 11 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# air-travel - Monday 5 December, 2011

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November

The airline had expected a bigger fall last month because of aircraft being grounded.

# air-travel - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Transport between Ireland and UK disrupted as general strike begins

Bus and train services to the North are among those affected by the action, with delays expected at UK airports.

# air-travel - Monday 28 November, 2011

Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike

Wednesday’s general strike will see bus and rail services cancelled in Northern Ireland, while air passengers transferring to flights at UK airports could be seriously delayed.

# air-travel - Friday 25 November, 2011

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead

Immigration officers are planning to strike on 30 November, which could cause major disruptions for passengers.

# air-travel - Monday 21 November, 2011

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London Fog

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London

Thousands of passengers face disruption, with a number of flights to and from Dublin among those cancelled.

# air-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012

Meanwhile, today the European Commission adopted guidelines concerning the use of the controversial scanning machines at airports across the EU.

# air-travel - Monday 7 November, 2011

Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin

Medical teams met the Jet2 charter flight from Tel Aviv as it touched down in Ireland.

Ryanair's half yearly profits up 20 per cent

Passenger numbers also increased with the airline saying it will expand further in years to come.

# air-travel - Friday 4 November, 2011

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

# air-travel - Thursday 27 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels Work Can Wait This post contains videos

Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels

Footage of incredible landing shows pilot’s ability to keep front of the plane from hitting the ground while landing.

# air-travel - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015

Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports are covered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s decision to cut air traffic control charges over the next four years.

# air-travel - Sunday 16 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning….

# air-travel - Friday 14 October, 2011

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

# air-travel - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal

An appeals court in Barcelona has ruled that Ryanair is entitled to charge passengers €40 if they do not bring a boarding card.

# air-travel - Friday 7 October, 2011

Long haul sales boost Aer Lingus passenger numbers

Aer Lingus says its booked passenger numbers increased by 5 per cent in September, compared to the same month last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers Frequent Flyers This post contains a poll

British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers

Members of BA’s Executive Club will be offered a chance to buy a space in a course – teaching them how to survive a crash.