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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Air Travel

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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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.
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…
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.
In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?
Or is it all a bit too much?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IAA reports increased profit for 2011
The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent
The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.
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.
32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off
Eleven survivors were hospitalised with burns after the accident in Siberia.
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”.
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.
€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.
'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.
Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion
The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.
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.
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.
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.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…