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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
# Rome
# Rome

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Jun 20th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,572 Views 7 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 20th 2012, 11:53 AM 2,452 Views 30 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

Jun 20th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,836 Views 151 Comments

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
# Air Wars
# Air Wars

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

Jun 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,217 Views 10 Comments

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
# Flights
# Flights

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Jun 12th 2012, 4:19 PM 3,587 Views 10 Comments

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
# Green Army
# Green Army

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

Jun 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,620 Views 27 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Jun 5th 2012, 4:07 PM 2,588 Views 6 Comments

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

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?
# Hello Kitty
From The Daily Edge
# Hello Kitty

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

May 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 10,904 Views 10 Comments

Or is it all a bit too much?

# air-travel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare

May 23rd 2012, 5:04 PM 5,826 Views 13 Comments

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.
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend.

May 18th 2012, 5:54 PM 10,226 Views 69 Comments

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…
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this…

May 18th 2012, 1:35 PM 9,120 Views 63 Comments

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
# Alert
# Alert

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

May 14th 2012, 4:53 PM 21,267 Views 65 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,342 Views 7 Comments

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
# Flying
# Flying

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

May 14th 2012, 1:09 PM 1,678 Views 7 Comments

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
# Airlines
# Airlines

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

May 8th 2012, 1:36 PM 14,041 Views 23 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident

May 4th 2012, 2:13 PM 11,105 Views 67 Comments

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

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

Apr 30th 2012, 9:09 PM 2,553 Views 6 Comments

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
# Michael O'Leary
# Michael O'Leary

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

Apr 17th 2012, 6:26 PM 16,644 Views 226 Comments

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]
# False Alarm
# False Alarm

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

Apr 16th 2012, 6:42 PM 15,121 Views 52 Comments

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
# Airports
# Airports

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Apr 12th 2012, 2:24 PM 2,949 Views 12 Comments

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

Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow
# London2012
From The42
# London2012

Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

Apr 11th 2012, 5:29 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

Apr 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,895 Views 22 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row

Apr 4th 2012, 2:30 PM 5,731 Views 29 Comments

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

# air-travel - Monday 2 April, 2012

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:20 AM 6,923 Views 21 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Mar 30th 2012, 3:39 PM 4,475 Views 21 Comments

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
# Emergency Landing

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

Mar 28th 2012, 9:52 AM 3,809 Views 13 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Mar 12th 2012, 12:20 PM 5,276 Views 50 Comments

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
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

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

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:31 AM 3,128 Views 2 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

Feb 28th 2012, 11:06 AM 1,399 Views 19 Comments

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 21st 2012, 8:51 AM 6,017 Views 21 Comments

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
# Amsterdam
# Amsterdam

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

Feb 13th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,337 Views 4 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

Feb 7th 2012, 11:30 AM 5,160 Views 40 Comments

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
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Feb 5th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,882 Views 0 Comments

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

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm
# Drones
From The Daily Edge
# Drones

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

Feb 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 10,355 Views 37 Comments

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

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

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

Feb 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,811 Views 7 Comments

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

# air-travel - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather

Feb 4th 2012, 5:33 PM 7,281 Views 12 Comments

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
# France
# France

French airline workers to strike for four days

Feb 4th 2012, 12:10 PM 2,333 Views 6 Comments

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
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route

Jan 30th 2012, 11:08 AM 5,242 Views 11 Comments

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