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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Thursday 29 September, 2011

O'Leary takes aim at Aer Lingus 'shareholder value' remarks

In an open letter, Michael O’Leary attacks the Aer Lingus board for overseeing a significant fall in the company’s value.

# air-travel - Monday 26 September, 2011

Boeing hands over its latest project: the luxury 787 'Dreamliner'

The first Boeing 787 – nicknamed the ‘Dreamliner’ – has been handed over to its new owner, around three years behind schedule.

# air-travel - Thursday 15 September, 2011

TD says independence from DAA is the only answer for Shannon Airport

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has called for independence for Shannon from the Dublin Airport Authority, and says the management of the airport needs to be overhauled.

# air-travel - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai

The UAE’s flag-carrier will begin a direct daily route from Dublin to Dubai from January, a move welcomed by the DAA.

# air-travel - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers

The flag-carrying airline says passenger bookings grew by 4.1 per cent in August, with a short-haul surge covering Irene disruption.

# air-travel - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

The flag-carrier’s losses for the first half of 2011 are 46 per cent worse than last year, but there’s better news to come.

# air-travel - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States Earthquake This post contains videos

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States

The earthquake sparked the emergency evacuation of the Pentagon, the White House and several airport control towers.

Ryanair scraps all flights between Dublin, Cork and Kerry

The airline said motorway improvements were behind the decision, which will leave Cork without domestic air links.

# air-travel - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon

A flight from Washington to Vienna was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after an on-board incident.

# air-travel - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Gerard Depardieu 'said sorry' to stewardess after peeing on plane

Friends insist the actor tried to relieve himself into a bottle on the Dublin flight, but spilt some on the floor.

# air-travel - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Belgian union to sue Ryanair over 'illegal work practices'

The CNE workers’ union believes Ryanair’s work practices are a breach of Belgian laws. The airline disagrees.

# air-travel - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Spanish baggage handlers call off 24-hour strikes

Decision not to strike has averted air travel chaos for an estimated 2 million passengers.

# air-travel - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

German air travel chaos averted as strike called off

Meanwhile, Spanish baggage handlers are threatening to strike for two days later this month.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# air-travel - Monday 8 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

German air traffic control strike set for tomorrow

Air travel disruptions ahead as union plans for six-hour strike over controllers’ pay and employment conditions in Germany.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card? Binge Flying

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

A study from Bournemouth University has predicted that air travel could soon be viewed as an addiction in the same sense as smoking, gambling and internet use.

German air traffic control strike averted

Controllers drop their planned strike despite lodging appeal against injunction.

# air-travel - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Ryanair breaks passenger record and calls for an end to travel tax

Ryanair boss has hit out at the government and the Dublin Airport Authority, saying that the travel tax and high fees are crippling Irish tourism.

German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action

3,400 flight controllers were due to stop work for six hours tomorrow – but a German court has banned the strike.

# air-travel - Friday 29 July, 2011

Air France pilots 'were in a situation they didn't understand'

All 288 passengers on board, including three Irish women, were killed when the Airbus 330 from Rio to Paris crashed into the Atlantic. A new report has found that the crew were not properly trained.

# air-travel - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Belfast Airport among top 15 airports for European flight delays

Data shows that over 40 per cent of the departures from and arrivals to Belfast International Airport last year.

# air-travel - Monday 25 July, 2011

Ryanair's profits hold steady as revenue takes off

The airline’s after-tax profit is up by around 1 per cent, but its revenue is up 29 per cent as fares also go upward.

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

American Airlines announces record jet order, as Dublin office closes

The airline, which has also posted a quarterly loss of $286 million, has placed an order for 460 new planes. It’s closing its Dublin call centre with the loss of 130 jobs.

# air-travel - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane

A technical incident involving an Aer Arann plane, which had landed safely, will see Shannon shut until 4pm.

# air-travel - Friday 24 June, 2011

Transport minister demands that Dublin Airport chief waive bonus

The Dublin Airport Authority made €33m profit last year – and has set aside €106,000 in bonuses for Declan Collier.

# air-travel - Saturday 18 June, 2011

United Airlines computer glitch leaves thousands stranded

The American airline blamed “a network connectivity issue” for the outage which left passengers stranded at airports across the US.

South Korean troops mistakenly fire on passenger plane

Troops thought plane, which was preparing to land in Seoul, was North Korean.

# air-travel - Friday 17 June, 2011

European Commission closes legal case against Irish air travel tax

The Commission had claimed that the two-tier tax was unfair to overseas passengers, but accepts the recent reform.

# air-travel - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future' Air Travel This post contains videos

Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future'

Concept cabin, which allows passengers see through the walls, was designed to show that “the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination”.

Galway Airport begs government to reverse funding cuts

The airport says it needs a €1.2m grant to stay in businesses – and still hopes the government will save the day.

# air-travel - Friday 10 June, 2011

Argentina, Uruguay airports closed due to volcano

Airports in much of the southern part South America have been closed because of ash clouds from a volcano that began erupting nearly a week ago.

# air-travel - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Galway airport facing closure due to funding cut

180 jobs could be lost if Galway airport shuts down in the wake of funding cuts. Its managing director says the decision is based on a “flawed report”.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

We're taking fewer economy flights... because they're getting more expensive

The number of holidaymakers on low-cost tickets has fallen by three to four per cent in the last few months as rising fuel costs force up ticket prices.

# air-travel - Monday 6 June, 2011

Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night

Negotiations have failed to find a resolution to the dispute over rosters. Pilots are threatening to begin industrial action tomorrow.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 June, 2011

New volcanic ash cloud threatens flight disruptions (in South America)

The Puyehue volcano has been dormant for decades – and its latest eruption has forced 3,500 to evacuate their homes.

# air-travel - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Pilots strike looms as Aer Lingus talks break down

Talks to avert a pilots’ strike on Tuesday have broken down – and pilots’ reps don’t believe the talks are likely to resume.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Rats on a plane: Qantas grounds flight after baby rodents found Ugh

Rats on a plane: Qantas grounds flight after baby rodents found

The animals were discovered in a cupboard on the Boeing 767 minutes before it was due to take off in Australia.

New Dublin airport bus route to create 13 new jobs

The new route will serve a catchment area of 100,000 in south Dublin and will create over a dozen new jobs as a result.

# air-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock