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

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

Jan 30th 2012, 8:31 AM 1,642 Views 23 Comments

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

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses
# Spanair
# Spanair

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses

Jan 29th 2012, 12:11 PM 5,146 Views 13 Comments

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

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?
# Solar Storm
# Solar Storm

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?

Jan 25th 2012, 11:56 AM 3,660 Views 5 Comments

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
# Shannon
# Shannon

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

Jan 25th 2012, 11:05 AM 3,217 Views 9 Comments

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

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?
# Timing
# Timing

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?

Jan 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,635 Views 7 Comments

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

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test
# Pilot
# Pilot

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test

Jan 21st 2012, 4:44 PM 9,119 Views 13 Comments

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

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Jan 18th 2012, 2:22 PM 1,005 Views 2 Comments

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

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date
# Knock Airport
# Knock Airport

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date

Jan 16th 2012, 9:54 AM 1,286 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,518 Views 2 Comments

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.

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011

Jan 9th 2012, 12:32 PM 1,317 Views 11 Comments

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

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls
# Airlines
# Airlines

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls

Jan 5th 2012, 7:31 PM 3,875 Views 34 Comments

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
# Vulcanology
# Vulcanology

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012

Jan 5th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,628 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2012, 7:10 PM 17,129 Views 31 Comments

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…

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 72 Views 2 Comments

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

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November

Dec 5th 2011, 6:24 PM 3,534 Views 15 Comments

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

Transport between Ireland and UK disrupted as general strike begins
# Travel Disruptions
# Travel Disruptions

Transport between Ireland and UK disrupted as general strike begins

Nov 30th 2011, 8:57 AM 1,506 Views 10 Comments

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

Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike
# Strike
# Strike

Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike

Nov 28th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,155 Views 1 Comment

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.

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead
# Heathrow
# Heathrow

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead

Nov 25th 2011, 5:26 PM 2,002 Views 2 Comments

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

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London
# Fog
# Fog

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London

Nov 21st 2011, 7:37 AM 2,806 Views 3 Comments

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

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012
# Body Scanners
# Body Scanners

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012

Nov 14th 2011, 5:26 PM 1,572 Views 14 Comments

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

Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin

Nov 7th 2011, 10:09 AM 2,435 Views 15 Comments

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
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair's half yearly profits up 20 per cent

Nov 7th 2011, 9:29 AM 573 Views 4 Comments

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

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
# Qantas
# Qantas

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 695 Views 9 Comments

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

Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels

Oct 27th 2011, 10:16 AM 17,264 Views 52 Comments

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

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015
# Air Traffic Charges
# Air Traffic Charges

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015

Oct 25th 2011, 12:12 PM 835 Views 2 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 14th 2011, 11:49 AM 445 Views 2 Comments

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

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal

Oct 11th 2011, 3:45 PM 984 Views 2 Comments

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

Long haul sales boost Aer Lingus passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Long haul sales boost Aer Lingus passenger numbers

Oct 7th 2011, 8:32 AM 439 Views 4 Comments

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

British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers
# Frequent Flyers
From The Daily Edge
# Frequent Flyers

British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers

Oct 4th 2011, 2:09 PM 454 Views 10 Comments

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.

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants
# Smuggling
From The Daily Edge
# Smuggling

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:53 AM 1,630 Views 3 Comments

The man was caught at an airport in French Guiana with hummingbirds wrapped in cloth and put in pouches sewn inside his pants.

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

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

Sep 29th 2011, 8:40 AM 1,023 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 26th 2011, 2:24 PM 1,794 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2011, 1:50 PM 467 Views 6 Comments

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.

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai

Sep 8th 2011, 3:59 PM 2,576 Views 14 Comments

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

Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers

Sep 7th 2011, 8:05 AM 420 Views 3 Comments

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

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

Aug 31st 2011, 8:17 AM 406 Views 1 Comment

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.

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States

Aug 23rd 2011, 8:13 PM 1,133 Views 13 Comments

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
# Domestic Flights
# Domestic Flights

Ryanair scraps all flights between Dublin, Cork and Kerry

Aug 23rd 2011, 10:26 AM 3,557 Views 35 Comments

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

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Aug 20th 2011, 2:57 PM 1,467 Views 33 Comments

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