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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Thursday 4 August, 2011

German air traffic control strike averted
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# Germany

German air traffic control strike averted

Aug 4th 2011, 12:02 PM 244 Views 3 Comments

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
# Ryanair

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

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:45 PM 1,032 Views 39 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action

Aug 3rd 2011, 5:42 PM 799 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Air France
# Air France

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

Jul 29th 2011, 6:20 PM 1,550 Views 10 Comments

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
# Flight Delays
# Flight Delays

Belfast Airport among top 15 airports for European flight delays

Jul 27th 2011, 10:44 AM 307 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair's profits hold steady as revenue takes off

Jul 25th 2011, 10:08 AM 262 Views 7 Comments

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
# American Airlines
# American Airlines

American Airlines announces record jet order, as Dublin office closes

Jul 20th 2011, 1:14 PM 562 Views 13 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane

Jul 17th 2011, 12:38 PM 4,427 Views 16 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Transport minister demands that Dublin Airport chief waive bonus

Jun 24th 2011, 6:21 PM 506 Views 38 Comments

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
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

United Airlines computer glitch leaves thousands stranded

Jun 18th 2011, 12:38 PM 351 Views 2 Comments

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
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korean troops mistakenly fire on passenger plane

Jun 18th 2011, 9:36 AM 676 Views 4 Comments

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
# Air Tax
# Air Tax

European Commission closes legal case against Irish air travel tax

Jun 17th 2011, 11:09 AM 377 Views 0 Comments

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

Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future'
# Air Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Air Travel

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

Jun 14th 2011, 2:08 PM 1,836 Views 14 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Galway Airport begs government to reverse funding cuts

Jun 14th 2011, 8:23 AM 561 Views 14 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Argentina, Uruguay airports closed due to volcano

Jun 10th 2011, 9:54 PM 380 Views 0 Comments

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
# Galway Airport
# Galway Airport

Galway airport facing closure due to funding cut

Jun 8th 2011, 11:18 AM 711 Views 9 Comments

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
# Airlines
# Airlines

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

Jun 7th 2011, 1:24 PM 485 Views 3 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night

Jun 6th 2011, 9:43 AM 627 Views 0 Comments

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)
# Chile
# Chile

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

Jun 5th 2011, 2:31 PM 510 Views 1 Comment

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Pilots strike looms as Aer Lingus talks break down

Jun 4th 2011, 9:50 AM 655 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Ugh

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

Jun 2nd 2011, 11:48 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Jobswatch

New Dublin airport bus route to create 13 new jobs

Jun 2nd 2011, 11:05 AM 1,569 Views 0 Comments

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

Aer Lingus to attend talks aimed at averting new strikes
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus to attend talks aimed at averting new strikes

Jun 1st 2011, 9:04 AM 442 Views 0 Comments

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission will try to avoid a rostering dispute that could see flights cancelled next week.

# air-travel - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Airport chaos looms as Aer Lingus pilots threaten strike action
# Strike
# Strike

Airport chaos looms as Aer Lingus pilots threaten strike action

May 31st 2011, 1:31 PM 1,186 Views 0 Comments

Thirty thousand people could be affected if pilots go ahead with threatened industrial action from next Tuesday. Eighty-seven per cent of pilots represented by IALPA voted in favour of a strike.

Passengers feared for their lives when Ryanair flight 'plummeted 12,000ft'
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Passengers feared for their lives when Ryanair flight 'plummeted 12,000ft'

May 31st 2011, 8:08 AM 3,146 Views 15 Comments

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a rapid descent on a flight between Liverpool and Dublin 11 days ago.

# air-travel - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Flight restrictions across Europe lifted as the ash cloud threat abates
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Flight restrictions across Europe lifted as the ash cloud threat abates

May 26th 2011, 7:40 AM 221 Views 0 Comments

Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as the skies look clear for the next 36 hours at least. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and all the major carriers are operating normal schedules.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting

May 25th 2011, 12:39 PM 642 Views 0 Comments

The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.

Ryanair’s test flight claims disputed by experts
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# Ryanair

Ryanair’s test flight claims disputed by experts

May 25th 2011, 8:10 AM 761 Views 0 Comments

The airline said that it safely flew a test plane through a ‘red zone’ for volcanic ash yesterday and incurred no damage – however experts have said the plane never entered a danger zone.

No Irish closures - for now - as Ash Cloud reaches Europe
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

No Irish closures - for now - as Ash Cloud reaches Europe

May 25th 2011, 7:41 AM 431 Views 0 Comments

As Grimsvotn’s eruption begins to wane, airspace closures on continental Europe will still mean some cancelled flights.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 24th 2011, 7:57 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’

May 24th 2011, 8:50 AM 625 Views 0 Comments

A transatlantic flight from London to Boston is forced to land at Shannon, and is set to take off again this morning.

# air-travel - Monday 23 May, 2011

Aer Lingus cancels Scottish flights as volcanic ash cloud moves closer
# Volcano
# Volcano

Aer Lingus cancels Scottish flights as volcanic ash cloud moves closer

May 23rd 2011, 9:04 PM 703 Views 0 Comments

President Obama won’t be the only one inconvenienced by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano, however IAA says it still doesn’t expect any disruptions to air travel in Irish space in the next 24 hours.

EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction

May 23rd 2011, 1:40 PM 2,782 Views 0 Comments

Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.

Ryanair profits up 26 per cent - but tougher times ahead
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# Flying High

Ryanair profits up 26 per cent - but tougher times ahead

May 23rd 2011, 8:00 AM 271 Views 0 Comments

The airline performs well on fuel bets and bounces back from airspace closures – but oil prices will mean a leaner 2011.

# air-travel - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Another Icelandic volcano erupts - but it's unlikely to cause travel disruption
# Volcanic Eruption
# Volcanic Eruption

Another Icelandic volcano erupts - but it's unlikely to cause travel disruption

May 22nd 2011, 10:02 AM 391 Views 0 Comments

History shows that previous eruptions in Grimsvotn have not had much influence on flight traffic — unlike the massive disruption caused last year by Eyjafjallajokull.

# air-travel - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

United Airlines apologises for reusing 9/11 flight numbers
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

United Airlines apologises for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

May 18th 2011, 6:05 PM 1,213 Views 0 Comments

The airline blames a technical error for flight numbers 93 and 175 going back into use, ten years after the 2001 attacks.