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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Airline

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# Legally Binding
The three promises IAG has made to the Irish government about Aer Lingus
The company said it would make legally binding commmitments.
# Aer Lingus
Need to get to Donegal? You can now fly there from Dublin
A new Donegal-Glasgow route has also been announced.
# Job Losses
IAG is a 'predator hovering over Aer Lingus'
The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?
Should the State have a stake in the national carrier?
# get your wings
This is what it takes to become an Aer Lingus pilot
12 new cadets for the latest course were chosen from 3,000 applications.
# Courts
Ryanair wins another 'screenscraping' case against a website
The airline has hit out at the sites, asking people to book on its own site.
# Air Asia
Search for plane with 162 people on board called off for the night
AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic controllers over the Java Sea.
# held up
Flight delay of 50 hours 'beyond the control' of Ryanair
The airline has responded to an incident that occurred over the weekend to flights from Lanzarote to the UK.
# Backlash
Malaysia Airlines forced to apologise for questionable tweet
The airline is struggling to deal with the loss of two passenger flights in 2014.
# wing and a prayer
Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice
A spokesperson for the company in charge of organising the tour said a different plane will be taking passengers to Medjugorje now.
# time out
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# sniffed out
Meet the dog that works in an airport returning people's lost property
Sherlock the beagle works for KLM, returning items in a special little backpack.
# empty threat
Russia's threatening to block its airspace - Irish airlines say it's grand
If Russia did press ahead with a ban, it would have an impact on some European airlines, but this move would likely hurt Russia more than anyone.
# fly away
Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%
There was also a 22.3% increase in the number of transatlantic passengers, which stood at 148,000.
# up up and away
Ryanair thinks its new friendly approach is working
Passenger figures for last month show an increase of 4% compared to the same time last year.
# whoops
A US couple accidentally flew to Grenada instead of Granada...
The couple asked a member of the airline’s crew what was going on… “He said ‘Spain? What are you talking about?”
# Still missing
Missing MH370 was "highly, highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed
Investigators said that autopilot would had to have been manually switched on – but it’s still not known when it began running on autopilot.
# insurer
Flight MH370 families get $50,000 each in first compensation payouts‎
Full payment to the families, who can claim up to more than three times the amount of the initial payout, would be made later
# striking off
Both sides in Aer Lingus row accept Labour Court plan (...and holidaymakers breathe a sigh of relief)
Detailed negotiations between staff and management are expected to take place over the next few weeks.
# Labour Court
Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off
One of the unions involved in Labour Court talks said today that progress had been made and so the two strike days have been deferred.
# Dispute
Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet for Labour Court talks
The union and airline are engaged in a dispute that centres on rosters, which cabin crew want changed.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike
The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.
# grounded
Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike
Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.
# O'Leary
Ryanair profits stumble with 8 per cent fall - but that's still ahead of target
The airline recorded a profit of €523 million, with a total revenue of €5 billion.
# down with the trumpets
Ryanair want YOU to decide if they should change their on-time music
Get on Twitter and right this wrong, once and for all.
# Flights
Aer Lingus sees 12 per cent traffic boost in April
The airline puts it down to a later Easter than normal and more long-haul flights.
# Missing
Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff
“I am not trying to create trouble or difficulty for your staff. We haven’t been trying to vent anger or hate your staff”.
# Trade
Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran - but not new planes
This is the first time the US has issued a license of this kind since the 1979 embargo.
# Jobswatch
Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website
The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.
# missing plane
“Goodnight…” New official account of last words from MH370 cockpit
The new official version of last words spoken from the cockpit is ‘more in keeping with the way a pilot might usually speak to air traffic control,’ according to one expert.
# Flying High
Six Nations drove Aer Lingus Regional numbers to Cardiff up 33%
The airline’s overall passenger numbers for last month have increased 13 per cent compared to the same time last year.
# Lost
Since 1948, 88 aircraft went missing without a trace - two off the Irish coast
Two RAF planes went missing off the coast of Ireland at Fastnet Rock in 1955.
# High times
Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts
The outfits will be worn by attendants on Skymark Airlines planes when it introduces its Airbus A330 flights on domestic routes.
# Results
Aer Lingus says it could have done better last year but one thing hurt it
The airline made a profit of €61 million last year, which was in line with expectations.
Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police
The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.
# allocated seating
€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers
The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.
# 80s flashback
This airline's new in-flight safety video is a lesson in 80s nostalgia
Watch out for Alf, Teddy Ruxpin, and lots of hairspray.
# sell outs
It's a sell out: Ryanair says charity calendar raised €100,000
The airline says all 10,000 copies of the calendar featuring scantily-clad staff members have sold out.
# customer service
Michael O'Leary takes customer service to a new level by checking boarding passes himself
Michael O’Leary gets his hands dirty and checks Ryanair passangers boarding passes at Terminal 1 today.
# Airline
Aer Lingus Regional creates 20 new jobs with Shannon expansion
The airline said that the expansion was directly related to the abolition of the travel tax.