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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Airline

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# Lost luggage
53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years
However the total number of mishandled bags was 26.04 million, up from 25.8 million in 2011.
# Up In The Air
On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March
Passenger figures increased by 4.3 per cent on March 2012, the airline has said.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Sinéad O'Connor puppet
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Air Travel
Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante
The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.
# Aer Arann
Aer Arann announces new routes, 16% rise in passenger numbers
The airline said it has completed a successful restructuring programme which signals a “new beginning” for the company.
# Kazakhstan
20 people killed in Kazakhstan plane crash
The plane crashed about five kilometres short of the financial centre’s main airport.
# Ryanair
UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy
The airline said its one bag rule was necessary for safety reasons but has now confirmed that passengers in some airports are allowed a second bag.
# hand luggage
MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage
British MEP Brian Simpson described the add on charges imposed by airlines as “a cancer”.
# Ryanair
Ryanair announces new bases in Morocco
The bases will offer 11 new routes and create up to 2,500 jobs in Morocco.
# pic of the day
Really Ryanair? Pic of the Day
Ryanair asks: Which is bigger, a cabbage or Texas?
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December
New traffic statistics for Aer Lingus show that the airline flew 734,000 passengers in December 2012.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus November traffic up despite threat of industrial action
The airline said passenger numbers increased by 2.1 per cent in November 2012 compared to the same month last year.
# Santa Claus
Thirty children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin fly on the Santa Express
The children were accompanied by Santa’s elves on the Santa Express and treated to a day of fun at his grotto and Adventure Island before flying back to Dublin.
# Emergency Landing
Emirates flight turns back after mid-air explosion
No one was injured in the incident but passengers en route to Dubai reported seeing a bright orange flash and hearing a loud bang.
# Aer Lingus
SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee
They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent
Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.
# Waterford
Aer Arann announces termination of Waterford Airport service
The decision, effective from January, will see routes from Waterford to London Southend, London Luton and Manchester affected.
# Strike
Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.
# superstorm
Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm
Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
# Strike
Ryanair offers planes and cabin crew as Aer Lingus strike looms
The budget airline, which owns 29.4 per cent of Aer Lingus, says it supports its rival in its stance on pensions schemes.
# Strike
SIPTU officials meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
A spokesperson for SIPTU has said industrial action is now “inevitable” and could take place early next month.
# Up In The Air
Stansted owner says it won't allow Ryanair to buy the airport
Ryanair had expressed interest in buying part of the airport – but now it has been excluded from the sale.
# Ryanair
Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.
# Ryanair
New Ryanair app costs €3
Ryanair has created an easy way for you to manage your bookings, baggage and flight details all from your handheld device – but it’ll cost you.
# Strike
Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike
The crew were called on to strike again today by the Independent Flight Attendants Organisation. The dispute centres on a pay rise and the use of temporary cabin staff.
# Strike
Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout
The eight hour strike follows a breakdown of talks between the airline and trade union UFO over pay increases and temporary staff.
# Takeover
Commission to investigate Ryanair's Aer Lingus takeover bid
The European Commission said competition between the two airlines has increased since it prohibited Ryanair’s first takeover attempt in 2007.
# divert
Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem
The airline has said that there is no mayday situation onboard. The plane dumped or burned off fuel over the Irish Sea before turning back.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules
The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.
# sleepy
Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan
An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.
# Air France
Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.
# Takeover
Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer
The airline says that the reasons for stopping the takeover on competition grounds on now “even stronger”.
# Rome
Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?
The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?
# Results
Ryanair makes record profits of over €500 million
Average fares rose by 16 per cent and traffic increased by 5 per cent at the no-frills airline.
# Indonesia
Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight
Plane carrying 46 people has lost contact with air traffic controllers while flying in western Indonesia.
# Air Travel
Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident
Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.
# don't fly with us
BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport
The airline is to cease flights between the former Knock Airport and Birmingham from June.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Q1 loss down 38 per cent to €36m
Airline says its long-haul services performed strongly, but that short-haul route performance was weaker than expected.