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# airline - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Aer Arann announces new routes, 16% rise in passenger numbers
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

Aer Arann announces new routes, 16% rise in passenger numbers

Feb 12th 2013, 3:49 PM 11,268 Views 39 Comments

The airline said it has completed a successful restructuring programme which signals a “new beginning” for the company.

# airline - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

20 people killed in Kazakhstan plane crash
# Kazakhstan
# Kazakhstan

20 people killed in Kazakhstan plane crash

Jan 29th 2013, 10:32 AM 2,771 Views 0 Comments

The plane crashed about five kilometres short of the financial centre’s main airport.

# airline - Friday 18 January, 2013

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy

Jan 18th 2013, 4:49 PM 23,067 Views 79 Comments

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.

MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage
# Hand Luggage
# Hand Luggage

MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage

Jan 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,258 Views 38 Comments

British MEP Brian Simpson described the add on charges imposed by airlines as “a cancer”.

# airline - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Ryanair announces new bases in Morocco
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair announces new bases in Morocco

Jan 16th 2013, 1:50 PM 11,557 Views 33 Comments

The bases will offer 11 new routes and create up to 2,500 jobs in Morocco.

# airline - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Really Ryanair? Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Really Ryanair? Pic of the Day

Jan 15th 2013, 2:49 PM 32,897 Views 33 Comments

Ryanair asks: Which is bigger, a cabbage or Texas?

# airline - Monday 7 January, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December

Jan 7th 2013, 9:57 AM 2,428 Views 13 Comments

New traffic statistics for Aer Lingus show that the airline flew 734,000 passengers in December 2012.

# airline - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Aer Lingus November traffic up despite threat of industrial action
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus November traffic up despite threat of industrial action

Dec 6th 2012, 12:25 PM 2,245 Views 7 Comments

The airline said passenger numbers increased by 2.1 per cent in November 2012 compared to the same month last year.

# airline - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Thirty children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin fly on the Santa Express
# Santa Claus
# Santa Claus

Thirty children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin fly on the Santa Express

Dec 2nd 2012, 6:07 PM 11,440 Views 28 Comments

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.

# airline - Monday 12 November, 2012

Emirates flight turns back after mid-air explosion
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Emirates flight turns back after mid-air explosion

Nov 12th 2012, 7:50 AM 15,382 Views 17 Comments

No one was injured in the incident but passengers en route to Dubai reported seeing a bright orange flash and hearing a loud bang.

# airline - Friday 9 November, 2012

SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee

Nov 9th 2012, 6:54 PM 3,772 Views 11 Comments

They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.

# airline - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent

Nov 7th 2012, 7:48 AM 3,705 Views 13 Comments

Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.

# airline - Monday 5 November, 2012

Aer Arann announces termination of Waterford Airport service
# Waterford
# Waterford

Aer Arann announces termination of Waterford Airport service

Nov 5th 2012, 8:56 PM 11,612 Views 44 Comments

The decision, effective from January, will see routes from Waterford to London Southend, London Luton and Manchester affected.

# airline - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
# Strike
# Strike

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

Oct 30th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,204 Views 10 Comments

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm
# Superstorm
# Superstorm

Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm

Oct 30th 2012, 8:25 AM 4,617 Views 0 Comments

Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

# airline - Friday 26 October, 2012

Ryanair offers planes and cabin crew as Aer Lingus strike looms
# Strike
# Strike

Ryanair offers planes and cabin crew as Aer Lingus strike looms

Oct 26th 2012, 8:37 PM 15,182 Views 98 Comments

The budget airline, which owns 29.4 per cent of Aer Lingus, says it supports its rival in its stance on pensions schemes.

SIPTU officials meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
# Strike
# Strike

SIPTU officials meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

Oct 26th 2012, 10:59 AM 3,144 Views 16 Comments

A spokesperson for SIPTU has said industrial action is now “inevitable” and could take place early next month.

# airline - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Stansted owner says it won't allow Ryanair to buy the airport
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Stansted owner says it won't allow Ryanair to buy the airport

Oct 9th 2012, 6:13 PM 11,599 Views 37 Comments

Ryanair had expressed interest in buying part of the airport – but now it has been excluded from the sale.

# airline - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Sep 20th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,873 Views 33 Comments

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

# airline - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New Ryanair app costs €3
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

New Ryanair app costs €3

Sep 6th 2012, 11:47 AM 23,039 Views 106 Comments

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.

# airline - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike
# Strike
# Strike

Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike

Sep 4th 2012, 11:10 AM 2,572 Views 6 Comments

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.

# airline - Friday 31 August, 2012

Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout
# Strike
# Strike

Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout

Aug 31st 2012, 8:33 AM 3,382 Views 8 Comments

The eight hour strike follows a breakdown of talks between the airline and trade union UFO over pay increases and temporary staff.

# airline - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Commission to investigate Ryanair's Aer Lingus takeover bid
# Takeover
# Takeover

Commission to investigate Ryanair's Aer Lingus takeover bid

Aug 29th 2012, 12:31 PM 4,582 Views 18 Comments

The European Commission said competition between the two airlines has increased since it prohibited Ryanair’s first takeover attempt in 2007.

# airline - Friday 24 August, 2012

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem
# Divert
# Divert

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem

Aug 24th 2012, 3:54 PM 11,651 Views 37 Comments

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.

# airline - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules

Aug 23rd 2012, 6:36 PM 46,122 Views 46 Comments

The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.

# airline - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan
# Sleepy
# Sleepy

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:50 PM 12,785 Views 25 Comments

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# airline - Friday 17 August, 2012

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
# Air France
# Air France

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel

Aug 17th 2012, 9:45 PM 18,022 Views 44 Comments

Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.

# airline - Thursday 16 August, 2012

# airline - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer
# Takeover
# Takeover

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer

Jul 18th 2012, 7:58 AM 3,469 Views 23 Comments

The airline says that the reasons for stopping the takeover on competition grounds on now “even stronger”.

# airline - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
# Rome
# Rome

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Jun 20th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,566 Views 7 Comments

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

Jun 20th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,815 Views 151 Comments

The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?

# airline - Monday 21 May, 2012

Ryanair makes record profits of over €500 million
# Results
# Results

Ryanair makes record profits of over €500 million

May 21st 2012, 8:16 AM 4,516 Views 48 Comments

Average fares rose by 16 per cent and traffic increased by 5 per cent at the no-frills airline.

# airline - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight

May 9th 2012, 1:29 PM 5,749 Views 4 Comments

Plane carrying 46 people has lost contact with air traffic controllers while flying in western Indonesia.

# airline - Friday 4 May, 2012

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident

May 4th 2012, 2:13 PM 11,050 Views 67 Comments

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport
# Don't Fly With Us
# Don't Fly With Us

BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport

May 4th 2012, 1:11 PM 2,235 Views 7 Comments

The airline is to cease flights between the former Knock Airport and Birmingham from June.

# airline - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Aer Lingus Q1 loss down 38 per cent to €36m
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus Q1 loss down 38 per cent to €36m

May 3rd 2012, 8:36 AM 1,122 Views 15 Comments

Airline says its long-haul services performed strongly, but that short-haul route performance was weaker than expected.

# airline - Friday 2 March, 2012

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:31 AM 3,116 Views 2 Comments

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# airline - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

Feb 28th 2012, 11:06 AM 1,384 Views 19 Comments

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# airline - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin
# Jobs
# Jobs

Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin

Dec 7th 2011, 1:10 PM 3,276 Views 10 Comments

The airline will recruit staff for its first Dublin office and for Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.

# airline - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Emirates looking to hire Irish
# Irish Need Apply
# Irish Need Apply

Emirates looking to hire Irish

Oct 19th 2011, 4:42 PM 1,732 Views 6 Comments

The airline is flying in because it says it likes to employ people from countries with a strong tradition of hospitality.