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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Airlines

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2022
# airport chaos
Flying out of Dublin Airport? Packing light could save you some time
DAA has vowed to prevent a repeat of last weekend, but if you’re still worried, here’s some packing advice.
# flight chaos
UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos
Airlines for Europe, which represents EU airlines, predicted the problem would continue ‘for a good chunk of the summer season’.
# ghost flights
Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.
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# Taking off
Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.
# Ryanair
Ryanair to withdraw operations to and from Northern Ireland this winter
The airline blamed air passenger duty and a lack of Covid recovery incentives on the decision.
# Air Travel
Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.
# grounded
'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse
Many pilots have been laid off due to a lack of international travel during the pandemic.
# Air Travel
Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.
# eu travel
Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.
# travel restrictions
Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.
# Air Travel
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
# covid impact
Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year
More than half of those who travelled through Dublin Airport last year did so in January and February.
# 737 max
Boeing 737 MAX returns to US skies for first time in almost two years with American Airlines flight
The return comes after the Federal Aviation Administration in late November cleared the jet to fly again.
# 737 max
US aviation officials clear Boeing 737 Max for flight nearly two years after fatal crashes
American Airlines plans to have the 737 Max back in the air before the end of the year.
# Coronavirus
Ryanair says 'hugely challenging' period to continue as it posts €197 million loss for first half of 2020
Given the Covid-19 uncertainty, Ryanair said it cannot provide profit guidance for the 2021 financial year at this time.
# Flights
Ryanair tells staff it may close Cork and Shannon bases this winter due to government restrictions
CEO Eddie Wilson wrote a memo to Ryanair crew at the two airports today.
# covid-19 committee
Ireland stands alone in Europe with travel restrictions, says Aer Lingus chief
Doyle said the pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the airline industry.
# covid committee
DAA says coronavirus testing in Irish airports would be 'challenging'
According to the DAA, travel to the 15 Green list countries represented only 9% of their traffic in 2019.
# health guidelines
Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly
The new Minister for Transport said the regulations to protect airline customers weren’t made to cope with a global pandemic.
# air bridges
Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July
The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.
# summer holidays
'People won't lose their heads because they're going on holidays': Ryanair defends ramping up summer flights
Ryanair will now operate more than 1,000 flights per day.
# Outbreak
Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread
The Chinese capital has enacted a number of measures to limit travel in and out of the city.
# Travel
Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly
Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
# Tourism
'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland
The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.
# European Commission
EU says airlines must refund customers for cancelled flights, and vouchers won't do
Under EU rules, travellers have the right to choose between vouchers or cash reimbursement.
# grounded
Ryanair expects flights to be grounded from today and warns it could last until May
Ryanair has offered its planes for rescue flights and for the transport of medicine.
# Coronavirus
Simon Coveney: There is little certainty 'beyond Friday' about where planes will be flying to
The Tánaiste said that flights between Ireland and the UK would not be shut down.
# Coronavirus
Ryanair and Aer Lingus remove flight change fees for period due to Covid-19
Both companies confirmed they will lift the fees from today.
# grounded
Fórsa seeks meeting with Aer Lingus after axing of Belfast flights
Two routes have been cut from Belfast City Airport.
# Airlines
Unions fear more than 500 job losses as Ryanair to close four Spanish bases
A Spanish union accused Ryanair of “dismantling” its operations in the country.
# aviation anger
Irish airport complaints rose by 56% in 2018
The airline and airport regulator has struggled to cope with the volume of complaints.
# bogus self-employment
Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
Ialpa today said that female pilots in bogus self-employment are not guaranteed a job when they return after having a baby.
# kitted out
This is the new look Aer Lingus after 26 focus groups and 50 different shamrocks
The airline hopes to apply the last lick of paint by 2021.
# Travel Chaos
Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.
# Dispute
UK aviation authority takes Ryanair to court over compensation claims
The CAA said that it was taking enforcement action against the budget airline after Ryanair’s decision not to compensate the customers who had flights cancelled.
# wary
Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair
The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.
# Disruptions
Flight disruptions continue after Storm Ali led to over 80 cancellations in Dublin yesterday
Gusts of wind of up to 147km/h were recorded during yesterday’s Storm Ali.
# CityJet
Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier
The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.
# fora
Ryanair collects €1.8bn through extra charges - but it's not the king of the add-on
American airlines dominate the world’s league of non-ticket sales.
# Emergency Landing
So, what happens when you're blamed for forcing a passenger plane to land?
An Ibiza-bound Ryanair flight from Dublin was forced to divert to Paris on Saturday morning.