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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Airlines

All time
# First Mover
Less than seven hours after Malev collapse, Ryanair announces new Budapest base
The Irish airline is to base four new aircraft in Budapest within a fortnight, and will open 31 routes to replace Malev’s loss.
# Airlines
Dublin passengers left to fend for themselves after Hungarian airline collapses
113 passengers had already checked in for their Malev flight to Budapest flight before being told their airline had collapsed.
# Taking off
Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.
# Ryanair
Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011
Ryanair has raised its profit forecast following better than expected figures for the last quarter.
# spanair
Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses
An estimated 22,000 passengers were left in the lurch when Spanair announced a sudden shutdown on Friday.
# Timing
When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?
New airline report shows you don’t have to book your seats months and months in advance to bag the best deal…
# Flight Safety
Safety check ordered on Airbus A380s over wing crack reports
The EASA’s order concerns A380s which have completed more than 1,300 flights.
# Airlines
Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls
Ryanair’s passenger numbers for December fell by 5 per cent, with the airline saying it grounded some planes.
# North Korea
Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline
The only way to get to North Korea is through the government-owned airline – which isn’t quite as glamorous as some others.
# Social Media
Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles
Want to choose who you’re sitting beside? A Dutch airline is letting passengers share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles before picking a seat.
# Ouch
Ryanair named second-worst short-haul airline by consumer watchdog
Aer Lingus came second-best in the study by Which? consumer watchdog.
# Taking off
Ryanair's new baggage regime means €135 charge for some bags
Ryanair raises baggage fees during the summer months – and will now charge up to €135 for some bags not booked in advance.
# Ryanair
Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November
The airline had expected a bigger fall last month because of aircraft being grounded.
# Air Travel
Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin
Medical teams met the Jet2 charter flight from Tel Aviv as it touched down in Ireland.
# Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport flights resume after 100 kmh winds
Normal flight operations have resumed in Dublin Airport, as heavy winds earlier this afternoon begin to abate.
# Checking In
Cutting down on toilets could cut passenger fares - Ryanair
Michael O’Leary says he’ll look into cutting down on toilet numbers, in a bid to increase the number of seats on each plane.
# Ryanair
O'Leary takes aim at Aer Lingus 'shareholder value' remarks
In an open letter, Michael O’Leary attacks the Aer Lingus board for overseeing a significant fall in the company’s value.
# Air Travel
Boeing hands over its latest project: the luxury 787 'Dreamliner'
The first Boeing 787 – nicknamed the ‘Dreamliner’ – has been handed over to its new owner, around three years behind schedule.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter
The flag-carrier’s losses for the first half of 2011 are 46 per cent worse than last year, but there’s better news to come.
# Ryanair
Ryanair accused of charging passenger in cardiac arrest for sandwich
Ryanair said it acted in accordance with procedure in offering to divert the plane but the passenger’s family are not happy.
# United Airlines
United Airlines computer glitch leaves thousands stranded
The American airline blamed “a network connectivity issue” for the outage which left passengers stranded at airports across the US.
# Airlines
We're taking fewer economy flights... because they're getting more expensive
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.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus to attend talks aimed at averting new strikes
Talks at the Labour Relations Commission will try to avoid a rostering dispute that could see flights cancelled next week.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus may have to consider further job cuts
The airline says the continued weakness of the Irish economy means its profits won’t be as high as first expected.
LIVE
Shatter proposes Ireland opts into EU passenger data sharing agreement
Minister for Justice says any measure which gives gardaí an advantage in fight against terrorism and serious crime deserves out support.
LIVE
Ryanair repeats calls for DAA "monopoly" break-up
Traffic in Dublin Airport fell by 3.4 per cent in February, leading Ryanair to call for the end to DAA’s “failed monopoly”.
# 737s
American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets
The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus ends slump as profits hit €30m
The flag-carrying airline reports its first profit in several years, with pre-tax profits hitting €30.4m for 2010.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus dispute talks continue at LRC
Efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute over new rosters at the airline will resume today at the Labour Relations Commission as a further 20 flights are cancelled.
# Ryanair
Ryanair reports surprise €10m loss after snow cancellations
Higher fuel costs, industrial action and snow cancellations see Ryanair lose €10m in the three months to December 31.
# Up and Away
Airlines confident for strong 2011, but not as confident as they used to be
Most airlines expecting higher passenger volumes, but higher oil prices are taking their toll.
# China
Chinese pilots who faked CVs are back in the air
Inquiry found 200 pilots had falsified their flying experience.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus crew call off strike
Today’s planned work-to-rule cancelled as union considers LRC report.
# Ryanair
Ryanair safety review after child falls
Calls for Boeing to make changes to plane design.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus disappointed at proposed industrial action
# Ryanair
Dublin Airport to be renamed The Jedward?
Ryanair are offering a few choice names, as the government consider renaming the airport.
# Dublin Airport
DAA forced to drop Airport charges
No doubt Ryanair will be happy.
# France Strikes
Irish flights to France stopped by strikes
Flights cancelled as third air traffic strike get underway.
# Ryanair
Ryanair reprimanded for ads