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#Flights

# flights - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Zelenskyy calls on Russians to resist mobilisation as major prisoner swap takes place
# Prisoner Swap
# Prisoner Swap

Zelenskyy calls on Russians to resist mobilisation as major prisoner swap takes place

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 10:05 PM 30,890 Views 7 Comments
  • The high-profile prisoner swap saw 215 Ukrainian and foreign fighters exchanged — 200 of them for a single person, an ally of Putin.
  • Ministers in Germany today signalled that the country is ready to take in Russian deserters.
  • Flights out of Russia to neighbouring countries are now nearly entirely booked and prices have skyrocketed.

# flights - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession
# London
# London

Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession

Sep 14th 2022, 11:28 AM 21,765 Views 54 Comments

More flights are expected to be axed during the queen’s funeral on Monday.

# flights - Sunday 11 September, 2022

Aer Lingus 'planning for normal operations' today, affected customers can apply for refunds
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Aer Lingus 'planning for normal operations' today, affected customers can apply for refunds

Updated Sep 11th 2022, 12:40 PM 23,516 Views 20 Comments

The airline cancelled over 50 flights at Dublin Airport yesterday.

# flights - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Aer Lingus says Sunday will 'operate as normal' after cancelling 51 flights due to IT error
# Delays
# Delays

Aer Lingus says Sunday will 'operate as normal' after cancelling 51 flights due to IT error

Updated Sep 10th 2022, 9:00 PM 141,344 Views 98 Comments

Thousands of people have been queuing inside and outside Dublin Airport today due to long delays.

# flights - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Aer Lingus cancels 12 flights to and from Dublin today over 'spike' in Covid-19 cases
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Aer Lingus cancels 12 flights to and from Dublin today over 'spike' in Covid-19 cases

Jun 29th 2022, 5:30 PM 48,990 Views 20 Comments

The flights were bound for destinations in Scotland, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

# flights - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Ryanair announce seven new routes as part of winter schedule
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announce seven new routes as part of winter schedule

Jun 7th 2022, 10:10 PM 79,382 Views 25 Comments

Shannon Airport also announced that it will begin a twice weekly flight to Paris from September.

# flights - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

The Explainer: What’s causing the chaos at Dublin Airport?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s causing the chaos at Dublin Airport?

Jun 1st 2022, 6:30 PM 4,495 Views 2 Comments

Listen to hear travel editor Eoghan Corry explain what’s been causing the recent chaos.

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'
# Buy Or Lease
# Buy Or Lease

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'

Jun 1st 2022, 1:15 PM 18,313 Views 65 Comments

The Air Corps Learjet was purchased in 2004.

# flights - Monday 30 May, 2022

'Strong rebound' in international travel as over 1.4 million people arrive in Ireland in April
# Arrivals And Departures
# Arrivals And Departures

'Strong rebound' in international travel as over 1.4 million people arrive in Ireland in April

May 30th 2022, 6:09 PM 13,451 Views 21 Comments

A majority of the passengers travelled to Ireland by air, 1,377,100, while just 99,500 came by sea.

# flights - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Ryanair complains to European Commission over Polish decision to reduce flights in capital
# Flying Off
# Flying Off

Ryanair complains to European Commission over Polish decision to reduce flights in capital

Apr 26th 2022, 6:40 PM 21,512 Views 11 Comments

Up to 80% of air traffic controllers in the Warsaw region have threatened to walk out due to a conflict over wages and safety.

# flights - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators
# Invasion
# Invasion

Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators

Feb 24th 2022, 9:21 AM 17,105 Views 14 Comments

A number of the country’s airports have reportedly come under attack in the past few hours.

# flights - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Thousands of flights cancelled as powerful storm slams into eastern US
# Bomb Cyclone
# Bomb Cyclone

Thousands of flights cancelled as powerful storm slams into eastern US

Updated Jan 29th 2022, 3:20 PM 49,061 Views 12 Comments

With blizzard warnings in effect, cities like New York and Boston bore the brunt of the storm.

# flights - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
# Ghost Flights
# Ghost Flights

Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 32,140 Views 10 Comments

Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.

# flights - Monday 27 December, 2021

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges

Dec 27th 2021, 7:32 PM 47,963 Views 11 Comments

The Irish airline is liaising directly with affected customers.

# flights - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Canary Island's La Palma airport shuts again due to ashfall from volcano
# Volcano
# Volcano

Canary Island's La Palma airport shuts again due to ashfall from volcano

Oct 7th 2021, 2:43 PM 8,444 Views 0 Comments

The volcano has been erupting for almost three weeks.

# flights - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 9:29 PM 35,697 Views 50 Comments

The airline said there will no pay rises for cabin crew members until 2025 at the earliest.

# flights - Thursday 9 September, 2021

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,237 Views 13 Comments

It represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the US and the new Taliban leaders.

# flights - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Ryanair says it will not accept boarding passes issued by Kiwi.com
# Flights
# Flights

Ryanair says it will not accept boarding passes issued by Kiwi.com

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 7:02 PM 119,994 Views 54 Comments

Customers have been told to avoid booking flights via third party agents.

# flights - Sunday 18 July, 2021

10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel
# Flights
# Flights

10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel

Jul 18th 2021, 4:42 PM 36,397 Views 65 Comments

Advice against travelling overseas for non-essential reasons is to end tomorrow with the rollout of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

# flights - Sunday 27 June, 2021

'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse
# Grounded
# Grounded

'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse

Jun 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 37,301 Views 32 Comments

Many pilots have been laid off due to a lack of international travel during the pandemic.

# flights - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Stobart Air collapse: Staff 'devastated' after trading ceases with Aer Lingus regional flights cancelled
# Stobart Air
# Stobart Air

Stobart Air collapse: Staff 'devastated' after trading ceases with Aer Lingus regional flights cancelled

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 12:15 PM 130,792 Views 114 Comments
  • Aer Lingus is now communicating to customers to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.
  • Trade union Fórsa called on the Government to “wake up to the ongoing crisis in Irish aviation”.
  • All 480 airline staff have been informed of the decision.

# flights - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus

May 27th 2021, 6:28 PM 8,525 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Ryan told the International Transport Forum (ITF) that a thorough investigation into the incident is needed.

# flights - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?

May 19th 2021, 10:34 AM 56,999 Views 119 Comments

The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.

# flights - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
# Travel
# Travel

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

May 15th 2021, 11:40 AM 54,253 Views 39 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

# flights - Friday 14 May, 2021

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

May 14th 2021, 11:11 AM 43,013 Views 87 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

# flights - Monday 22 February, 2021

Boeing calls for grounding of some 777s and UK bans them from its airspace after Denver engine fire
# Flights
# Flights

Boeing calls for grounding of some 777s and UK bans them from its airspace after Denver engine fire

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 2:32 PM 24,869 Views 29 Comments

The order follows the failure of a Boeing 777 over Denver on Saturday.

# flights - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week

Jan 19th 2021, 12:46 PM 13,486 Views 42 Comments

The 737 Max returned to the skies in the United States last month.

# flights - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January

Jan 7th 2021, 1:59 PM 22,602 Views 23 Comments

The airline expects to carry under 1.25 million passengers this month.

# flights - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Boeing 737 MAX returns to US skies for first time in almost two years with American Airlines flight
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Boeing 737 MAX returns to US skies for first time in almost two years with American Airlines flight

Dec 29th 2020, 5:25 PM 17,289 Views 27 Comments

The return comes after the Federal Aviation Administration in late November cleared the jet to fly again.

# flights - Monday 21 December, 2020

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
# New Strain
# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,954 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

# flights - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland

Dec 20th 2020, 6:38 PM 81,928 Views 30 Comments

New restrictions will come into effect at midnight and will remain in place for an initial period of 48 hours before being reviewed.

# flights - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Union calls for government assistance for workers after Ryanair regional flight suspension
# Travel
# Travel

Union calls for government assistance for workers after Ryanair regional flight suspension

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:29 PM 55,817 Views 47 Comments

Ryanair will halt all flights from Irish regional airports between 14 November and 12 December.

# flights - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister
# EU
# EU

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister

Oct 4th 2020, 2:28 PM 33,010 Views 21 Comments

Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.

# flights - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ryanair tells staff it may close Cork and Shannon bases this winter due to government restrictions
# Flights
# Flights

Ryanair tells staff it may close Cork and Shannon bases this winter due to government restrictions

Sep 8th 2020, 9:17 PM 22,610 Views 77 Comments

CEO Eddie Wilson wrote a memo to Ryanair crew at the two airports today.

# flights - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic
# Travel
# Travel

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic

Sep 6th 2020, 3:24 PM 51,026 Views 94 Comments

Toll booths would be installed as part of the new system, with a free option available in one of the long-term car parks.

# flights - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions
# Flights
# Flights

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Aug 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 20,532 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

# flights - Friday 3 July, 2020

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June
# Flights
# Flights

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June

Jul 3rd 2020, 9:06 AM 27,243 Views 41 Comments

Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.

# flights - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July
# Passports Ready
# Passports Ready

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July

Jun 23rd 2020, 4:27 PM 39,914 Views 81 Comments

A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.

# flights - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread

Jun 17th 2020, 9:11 AM 16,996 Views 20 Comments

The Chinese capital has enacted a number of measures to limit travel in and out of the city.

# flights - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly
# Travel
# Travel

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Jun 16th 2020, 8:40 AM 8,381 Views 19 Comments

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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