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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# Flights
Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions
Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.
# Flights
Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June
Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.
# Passports ready
Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July
A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.
# 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.
# Survey
Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds
Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.
# social distancing
Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight
Photos seemed to show little evidence of social distancing on a flight from Belfast to London.
# social distancing
'An idiotic idea': Michael O'Leary says Ryanair won't return to flying if middle seats must be left empty
The Ryanair Executive laid out plans for the airline’s recovery including plans to run 40% of flights in July.
# Coronavirus
Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded
The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.
# travel restrictions
Emirates to cancel most passenger flights from Wednesday amid coronavirus pandemic
The company will also reduce salaries for the majority of its employees for three months but said it will not cut jobs.
# Drastic Action
Closed borders and flight bans: Countries are taking extraordinary measures to tackle Covid-19
Countries are closing borders, banning foreigners and taking unprecedented steps to try to deal with Covid-19.
# 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.
# Flights
Ryanair reduces flights to Spain after country imposes lockdown to tackle coronavirus
Spain is the worst-hit country in Europe after Italy.
# Courts
Dutchman who caused 'pandemonium' with hoax Covid-19 claim on Amsterdam-Dublin flight jailed
Cabin crew began crying and passengers overheard and it caused upset, disruption and inconvenience.
# Cancellations
Ryanair to cut 25% of Italian short-haul flights for three-week period in response to Covid-19
The cancellations will occur between Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 8 April.
Canary Islands airports reopen after sandstorm closures
A number of Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights were cancelled over the weekend.
# Disruption
'Utter chaos': Technical issues at Heathrow Airport cause cancellations and delays
Some flights to and from Dublin Airport have been affected.
# Status orange
Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.
# Travel Expenses
Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months
The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.
# Ryanair
Ryanair announces new routes from Dublin and Cork
These new routes will bring Ryanair’s total routes from Ireland to 160.
# tourism and transport
What went wrong with Norwegian Air's transatlantic dream?
The scrappy Scandi carrier had a bumpy ride in Ireland before the Boeing 737 Max grounding.
# Flights
Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident
All passengers and crew have disembarked the plane safely.
# discontinued
Norwegian Air to scrap its Ireland to North America flights from 15 September
The carrier is one of many airlines affected by the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet.
# London
Dozens of British Airways flights cancelled after IT failure
More than 200 other flights have been delayed as a result of the issue.
# grounded
Aer Lingus customers sleep overnight at Lisbon Airport due to cancelled flight
The flight is not expected to depart until 7.50pm this evening.
# tourism and transport
Ryanair is suing third-party flight booker and Cologne airport
The airline has a long-standing policy of clamping down on sites that re-sell its fares.
# pets
Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'
The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.
# long haul
Calls for direct flights between Ireland and India
Ireland is home to 45,000 people from India.
# wow air
Aer Lingus will offer special rescue fares to passengers affected by WOW Air collapse
The budget airline had advised passengers to check available flights with all other airlines.
# norwegian
Norwegian to operate Dreamliner from Dublin following suspension of Boeing 737 MAX
The Boeing 737 MAX fleet was suspended from European airspace yesterday.
# Skeyes
No flights to or from Belgium due to strike; some Dublin flights cancelled
At least eight flights between Dublin and Belgium have been cancelled today as a result of the strike action.
# standstill
British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick
Two drones were first seen flying over the Gatwick Airport airfield at around 9pm yesterday evening.
# 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.
# ground control
Knock-on delays at Dublin Airport after radar system fault
Flights going in and out of Dublin Airport were suspended for approximately an hour.
# grounded
Ryanair website and app will be down from 5pm on Wednesday
You won’t be able to check in online or make new bookings for a 12-hour period from 5pm this Wednesday.
# 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.
# Ryanair
Ryanair to charge passengers between €6 and €10 for carry on luggage
New updated rules come into effect in November.
# no signature
Ryanair apologises after compensation cheques bounce
The cheques were sent to customers whose flights were delayed or cancelled.
# well connected
Dublin Airport opens €16 million transfer facility for connecting passengers
The number of connecting passengers at Dublin Airport is up 17% this year.
# grounded
Was your flight cancelled? Here are your rights
Over 1,000 Ryanair flights were cancelled across Europe today.