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#Flights

# flights - Friday 2 June, 2017

New Cork to Zurich flight route opens today
# A Big Plus
# A Big Plus

New Cork to Zurich flight route opens today

Jun 2nd 2017, 2:28 PM 13,517 Views 23 Comments

The twice-weekly flights will operate until September, with a view to them being extended if the route is popular.

# flights - Monday 29 May, 2017

Transatlantic flight diverts to Shannon as man suffers heart attack
# Shannon
# Shannon

Transatlantic flight diverts to Shannon as man suffers heart attack

May 29th 2017, 3:45 PM 13,754 Views 3 Comments

A young girl also had a fit on the flight and required medical attention.

# flights - Saturday 27 May, 2017

British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after massive IT failure
# Computer Outage
# Computer Outage

British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after massive IT failure

May 27th 2017, 1:33 PM 32,371 Views 28 Comments

Some passengers have suggested that the outage was caused by a lightning strike.

# flights - Saturday 6 May, 2017

India plans to create a national 'no-fly list' of unruly passengers
# Altercations
# Altercations

India plans to create a national 'no-fly list' of unruly passengers

May 6th 2017, 8:15 PM 9,726 Views 7 Comments

The move comes after a lawmaker made headlines for repeatedly striking a steward on an Air India flight.

# flights - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia
# Doha Little Dance
# Doha Little Dance

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 AM 63,202 Views 73 Comments

It will also be Qatar Airways’ first Irish route.

# flights - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Banning laptops on flights was prompted by 'credible' reports of potential IS attacks
# US-bound
# US-bound

Banning laptops on flights was prompted by 'credible' reports of potential IS attacks

Mar 22nd 2017, 1:32 PM 9,620 Views 17 Comments

Affected airlines have until Saturday to implement the restrictions.

# flights - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Flights from Dublin Airport to US cancelled as Storm Stella hits the east coast
# East Coast
# East Coast

Flights from Dublin Airport to US cancelled as Storm Stella hits the east coast

Mar 14th 2017, 9:06 AM 20,967 Views 14 Comments

Thousands of flights have been cancelled and schools closed in the US, as the storm drops snow and sleet across the region.

# flights - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the US
# Flying High
# Flying High

Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the US

Mar 7th 2017, 6:13 AM 39,104 Views 54 Comments

The planes usually cost around $115 million each, but are being “dry leased” by IAG.

# flights - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Due to fly this week? Airlines are warning 1,000 flights could be cancelled
# Disruption
# Disruption

Due to fly this week? Airlines are warning 1,000 flights could be cancelled

Mar 5th 2017, 6:47 PM 46,371 Views 15 Comments

Flights overflying France are also affected.

# flights - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Here's why foreign airlines are queuing to set up operations in Ireland
# Transport
# Transport

Here's why foreign airlines are queuing to set up operations in Ireland

Feb 5th 2017, 8:45 AM 49,162 Views 39 Comments

Sweden’s SAS airline is the latest carrier to apply for an Irish air operators licence.

# flights - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights
# Snow
# Snow

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights

Jan 12th 2017, 6:37 PM 33,901 Views 22 Comments

Passengers have been advised to contact their airlines.

# flights - Friday 2 December, 2016

Transatlantic flights from Cork finally get the go-ahead
# Boston And New York
# Boston And New York

Transatlantic flights from Cork finally get the go-ahead

Dec 2nd 2016, 11:13 PM 20,780 Views 40 Comments

The US Department of Transportation has granted a permit to Norwegian Air International after several delays.

# flights - Monday 28 November, 2016

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route

Nov 28th 2016, 9:40 PM 17,789 Views 32 Comments

The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.

# flights - Friday 21 October, 2016

'Chemical incident' shuts down London City airport
# Evacuated
# Evacuated

'Chemical incident' shuts down London City airport

Oct 21st 2016, 6:34 PM 20,923 Views 32 Comments

London Fire Brigade said 500 members of the public and staff have been evacuated.

# flights - Sunday 18 September, 2016

US to supply Ireland with software to screen flight passenger data
# Passenger Lists
# Passenger Lists

US to supply Ireland with software to screen flight passenger data

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,583 Views 17 Comments

The software system will screen the passenger information of people arriving into Ireland.

# flights - Thursday 15 September, 2016

French strikes force Aer Lingus and Ryanair to cancel flights
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

French strikes force Aer Lingus and Ryanair to cancel flights

Sep 15th 2016, 10:00 AM 16,224 Views 42 Comments

French air traffic controllers are striking today and tomorrow.

# flights - Monday 12 September, 2016

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks
# Pre-clearance
# Pre-clearance

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks

Sep 12th 2016, 7:20 PM 16,717 Views 16 Comments

A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.

# flights - Friday 9 September, 2016

Now aviation officials are telling passengers not to turn on Samsung's new phone
# Grounded
# Grounded

Now aviation officials are telling passengers not to turn on Samsung's new phone

Sep 9th 2016, 11:33 AM 16,729 Views 12 Comments

As Samsung deals with an exploding battery problem, US aviation safety officials are telling Note 7 owners not to use them on flights.

# flights - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017
# Capital Deficit
# Capital Deficit

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017

Sep 1st 2016, 9:46 PM 46,957 Views 48 Comments

In total, Ryanair will fly 85 routes from Dublin, including two new flights to Palma and a new daily flight to Tenerife.

# flights - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Your crash course in... Norwegian Air's Irish problem
# Delayed
# Delayed

Your crash course in... Norwegian Air's Irish problem

Aug 28th 2016, 12:15 PM 35,996 Views 23 Comments

Why has this story been stuck at the departure gate for so long?

# flights - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

A new twice-daily flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been announced
# KLM
# KLM

A new twice-daily flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been announced

Jun 21st 2016, 1:14 PM 19,455 Views 47 Comments

And Tourism Ireland is very happy about the news.

# flights - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin

May 26th 2016, 7:20 AM 16,393 Views 47 Comments

The dispute is over planned labour reforms.

# flights - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Irish travellers hoping to avoid worst of major European flight disruption
# Grounded
# Grounded

Irish travellers hoping to avoid worst of major European flight disruption

Apr 27th 2016, 10:26 AM 29,173 Views 18 Comments

Air traffic staff in the country will be on strike today.

# flights - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Flying with Ryanair tomorrow? Your flight might have been cancelled
# Air Traffic Strike
# Air Traffic Strike

Flying with Ryanair tomorrow? Your flight might have been cancelled

Mar 30th 2016, 10:30 PM 65,768 Views 26 Comments

Several flights from Dublin to other locations in Europe have been affected.

# flights - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Flights cancelled as Europe freezes transport links with Brussels
# Terror Alert
# Terror Alert

Flights cancelled as Europe freezes transport links with Brussels

Mar 22nd 2016, 1:48 PM 33,984 Views 64 Comments

Airlines across Europe, including Aer Lingus and Ryanair, have cancelled flights.

# flights - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US
# Havana Nights
# Havana Nights

53 years after the infamous missile crisis, you can now finally fly to Cuba from the US

Feb 16th 2016, 10:04 PM 17,105 Views 28 Comments

The two nations have struck a deal allowing 110 daily flights after they formally restored diplomatic relations last July.

# flights - Monday 8 February, 2016

Men removed from planes in Dublin and Shannon after disturbances
# Public Order
# Public Order

Men removed from planes in Dublin and Shannon after disturbances

Feb 8th 2016, 7:33 AM 31,770 Views 25 Comments

One man was arrested and the other was detained under the Mental Health Act.

# flights - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

This is how early you should book to get the cheapest flights*
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

This is how early you should book to get the cheapest flights*

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:46 AM 63,598 Views 40 Comments

According to Skyscanner, at least.

# flights - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Flying to France? Check your flight hasn't been cancelled over strike
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Flying to France? Check your flight hasn't been cancelled over strike

Jan 26th 2016, 7:42 AM 13,135 Views 25 Comments

Passengers have been asked to check their flight status before going to the airport.

# flights - Monday 18 January, 2016

Dublin Airport considers another runway (again) as passenger numbers hit 25 million
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

Dublin Airport considers another runway (again) as passenger numbers hit 25 million

Jan 18th 2016, 2:05 PM 21,058 Views 105 Comments

An additional 3.3 million people used the airport in 2015.

# flights - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

One of Canada's biggest emigrant hotspots has a new direct flight from Dublin
# Coast To Coast
# Coast To Coast

One of Canada's biggest emigrant hotspots has a new direct flight from Dublin

Nov 25th 2015, 4:45 PM 27,042 Views 36 Comments

They direct flights will begin next summer.

# flights - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Two Air France flights to Paris diverted after 'bomb scare'
# Anonymous Threats
# Anonymous Threats

Two Air France flights to Paris diverted after 'bomb scare'

Nov 18th 2015, 7:28 AM 21,591 Views 12 Comments

The flights were en route from Los Angeles and Washington.

# flights - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Aer Lingus promises to treat you better when your flight is delayed
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

Aer Lingus promises to treat you better when your flight is delayed

Aug 19th 2015, 11:47 AM 11,531 Views 7 Comments

The UK’s aviation regulator had alleged the treatment of passengers by Aer Lingus, Jet2 and Wizz Air was in breach of consumer law.

# flights - Saturday 1 August, 2015

You might actually WANT to have a long layover in these airports
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

You might actually WANT to have a long layover in these airports

Aug 1st 2015, 6:00 PM 24,490 Views 18 Comments

A quick dip in a rooftop pool before the next flight? Don’t mind if we do…

# flights - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Ryanair wanted to offer free flights around Greece, but was turned down
# Keep Greece Flying
# Keep Greece Flying

Ryanair wanted to offer free flights around Greece, but was turned down

Jul 11th 2015, 1:50 PM 26,007 Views 34 Comments

The airline has launched a campaign to encourage tourism and travel in the embattled country.

# flights - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Ryanair had a cheap seats sale - but not everyone was impressed
# Fly Away
# Fly Away

Ryanair had a cheap seats sale - but not everyone was impressed

Jul 8th 2015, 8:21 AM 52,329 Views 52 Comments

Ouch.

# flights - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Cork Airport is getting a much needed pick-me-up
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Cork Airport is getting a much needed pick-me-up

Jul 1st 2015, 2:24 PM 22,955 Views 43 Comments

CityJet is offering new flights to and from London City Airport.

# flights - Monday 8 June, 2015

Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...
# Striiiiiike
# Striiiiiike

Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...

Jun 8th 2015, 8:46 AM 22,837 Views 12 Comments

There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.

# flights - Friday 5 June, 2015

Have you noticed more Americans about town? Aer Lingus transatlantic passengers are up
# IEARLAND
# IEARLAND

Have you noticed more Americans about town? Aer Lingus transatlantic passengers are up

Jun 5th 2015, 12:46 PM 9,769 Views 20 Comments

The line could get a lot longer at the Book of Kells.

# flights - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Heading to Spain on holiday? You might want to re-check your dates...
# Curses
# Curses

Heading to Spain on holiday? You might want to re-check your dates...

May 27th 2015, 10:04 PM 67,667 Views 30 Comments

… because there’s a Spanish Air Traffic Controllers’ strike on the way.