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# flights - Friday 13 December, 2013

US debates lifting ban on in-flight calls

The US Department of Transport is currently deciding whether allowing calls on flights will annoy passengers.

# flights - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Michael O'Leary turned Santa because he had to

Ryanair customers feeling the love – because social media has the power to make or break the business.

# flights - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# flights - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue

Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# flights - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# flights - Friday 6 December, 2013

Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action

SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.

# flights - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

# flights - Saturday 30 November, 2013

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

Stopover in sight for those who once could hop on the 10,000-mile flight from Newark in New York to Changi in Singapore.

# flights - Friday 8 November, 2013

LRC talks between IMPACT cabin crew and Aer Lingus adjourned

The talks commenced this week after plans to close the cabin crew base at Shannon Airport were announced.

# flights - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# flights - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Aer Lingus Regional adds 50 extra UK flights including new route to Newcastle

The airline also announced the addition of 10,000 seats to London Southend due to increased popularity with the route.

# flights - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

6 of the best things to come from Newcastle

Whey aye, man.

# flights - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Flights cancelled due to threatened French strike

The strike action by air traffic controllers is expected to take place tomorrow.

# flights - Monday 7 October, 2013

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as typhoon hits China coast

At least two people were reported killed and more than 1,200 homes were destroyed.

# flights - Friday 4 October, 2013

Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise

More than 60,000 passengers travelled through the airport last month.

# flights - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing

The panel said a ban should remain on browsing the Internet and sending or receiving texts and emails while the plane is flying below 10,000 feet.

# flights - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day

It’s so hard to say goodbye…

# flights - Friday 6 September, 2013

'Record year' for transatlantic flights at Dublin Airport

The total passenger numbers at the airport are up this year by 6 per cent.

# flights - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Guide to Long Haul Flights Sponsored By Emirates

The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

# flights - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York

The plane carrying 150 people collapsed on landing at La Guardia airport.

# flights - Monday 15 July, 2013

Up and away: Fourth month of air traffic growth at Dublin Airport

Air traffic saw a growth of 3.9 per cent in June – but how many flights were there per day on average?

# flights - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

200 new jobs under Aer Lingus long haul expansion

Christoph Mueller, Chief Executive, Aer Lingus, said that the airline’s transatlantic business “goes from strength to strength”.

# flights - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Miss Mammy's dinners but can't afford a flight home? This new site can help... was set up so friends, family or people abroad can set up a ‘Flight Fund’ page in order to raise money to buy a ticket home.

# flights - Sunday 16 June, 2013

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

# flights - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Flights return to normal as air traffic controllers in France call off strike

Off on your holidays today? The good news is Aer Lingus and Ryanair are operating their full schedule today, but there could still be some delays.

# flights - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

French air traffic controllers call off third day of crippling strike

France and Germany have asked the EU to delay its ‘Single European Sky’ plans, ending the strike a day early.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair cancel more flights as protest spreads accross Europe

Workers in ten other countries are expected to stage protests today including work-to-rule action and public information campaigns.

# flights - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 5.3 per cent last month

The airline saw a 20 per cent increase in long haul passengers in May 2013 compared to last year.

# flights - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Aer Arann buys €144 million worth of aircraft and announces 50 jobs

The airline outlines a plan to double its annual passengers to over two million over the next five years.

# flights - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April

The airline blames the timing of the bank holiday weekend for a 2.5 per cent drop in passengers.

# flights - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.

# flights - Monday 22 April, 2013

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.

# flights - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

American Airlines grounds all flights because of tech glitch

Systems have now been fully restored but delays and cancellations are expected.

# flights - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years

However the total number of mishandled bags was 26.04 million, up from 25.8 million in 2011.

# flights - Monday 8 April, 2013

Research says transatlantic flights will be 'bumpier' by 2050

Why? More turbulence could be a symptom of climate change.

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport

In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.

# flights - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.

# flights - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon

The DAA said an Aer Lingus flight from Gatwick, an Aer Lingus Flight from Brussels and a Ryanair flight from Las Palmas were all diverted to Shannon.

# flights - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway

Last night’s flight to Dublin was delayed as a result.