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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

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# Drugs
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.
# Air Travel
Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante
The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.
# diverted flights
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.
# Aviation
Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway
Last night’s flight to Dublin was delayed as a result.
15% more people from Northern Ireland used Dublin Airport in 2012
The number of Northern Ireland-based passengers using Dublin Airport has almost doubled since 2010.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year
Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.
# upright position
This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…
…But is it fair to use it?
# Cancelled
Transatlantic flights affected by storm on US east coast
The airline said that people due to depart Boston or New York today or tomorrow can rebook their flights on certain dates at no extra charge.
# Flights
Irish pilots 'fear air crash' due to fatigue
The Irish Airline Pilots Association said that it was concerned that the European Aviation Safety Authority was not using certain scientific recommendations on its proposed EU Flight Time Limitations.
# Tourism
Trips to Ireland up 5 per cent in last quarter of 2012
Trips by residents coming from North America increased by 14.2 per cent to 201,300 while visits from Britain fell.
# Germany
Flights cancelled as German airport staff strike
Today marks the second day of the strike at two German airports.
# Weather
Travel warning as flights affected by bad weather around Europe
Bad weather around Europe has led to airlines cancelling a number of flights today.
# Snow
More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice
Hundreds of stranded passengers slept at Heathrow Airport overnight after almost 400 flights were cancelled yesterday.
# Ryanair
Ryanair announces new bases in Morocco
The bases will offer 11 new routes and create up to 2,500 jobs in Morocco.
# Air Traffic
IAA: 2013 another "tough year" for Irish aviation industry
However, Irish air traffic has returned to ‘modest growth’ in 2012, and there are signs that a more consistent growth will emerge, said the Irish Aviation Authority.
# flightplan
Have boots, will travel: 6 sporting trips to take in 2013
We mark your sporting calendar and give you a couple of resolutions you may actually enjoy.
# Flights
Flights in Irish airspace increase in October
What was the busiest day for flights last month?
# Shannon
New Philadelphia - Shannon air route welcomed
US Airways has announced that the new route will commence on 23 May next year.
# superstorm
Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm
Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
# Japan
Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
A 29-year-old man was swept away by high waves when Jelawat hit Okinawa and was later confirmed dead, while at least 140 people were injured.
# no kids
Airline launches child-free zone on flights
Only those over the age of 12 may sit in first seven rows on AirAsia X planes from next February.
# give us a lend
One Direction have made €124m. How many bottles of Clearasil will that buy?
What else could they spend all that cash on?
# Ryanair
Ryanair sees record August passenger numbers
8.9 million passengers travelled with Ryanair in August, with 25 million using the airline company over the summer months
# Flights
Increase in Irish air traffic last month
According to the IAA, there was an average of 1,590 daily flights during August 2012. But what was the busiest day?
# Strike
Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike
The crew were called on to strike again today by the Independent Flight Attendants Organisation. The dispute centres on a pay rise and the use of temporary cabin staff.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Flights
British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights
Service in winter 2012 will see a new 6.25am flight for the really eager flier…
# celebrations
5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas
Leaving Certificate students have worked hard, now where are they going to play hard? Here are some less than ordinary sixth year holiday destinations.
# Flying
'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent
While overall level of complaints fell in 2011, the Commission for Aviation Regulation says number coming under its responsibility grew.
# two by two
Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster
“We want two people to walk through the door,” says Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer.
# Airlines
'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.
# London 2012
Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class
The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.
# Rome
Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.
# Flights
Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.
# Ryanair
Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend.
Mixed messages from Ryanair: Their spokesperson said this week no exceptions would be made; email to customers said airport check-in fee would be waived.
# Ryanair
Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this…
The airline’s website will be inaccessible for an extended period of time over the weekend – meaning passengers may have to check-in online earlier than planned.
# Flying
International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon
IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.
# don't fly with us
BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport
The airline is to cease flights between the former Knock Airport and Birmingham from June.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Q1 loss down 38 per cent to €36m
Airline says its long-haul services performed strongly, but that short-haul route performance was weaker than expected.