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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Flights

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# Ryanair
Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets
The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.
# Airports
Traffic at Irish airports declined in January
The latest figures show that commercial flights were down most at Cork airport compared to January 2011.
# Drones
Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm
The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.
# Snow Day
Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather
Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight in London, prompting airlines to cancel some of their London services.
# spanair
Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses
An estimated 22,000 passengers were left in the lurch when Spanair announced a sudden shutdown on Friday.
# jet set shoes
Jet set shoes? AirBaltic get creative with footwear
Airline-themed footwear… how did we ever live without it?
# Knock airport
2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date
Passenger levels rose 11 per cent last year, but the airport says 2012 is expected to be ‘challenging’.
# Ryanair
Ryanair announces (another) new charge on passengers
The airline says it needs to cover its bill for a new EU law which aims to combat climate change – but a Fine Gael MEP has said that the charge is “a complete joke”.
# Ryanair
Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011
The airline had recently announced that traffic fell in November and December.
# Jobs
Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin
The airline will recruit staff for its first Dublin office and for Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.
# Flights
New flights to run between Dublin and Washington, DC
United Airlines will operate the flight, the first time this company has flown out of Ireland.
# Galway
47 staff cut at Galway Airport as Aer Arann suspends flights
Aer Arann made the surprise decision to suspend its flights at Galway Airport for the winter season from today, which means the majority of airport staff have to be cut.
# Qantas
Australian government intervenes in Qantas flight chaos
Tens of thousands of passengers have been left stranded after the airline grounded flights in a dispute with staff.
# Qantas
Strike action grounds entire Qantas fleet
Industrial action has prompted the airline to cancel all of its flights. Employees will be locked out from Monday. The dispute centres on pay and conditions.
# Air Traffic Charges
Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015
Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports are covered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s decision to cut air traffic control charges over the next four years.
# Frequent Flyers
British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers
Members of BA’s Executive Club will be offered a chance to buy a space in a course – teaching them how to survive a crash.
# Irene
"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly
Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.
# Spain
Spanish baggage handlers call off 24-hour strikes
Decision not to strike has averted air travel chaos for an estimated 2 million passengers.
# Ash Cloud
Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.
# Volcano
Chilean volcano disrupts New Zealand and Australian flights
Australian and New Zealand flights are the latest to be grounded as volcanic eruptions continue to disrupt air travel.
# Aer Lingus
Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night
Negotiations have failed to find a resolution to the dispute over rosters. Pilots are threatening to begin industrial action tomorrow.
# Ash Cloud
German airports reopen as ash cloud dissipates
Air traffic has resumed over Germany after the threat from volcanic ash forced airlines to cancel flights earlier today. Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority says there will be no impact on Irish airspace for at least the next 48 hours.
# Ash Cloud
Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting
The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.
# Ryanair
Ryanair’s test flight claims disputed by experts
The airline said that it safely flew a test plane through a ‘red zone’ for volcanic ash yesterday and incurred no damage – however experts have said the plane never entered a danger zone.
# Ryanair
Ryanair's Trapani flights diverted over Libyan assault
Military action in Libya has forced the closure of Trapani Airport in Sicily to all civilian traffic “for an indefinite period”.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus dispute talks continue at LRC
Efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute over new rosters at the airline will resume today at the Labour Relations Commission as a further 20 flights are cancelled.