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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -2°C

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2022
# on a jetplane
Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway
The new North Runway is 3.1 kilometres in length and is located 1.69km north of the current main runway at the airport.
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Michael O'Leary hits out at 'unprecedented handling delays' amid Ryanair summer recovery
The airline hit profits of €170 million for the three months to June.
Approval granted for Waterford Airport's €12m runway extension
Business groups hope the extension will help attract commercial carriers for the airport.
All time
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CMO says travel home to spend time with family for Christmas is considered 'non-essential'
Earlier the Tánasite told the Dáil that it is “too soon” for people to book flights home to spend Christmas in Ireland.
# Interstellar Technologies
Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off
No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.
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The co founder of Skype is backing a company building mini electric planes that take off vertically
You could fly to London in an hour.
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Dublin is getting a new bus route to the airport
Like the 747 route, the bus will cost €6 for a one-way ticket.
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Cork Airport is getting a couple of new routes
You can now get to Southampton and Leeds Bradford more easily.
# Christmas Day
Malaysia Airlines investigates 'mix-up' that sent plane flying in wrong direction
“The safety of both passengers and crew were never compromised at any time,” the airline said.
# Cork Airport
Terrifying video shows landing aborted at the last minute
The plane was seen attempting the landing in Cork Airport yesterday.
# up up and away
Here's how to fly like a pro
Some good advice here.
# grab your sick bags
Locked, upright position: The Dreamliner's near-vertical takeoff is amazing (and terrifying)
Wouldn’t fancy that with the nerves a little tender.
# ready for take-off
VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal
Meanwhile, IAG CEO Willie Walsh is jetting in to ease union concerns.
Bare chests, grappling and goals: The best images from the weekend's championship
Here’s how the first big Championship weekend looked.
# Waiting Game
Ryanair passengers texted about 10.30pm take-off... while they're onboard at 5pm
The plane made two attempts at landing in Nice.
# paperless planes
Here's why Ryanair pilots will be using iPads on their planes...
No, it’s not for cockpit selfies.
# Crash
Small plane crashes at Kansas airport during take off
One person is reported to be in a critical condition.
# Fail
Paraglider takeoff goes horribly, horribly wrong
Wait for it…
# Flights
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.