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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.
# Taking Flight
21 white-tailed eagle chicks released into the wild in Munster
It’s hoped the chicks will bolster the existing white-tailed eagle population in Ireland.
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One of Ryanair's top executives has just stepped down (but it's not MOL)
Chief operations officer Michael Hickey is to leave the airline this month.
# Up In The Air
11 things that could only happen on Irish flights
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# playing by the rules
The UK's Vote Leave campaign isn't happy with Ryanair
A complaint about the airline has been made to the Electoral Commission.
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Ryanair has just announced MASSIVE full year profits
The company reported €1.24 billion in profits at the end of March.
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200 new jobs in ground handling on the way at Dublin Airport
Separately, a healthcare company has announced 200 jobs in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary.
# Career Take Off
Ever wanted to fly an Aer Lingus plane? Now's your chance
It won’t cost you a penny, either.
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A billion-dollar travel giant has paid a cool €55 million for one Dublin tech firm
After 10 years, the founders of Mobile Travel Technologies will share in a big payday.
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Cork Airport is getting a much needed pick-me-up
CityJet is offering new flights to and from London City Airport.
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How many flights come in and out of Dublin every day?
Lots. Lots and lots.
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Heineken Cup drives record month for Aer Lingus
Traffic to the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff was a major driver for the short-hop specialist in May.
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Good news for aviation and manufacturing start-ups
The government is offering half a million euro in funding.
# Come Fly With Me
Summer holidays give boost to Aer Lingus passenger figures
Passenger figures at Aer Lingus have increased by almost 3 per cent compared to this time last year.
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Ryanair says it's probably going to make a €600 million profit this year
Ryanair’s profits dropped by 21 per cent in the first three months of this year – but the airline said
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US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers
An eight per cent rise in passengers is Shannon Airport’s first increase in five years.
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Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May
The budget airline says it carried 5 per cent more passengers in May 2013 than in 2012, leading to an annual increase.
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Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes
The airline has signed an agreement to order 175 new Boeing 737-800 planes which will be delivered over five years.
# Airlines
Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early
The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.
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'No plans' to dispose of government jet - which last government said it would scrap
Alan Shatter says there are no plans to get rid of the Gulfstream jet – which Tony Killeen said was to be phased out.
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Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.
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Ryanair's new baggage regime means €135 charge for some bags
Ryanair raises baggage fees during the summer months – and will now charge up to €135 for some bags not booked in advance.