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Air Travel

# air-travel - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world? Hello Kitty This post contains images

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?

Or is it all a bit too much?

# air-travel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink ‘bomb’ scare

A can with the word ‘bomb’ written on it was found on board the plane after it had taken off from Melbourne for Mauritius.

# air-travel - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

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.

# air-travel - Monday 14 May, 2012

From Business ETC Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down Alert

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down

Ryanair charges €60 per passenger if they haven’t checked in already – but the website will be offline for some time this weekend.

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU’s worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

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.

# air-travel - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

From Business ETC Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early 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.

# air-travel - Friday 4 May, 2012

Woman challenges airline after ‘too fat to fly’ incident

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

# air-travel - Monday 30 April, 2012

From Business ETC IAA reports increased profit for 2011 IAA

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

O’Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery

CEO of Ryanair says that “a serious right wing dictatorship for five years” would sort out Ireland’s economic problems.

# air-travel - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane’s emergency landing in Dublin [updated]

A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 April, 2012

From Business ETC Commercial traffic down at Ireland’s three major airports Airports

Commercial traffic down at Ireland’s three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

From The Score Uh-oh… London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow London2012

Uh-oh… London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 April, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.

# air-travel - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

From Business ETC Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row Air Travel

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row

Passenger figures at the airline dropped by 4 per cent in March compared to 2011.

# air-travel - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off

Eleven survivors were hospitalised with burns after the accident in Siberia.

# air-travel - Friday 30 March, 2012

Commission insists there’s no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims

Ryanair clamed that the European Commission had a ban on use of low-cost airlines but the EC has strongly denied this. In response Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused the Commission of “lying”.

# air-travel - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight

The JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Texas yesterday after the captain began shouting about bombs and was forced out of the cockpit.

# air-travel - Monday 12 March, 2012

€1.8m regulator’s office ‘investigated one complaint per day’ – Ryanair

Michael O’Leary demands that the Commission for Aviation Regulation explain why its staff are paid such a high average salary.

# air-travel - Friday 2 March, 2012

From Business ETC ‘No agreement’ on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand Aer Arann

‘No agreement’ on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

From Business ETC Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over ‘unauthorised selling’ of tickets 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.

# air-travel - Monday 13 February, 2012

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight carrying 175 holidaymakers to Tenerife experienced a technical fault shortly after takeoff.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

From The Daily Edge Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm Drones

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

In pictures: the Wright Brothers’ album of early flying machines Flying Machines This post contains images

In pictures: the Wright Brothers’ album of early flying machines

The brothers, their friends and their family took hundreds of images of their pioneering efforts in human flight.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

# air-travel - Saturday 4 February, 2012

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.

French airline workers to strike for four days

Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.

# air-travel - Monday 30 January, 2012

From Business ETC Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route Taking Off

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.

From Business ETC Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011 Ryanair

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011

Ryanair has raised its profit forecast following better than expected figures for the last quarter.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From Business ETC Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses 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.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?

A large solar flare earlier this week has caused the largest solar radiation storms to hit Earth since 2003. But what does that mean?

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board

The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

From Business ETC When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets? Timing

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?

New airline report shows you don’t have to book your seats months and months in advance to bag the best deal…

# air-travel - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test

The flight from Bristol to Cork was delayed for several hours on Thursday while a replacement pilot was found.

# air-travel - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.