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# air-travel - Yesterday’s News

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# air-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From Business ETC ‘Hybrid wing’ plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane Pretty Fly

‘Hybrid wing’ plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# air-travel - Monday 7 January, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December

New traffic statistics for Aer Lingus show that the airline flew 734,000 passengers in December 2012.

# air-travel - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From Business ETC How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes Wi-high Club

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

# air-travel - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge ‘Passport please’: Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport Ryanair

‘Passport please’: Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport

But was he checking whether passengers’ bags fitted in the gauge?

# air-travel - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

There were increases in short and long haul passengers when compared to figures from last year.

# air-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert? Air Safety This post contains images

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

# air-travel - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dublin Airport passenger numbers for September up 7pc

More than 1.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin last month, an increase of 7 per cent on 2011.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Long-haul and regional services have seen decent growth, but the numbers taking short-haul flights with Aer Lingus have fallen.

# air-travel - Saturday 22 September, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement Airlines

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.

# air-travel - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From Business ETC Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures Ryanair

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From Business ETC Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair’s safety standards Air Travel

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair’s safety standards

An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.

# air-travel - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Aer Lingus cabin crew hospitalised after turbulence on flight from Milan

One member of the cabin crew sustained what is believed to be a broken ankle after the plane hit turbulence on its way to Dublin Airport last night.

# air-travel - Friday 31 August, 2012

Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice

Undelivered post thought to have come from an Air India plane crash in 1966.

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

F16s escort plane to Schiphol after ‘hijacking’ mix-up

Two F16s were scrambled to escort a flight to the ground after its pilot failed to make contact with the ground.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

15,000 US fans expected into Dublin Airport ahead of Notre Dame, Navy game

The sold-out game kicks off on Saturday at the Aviva.

# air-travel - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop – and flies back to Pakistan

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# air-travel - Monday 20 August, 2012

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often Air Travel This post contains images

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often

Visa Europe has been crunching the stats on travel bookings – and compiled this list of the ten most regular destinations.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 August, 2012

‘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.

# air-travel - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From Business ETC ‘Reject Ryanair offer’, Aer Lingus advises shareholders Airlines

‘Reject Ryanair offer’, Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m

Airline’s results for the first half of this year show increased passenger levels and total revenue.

# air-travel - Monday 30 July, 2012

From Business ETC Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad 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.

From Business ETC Ryanair’s quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs Ryanair

Ryanair’s quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline still expected to grow its traffic for the full year by 4 per cent.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

Do you enjoy being cut off from the world for the duration of the flight, or is flying just a necessary evil?

# air-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Could these be the airplane seats of the future? Air Lair Chair

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?

Stacking pods on a plane? If it means more legroom and your own armrest, why not?

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From Business ETC Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September 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.

Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares

The Taoiseach says the government hasn’t yet committed to selling its Aer Lingus take, and won’t be rushed.

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?

From Business ETC Aer Lingus tells shareholders to ‘take no action’ following Ryanair bid Air Wars

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to ‘take no action’ following Ryanair bid

Ryanair’s bid of €1.30 per share is well above the €0.94 they were worth yesterday – but Aer Lingus says not to act yet.

# air-travel - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From Business ETC Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall Flights

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# air-travel - Friday 8 June, 2012

20,000 Irish fans to travel from Dublin Airport for Euro 2012

Travelling to Poland this weekend? Here’s Dublin Airport’s tips to know before you set out…

# air-travel - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots’ working hours, committee hears

Safety risks for passengers travelling in Europe would be “unacceptably high” if proposals from a European agency were introduced, pilot representative groups told TDs and senators today.

# 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

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.