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#Airline

# airline - Monday 1 December, 2014

Flight delay of 50 hours ‘beyond the control’ of Ryanair

The airline has responded to an incident that occurred over the weekend to flights from Lanzarote to the UK.

# airline - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Malaysia Airlines forced to apologise for questionable tweet

The airline is struggling to deal with the loss of two passenger flights in 2014.

# airline - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice

A spokesperson for the company in charge of organising the tour said a different plane will be taking passengers to Medjugorje now.

# airline - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# airline - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the dog that works in an airport returning people’s lost property Sniffed Out

Meet the dog that works in an airport returning people’s lost property

Sherlock the beagle works for KLM, returning items in a special little backpack.

# airline - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Russia’s threatening to block its airspace – Irish airlines say it’s grand

If Russia did press ahead with a ban, it would have an impact on some European airlines, but this move would likely hurt Russia more than anyone.

# airline - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7% Fly Away

Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%

There was also a 22.3% increase in the number of transatlantic passengers, which stood at 148,000.

# airline - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair thinks its new friendly approach is working Up Up And Away

Ryanair thinks its new friendly approach is working

Passenger figures for last month show an increase of 4% compared to the same time last year.

# airline - Thursday 26 June, 2014

A US couple accidentally flew to Grenada instead of Granada…

The couple asked a member of the airline’s crew what was going on… “He said ‘Spain? What are you talking about?”

Missing MH370 was “highly, highly likely” on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed

Investigators said that autopilot would had to have been manually switched on – but it’s still not known when it began running on autopilot.

# airline - Friday 13 June, 2014

Flight MH370 families get $50,000 each in first compensation payouts‎

Full payment to the families, who can claim up to more than three times the amount of the initial payout, would be made later

# airline - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Both sides in Aer Lingus row accept Labour Court plan (…and holidaymakers breathe a sigh of relief)

Detailed negotiations between staff and management are expected to take place over the next few weeks.

# airline - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off Labour Court

Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off

One of the unions involved in Labour Court talks said today that progress had been made and so the two strike days have been deferred.

# airline - Monday 9 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet for Labour Court talks Dispute

Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet for Labour Court talks

The union and airline are engaged in a dispute that centres on rosters, which cabin crew want changed.

# airline - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike

The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.

# airline - Friday 30 May, 2014

Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike

Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.

# airline - Monday 19 May, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair profits stumble with 8 per cent fall – but that’s still ahead of target O'Leary

Ryanair profits stumble with 8 per cent fall – but that’s still ahead of target

The airline recorded a profit of €523 million, with a total revenue of €5 billion.

# airline - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ryanair want YOU to decide if they should change their on-time music Down With The Trumpets

Ryanair want YOU to decide if they should change their on-time music

Get on Twitter and right this wrong, once and for all.

# airline - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus sees 12 per cent traffic boost in April Flights

Aer Lingus sees 12 per cent traffic boost in April

The airline puts it down to a later Easter than normal and more long-haul flights.

# airline - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff

“I am not trying to create trouble or difficulty for your staff. We haven’t been trying to vent anger or hate your staff”.

# airline - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From Business ETC Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran – but not new planes Trade

Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran – but not new planes

This is the first time the US has issued a license of this kind since the 1979 embargo.

# airline - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website Jobswatch

Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website

The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.

# airline - Monday 31 March, 2014

“Goodnight…” New official account of last words from MH370 cockpit

The new official version of last words spoken from the cockpit is ‘more in keeping with the way a pilot might usually speak to air traffic control,’ according to one expert.

# airline - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Six Nations drove Aer Lingus Regional numbers to Cardiff up 33% Flying High

Six Nations drove Aer Lingus Regional numbers to Cardiff up 33%

The airline’s overall passenger numbers for last month have increased 13 per cent compared to the same time last year.

# airline - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Since 1948, 88 aircraft went missing without a trace – two off the Irish coast

Two RAF planes went missing off the coast of Ireland at Fastnet Rock in 1955.

# airline - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From Business ETC Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts High Times

Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts

The outfits will be worn by attendants on Skymark Airlines planes when it introduces its Airbus A330 flights on domestic routes.

# airline - Monday 24 February, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus says it could have done better last year but one thing hurt it Results

Aer Lingus says it could have done better last year but one thing hurt it

The airline made a profit of €61 million last year, which was in line with expectations.

# airline - Monday 17 February, 2014

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police

The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.

# airline - Monday 3 February, 2014

From Business ETC €35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers Allocated Seating

€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers

The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.

# airline - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This airline’s new in-flight safety video is a lesson in 80s nostalgia 80s Flashback

This airline’s new in-flight safety video is a lesson in 80s nostalgia

Watch out for Alf, Teddy Ruxpin, and lots of hairspray.

# airline - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

It’s a sell out: Ryanair says charity calendar raised €100,000

The airline says all 10,000 copies of the calendar featuring scantily-clad staff members have sold out.

# airline - Friday 6 December, 2013

Michael O’Leary takes customer service to a new level by checking boarding passes himself

Michael O’Leary gets his hands dirty and checks Ryanair passangers boarding passes at Terminal 1 today.

# airline - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From Business ETC Aer Lingus Regional creates 20 new jobs with Shannon expansion Airline

Aer Lingus Regional creates 20 new jobs with Shannon expansion

The airline said that the expansion was directly related to the abolition of the travel tax.

# airline - Friday 15 November, 2013

Finally! Ryanair overhauls its website to make it less ugly

The website has been the source of much angst for its customers over the years, but now it’s been updated to something a bit less blue and yellow.

Fianna Fáil says government needs to intervene in Lufthansa Technik closure

Today Lufthansa said it was considering closing its firm in Rathcoole.

From Business ETC Dublin-Newfoundland route to launch next summer Jetsetting

Dublin-Newfoundland route to launch next summer

The new service will operate from June to October from Dublin Airport.

Cabin crew base closure could be averted following 5am talks breakthrough

The proposals will be put to IMPACT’s cabin crew committee at lunchtime.

# airline - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger That's My Armrest

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger

Imagine you could change the size of your seat…

Good news: Ryanair announces 300 new jobs

The airline is introducing 9 new routes from Dublin from next year.

# airline - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

‘Some progress’ in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base

Discussions between union representatives and Aer Lingus management went on till around midnight last night.

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