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#Airlines

# airlines - Monday 30 March, 2015

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

# airlines - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Aer Lingus and Ryanair rules require two people in cockpit at all times

Meanwhile, Easyjet is changing its policy in the wake of this week’s Germanwings crash tragedy.

# airlines - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From Business ETC Ryanair is ringing the changes – but it will keep the ‘Sex Pistols attitude’ Anarchy In The Air

Ryanair is ringing the changes – but it will keep the ‘Sex Pistols attitude’

New uniforms, new planes, new menu – it’s all happening.

# airlines - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From Business ETC Two turbulent weeks cost Europe’s second-biggest airline a whopping €425 million Merde

Two turbulent weeks cost Europe’s second-biggest airline a whopping €425 million

Air France-KLM was hammered by last year’s pilot strike.

# airlines - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From Business ETC Ryanair is off the hook for millions in Irish air travel taxes Keepsies No Backsies

Ryanair is off the hook for millions in Irish air travel taxes

Low-cost airline: 1. European Commission: 0.

# airlines - Monday 2 February, 2015

From Business ETC Ryanair is basically running like a massive cash machine License To Print It

Ryanair is basically running like a massive cash machine

The airline has promised to pass on savings from cheap fuel to its customers through lower fares.

# airlines - Friday 30 January, 2015

Russian bomber airplanes flew past the west coast of Ireland

The planes did not enter Irish airspace but were in an area the Irish Aviation Authority has control over.

# airlines - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Fly to Australia for €200? Not with Ryanair you won’t

The low-cost airline is looking to provide connections for long-haul carriers, but won’t be flying long distance itself anytime soon…

# airlines - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From Business ETC Ryanair fined for bad customer service… How’s that ‘nice’ thing going for you Michael? Not So Nicely

Ryanair fined for bad customer service… How’s that ‘nice’ thing going for you Michael?

The airline – which has been going through a ‘nice-over’ – will appeal the Italian ruling.

# airlines - Monday 5 January, 2015

From Business ETC Michael O’Leary’s piece of Ryanair was worth half a BILLION today as shares hit a new high Flying High

# airlines - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Seven AirAsia bodies recovered – but the weather’s still hampering recovery

The flight crashed in the Java Sea earlier this week.

# airlines - Friday 5 December, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus’s CEO is going to be the new boss of Malaysia Airlines Christoph Mueller

Aer Lingus’s CEO is going to be the new boss of Malaysia Airlines

He previously occupied top positions at German flag carrier Lufthansa and the former Belgian carrier Sabena.

# airlines - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair should clock over 90m passengers this year. That means some tidy profits Nice Little Earner

Ryanair should clock over 90m passengers this year. That means some tidy profits

The company was worth over €13 billion on the share market today for the first time ever.

# airlines - 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.

# airlines - Friday 24 October, 2014

Ever accidentally bought travel insurance from Ryanair? Those days are over

The budget airline has changed how insurance information is presented on its website.

# airlines - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From Business ETC Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out We Are Not Amused

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

# airlines - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

# airlines - Sunday 5 October, 2014

# airlines - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From Business ETC Shannon Airport wins ‘Airport of the Year’ in European awards Winners

Shannon Airport wins ‘Airport of the Year’ in European awards

This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.

# airlines - Thursday 4 September, 2014

MH17 crash report on what brought down plane over Ukraine due next week

The highly-anticipated first report will be released by the Dutch Safety Board on Tuesday.

# airlines - Friday 29 August, 2014

# airlines - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Airline responds to customer complaint with worst apology letter ever Facepalm

# airlines - Friday 18 July, 2014

One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace

The area is now a no-fly zone after last night’s crash.

# airlines - Thursday 17 July, 2014

East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice

Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.

# airlines - Friday 4 July, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus growing strongly, but they’ve still carried less in 2014 than Ryanair did last month On The Up

Aer Lingus growing strongly, but they’ve still carried less in 2014 than Ryanair did last month

All in all, both airlines customer numbers are going in the right direction.

# airlines - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair’s No. 2 is stepping down, but they’ve got a replacement already lined up Leaving On A Jet Plane

Ryanair’s No. 2 is stepping down, but they’ve got a replacement already lined up

Current finance director Neil Sorahan is taking over from Howard Millar.

# airlines - Friday 27 June, 2014

‘Last opportunity’ to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.

# airlines - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia Airlines

Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia

Deal between debt-laden Italian airline and Etihad is subject to regulator approval.

France strike wreaks havoc on airline schedules as flights delayed for up to 5 hours

Ryanair has cancelled about 240 flights today.

# airlines - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Business ETC €780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

The plan may face problems being passed by Aer Lingus shareholders, however.

# airlines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

What’s the world’s most popular international airline?

The answer might surprise you.

# airlines - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today Let's Talk

Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today

The removal of discounted flight privileges will be raised at today’s meeting.

# airlines - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# airlines - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Pilot error ‘probable cause’ of fatal San Francisco crash

The airline had previously defended both pilots.

# airlines - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with ‘baseless speculation’

The founder of Storyful was critical of how broadcasters filled programmes with discussion and conspiracy theories in lieu of facts.

# airlines - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’ Thumbs Up

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# airlines - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair’s legal fees over strike injunction Legal Fees

SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair’s legal fees over strike injunction

Justice Gilligan placed a stay on the ruling subject to a full hearing on the issues around the strike.

# airlines - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Malaysia under fire over ‘chaotic’ search for missing jet

Malaysia’s Transport Minister said that the country will “never give up hope”.

# airlines - Monday 3 March, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair’s new marketing man: We want to make it better for customers Dmx Dublin

Ryanair’s new marketing man: We want to make it better for customers

Kenny Jacobs will tell DMX Dublin conference next week about plans to make the company a ‘digital leader’.

# airlines - Monday 10 February, 2014

From Business ETC Where’s Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently Building Bridges

Where’s Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

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