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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Thursday 22 October, 2020

EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November

Cabinet agreed to align Ireland with the EU traffic light system.

# air-travel - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter

Michael O’Leary said the cuts to its bases had been “forced upon us by government mismanagement of EU air travel”.

# air-travel - Monday 12 October, 2020

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements

The updated list comes into effect from today.

# air-travel - Thursday 24 September, 2020

The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them

The new Green List will contain Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.

# air-travel - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

# air-travel - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

# air-travel - Monday 14 September, 2020

Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list

CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.

# air-travel - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

# air-travel - Friday 4 September, 2020

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

# air-travel - Monday 27 July, 2020

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020

Passenger numbers at the airline fell by 99% during its first three months of the year.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

# air-travel - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

# air-travel - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech

Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July

A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.

# air-travel - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

# air-travel - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

# air-travel - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds

Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.

# air-travel - Monday 18 May, 2020

Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year

The low-cost airline is preparing to lose €200 million in the first quarter as a result of Covid-19.

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers

A joint letter has called on the commission to temporarily change the law around airline refunds.

'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months

Yesterday, Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG revealed plans to make up to 12,000 workers at the airline redundant.

# air-travel - Friday 6 December, 2019

France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms

Irish passengers face flight disruptions as French workers continue industrial action.

# air-travel - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

# air-travel - Monday 1 October, 2018

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair

The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.

# air-travel - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'

Staff across mainland Europe will stage a stoppage on 28 September.

# air-travel - Monday 23 July, 2018

Ryanair issues warning about job losses amid ongoing pilot strike actions

The airline’s profits dipped by 20% in the first quarter of the year.

# air-travel - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.

# air-travel - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Ryanair flight from Dublin suffers in-flight depressurisation before being diverted

The flight to Zadar was diverted to Frankfurt.

# air-travel - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws

Ireland has to introduce new legislation to comply with an EU directive by May.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow

Carriers affected include Norwegian Air, Air France and Lufthansa.

# air-travel - Monday 18 September, 2017

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

Up to 50 flights a day will be cancelled over the next six weeks.

# air-travel - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# air-travel - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# air-travel - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Green Army on the move: How Irish fans can get to Lyon

We’ve tracked the best routes in and out of Lyon to help you quickly plan your route.

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Fancy taking off like Robbie Brady? Well here's your chance to WIN a European getaway

Win flights for two to any CityJet destination. CityJet – the official partner of the FAI.

# air-travel - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin

The dispute is over planned labour reforms.

# air-travel - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

This is how early you should book to get the cheapest flights*

According to Skyscanner, at least.

# air-travel - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty

From irascible passengers to airline water soup… All human life is here.

# air-travel - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Take a look inside the 10 busiest airports in Europe

It was a big year for air travel in the region.

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*

*But you’ll have to wait until next summer, soz.

# air-travel - Friday 17 April, 2015

'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'

A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.

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