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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Monday 7 January, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December

Jan 7th 2013, 9:57 AM 2,428 Views 13 Comments

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

# air-travel - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 13,172 Views 22 Comments

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport
# Ryanair
From The Daily Edge
# Ryanair

'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport

Nov 13th 2012, 8:35 AM 34,734 Views 77 Comments

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

Nov 6th 2012, 8:22 AM 2,324 Views 16 Comments

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
# Air Safety

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Oct 14th 2012, 9:47 AM 27,110 Views 43 Comments

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
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport passenger numbers for September up 7pc

Oct 8th 2012, 6:27 PM 3,726 Views 25 Comments

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

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Oct 4th 2012, 10:36 AM 3,010 Views 23 Comments

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

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement
# Airlines
# Airlines

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:28 PM 10,737 Views 16 Comments

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

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Sep 20th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,872 Views 33 Comments

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Sep 18th 2012, 5:19 PM 10,301 Views 40 Comments

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
# Flight Incident
# Flight Incident

Aer Lingus cabin crew hospitalised after turbulence on flight from Milan

Sep 8th 2012, 12:26 PM 21,901 Views 34 Comments

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
# Mailbag
# Mailbag

Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice

Aug 31st 2012, 1:56 PM 8,028 Views 7 Comments

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
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

F16s escort plane to Schiphol after 'hijacking' mix-up

Aug 29th 2012, 1:46 PM 8,225 Views 23 Comments

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
# Visitors
# Visitors

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

Aug 28th 2012, 5:37 PM 12,019 Views 53 Comments

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

# air-travel - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,779 Views 4 Comments

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
# Sleepy
# Sleepy

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

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:50 PM 12,778 Views 25 Comments

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
# Air Travel

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often

Aug 20th 2012, 1:00 PM 14,865 Views 13 Comments

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
# Flying
# Flying

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:14 AM 2,590 Views 4 Comments

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

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
# Airlines
# Airlines

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Jul 31st 2012, 8:26 AM 3,123 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 31st 2012, 8:08 AM 2,117 Views 18 Comments

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

# air-travel - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Jul 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,825 Views 25 Comments

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs

Jul 30th 2012, 7:37 AM 2,935 Views 36 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 4:49 PM 4,854 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

Jul 5th 2012, 10:29 AM 8,731 Views 79 Comments

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

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

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?

Jun 24th 2012, 7:30 PM 26,775 Views 49 Comments

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

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
# Rome
# Rome

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Jun 20th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,566 Views 7 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 20th 2012, 11:53 AM 2,436 Views 30 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

Jun 20th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,788 Views 151 Comments

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

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to 'take no action' following Ryanair bid
# Air Wars
# Air Wars

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to 'take no action' following Ryanair bid

Jun 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,200 Views 10 Comments

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

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
# Flights
# Flights

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Jun 12th 2012, 4:19 PM 3,571 Views 10 Comments

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
# Green Army
# Green Army

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

Jun 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,603 Views 27 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

Jun 5th 2012, 4:07 PM 2,579 Views 6 Comments

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

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?
# Hello Kitty
From The Daily Edge
# Hello Kitty

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

May 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 10,888 Views 10 Comments

Or is it all a bit too much?

# air-travel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare

May 23rd 2012, 5:04 PM 5,815 Views 13 Comments

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.
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend.

May 18th 2012, 5:54 PM 10,209 Views 69 Comments

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…
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this…

May 18th 2012, 1:35 PM 9,107 Views 63 Comments

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
# Alert
# Alert

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

May 14th 2012, 4:53 PM 21,250 Views 65 Comments

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
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

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

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,318 Views 7 Comments

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
# Flying
# Flying

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

May 14th 2012, 1:09 PM 1,664 Views 7 Comments

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

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early
# Airlines
# Airlines

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early

May 8th 2012, 1:36 PM 13,938 Views 23 Comments

The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.