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#Airline

# airline - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Qatar issues apology after examinations of women passengers

Human rights activists describe such examinations conducted under duress as equivalent to sexual assault.

# airline - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue

Ryanair said in a statement that the claims made by ENAC are “factually incorrect”.

# airline - Friday 3 July, 2020

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June

Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.

# airline - Friday 3 April, 2020

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded

The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.

# airline - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

# airline - Monday 3 February, 2020

Boeing 767 makes emergency landing at Madrid airport after landing gear enters engine

The flight left Barajas airport in Madrid earlier today.

# airline - Monday 26 August, 2019

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes

The airline said it was a technical issue.

# airline - Monday 19 August, 2019

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike

Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.

# airline - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Norwegian Air to scrap its Ireland to North America flights from 15 September

The carrier is one of many airlines affected by the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet.

# airline - Friday 7 December, 2018

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

# airline - Monday 3 December, 2018

Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner

SIPTU is to contact Aer Lingus over roll-out of CCTV in staff areas due to missing stock.

# airline - Friday 2 November, 2018

Ryanair is allowing a 'grace period' before the new fee for 10kg cabin bags kicks in

Non-priority passengers will have to bring 10kg cabin bags on board.

# airline - Friday 21 September, 2018

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge

The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.

# airline - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill

Other passengers are now being allowed to disembark and are having their temperatures taken.

# airline - Friday 6 July, 2018

Ryanair accuses pilot union of having no mandate, demands strike be called off

Ryanair has had a troubled relationship with unions in the past, and only recently recognised unions.

# airline - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Co-pilot partly sucked out of plane as cockpit window breaks at 32,000 feet

The Sichuan Airlines plane carrying 128 people was diverted and made an emergency landing.

# airline - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'

Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.

# airline - Sunday 4 February, 2018

The UK's travel watchdog is to investigate if airlines are 'pro-actively splitting up groups'

In a survey of different airlines, groups travelling with Ryanair were more likely to be seated separately if they hadn’t paid for their seats.

# airline - Friday 19 January, 2018

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

# airline - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Ryanair strike to go ahead unless airline management meets with union

The dispute centres around employe conditions, with pilots asking that they be allowed to negotiate using unions, and Ryanair refusing to recognise unions.

# airline - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Italian union announces 4-hour strike of Ryanair pilots for 15 December

The Anpac union has called a strike of Ryanair pilots at bases across Italy on 15 December for four hours, from 1pm to 5pm.

# airline - Monday 4 December, 2017

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

# airline - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# airline - Friday 10 November, 2017

Plane forced into emergency landing at Belfast Airport due to faulty nose gear

The flight, which was heading to Inverness, officially declared an emergency at 12.36pm.

# airline - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ryanair tells pilots they will likely have to take all their annual leave in first three months of next year

The memo to staff comes following a tumultuous month at the airline.

# airline - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary

Dublin-based Captain Imelda Comer hand delivered the letter to Ryanair management yesterday.

# airline - Monday 2 October, 2017

Monarch Airlines ceases trading leaving 110,000 passengers stranded

The failure has been described as “the biggest ever UK airline failure”.

# airline - 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.

140 Ryanair pilots have left for a competitor in the last year

Ryanair plans to cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks.

# airline - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# airline - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Only one small bag to be permitted on board as Ryanair axes second free carry-on policy

Ryanair has increased check-in bag sizes from 15kg to 20kg.

# airline - Monday 31 July, 2017

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

The flight the passenger was due to fly on was delayed for hours.

# airline - Monday 10 July, 2017

Spanish airline ordered to stop making prospective employees take pregnancy tests

Iberia was fined €25,000 over the practice.

# airline - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Aer Lingus's CEO insists its controversial loyalty scheme is 'of value to the market'

Frequent flyer programme Aerclub has faced heavy criticism since it was launched last year.

Ryanair denies splitting up families on flights, but customers are not happy

Passengers are being charged extra to sit together, but the airline has denied changing its policy.

# airline - Saturday 1 July, 2017

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off

The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

# airline - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Dublin is getting a new air route to London

Flybe will run flights from Dublin to London Southend from 29 October.

# airline - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ryanair customers have been complaining about being seated rows apart on flights that aren't full

Passengers have reported being split up even though the flight they were travelling in was not full.

# airline - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'

David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.

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