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# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€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

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.

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.

# airline - Sunday 10 November, 2013

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# airline - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet with LRC over Shannon job losses

The commission said the meeting will centre solely around plans to close a cabin crew base in Shannon and not yesterday’s results of a ballot for industrial action.

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking

Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.

# airline - Monday 4 November, 2013

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action

The ballot by IMPACT includes strike action but the branch committee will now meet over the next few days to consider the appropriate course of action.

# airline - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Ryanair brings the Netherlands, Scotland and Lithuania to Knock

The budget airline said it hopes to announce further new route and traffic growth plans in the coming weeks.