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# airline - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Thirty children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin fly on the Santa Express Santa Claus This post contains images

Thirty children from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin fly on the Santa Express

The children were accompanied by Santa’s elves on the Santa Express and treated to a day of fun at his grotto and Adventure Island before flying back to Dublin.

# airline - Monday 12 November, 2012

Emirates flight turns back after mid-air explosion

No one was injured in the incident but passengers en route to Dubai reported seeing a bright orange flash and hearing a loud bang.

# airline - Friday 9 November, 2012

SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee

They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.

# airline - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent

Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.

# airline - Monday 5 November, 2012

Aer Arann announces termination of Waterford Airport service

The decision, effective from January, will see routes from Waterford to London Southend, London Luton and Manchester affected.

# airline - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm

Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

# airline - Friday 26 October, 2012

Ryanair offers planes and cabin crew as Aer Lingus strike looms

The budget airline, which owns 29.4 per cent of Aer Lingus, says it supports its rival in its stance on pensions schemes.

SIPTU officials meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

A spokesperson for SIPTU has said industrial action is now “inevitable” and could take place early next month.

# airline - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Stansted owner says it won't allow Ryanair to buy the airport

Ryanair had expressed interest in buying part of the airport – but now it has been excluded from the sale.

# airline - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

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

# airline - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New Ryanair app costs €3

Ryanair has created an easy way for you to manage your bookings, baggage and flight details all from your handheld device – but it’ll cost you.

# airline - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike

The crew were called on to strike again today by the Independent Flight Attendants Organisation. The dispute centres on a pay rise and the use of temporary cabin staff.

# airline - Friday 31 August, 2012

Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout

The eight hour strike follows a breakdown of talks between the airline and trade union UFO over pay increases and temporary staff.

# airline - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Commission to investigate Ryanair's Aer Lingus takeover bid

The European Commission said competition between the two airlines has increased since it prohibited Ryanair’s first takeover attempt in 2007.

# airline - Friday 24 August, 2012

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem

The airline has said that there is no mayday situation onboard. The plane dumped or burned off fuel over the Irish Sea before turning back.

# airline - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules

The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.

# airline - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

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

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# airline - Friday 17 August, 2012

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel

Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.

# airline - Thursday 16 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# airline - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to reject Ryanair offer

The airline says that the reasons for stopping the takeover on competition grounds on now “even stronger”.

# airline - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

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

# airline - Monday 21 May, 2012

Ryanair makes record profits of over €500 million

Average fares rose by 16 per cent and traffic increased by 5 per cent at the no-frills airline.

# airline - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Russian plane disappears during demonstration flight

Plane carrying 46 people has lost contact with air traffic controllers while flying in western Indonesia.

# airline - Friday 4 May, 2012

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport

The airline is to cease flights between the former Knock Airport and Birmingham from June.

# airline - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Aer Lingus Q1 loss down 38 per cent to €36m

Airline says its long-haul services performed strongly, but that short-haul route performance was weaker than expected.

# airline - Friday 2 March, 2012

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# airline - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# airline - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin

The airline will recruit staff for its first Dublin office and for Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.

# airline - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Emirates looking to hire Irish

The airline is flying in because it says it likes to employ people from countries with a strong tradition of hospitality.

# airline - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal

An appeals court in Barcelona has ruled that Ryanair is entitled to charge passengers €40 if they do not bring a boarding card.

# airline - Friday 1 July, 2011

End to rip-off flight fees in sight?

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has called for a ban on debit card surcharges by airline companies.

# airline - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam

Messages have been sent out targeting job hunters which look for a payment for a visa, which the email says it necessary to apply for a job at Ryanair.

# airline - Thursday 2 June, 2011

TALKS INVOLVING the pilots’ branch of the IMPACT trade union (IALPA) and Aer Lingus which began at the Labour Relations Commission today have adjourned for the night. The talks are set to resume tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm. IALPA said in a statement this evening that some progress was made today, but did not provide further details. The talks are aimed at preventing threatened industrial action by the airline’s pilots next week, potentially causing major disruptions for passengers. The dispute centres on staff rosters.

# airline - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge It could be you, says Ryanair... Scratch That

It could be you, says Ryanair...

… Or could it? The airline is claiming a printing error means there are more cars to be won than usual in its scratchcards. Now isn’t that a lucky break…

# airline - Thursday 31 March, 2011

RYANAIR HAS “ANNOUNCED” that it will introduce ‘child-free’ flights from October. In what is most likely an early April Fool’s prank (the statement is dated as April 1) the airline says it was influenced by a pan-European survey of 1,000 passengers – half of those surveyed said they would pay higher fares to avoid having to sit in an enclosed space with other people’s children.

What is definitely true is that Ryanair is to add a €2 levy on to every passenger who book a flight from next Monday. The levy is to cover costs incurred by Ryanair when they are compensating people who have had their flights delayed or cancelled in ‘force majeure’ conditions like last year’s severe snow and ice and the volcanic ash crisis.

# airline - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Ryanair puts €2 levy on all passengers from Monday

Airline says passengers will have to pay for costs of compensation the company is legally obliged to pay under EU law in case of flight cancellations and delays.

# airline - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Aer Lingus CEO earned €1.32m last year

Christopher Mueller recieved €1.32 million in salary and benefits last year – €483,000 of which was paid in performance-related bonuses.