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# airlines - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# airlines - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair's legal fees over strike injunction

Justice Gilligan placed a stay on the ruling subject to a full hearing on the issues around the strike.

# airlines - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Malaysia under fire over 'chaotic' search for missing jet

Malaysia’s Transport Minister said that the country will “never give up hope”.

# airlines - Monday 3 March, 2014

Ryanair's new marketing man: We want to make it better for customers

Kenny Jacobs will tell DMX Dublin conference next week about plans to make the company a ‘digital leader’.

# airlines - Monday 10 February, 2014

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

# airlines - 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.

# airlines - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

# airlines - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Ryanair launch group booking as it targets large travelling parties

Other airlines already offer the service but Ryanair is following suit and promises that a new corporate travel product is also in the works.

# airlines - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul

Figures release today show that 733,000 passengers flew with the airline last month.

# airlines - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# airlines - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

# airlines - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.

# airlines - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights?

Passengers on US flights will be allowed use laptops, tablets, mobiles and smart phones throughout the duration of their flight.

# airlines - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Aer Lingus Regional adds 50 extra UK flights including new route to Newcastle

The airline also announced the addition of 10,000 seats to London Southend due to increased popularity with the route.

# airlines - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year

The current rate of tax means airlines have to pay €3 for every passenger departing from an airport.

# airlines - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Guide to Long Haul Flights Sponsored By Emirates

The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

# airlines - Friday 16 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

# airlines - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Howlin: Conditions are not right for selling our stake in Aer Lingus

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin told an Oireachtas committee that “optimal conditions do not exist” for disposing of the government’s 25 per cent stake.

# airlines - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May

The budget airline says it carried 5 per cent more passengers in May 2013 than in 2012, leading to an annual increase.

# airlines - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013

The airline says increasing losses – of €45.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 – highlight the need to cut staff.

# airlines - Monday 22 April, 2013

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.

# airlines - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Pay as you weigh': Airline to charge passengers based on body weight

Samoa Air, which operates only two small aircraft, will ask passengers to pay fares based on their weight.

# airlines - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes

The airline has signed an agreement to order 175 new Boeing 737-800 planes which will be delivered over five years.

# airlines - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year

Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.

# airlines - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal

The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.

# airlines - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers

The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.

# airlines - Friday 18 January, 2013

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?

Yesterday MEPs called for regulation of hand luggage charges to protect consumers from being exploited by airlines. Do you think the EU should introduce common rules?

# airlines - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# airlines - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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

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

# airlines - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Long-haul and regional services have seen decent growth, but the numbers taking short-haul flights with Aer Lingus have fallen.

# airlines - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.

# airlines - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Airline launches child-free zone on flights No Kids This post contains a poll

Airline launches child-free zone on flights

Only those over the age of 12 may sit in first seven rows on AirAsia X planes from next February.

# airlines - Sunday 23 September, 2012

9 things that used to be free... but aren't now Freebies This post contains images

9 things that used to be free... but aren't now

Little bags of pretzels on airplanes, plastic bags, ‘the channels’… we miss the days of freebies.

# airlines - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.

# airlines - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Over €80,000 paid to consumers in refunds and compensation last year

Air passengers complaints amounted to half of the total number of cases where the ECC liaised with traders directly on behalf of customers.

# airlines - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

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

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

# airlines - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

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

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline still expected to grow its traffic for the full year by 4 per cent.

# airlines - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Aer Lingus to Ryanair: Your bid undervalues us

As shares closed up at €1.09 tonight, Aer Lingus said that the bid of €1.30 per share from Ryanair undervalued it.