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# airports - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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.

# airports - 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.

# airports - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

6 of the best things to come from Newcastle

Whey aye, man.

# airports - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down

Dublin Airport handled nearly 500 flights every day in September, with 62 in Cork and 60 in Shannon.

# airports - 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.

# airports - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.

# airports - Monday 4 March, 2013

Revenue seize drugs worth €135,000 in three airport incidents Revenue This post contains images

Revenue seize drugs worth €135,000 in three airport incidents

Drugs were found concealed in candles, in cassava leaves, and having been ingested.

# airports - Friday 8 February, 2013

Transatlantic flights affected by storm on US east coast

The airline said that people due to depart Boston or New York today or tomorrow can rebook their flights on certain dates at no extra charge.

# airports - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Ryanair announces new bases in Morocco

The bases will offer 11 new routes and create up to 2,500 jobs in Morocco.

# airports - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Flights in Irish airspace increase in October

What was the busiest day for flights last month?

# airports - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Increase in Irish air traffic last month

According to the IAA, there was an average of 1,590 daily flights during August 2012. But what was the busiest day?

# airports - 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.

# airports - Monday 20 August, 2012

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often Air Travel This post contains images

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often

Visa Europe has been crunching the stats on travel bookings – and compiled this list of the ten most regular destinations.

# airports - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# airports - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: 'Fear of flying won't stop me - I am getting on that flight'

Sweaty palms, fast breathing and a knotted stomach – all symptoms you may experience if you are the one in every six with a fear of flying.

# airports - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Explainer: How will airport security fight terrorist threats in the future?

Infra-red scanners, behavioural profiling: what will terrorists of the future be up against? And will it work?

# airports - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Revenue spent €31,000 on interpreters since 2007

Finance Minister says Revenue sometimes requires interpreters when questioning passengers who have insufficient Irish or English.

# airports - Monday 14 May, 2012

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

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# airports - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

British border control workers plan 24-hour strike

Strike planned for 10 May will affect British airports, seaports and the Eurostar service.

# airports - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# airports - Friday 30 March, 2012

Shannon, Cork airports need to turn a profit, says Minister

Knock Airport subsidies will also “not be able to go forever either,” warned Leo Varadkar as he gets tough on airport subsidies.

# airports - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Report recommends Shannon Airport separate from Dublin Airport Authority

A consultants’ report has recommended changes to the airport’s management structure in light of annual losses and declining passenger numbers.

# airports - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Traffic at Irish airports declined in January

The latest figures show that commercial flights were down most at Cork airport compared to January 2011.

# airports - Friday 25 November, 2011

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead

Immigration officers are planning to strike on 30 November, which could cause major disruptions for passengers.

# airports - Friday 11 November, 2011

Ryanair hits out at lack of change in Dublin airport fees

Ryanair described the situation as a “DAA monopoly” – but Dublin Airport says that under the regulator’s formula, there is an increase in next year’s price cap, but it has decided not to pass this on to passengers.

# airports - Monday 24 October, 2011

Cork and Shannon airports could be privatised - Varadkar

The transport minister has said the two airports are losing millions of euro every year.

# airports - Sunday 16 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning….

# airports - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

'Significant' job losses as Aer Arann pulls flights from Galway

There will now be no scheduled flights this winter to the airport, which provides around 160 jobs.

# airports - Thursday 15 September, 2011

110 Irish people emigrating every day - CSO

The Central Statistics Office says it expects 40,200 Irish people to emigrate this year – while newer EU citizens are also leaving.

# airports - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Dublin Airport to begin trial on new full-body scanners

Here’s how you might look with the new scanners, which will be trialled on staff only for 18 months beginning in November.

# airports - Friday 26 August, 2011

Port and airport customs seize nearly €9m in seven years

Revenue data shows that courts have seized €4.85m in criminals’ cash since 2005, while officers have seized €8.9m in that time.

# airports - Thursday 25 August, 2011

In photos: New Chinese airport agrees deal with Aer Rianta Airports This post contains images

In photos: New Chinese airport agrees deal with Aer Rianta

The Irish company will run 11 retail outlets at a new Chinese facility with the capacity to deal with 70 million passengers a year.

# airports - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Funding to be pulled from Sligo and Galway regional airports

Leo Varadkar has announced that €5.9 million additional funding will be made available for regional airports next year, but that funding would only be given to the airports at Donegal, Knock Ireland West, Kerry and Waterford.

# airports - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Flight restrictions across Europe lifted as the ash cloud threat abates

Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as the skies look clear for the next 36 hours at least. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and all the major carriers are operating normal schedules.

# airports - Friday 29 April, 2011

Plans for lifting of aircraft liquid ban postponed following confusion

Several EU member states had indicated they were not willing to comply with the lifting of the ban that was due to come into place today, citing security concerns.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: President McAleese gives France and Germany a slap on the wrists, the poignant tale of an elderly man who arrived in hospital with a small fortune strapped to his body and the story of Bear-ack Obama.

# airports - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Ireland's three main airports could be sold off as part of privatisation plans

The proposals will be part of a plan to generate €2 billion but will test the unity of the coalition government.

# airports - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Live crabs found in woman's case at Belfast airport

Five live crustaceans seized after they were wrapped in black bags and tea towels and concealed in luggage by a woman flying from China.

# airports - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

AN AIRPORT STRIKE threatened for six airports in the UK this month has been called off.

Thousands of passengers at Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports would have been affected by the strike.

The strike was cancelled after a day of talks between the Unite trade union, representing airport engineers and ground staff, and the BAA. BAA runs the airports.

After nine hours of negotiations, a new pay offer was presented to the union. Workers had rejected a previous pay deal, but are now being urged to accept the new agreement.

BAA said it was pleased that an agreement on pay was reached that is “fair to staff but which also reflects the difficult economic climate.”

# airports - Thursday 12 August, 2010

GROUND STAFF at British operator BAA has voted to strike following a dispute over pay.

The news will be a concern  for passengers who are booked to fly through Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow, and Edinburgh airports.

The Unite trade union, which represents the ground staff at BAA, says that it will meet with key representatives on Monday to discuss what form the action is likely to take.

Despite British Prime Minister David Cameron saying that strike would be damaging to the ecomony the union remains firm on its resolve, saying that staff have already accepted many unfavourable cuts. Staff accepted a pay freeze in 2009, and this year the BAA offered staff a 1% rise, plus 0.5%, which was conditional on changes to a sickness agreement.

Unite says that it also wants workers to receive a performance-related bonus, which it says BAA promised to staff if the company reached a certain financial target.

Similarly, the smaller Prospect union said 53% of its members had voted in favour of strike action. Prospect represents around 100 BAA workers based at Heathrow, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton and Stansted airports.