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# Aviation

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# short-haul flights
No domestic flight ban on the cards for Ireland as Taoiseach says we're not the same as France
Domestic flights are very important to some of Ireland’s most remote areas, says Varadkar.
# Flying
'I don't think Cork-Dublin flights will return' - Ryanair boss
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said he does not believe short-haul flights in Ireland are unacceptable from a climate perspective.
Last month
May 2023
# Hydrogen
Coveney backs potential for €2.1bn Irish green hydrogen e-fuel sector
The Enterprise Minister said that developing the sector would have a “clear” benefit for Ireland.
This year
# snake on a plane
South African pilot makes emergency landing after finding cobra under seat
The Pilot made a hasty emergency landing after discovering a highly venomous cobra hiding under his seat.
# Private Jets
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to ban private jets and late flights in order to cut emissions
The airport has recognised that these reforms will have an impact on the aviation sector.
# Jets
Private jets in firing line as report shows over 6,000 flights left Irish airports last year
People Before Profit is to bring a Bill to the Dáil after Easter to ban private jets in Irish air space.
Last year
# Aviation
Ryanair CEO raises concerns over potential staff shortages at Dublin Airport this Christmas
He added that a ‘fairer burden of environmental taxes’ could see a 50% increase in air traffic.
O'Leary said that Ryanair was currently engaging with the Dublin Airport Authority over the issue.
The DAA said that it is continuing to recruit for multiple roles at the airport.
Ryanair accused daa of 'incompetence' and 'poor management' over summer travel chaos
Luggage issues continue at Dublin Airport as passengers report delays and lost bags
# Ryanair
Ryanair returns to profit and doesn't expect to be impacted by cost-of-living crisis
Michael O’Leary said concerns about rising consumer price inflation on Ryanair’s business model ‘have been greatly exaggerated’.
All time
# Aviation
Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.
# Ryanair
Ryanair to withdraw operations to and from Northern Ireland this winter
The airline blamed air passenger duty and a lack of Covid recovery incentives on the decision.
# fit for 55
Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan
The ‘Fit for 55′ plan first aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.
# Aviation
'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding
A further €5m in Government investment has also been placed in doubt.
# Air Travel
Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.
# Airport
British Airways plane damaged after tipping on to nose at Heathrow
The incident involved a freighter-only aircraft with no passengers on board.
# Aer Lingus
Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base
Aer Lingus has also confirmed plans for the temporary closure of its base at Cork airport.
# flag carriers
Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.
# national airline
Leo Varadkar: 'Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail'
The Tánaiste said that discussions are ongoing for further financial support if required.
# flight plan
Irish airports to receive €80 million support package to help them survive pandemic
The cash injection announced today represents an additional €48 million on that which was announced in the Budget last month.
# international travel
New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know
It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.
# Aviation
Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list
CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.
# Aviation
CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline
Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.
# Travel
Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland
The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Travel woes
Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report
The Taskforce is made up of industry representatives including Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport.
# Aviation
Aircraft maker Airbus warns of 'gravest crisis' as it says it will cut 15,000 jobs
The main cuts are set to come at the company’s French and German sites.
# Aviation
CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19
The airlines accounted for over 13% of air traffic at Ireland’s airports before the pandemic.
# Aviation
Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic
The airline said the Covid-19 pandemic is having a “catastrophic effect on the aviation industry”.
# Travel
Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'
There was a 83% decrease in flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2019.
# Aviation
Bombardier reveals plans for 400 job losses at Belfast plant
The Canadian plane maker says Covid-19 has forced it to resize its business.
# downturn
Dublin job losses as Ryanair cuts 250 employees across European offices
The job losses will be at the company’s bases in Dublin, Stansted, Madrid and Wroclaw.
# Big hit
CEO Willie Walsh delays retirement as Covid-19 plunges IAG into €1.68 billion quarterly loss
Willie Walsh had been due to step down in June but will remain until September.
# nosedive
'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months
Yesterday, Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG revealed plans to make up to 12,000 workers at the airline redundant.
# In trouble
Irish Aviation Authority fears that air traffic will drop by 90%
The IAA said it handled 62,449 flights last month.
# Coronavirus
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.
# The boy done good
Dubliner Willie Walsh is departing British Airways and IAG after 15 years as CEO
The former pilot left the top job in Aer Lingus to join British Airways.
# grounded
Fórsa seeks meeting with Aer Lingus after axing of Belfast flights
Two routes have been cut from Belfast City Airport.
# tourism and transport
What went wrong with Norwegian Air's transatlantic dream?
The scrappy Scandi carrier had a bumpy ride in Ireland before the Boeing 737 Max grounding.
PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch the Bray Air Display in Co Wicklow
The second day of the event is taking place in Co Wicklow.
# Ballygirreen
A new tracking system that can find stricken aircraft anywhere in the world is based in Co Clare
It’s belived that the system could have helped find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370.
# Aviation
Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe
The airline emitted 9.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide last year.