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# flights - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed - Reports

Storms were reported in the area when the plane went missing last night

# flights - Thursday 17 July, 2014

East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice

Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.

# flights - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Poolbeg chimneys, Game of Thrones, and spicy burgers: The week in numbers

Plus: Just how sad is Garth Brooks about the whole concert debacle?

# flights - Friday 11 July, 2014

Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips

You deserve those stress-free days on a sun-kissed beach: don’t let an irrational fear get in the way.

# flights - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

# flights - Thursday 26 June, 2014

The good news: French strike is over. The bad news: Air passengers still face delays today

The strike was unexpectedly called off last night after marathon talks.

# flights - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

These Ryanair customers were unhappy with the airline's response to flight chaos

Do you know your rights as an airline customer?

France strike wreaks havoc on airline schedules as flights delayed for up to 5 hours

Ryanair has cancelled about 240 flights today.

# flights - 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.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Monday 7 April, 2014

Tourists targeted with new Shannon - Bristol route

The flights will take off at 11.10am, seven days a week.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?

One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?

# flights - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA

Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.

# flights - Friday 14 February, 2014

Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures)

A man and woman in their 60s were crushed to deaths, while 200,000 people in a 10km radius have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

# flights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

# flights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

US warning about 'toothpaste bombs' on Russia flights

There are fears that terrorists could specifically target flights to Russia, where the Winter Olympics are due to begin on Friday.

From The Daily Edge 7 of the best things to come from Bristol Sponsored By Aer Lingus Regional

7 of the best things to come from Bristol

The low-down on the best of Brizzle.

# flights - 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”.

# flights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Dublin and Shannon each saw rises, but Cork airport saw traffic drop by over seven per cent.

# flights - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here are the best questions and answers from this afternoon's #askryanair session Ask Ryanair

Here are the best questions and answers from this afternoon's #askryanair session

Any chance you’d dull down the yellow, Michael?

# flights - 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.

# flights - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Flights diverted and delayed at Dublin Airport because of gusty winds Get Me Home For Xmas This post contains images

Flights diverted and delayed at Dublin Airport because of gusty winds

Travellers are hoping the winds will die down so they get home for Christmas.

# flights - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled

Crews have now restored the power that was disturbed by lightning strikes this morning.

# flights - Friday 13 December, 2013

US debates lifting ban on in-flight calls

The US Department of Transport is currently deciding whether allowing calls on flights will annoy passengers.

# flights - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Michael O'Leary turned Santa because he had to

Ryanair customers feeling the love – because social media has the power to make or break the business.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue

Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# flights - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# flights - Friday 6 December, 2013

Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action

SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Saturday 30 November, 2013

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

Stopover in sight for those who once could hop on the 10,000-mile flight from Newark in New York to Changi in Singapore.

# flights - Friday 8 November, 2013

LRC talks between IMPACT cabin crew and Aer Lingus adjourned

The talks commenced this week after plans to close the cabin crew base at Shannon Airport were announced.

# flights - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

6 of the best things to come from Newcastle

Whey aye, man.

# flights - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Flights cancelled due to threatened French strike

The strike action by air traffic controllers is expected to take place tomorrow.