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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Passengers

This year
# orkney island
Passengers safe after ferry runs aground off Scottish island
Sixty passengers were on board the MV Pentalina when it issued a Mayday broadcast off Orkney island yesterday evening.
All time
# Air Travel
Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.
# Air Travel
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
# international travel
All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.
# sharing is caring
Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data
Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill said repeated efforts to secure the information had failed.
# international travel
Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland
The new measures will kick in on Saturday.
# pandemic
Ryanair suffers 82% drop in passenger numbers in November
The airline carried just two million passengers last month.
# All aboard
'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.
# London
Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'
A spokesperson confirmed the issue involved a flight which arrived from Poland.
# operation Matterhorn
Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home
More than 100 aircraft have been used as part of the UK’s repatriation fleet and some 115,000 people have been flown back to the UK.
# commuter charter
The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.
# off the rails
Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.
# Irish Rail
'Very significant' damage and severe disruption after Dublin to Galway train hits herd of cows
The 15.35 Heuston to Galway train collided with 8 cattle.
# Paris
Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers
A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.
# tarmac trevails
The UK's travel watchdog is to investigate if airlines are 'pro-actively splitting up groups'
In a survey of different airlines, groups travelling with Ryanair were more likely to be seated separately if they hadn’t paid for their seats.
# accessibility
New system on the Dart to slash the notice needed for wheelchair users to access service
Campaigners had long called for a change to the system of giving 24 hours’ notice.
# Irish Rail
DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours
Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.
# EU border controls
Tightened security leading to long airport queues for Irish passengers
Airports in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal are among those affected.
# allocated seating
Ryanair customers have been complaining about being seated rows apart on flights that aren't full
Passengers have reported being split up even though the flight they were travelling in was not full.
# computer outage
British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after massive IT failure
Some passengers have suggested that the outage was caused by a lightning strike.
# altercations
India plans to create a national 'no-fly list' of unruly passengers
The move comes after a lawmaker made headlines for repeatedly striking a steward on an Air India flight.
# Cancelled
French strikes force Aer Lingus and Ryanair to cancel flights
French air traffic controllers are striking today and tomorrow.
# London City Airport
Black Lives Matter protesters who locked themselves together on London runway arrested
A Cityjet flight that was due to arrive in Dublin at 8am was cancelled.
# high flyers
Ryanair claims to be 'world's favourite airline' as passenger numbers soar
The latest consumer data put passenger numbers for Ryanair well above those of its competitors.
# Switzerland
'No indication' of terrorism in Swiss train attack
A female victim and the assailant died of their injuries in yesterday’s assault in eastern Switzerland.
# Investigation
Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash
Four Irish passengers were on board the plane when it crashed.
# tag on
More and more people are using the train and Luas
Iarnród Éireann and the Luas brought in over €200 million from passenger revenue in 2015.
# massive
Photos: The longest ship to dock at Dublin returned this morning and is headed for Cork
She is one of 113 cruise calls confirmed to visit Dublin Port this year.
# no smooth sailing
WATCH: Cruise ship forced to turn around after sailing into hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic
The Royal Caribbean cruise liner was hit by 30 foot waves and 150mph winds.
# Come Fly With Me
Dublin Airport considers another runway (again) as passenger numbers hit 25 million
An additional 3.3 million people used the airport in 2015.
# Complaints
More passengers are complaining about Aer Lingus than Ryanair
This follows Ryanair’s move towards becoming more customer friendly last year.
# vicious
87-year-old woman punched in the face by teenagers on London bus
The two girls involved in the incident are believed to be aged between 14 and 18.
# flight of terror
14 things you definitely don’t want to happen to you on a flight
These people must be stopped.
# France
Train evacuated over bag of smelly meat
The incident saw 250 people evacuated from the train.
# flight relief
Man arrested for urinating on fellow passengers on plane
The suspect slept through most of the three-hour flight but woke up shortly before landing and began relieving himself.
The airplane part found on remote island IS from missing flight MH370
The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014.
# train attack
French authorities have only hours left to question train gunman
Under French law the suspect must either be charged or an extension sought later this evening.
# Fight
Passengers terrified as brawl breaks out on Dublin bus
Dublin Bus said its driver, who activated the panic alarm and then exited the bus, followed proper procedures.
# slap on the wrist
Aer Lingus promises to treat you better when your flight is delayed
The UK’s aviation regulator had alleged the treatment of passengers by Aer Lingus, Jet2 and Wizz Air was in breach of consumer law.
# unscheduled
Knock to UK flight makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke alarm goes off
All 74 passengers disembarked safely from the Flybe aircraft.