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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Airlines

# airlines - Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013? Kick Up A Fuss

# airlines - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Airline responds to customer complaint with worst apology letter ever Facepalm

# airlines - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace Mh17

One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace

The area is now a no-fly zone after last night’s crash.

# airlines - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice Mh17

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.

# airlines - Friday 4 July, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus growing strongly, but they’ve still carried less in 2014 than Ryanair did last month On The Up

Aer Lingus growing strongly, but they’ve still carried less in 2014 than Ryanair did last month

All in all, both airlines customer numbers are going in the right direction.

# airlines - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair’s No. 2 is stepping down, but they’ve got a replacement already lined up Leaving On A Jet Plane

Ryanair’s No. 2 is stepping down, but they’ve got a replacement already lined up

Current finance director Neil Sorahan is taking over from Howard Millar.

# airlines - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Last opportunity’ to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute Sky High

‘Last opportunity’ to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.

# airlines - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia Airlines

Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia

Deal between debt-laden Italian airline and Etihad is subject to regulator approval.

From TheJournal.ie France strike wreaks havoc on airline schedules as flights delayed for up to 5 hours Flight Delays

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

Ryanair has cancelled about 240 flights today.

# airlines - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Business ETC €780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

The plan may face problems being passed by Aer Lingus shareholders, however.

# airlines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s the world’s most popular international airline? Flying High

What’s the world’s most popular international airline?

The answer might surprise you.

# airlines - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today Let's Talk

Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today

The removal of discounted flight privileges will be raised at today’s meeting.

# airlines - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims? Action Plan

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# airlines - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pilot error ‘probable cause’ of fatal San Francisco crash Flight 214

Pilot error ‘probable cause’ of fatal San Francisco crash

The airline had previously defended both pilots.

# airlines - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with ‘baseless speculation’ Journalism

Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with ‘baseless speculation’

The founder of Storyful was critical of how broadcasters filled programmes with discussion and conspiracy theories in lieu of facts.

# airlines - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’ Thumbs Up

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

From Business ETC SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair’s legal fees over strike injunction Legal Fees

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

From TheJournal.ie Malaysia under fire over ‘chaotic’ search for missing jet Mystery

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

From Business ETC Ryanair’s new marketing man: We want to make it better for customers Dmx Dublin

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

From Business ETC Where’s Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently Building Bridges

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

From Business ETC Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents Thomas Cook

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

From Business ETC Ryanair launch group booking as it targets large travelling parties Ryanair

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

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul Air Travel

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem Diverted

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

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November Aviation

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

From Business ETC Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute Deal

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

From TheJournal.ie Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights? In Flight

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

From Business ETC Aer Lingus Regional adds 50 extra UK flights including new route to Newcastle Winter Schedule

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

From Business ETC Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year Budget 2014

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

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

From Business ETC Howlin: Conditions are not right for selling our stake in Aer Lingus NOT FOR SALE

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

From Business ETC Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May Taking Off

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

From Business ETC Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013 Jobswatch

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

From Business ETC Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe Strike

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘Pay as you weigh’: Airline to charge passengers based on body weight Pay Per Pound

‘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

From Business ETC Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes Taking Off

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

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year Aer Lingus

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

From Business ETC EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal Denied

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.

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