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Dublin Airport looks set to finally get rail link – but we’ll have to wait until at least 2027
Anticipated timeline: 2018 – Consultation on Emerging Preferred Route. 2019 – Application for a Railway Order. 2020 – Granting of Railway Order 2021 – Construction commences 2027 – MetroLink becomes operable The National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have announced details of the emerging preferred route for MetroLink, the rail service that will run from Estuary […]
Ryanair puts on extra flights for Irish fans for Liverpool’s Champions League tie
Ryanair has added two extra flights to accommodate Liverpool supporters travelling to see their side’s Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City. The airline said the decision follows “huge demand from fans”. It’s the first time that five-times winner Liverpool has qualified for the Champions League Quarter-Final since 2009. It’s unlikely to land a sixth title, […]
Irish tourism partners warn Government that it needs to take sector seriously to sustain growth
Inbound Irish tourism partners want the Government to up its game and support a new drive to boost earnings by 65pc by 2025 and bring in two million more international visitors. Launching a new strategy in Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation believes that earnings from overseas tourism can rise to €8.1bn a […]
Air France to extend Cork-Paris CDG route to year round due to strong demand
Cork Airport has bounced back from its recent Eurowings route disappointment with increased connectivity to Paris. Air France is to extend its Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle service for the winter 2018/2019 season, linking Ireland’s south to the French capital, while also offering onward connections to up to 180 destinations worldwide. The Cork to […]
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: As Dublin-Beijing is confirmed, Ryanair’s thoughts turn to Turkey
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week Hainan confirm Dublin-Beijing direct for Tuesdays and Saturdays Ryanair puts a tow into Turkey with Dublin-Dalaman Cassidy Travel’s John Spollen to be next ITAA […]
Cassidy Travel’s John Spollen will be new ITAA President
Cassidy Travel’s John Spollen is set to succeed Cormac Meehan as President of the Irish Travel Agents Association. The appointment is set to be ratified at the ITAA annual general meeting on April 12. Mr Spollen, a joint founder of the hugely successful Cassidy Travel along with John Cassidy 31 years ago, said his motto […]
Ryanair finally moves into Turkey with Dublin-Dalaman flights
Ryanair has launched its first flights to Turkey with two new routes to Dalaman from Dublin and Bratislava. Both routes will operate once a week from June, as part of its Summer 2018 schedule, and go on sale today from the website. Ryanair said this is an initial foray into Turkey, and follows the […]
Hainan to operate Dublin-Beijing 4w from June 12, 2 via Edinburgh
  Hainan to operate Dublin-Beijing 4w, 2 via Edinburgh A330-300 in 32-260 configuration. Hainan Airlines is to operate Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin 4w, from June 12, two clockwise and two anti-clockwise. Hainan will use an A330-300 in 32-260 configuration. Chen Feng (pictured) says that Hainan’s policy is to grow linking first tier airports in China with second-tier airports […]
Runway fashion: Irish designer Louise Kennedy returns to design new Aer Lingus uniforms
Internationally renowned Irish designer Louise Kennedy is again being called upon to redesign Aer Lingus staff uniforms, to be unveiled next spring. The current ‘teal green’ uniform, also designed by Louise Kennedy, is the longest-serving outfit in the airline’s history, having been introduced in 1998. Designed by Sybil Connolly of Pimms in 1945, Aer Lingus’ […]
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Shannon publicises its new Air Canada route at Toronto event

Shannon Airport’s Declan Power joined Tourism Ireland in Canada to publicise the airline’s new transatlantic route, which starts in June. Air Canada’s new, direct flight from Toronto to Shannon was promoted at the event in downtown Toronto. The event,...

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