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TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement: I will arise and NOT go now, Irish Ferries Yeatsian dilemmas ma
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week Most Irish Ferries passengers rescheduled as WB Yeats delayed again Stena Line announces three new ships for Irish Sea routes. History made as Hainan’s […]
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United Airlines carries almost 2m passengers between Shannon and Newark as it celebrates milestone
United Airlines has marked 20 years of services between Shannon and Newark Airport. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9m customers on more than 13,500 flights. Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, British and Irish markets, said: “Since 1998, our service has allowed our customers from the West of […]
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Irish, French and Spanish combine to celebrate 40 years of Brittany Ferries in Cork
Brittany Ferries has celebrated 40 years of linking Ireland to France at a multinational event held in Cork, attended by Port of Cork Chairman John Mullins, French Ambassador to Ireland Stéphane Crouzat, Brittany Ferries CEO Christophe Mathieu, and Jamie Gonzalez, President of the Port of Santander. In May 1978 Brittany Ferries launched the Cork-Roscoff ferry […]
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Tourists spent €1.3bn on Irish trips this spring – and we spent over €1bn heading abroad
Tourism Ireland has welcomed the latest CSO tourism figures, showing inbound visitors are worth €110m more to the economy in the first four months of this year compared with 2017. Meanwhile, total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 10pc, up from €952m in the first quarter of 2017 to €1,047m now. […]
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It’s Stobart versus Stobart as airport launches Ryanair service from Dublin to Southend
Stobart Group, owner of London Southend Airport, has helped launch Ryanair‘s new service to Dublin – which puts the low-cost carrier in direct competition with Stobart Air. Stobart Air, one of the companies in the Stobart Group, operates the route on behalf of Flybe, but will face competition next April, with Ryanair offering a double […]
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Stena building three new ships for Irish Sea routes as market now bigger than Celtic Tiger era
E-Flexer Series Ship Stats Length:           214,5 m Draught:         6,4 m Breadth:         27,8 m Capacity:        3100 lane meter + 120 cars, 927 passengers (ex crew), 175 cabins No of decks:   3 + car deck on dk 7 Free height:    5,2 m on dk 3+5 Engines:          2 x V12 4-stroke […]
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Irish Ferries cancels all summer sailings on WB Yeats over latest delay at shipyard
Irish Ferries has cancelled all summer sailings to France by new ship WB Yeats due to the latest delay at German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft & Co.KG. It said the cancellations were caused by “to extraordinary circumstances” beyond its control at FSG. The ship, which was due to start sailing from Ireland to France on July 30, […]
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Safari tops the list as Travel Counsellors poll Irish holidaymakers for their bucket lists
30pc say South African safari is top of their bucket list 28pc would choose whale watching in Alaska and 27pc the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 33pc of millennials pick snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef One in three of those aged 65+ choose Carnival in Rio de Janeiro   A South African safari has topped the […]
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Aer Lingus Regional to expand winter services, offering over 735,000 seats
Over 735,000 seats across 20 routes for winter 2018 Dublin-Kerry route to rise 30pc in capacity and continue to be serviced by a larger aircraft (ATR72) Airline currently flies up to 580 flights per week across its 25 routes in Ireland, Britain and France. Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has increased its frequency […]
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