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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Can Peter Bellew save Ryanair from itself?
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Things to know about travel this week Aer Lingus seeks to recruit 100 pilots New Air France/KLM boss here says Dublin outperforming British routes North anticipating record-breaking year of tourism numbers A tale of two cities: Ophelia-hit Cork Airport sees 80pc cancellations versus […]
Aer Lingus laying on extra flights for Ireland’s World Cup play-off match in Denmark
Aer Lingus has announced special one-off flights to Denmark for Ireland’s World Cup qualifier. It means an extra 1,000 fans will be able to get to the crunch away match in Copenhagen, which takes place on Saturday, November 11. Five round trips from Dublin to Copenhagen totalling 1,000 return tickets will go on sale from 10am […]
Dublin routes are best performing in both Britain and Ireland, says new Air France-KLM boss
KLM‘s Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol and Air France‘s Dublin to Paris Charles De Gaulle routes are outperforming its services from Britain to the Netherlands and France, revealed Benedicte Duval, Air France-KLM’s new General Manager for Ireland and Britain. Ms Duval, who succeeds Warner Rootliep in the job, said load factors are running at about 87pc in […]
Aer Lingus seeking 100 new pilots as part of ambitious Atlantic growth plan
  Aer Lingus has announced its largest ever pilot recruitment drive with over 100 direct entry pilot positions available at its home base in Dublin Airport. It said pilots would be flying Airbus A320/1 and Airbus A330 to over 100 destinations across British, Europe and North American routes. In all, the airline aims to recruit more […]
Fast turnaround as O’Leary rehires Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew
Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is returning to Ryanair as the airline’s Chief Operations Officer. He will take over responsibility for all Ryanair’s flight operations, ground operations and engineering but with a specific responsibility for pilot production, training and career development. Ryanair said he will have “a mission to ensure that the pilot rostering failure which […]
Storm Ophelia updates for evening of Monday 16th/Tuesday 17th morning
Bus Éireann: Plans for a full resumption of services from 5am, Tuesday, October 17, following full suspension during Monday, October 16. Updates on and on Twitter and Facebook @buseireann. Irish Rail: Some resumption of services Tuesday, depending on line inspections. Full updates on @irishrail. Dublin Airport: Almost 160 flights to and from Dublin Airport have been […]
Ophelia updates – Irish airports and ferry routes disruption
DUBLIN AIRPORT: A number of flights to and from Dublin Airport have been cancelled  due to the expected impact of Hurricane Ophelia. Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air France, CityJet, Emirates and KLM have all cancelled some services for Monday. The airlines in question are contacting passengers directly in relation to any services that have been affected. […]
Ireland showcased to 3,000 US buyers at Las Vegas travel event
Irish tourism is continuing its push to promote itself in new markets as the large British market continues to decline. Thirty-five tourism enterprises from the island of Ireland showcased the country at IMEX America in Las Vegas this week. Now in its seventh year, IMEX (International Meetings and Events Exhibition) America targets decision-makers in the lucrative […]
Take a hike – Explore brings its team to Dublin to launch 2018 global adventure programme
Bear-searching in Slovakia, hiking in Armenia, or walking through Newfoundland – the Explore team brought glimpses of lesser-visited corners of the globe on a visit to Dublin. The aventure specialists’ Product and Operations Director, John Telfer, brought a big chunk of his London-based team to Temple Bar to introduce the 2018 Walking & Trekking Programme, […]
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