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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Ryanair wants SIX HUNDRED more aircraft to meet growth plans after 2023
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Irish trips abroad up by highest rate since 2008 Ryanair in the market for 600 new aircraft  Michael O’Leary warns Brexit could bring British flights to a […]
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Queues, tarmac delays & error messages as BA computer system crashes
British Airways computer systems have crashed across the world, causing queues at airports. Passengers tok to social media to say they were stuck waiting on their planes for more than two hours. Passengers claimed claimed the website was not working and they were met with an ‘error’ page when they tried to check in online. […]
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Ireland now Delta’s 5th biggest European market as Dublin-Boston seasonal route takes off
30 flights a day during summer 2017 to North America Delta’s third service joins JFK year round & Atlanta seasonal Ireland is Delta’s fifth largest European market. Another service for Siobhan Scanlan With a flamboyant cake cutting ceremony and collection of red and blue ribbons, Delta’s’ third service from Dublin to the United States took toe the […]
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Now that’s an eruption: Five HOUR waits as Universal’s Volcano Bay in Orlando opens to sound of Haka from Maori dancers
The first guests arrived Thursday morning May 25 2017 at Volcano Bay, Universal’s new water park in Orlando. The 25-acre park opened with a South Pacific dedication ceremony featuring performances by Maori water dancers and Haka war dancers. The climax was an eruption from the 200 foot Krakatau faux volcano which serves as the park’s centre piece. In […]
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Cork Airport launching summer route to home of Romeo and Juliet
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea is to begin a summer service between Cork Airport and Verona from Saturday, May 27. The Northern Italian town was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and the Unesco World Heritage Site is famous for its Roman amphitheatre, which hosts opera productions, and its medieval buildings.   The city is also close to the Italian Lakes […]
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Norwegian offering 6,000 seats from €99 one-way on Irish-US routes
Norwegian is offering 6,000 seats from €99 each way in the latest sales blitz as it prepares to launch its new transatlantic routes from Cork, Shannon and Dublin this summer.   The sale will run until 11pm on June 3. The airline begins its Irish routes on July 1, with 3w from Cork to Providence […]
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Brexit blow to Irish tourism as main market is down over 10pc in last three months
Trips by British visitors -10.7pc to 855,800 Trips from Europe +2.2pc to 741,800 North America to Ireland +25.7pc to 357,900 Other areas +16.7pc to 109,700 Brexit uncertainty and the fall in the value of sterling has hit Irish tourism, with the number of visitors from Britain down 10.7pc from February to April 2017. The total number of trips to […]
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Cracking Krakow – Click&Go to open Polish operation as it celebrates seventh birthday
Turnover tipped to hit €40m this year Employs 50 people from 12 nationalities Holidays arranged for more than 200,000 people Click&Go will open an office in Poland next year, and is also looking to expand into Britain and elsewhere in Europe, said boss Paul Hackett as the online travel provider celebrated its seventh birthday.   […]
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Michael O’Leary endorses Leo Varadkar for top job
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is supporting Team Leo in the race for the Fine Gael leadership. Speaking at the airline’s press conference a stone’s throw from the Dáil in the Davenport Hotel, he said that while Ryanair is non-political, he wants to see Leo Varadkar taking the helm at Fine Gael. And he said this […]
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Michael O’Leary endorses Leo Varadkar for top job

Michael O’Leary endorses Leo Varadkar for top job

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is supporting Team Leo in the race for the Fine Gael leadership. Speaking at the airline’s press conference a stone’s throw from the Dáil in the Davenport Hotel, he said that while Ryanair is non-political, he wants to see...

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