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Biggest year for over a decade for breaks as thousands attend Holiday Show The US is set to be one of the strong growth markets in 2017 for Irish holiday makers, organisers of the Holiday Show at the UL Sport Arena stated. The second annual Holiday Show, sponsored by Shannon Airport, drew over 10,000 people […]
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TRAVEL EXTRA’s Sunday supplement: JUST when we thought the J1 Visa was finished, we get 2,600 more
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about Travel this week Visa changes coming with the Trump administration Irish passport renewal available online next month Tunisia extends state of emergency Where to buy the 50 […]
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Dublin was fastest growing airport of 2016 as European passenger numbers hit 2 billion
Dublin Airport is continuing its growth spurt and was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to ACI Europe, the trade association for European airports. Passenger numbers at Dublin rose 11.5pc in 2016 among Group 1 airports (more than 25m passengers a year). Overall, European airports welcomed a record 2bn passengers last year. […]
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Injured O’Leary warns Ireland not to make Brexit worse with a new air travel tax
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary warned the Government that restoring the air travel tax would be a disaster as the Irish tourism industry faces the threat of a hard Brexit. O’Leary – his left arm in a sling – said the Government should heed the warnings from leaders in the sector, saying a new tax would be […]
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Titanic Belfast welcomes great, great, great, great nephew of shipyard owner
Titanic Belfast has hosted a VIP guest – 13-year-old William Harland whose great, great, great, great uncle was owner of the Harland and Wolff Shipyard that built the RMS Titanic. William’s great uncle, Edward Harland, was one of the main men behind the ill-fated liner and Belfast’s strong industrial heritage. The teenager travelled over from […]
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KLM gives bigger brother a boost as Air France profits hit by terror attacks and strikes
Operating profit rises from €780m in 2015 to €1.05bn last year Operating profit at Air France fell 54pc to €372m KLM’s operating profit up 80pc to €681m Air France KLM group has reported a 35pc earnings increase for 2016 and said it will boost passenger capacity this year in a push in the lucrative long-haul market. Operating […]
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Norwegian reports revenues of €2.9bn ahead of Irish services to the US
Net profit of 1,135m NOK (€128m) Total revenue of over 26bn NOK (€2.9bn) –  up 16pc Load factor of 88pc. Took delivery of 21 new aircraft in 2016 Norwegian Air – which is set to details of its new services from Ireland to the US – made a profit of €128m last year, the airline […]
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Ryanair looks east as it takes on Wizz in the growing Polish market
Ryanair is considering entering the charter market in Poland, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said, predicting that the number of passengers in the country could triple to 100m by 2022. Ryanair is a market leader in Poland – ahead of Hungarian low-cost rival Wizz Air and state airline LOT – with roughly 30pc of the market. “I think the […]
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Award-winning Bray air show returns on July 22-23 to boost local economy
Bray Air Display, which was recently awarded the title of best large festival/event at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards, is to return this year, it has been confirmed. The air show, supported by the Irish Aviation Authority, will take place on July 22 and 23. This will be the 12th year of the event, which attracted 140,000 people to the Co Wicklow […]
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Shannon holiday show attended by 10,000

Biggest year for over a decade for breaks as thousands attend Holiday Show The US is set to be one of the strong growth markets in 2017 for Irish holiday makers, organisers of the Holiday Show at the UL Sport Arena stated. The second annual Holiday Show, sponsored by...

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Shannon holiday show attended by 10,000

Shannon holiday show attended by 10,000

Biggest year for over a decade for breaks as thousands attend Holiday Show The US is set to be one of the strong growth markets in 2017 for Irish holiday makers, organisers of the Holiday Show at the UL Sport Arena stated. The second annual Holiday Show, sponsored by...

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