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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michael O’Leary – we’ll be carrying 200 MILLION passengers every year; TAP in Lisbon to be added to connection deals with Aer Lingus and Norwegian
Airline carrying 14.4m Irish passengers a year Ryanair to carry 12m passengers in and out of Dublin in 2017 Believes it will be carrying 200m passengers a year in total by 2024 Deals done with Aer Lingus and Norwegian for transferring passengers onto long haul Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary says the airline is on course […]
Ryanair to offer free checked bag and flight discounts to exchange students
Weeks after announcing it’s to sponsor a professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ryanair has become the exclusive partner of the EU Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers. The new deal was announced in Brussels by Trinity College alumnus Michael O’Leary, who was having a busy day with […]
Ryanair teams up with Spanish rival to Willie Walsh’s low-cost airline LEVEL
Michael O’Leary’s Ryanair has stolen a march on Willie Walsh’s IAG, which kicks off its low-cost LEVEL transatlantic service from Barcelona to the Americas on June 1, by linking with LEVEL rival Air Europa. Ryanair has announced a new flight partnership with the Spanish carrier, which will allow the Irish airline’s 130m customers to book […]
Kevin Toland’s parting gift to DAA – airport supports 117,30 jobs
Dublin Airport claims passenger growth helps create 20,000 over past four years Airport now supports 117,300 jobs Passenger numbers up from 20.2m to 27.9 at Dublin over past four years Passenger numbers hit 30.1m at Dublin and Cork combined DAA profits after tax rise 75pc to €108m in 2016 Turnover up 17pc to record €793m […]
Everest Irishman John Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon
Everest mountaineer John Burke is still on cloud nine and has returned to a hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport. He dedicated his adventure to his wife Aoibhín and the cause the couple have championed – encouraging young people through personal challenges. Just six days after he became the first Clare man to reach the summit, the […]
It’s Cork versus London City and co in Best Airport Awards
Cork Airport is up against Krakow Airport, Southampton Airport, London City Airport and Franport in Bulgaria the running for the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards. Cork – which hosted the ACI Europe conference in the Fota Island Hotel & Resort last week – has been nominated for the “Best Airport Under 5 Million Passengers” category. […]
Cork enters the low-cost transatlantic age as WOW flight touches down
Cork Airport’s entry to the low-cost transatlantic market this year has kicked off, as it welcomed its first flight by Icelandic low-cost airline WOW. The new year-round service, which comes ahead of Norwegian’s June-onward service from Cork to the US, will offer transatlantic connectivity via Reykjavik to ten destinations across North America: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, […]
Kevin Toland to step down at DAA to take up job as boss of bakery giant
DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland is to step down later this year to become Chief Executive of the publicly quoted food group Aryzta Mr Toland, who became DAA boss in January 2013, will join the speciality baker following a six-month notice period, or earlier if agreed, the DAA announced. DAA Chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin said it […]
Dublin Airport gets air traffic overhaul ahead of second runway move
Dublin Airport has an overhauled air traffic control system as it anticipated handling 30m passengers this year and having a second runway in place by 2021. The Irish Aviation Authority has deployed the Saab-built Electronic Strips system, E-STRIPs, at Dublin’s Air Traffic Control tower. The IAA said E-STRIPS will assist the IAA and Dublin Air Traffic Control in […]
Norwegian confirms Travel Extra preclearance report and announces direct coach from Stewart International to New York
Norwegian has confirmed Travel Extra’s recent story that its new transatlantic flights from Ireland to the US East Coast will enjoy US Preclearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon. In July, Norwegian begins its services to the US, with 12 flights a week from Dublin, four from  Shannon and three from Cork. The low-cost operator will be […]
First for Ryanair as it launches first connecting flights on one booking
In its biggest departure in years, Ryanair has launched its own connecting flights as it looks to partner with Norwegian, Aer Lingus and other carriers to provide interlining services to long haul services. The first connecting flights, starting initially out of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, are available to book on for passengers who wish to book […]
Dublin would be one of the hardest-hit airports if US extends laptop ban, aviation conference told
Dublin would be one of the airports most affected by any moves by Washington to extend the laptop ban to US-bound flights from European cities, a major aviation conference in Ireland was told. Airports Council International Europe said it regrets recent speculation that the current ban hitting selected Middle Eastern and North African airports will be […]
OAG confirms Ryanair is fifth biggest airline in world & biggest outside USA
Ryanair has been ranked as the biggest non-American airline in the world – and the fifth-biggest overall on the planet, according to a new survey of 2016-2017. The latest OAG report said the Irish airline had a seat capacity of 126,501,183 during 2016 and up to February 2017, and carried 111,255,449, ahead of China Southern […]
Qatar jumps into RDS horse show sponsorship ahead of June flights launch
Qatar Airways has signed a high profile Irish sports partnership as it counts down to the launch of its Dublin-Doha route on June 12. The Middle Eastern airline will be the Official Airline Partner of the 2017 Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. The move follows in the footstep of airline rivals, with Etihad Airways […]
Dublin Airport aims to raise the bar with T2’s answer to the Guinness Storehouse
Even with almost 1.5m visitors a year, the Guinness Storehouse headcount is still dwarfed by Dublin Airport’s near-30m visitors a year. Now Guinness parent Diageo is aiming to capture some of that market as St James’s Gate comes right to the terminal gate. The Loop in Terminal 2 will be home to the world’s first […]

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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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