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As DAA unveils its own results, Shannon Airport group pushes to create 7,000 new jobs
With the DAA releasing its own annual results, Shannon Group got in on the act too – revealing its contribution to the Irish economy. A new report by W2 Consulting shows it supports 46,000 jobs, generates an economic impact of €3.6bn a year and contributes €1.1bn in Exchequer returns. With 85pc of all passenger traffic […]
Ryanair orders 25 more Boeing 737 MAX 200s in 200m passenger push
Ryanair has announced it’s to order 25 more Boeing 737 MAX 200 “Gamechanger” aircraft, bringing its total firm orders for this aircraft to 135, the first of which come onstream in the first half of 2019. The aircraft, which are valued at more than $3bn at current list prices, increase Ryanair’s total orders to more […]
Belfast City runners-up in Routes Europe marketing awards for airports under 4m passengers
Overall winner Brussels Belfast City second in under 4m category  Brussels Airport won the Routes Europe marketing award in Bilbao, Basque Country. .Brussels Airport topped the ‘Over 20 Million Passengers’ category; Oslo Airport, was highly commended. Budapest Airport won the ‘4 to 20 Million Passengers’ category;  Saint Petersburg Airport  Pulkovo was highly commended. Billund Airport scooped the […]
Visit Ireland, high-spending markets told at Arabian Travel show in Dubai
Tourism Ireland is promoting the island of Ireland this week at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, in a bid to grow tourist numbers from the UAE. The annual event – part of the World Travel Market family – attracts 39,000 professionals from the travel industry in 153 countries each year, and generated €1.8bn worth […]
Etihad tells Irish agents it’s axeing route to Perth
Etihad Airways is to suspend its service from its Abu Dhabi hub to Perth in Australia. The route, popular with the Irish holiday, workers’ and VFR markets, will be axed effective from October 1 next. The UAE airline said the decision is “part of an ongoing review of our network performance”. It added that “along […]
Aer Lingus to operate year-round from Shannon to New York from 2019
Shannon Airport has bounced back from the Norwegian transatlantic blow with news that  Aer Lingus is to operate Shannon to New York JFK year-round from 2019. Last week Norwegian, in a controversial decision, said it was suspending its winter services from both Shannon and Cork to Boston-Providence “due to lower demand”. However, Shannon will see […]
Ryanair puts on extra flights to European rugby final for confident Leinster and Munster fans
Leinster and Munster fans appear equally confident of reaching this year’s Champions Cup Rugby Final, with Ryanair adding two more flights to Spain in time for the showdown. It’s running additional flights to Santander next month, with the final itself being held 75km away in Bilbao. Ryanair said it’s adding the flights “following huge demand from Leinster and Munster […]
Cork Airport gets third route to Portugal as Aer Lingus announces flights to Lisbon
Aer Lingus is to fly Cork to Lisbon in its winter 2018 schedule. Flights begin on October 26 and will operate 2w year-round. Aer Lingus and Ryanair currently fly from Cork to Portugal, with both operating services to Faro this year until October 27. Aer Lingus said its winter schedule from Cork has a total of 438,000 […]
Ryanair could hit 137m passenger mark this year as monthly figures rises
Ryanair could regain the top spot from the Lufthansa Group as Europe’s biggest carrier as its latest traffic figures showed a 6pc rise in passenger numbers. Figures for March showed a 6pc jump in traffic to 9.4m passengers. Load factors are up too – at 95pc – compared to an overall figure of 94pc for […]
Emirates and Hainan Airlines looking to recruit more staff from Ireland
Airlines are on the hunt for Irish workers, with Emirates hosting a search for pilots in Dublin and Hainan Airlines aiming to appoint an Account Manager for Ireland. Emirates is hosting a recruitment roardshow in Dublin on Wednesday, April 11, to recruit qualified pilots for both passenger and freighter aircraft. Successful candidates will be based in Dubai […]
Aer Lingus puts on extra flights for Munster rugby fans heading to Bordeaux
Aer Lingus is to operate additional flights to Bordeaux for the Munster semi-final fixture against Racing 92 in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Fans will need to get to the capital, with flights operating from Dublin Airport, rather than Shannon or Cork. An additional flight from Dublin to Bordeaux on Friday, April 20, and one extra […]
Cork Airport expects 100,000 Easter passengers – and 5pc rise in summer numbers
Cork Airport is expecting almost 100,000 passengers this Easter weekend, and launched its 2018 summer schedule, with almost 2m seats now available to over 40 destinations. The airport is forecasting a 5pc growth in passenger numbers over the summer, compared to the same period last year. Several summer routes kicked off last weekend, including Aer Lingus’ […]
Dublin Airport expecting Easter weekend surge as passengers escape recent bad weather
Dublin Airport is issuing its usual get there early warning as almost 368,000 passengers are expected to travel  this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from today, Good Friday, until Easter Monday. It’s tipping a 10pc rise in numbers on last year and DAA spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell believes it might be down to the recent snow and […]
Croatia Airlines hosts trade in run-up to Dublin-Zabreg route launch
Croatia Airlines hosted members of the trade in Dublin to promote the new direct service from Dublin to Zagreb which starts on May 3. The new service will operate twice a week on Airbus A319 aircraft departing on Thursdays and Sundays until October 25. The event, held in No 25 Fitzwilliam Place in Dublin, showcased the […]
Alan Sparling’s ANA wins Airline of the Year as global awards held in Dublin
All Nippon Airways CEO Mr Yuji Hirako thanked the Irish travel trade for their support as the Japanese carrier was named Airline of the Year at a global awards ceremony. The Air Transport World ceremony is regarded by many in the industry as the most prestigious in aviation, and Ireland hosted this year’s ATW Airline […]
Michael O’Leary and Niki Lauda reveal details of Austrian lcc’s summer schedule
Laudamotion’s summer 2018 schedule: 21 aircraft 9 bases in Austria – Vienna; Germany – Berlin Tegel, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart; Switzerland – Zurich                 44 airports 65 routes Laudamotion and Ryanair have revealed details of the Austrian airline’s summer 2018 schedule with 21 aircraft operating from nine cities in Austria and Germany from June. It […]
Philadelphia here we land: Traditional water-cannon salute for Aer Lingus flight EI115 in the US
Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Philadelphia received the traditional water-cannon salute as Flight EI115 touched down in the Pennsylvania city’s airport. The 757,carrying the registration EI-LBS and named Saint Columbanus, left Dublin at 1.40pm on Sunday for the first of two new transatlantic routes this summer. Operating in its initial phase four times weekly, the Dublin […]
Dublin Airport looks set to finally get rail link – but we’ll have to wait until at least 2027
Anticipated timeline: 2018 – Consultation on Emerging Preferred Route. 2019 – Application for a Railway Order. 2020 – Granting of Railway Order 2021 – Construction commences 2027 – MetroLink becomes operable The National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have announced details of the emerging preferred route for MetroLink, the rail service that will run from Estuary […]
Ryanair puts on extra flights for Irish fans for Liverpool’s Champions League tie
Ryanair has added two extra flights to accommodate Liverpool supporters travelling to see their side’s Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City. The airline said the decision follows “huge demand from fans”. It’s the first time that five-times winner Liverpool has qualified for the Champions League Quarter-Final since 2009. It’s unlikely to land a sixth title, […]
Air France to extend Cork-Paris CDG route to year round due to strong demand
Cork Airport has bounced back from its recent Eurowings route disappointment with increased connectivity to Paris. Air France is to extend its Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle service for the winter 2018/2019 season, linking Ireland’s south to the French capital, while also offering onward connections to up to 180 destinations worldwide. The Cork to […]

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Etihad tells Irish agents it’s axeing route to Perth

Etihad tells Irish agents it’s axeing route to Perth

Etihad Airways is to suspend its service from its Abu Dhabi hub to Perth in Australia. The route, popular with the Irish holiday, workers’ and VFR markets, will be axed effective from October 1 next. The UAE airline said the decision is “part of an ongoing...

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