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Ryanair holding recruitment day in Dublin this week as it looks to hire 200 engineers
Ryanair said it needs to reruit 200 engineers to service before it takes delivery of 50 new aircraft over the next 12 months. The airline is holding an open day will be held this Thursday, November 23, between 11am and 6pm in the Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport, in its search for suitable candidates. Ryanair aims to grow […]
Almost 85,000 travel between Dublin, Kerry and Donegal in last year – Aer Lingus Regional
More than 33,500 passengers flew between Dublin and Donegal in last 12 months 51,000 flew between Dublin and Kerry Aer Lingus Regional expects to fly over 86,000 passengers on Donegal and Kerry routes this year   Aer Lingus Regional is reporting that passenger numbers on its Dublin-Donegal and Dublin-Kerry routes have both jumped in the last year […]
Aer Lingus to fly Dublin-Seattle direct 4w for May 18 2018
Aer Lingus will operate its new Seattle route four times weekly service on a year-round basis from next May 18, 2018. Aer Lingus’ new service to Seattle will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Aer Lingus has launched 10 new transatlantic services from […]
Airlines offering 1m extra seats at Dublin Airport this winter
Dublin Airport said it has just under 1m extra seats across its route network this winter season – 8pc up on this time last year. Five new services started recently to coincide with the winter season. Air Arabia Maroc has launched services to Agadir, Stobart Air is offering Flybe services to London Southend and Ryanair has […]
Aer Lingus to announce new trans-Atlantic route on Friday
Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh is to announce new trans-Atlantic route at a breakfast briefing on Friday. The lease on another A330 was agreed in the last fortnight and preparations are underway for a 4w long haul route.. The route is in addition to the plans for further expansion to increase trans Atlantic traffic by […]
Times announced for Luxair’s second daily frequency from Dublin for summer 2018
Luxair, represented in Ireland by Eileen Penrose of APG, will increase its Luxembourg-Dublin service from 6w to twice daily except Sat with Sash8-Q400 aircraft from March 25. The airline says this will extend Luxair’s footprint in the Irish market and strengthening the link between Ireland and Luxembourg. The additional frequency will offer customers added convenience and […]
Emirates says currency boosted profit by 77pc
Emirates Group announced half-year revenue up 6pc to AED 49.4bn (US$ 13.5bn), and profit of AED 2.3bn (US$ 631m), up 77pc. The airline says the results were due to capacity optimisation and efficiency initiatives, easing of strong US dollar, and steady business growth. Emirates: Revenue up 6pc to AED 44.5bn (US$ 12.1bn), and profit lift […]
Turkish passengers numbers up 17pc, profit up 23pc
Turkish Airlines posted a record operating net profit of USD939m in Q3, up 23pc. The nine-monthly operating net profit reached USD 956m. Revenue was up 23pc to USD 3.6bn. EBITDAR increased 90pc  to USD1.5nbn at a 41pc margin. Load factor was 81.5pc, passengers carried was up 17pc compared to Q3 of 2016 with the airline serving 21.3m passengers. […]
Iberia Express to offer extended Summer 2018 season from Cork to Madrid
Spanish carrier Iberia Express is to expand its Cork Airport to Madrid Barajas route by 5pc for Summer 2018. The move means that the service will operate twice weekly from June 1 to September 15, compared to June 2 to September 9 this year.  The announcement brings a second year of successive growth to the […]
Ryanair moves Belfast service from Gatwick to Stansted & announces new Malta route for summer 2018
Ryanair to serve Stansted instead of Gatwick from Belfast International Malta their new route for summer 2018 Ryanair announced a Malta 2w service for summer 2018 among 14 routes it plans to operate from Belfast International Airport. The Belfast to London service will operate to Stansted rather than Gatwick at a lower capacity and will […]
Porto follows Rome and Milan as Ryanair’s third connecting hub
Ryanair is extending its connecting flights service to Porto Airport from January 3. The move gives passengers an expanded route choice (20 in all), and allows them to book and transfer directly airside, with bags checked through, onto connecting Ryanair flights.The move follows the launch of connecting flights at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo. Much of the […]
Transfer passengers up 36pc in Dublin airport as British decline does not halt 6pc rise
2.6m in October up 4pc Ten month total up 6pc to 25.3m Trans Atlantic up 14pc to 330,000 Europe up 5pc to 1.3m Britain down 2pc to 841,000 Hub traffic up 36pc Middle East & Africa up 16pc to 69,000 In October 2.6m passengers passed through Dublin Airport – but the decline in British traffic continues. […]
Au revoir to Rouge as Air Canada returns to Dublin-Toronto route with three-class service
Air Canada has returned to the Dublin to Toronto Pearson route, switching back from the Air Canada Rouge offering. As revealed by Travel Extra in the summer, Air Canada flight AC843, operated by a 292-seat Airbus A330-300, is offering a three-cabin service: Economy, Premium Economy and International Business Class.  Features include fully lie-flat suites in […]
Record 11.8m Ryanair October passenger numbers match September level
Ryanair October passengers up 900k to 11.8m Load factor up 1 to 96 Rolling annual traffic to September up 12pc to 128.2m Ryanair September passenger numbers are up 8pc on October 2016 to 11.8m, matching the September total. In 2016 and 2015 the October passenger total exceeded the September total. The airline cancelled flights affecting […]
Ryanair keeps guidance at €1.4bn despite €25m cancellation costs
Fares down by 5pc, Profits rise 11pc Traffic grows 11pc Load factors at 97pc Profit guidance unchanged Ryanair reported an 11pc increase in first half profit to €1.29bn. Traffic grew 11pc to 72m thanks, the airline says, to a strong Easter. The airline says full year profits will remain in a range of €1.40bn to […]
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 […]

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Aer Lingus to announce new trans-Atlantic route on Friday

Aer Lingus to announce new trans-Atlantic route on Friday

Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh is to announce new trans-Atlantic route at a breakfast briefing on Friday. The lease on another A330 was agreed in the last fortnight and preparations are underway for a 4w long haul route.. The route is in addition to the plans for...

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