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18m passengers use Dublin Airport in first half of year as July breaks records
Dublin Airport has had the busiest month in its 78-year history with over 3.3m passengers in July. Passenger numbers are up 7pc compared to last July as Dublin Airport, with more than 100,000 passengers travelling every day during the month. Almost 200,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect onward to another destination in July, which […]
Dublin aims for 6m connecting passengers with new transfer facility
Dublin airport gets 3 storey €16m transfer facility Capacity to increase transfer traffic from current 1.6m to 6m A €16m transfer facility has opened to give Dublin Airport capacity to quadruple its connecting passenger business. The three-storey hub includes airline information desks, boarding card checkpoints, and immigration and customs facilities, allowing transfer passengers to complete […]
Aer Lingus looking at new US cities says CEO Kavanagh as parent IAG reports €835m profit
Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said the airline is looking at new routes to the US and aims to be the leading value carrier across the Atlantic, as parent group IAG reported profit of €835m for the first half of the year – up from €790m this time last year. IAG CEO Willie Walsh said […]
Ryanair numbers hit European record of 13.1m in a month as growth slows dramatically to 4pc
European record of 13.1m Growth slows to 4pc Ryanair passed the European record for the number of passengers carried in a single month with 13.1m in July. Rolling annual traffic to July grew 7pc to 133.5m customers, also slower than the 9pc achieved in the early months of 2017.  Load factor once again reached an […]
Summer of (some) discontent: eleven strikes and how Ryanair is coping
Strikes in eight markets Ryanair succeeded in flying through all of the strikes to date Ryanair is facing industrial action across eight of its 37 markets with unions of various size and effectiveness. here is a summary Aug. 10: Swedish Airline Pilots Associationplan to strike, citing management’s failure to meet union representatives for more than […]
Cork Airport issues travel advice as it expects 44,000 passengers over bank holiday
Cork Airport is expecting more than 44,000 passengers this August bank holiday weekend, with Saturday, August 4, expected to be its busiest day. Niall McCarthy, Managing Director of Cork Airport, said passenger volumes are growing at the DAA airport. “We are delighted to welcome the significant extra frequencies on many of our summer schedule routes. This […]
Ryanair threatens to cut Dublin-based fleet by 20pc this winter
Ryanair’s Board has approved a plan to cut its Dublin-based fleet from 30 to a maximum of 24 aircraft for the winter 2018 season. The airline has issued letters of (90 days) protective notice to over 100 pilots and over 200 cabin crew employees, “whose services may not be required from 28 Oct onwards”, it […]
Dublin Airport art display celebrates history of Irish surnames
Dublin Airport is telling the history of some of the most famous Irish surnames – using images of seven real-life people with those names. This exhibition, which is called ‘All in a Name’, is on display at the South Gates boarding area and describes some of the history associated with their popular surnames dating back […]
Ryanair profit guidance unchanged, Q1 profit falls 20pc as airline warns of rising costs and fight disruption
Ryanair Q1 profits fall 20pc to €319m Lower fares, higher fuel & pilot costs. Full year guidance unchanged at €1.25bn – €1.35bn Ryanair’s first-quarter profits fell 20pc due to rising fuel prices, lower fares and staff pay rises, and it warned of further disruption to passengers over the summer. Growth slowed slightly to 7pc with […]
Norwegian increases flights out of Dublin and Shannon, maintains Cork frequency, for summer 2019
From Dublin (28 flights a week): Hamilton-Toronto – The daily service commences on March 31. Providence-Boston – Norwegian will increase flights to Providence, Rhode Island, to a daily service next summer, up from 5w. New York Stewart – Continues twice-daily following the introduction of a daily morning departure in April. The route allows for day trips […]
Lufthansa to boost capacity by 20pc on Dublin-Frankfurt route with fifth daily flight
 Lufthansa is to add a fifth daily service on its Dublin Airport to Frankfurt route – its seventh expansion of services since 2014. Lufthansa’s service between Dublin and Frankfurt will increase from 28 to 34 flights per week representing an increase in capacity of more than 20pc when the winter schedule begins on October 28. Dublin […]
Shannon Airport welcomes home local hero who helped save trapped Thai cave students
Shannon Airport has welcomed Clare-based diving expert Jim Warny who took part in the heroic rescue mission for 12 Thai students and their soccer coach. Friends of the Belgian national, who has lived in Ennis for 15 years, gathered to salute his participation in the heroic rescue that touched hearts across the globe and in which former Thai […]
Transatlantic traffic jumps 16pc in record June at Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport handled more than 3.1m passengers in June, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 7pc increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest June in the airport’s 78-year history. The number of passengers travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 6pc (almost […]
Former Bus Éireann Chief Executive takes over as boss of retailer Aer Rianta International
Former Bus Éireann Chief Executive Ray Hernan has joined Aer Rianta International as its new CEO, and will take up the role next month. Before joining Bus Éireann in late 2016, Mr Hernan held a number of executive roles in the retail sector, including Chief Executive of Arnotts, Director of Finance with Selfridges in the […]
US visitors could outnumber British in Cork on back on Norwegian transatlantic route
The importance of Norwegian‘s route from Cork Airport to Boston Providence has been revealed by the surge in visitors from America to the city. “For many of our member hotels, visitors from the US did not even register as a significant market,” said Neil Grant, Chairman of the Cork Branch of the Irish Hotel Federation. “However, […]
Shannon says passenger number set to rise 30pc since split from the DAA
Shannon Airport has reported a 6.6pc increase in passenger numbers during the first half of the year – and maintained it’s thriving since its split from the DAA at the end of 2012. The airport said it’s on track by the end of the year to have grown passenger numbers by almost 30pc from its […]
ITAA urges Ryanair and pilots to reach a deal to avert summer strike chaos for holidaymakers
The Irish Travel Agents Association expressed concern after Irish-based Ryanair pilots voted to take industrial action, affecting flights scheduled for next week. Pilots served notice of a 24-hour strike next Thursday – and threatened of more to come. The strike notice comes after pilots voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association […]
Ryanair reports 2583pc jump in flight cancellations due to air traffic controllers’ strikes and staff issues
Ryanair reports that flight cancellations caused by air traffic controller strikes jumped 2583pc last month compared to June 2017. The airline said that ATC strikes and staff shortages caused over 1,100 flight cancellations in June compared to just 41 in June 2017. It has recently joined forces with Willie Walsh’s IAG to put pressure on the European […]
Oh Vienna… Willie Walsh’s IAG to take on O’Leary in Austria with Level move
Willie Walsh’s IAG is to launch a new low-cost Austrian subsidiary, branded as Level, with flights from Vienna starting on July 17, 2018. The move will put the Dubliner’s airline group in competition with Laudamotion, in which Michael O’Leary’s Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake. The new subsidiary will have an Austrian Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and […]
Green joins rainbow as Aer Lingus gears up for Dublin Pride parade
Aer Lingus, the official airline of this years’ Dublin Pride Festival, is gearing up for Saturday’s parade. As this year’s theme is ‘We are family’, more than 250 Aer Lingus employees, their friends and families will represent the airline in the 2018 Pride Parade, along with a specially created float that is unmistakably ‘Aer Lingus’. As […]

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