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Turkish delight for Dublin Airport as Ryanair launches Dalaman service
Ryanair has launched its 90th summer route out of Dublin Airport – to Dalaman in Turkey. The airport serves resorts such as Marmaris, Fethiye and Oludeniz in the Turkish Riviera, which will also be served by TUI from next summer. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “Ryanair operates to 90 destinations from Dublin Airport and […]
ITAA joins Ryanair and IAG in condemning latest round of air traffic strikes
The Irish Travel Agents Association has expressed disappointment at the announcement by French Air Traffic Control of a strike to take place this weekend, June 23 and 24. John Spollen, President of the ITAA, said: “This latest strike follows a 24-hour strike on May 22, causing further disruption to Irish passengers impacting travel to and […]
Norwegian to fly Dublin Airport to Toronto Hamilton daily from next March
Daily service starts March 31 Norwegian already operate to Newburgh and Providence Norwegian is to launch Dublin to Toronto Hamilton daily with a B737 Max from March 31st. The 189 seats will be in a single class cabin. Dublin Airport to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Daily – Flight D81840 Departs 14.40 Arrives 17.25 John […]
French union UNSA to suspend ATC strike action in July
French air traffic control union UNSA has said that it will not continue the strike in July. CGT and Sud rail are likely to continue the strike action with the umbrella union SNCF. UNSA wants to suspend the intermittent strike action at the end of June, as envisaged initially. “UNSA will not continue the strike […]
Dublin Airport passenger numbers set to hit 31.3m this year as all markets increase
Dublin Airport is set to break the 30m barrier – and carry 31.3m passengers this year – after it recorded a 6pc rise in traffic so far this year. A record 2.9m passengers travelled through the airport in May, a 10pc increase over the same month last year and the 50th consecutive month of growth. This […]
United celebrates 20 years and 2.7m passengers on Dublin to Newark route
United Airlines has marked 20 years of its service between Dublin Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 2.7m customers on more than 17,000 flights. The gate ceremony follows the recent similar event, marking 20 years between Shannon Airport and Newark, carrying over 1.9m customers  on more than […]
United Airlines carries almost 2m passengers between Shannon and Newark as it celebrates milestone
United Airlines has marked 20 years of services between Shannon and Newark Airport. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9m customers on more than 13,500 flights. Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, British and Irish markets, said: “Since 1998, our service has allowed our customers from the West of […]
Stobart versus Stobart as airport launches Ryanair service from Dublin to Southend
Stobart Group, owner of London Southend Airport, has helped launch Ryanair‘s new service to Dublin – which puts the low-cost carrier in direct competition with Stobart Air. Stobart Air, one of the companies in the Stobart Group, operates the route on behalf of Flybe, but will face competition next April, with Ryanair offering a double […]
Aer Lingus Regional to expand winter services, offering over 735,000 seats
Over 735,000 seats across 20 routes for winter 2018 Dublin-Kerry route to rise 30pc in capacity and continue to be serviced by a larger aircraft (ATR72) Airline currently flies up to 580 flights per week across its 25 routes in Ireland, Britain and France. Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has increased its frequency […]
Beijing bound: History made with debut flight from Dublin to Chinese capital
After years of planning and efforts by Irish tourism, Dublin Airport is finally connected to the Chinese capital as  Hainan Airlines’ new direct service to Beijing took off. Hainan will operate Dublin to Beijing direct year-round with an Airbus A330 aircraft on Tuesdays and Saturdays and via Edinburgh on Thursdays and Sundays. Dublin Airport Managing […]
Clonakilty pudding, Barry’s Tea and Murphy’s Stout on menu as Cork gets new airport lounge
Ireland’s first Aspire airport business lounge will have an Irish-themed menu, it was revealed at its official opening at Cork Airport. Operated by Swissport, investment in the lounge at Ireland’s second fastest growing international airport will total €500,000 over four years.  The lounge features ‘Best of Irish’ additions on the menu. The complimentary breakfast includes Clonakilty […]
O Ceidigh threatens to halt Aran Islands air services for winter
Payment differences over non PSO routes Threat revisits 2016 dispute Padraig O Ceidigh’s Aer Arann Islands has threatened to withdraw winter services from Indreabhan to the Aran Islands and have launched an action against Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh. The company has served six months notice of its intention to end services in a dispute over the […]
1,100 flights cancelled but Ryanair pax numbers up 6pc to 12.5m in May
Passenger numbers up 6pc to 12.5m Load factor up 1pc to 96pc Rolling to May up 8pc to 132.1m customers ATC strikes and staff shortages cause cancellation of in May 18 as against 43 in May 17, according to Ryanair in their monthly passenger numbers report Passenger numbers were up 6pc to 12.5m, load factor […]
Irishman makes history piloting first Cathay Pacific service from Dublin to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific‘s inaugural flight from Dublin to Hong Kong was a special day for one person in particular – its Irish pilot. Flight CX306, an Airbus A350-900 aircraft with the registration B-LRI, had a full load of 280 passengers, departing just before noon on Saturday. The flight’s commander, Senior Captain Ian McGuinness, said: “I’m happy […]
Ireland West expects 10pc jump in passengers to 20,000 over weekend
A total of 20,000 passengers are expected to pass through Ireland West Airport over the June bank holiday weekend with passenger numbers to be up by almost 10pc versus the same period last year. The airport at Knock said it’s “shaping up to be the busiest June bank holiday in the airport’s history”. Over 100 […]
100,000 A DAY to travel through Dublin Airport this weekend
Almost 410,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this June Bank Holiday weekend – 7pc up on the same weekend last year. Over 2,830 flights will arrive over the Bank Holiday, which is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year so far, according to Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell. “We’re expecting an […]
Bank Holiday weekend will be busiest in a decade as Shannon counts down to Air Canada route to Toronto
Shannon Airport expects June Bank Holiday weekend numbers to be up by almost 8pc on last year. It said inbound and outbound commercial services are up by 9pc each, with transit services down slightly on the same period, resulting in an overall gain of 7.7pc on the same weekend last year. This summer the airport will […]
Air France’s heavy-hitters in Cork for launch of year-round Hop! route to Paris Charles De Gaulle
Cork Airport is predicting a record June bank holiday weekend, and the first of its new services – Air France’s Hop! – has landed in a traditional water cannon salute service. Barry ter Voert, Senior Vice President Europe Air France KLM, and Benedicte Duval, General Manager Air France KLM for Britain and Ireland were onboard flight […]
Recruiting again: Aer Lingus wants women to join the jet set as aircraft engineers
Aer Lingus is back recruiting – and it’s looking to attract women in particular into its  annual Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme. The airline is offering 20 placements – double that of last year – and said there is a particular emphasis this year in attracting female applicants. Last year three of the ten […]
Ryanair goes year-round to Bristol out of Knock and launches sun route to Reus
Ryanair has relaunched its Ireland West Airport Knock-Bristol route as a year-round service. The route will operate 3w for both summer and winter 2018. The carrier’s Summer 2018 schedule out of the Mayo airport features one new route to Girona, starting June 2, and the 12 routes in total include Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Tenerife. […]

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French union UNSA to suspend ATC strike action in July

French union UNSA to suspend ATC strike action in July

French air traffic control union UNSA has said that it will not continue the strike in July. CGT and Sud rail are likely to continue the strike action with the umbrella union SNCF. UNSA wants to suspend the intermittent strike action at the end of June, as envisaged...

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