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Ryanair to fly from Shannon to Liverpool and Bristol and boost Manchester services
Ryanair is to add two new English routes from Shannon Airport and increase frequency on its existing service to Manchester. The airline is now selling its Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Liverpool service, which starts on May 19, and a Monday and Thursday Bristol service from May 17.  Ryanair has also added Tuesdays and Wednesdays to its popular Manchester […]
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AerCap report 402 airline transactions in 2017 including 119 widebody
AerCap report 402 airline transactions in 2017 including 119 widebody AerCap reported net income of $1.0bn in 2017 on revenues down 2pc to $5.0bn, with  402 aircraft transactions including 119 widebody, $5.3bn of aircraft purchased and $2.4bn of aircraft sold. AerCap ended with $9.6bn of available liquidity and adjusted debt/equity ratio of 2.8 to 1. […]
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Stobart Air to deploy new ATR42 aircraft to Donegal and boost services to Kerry with ATR72s- copy
Stobart Air, the franchise flying partner to airlines including Aer Lingus and Flybe, has invested in its fleet as the airline’s contract to operate the Dublin-Donegal and Dublin-Kerry Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes, under the Aer Lingus Regional brand was recently renewed. Stobart Air, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, has operated these routes, on behalf […]
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No survivors as Irish owned Antonov-148 lost near Domodedovo
Six crew and 65 passengers lost Antonov-148-100B RA-61704 lost near Domodedovo Leased by Aercap owned IFC Reports are emerging of the loss near Argunovo of a Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148-100B leased from Aercap owned International Lease Finance Corporation with the loss of six crew and 65 passengers. Flight 6W703 took off from runway 14R at Domodedovo […]
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Eurocopter EC130 incident in Nevada leaves three dead and four injured
First fatal Eurocopter EC130 crash since October 2016 Papillon gelicopters based out of Boulder City Nevada Three died in incident Four surviving victims of a deadly Saturday evening helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon were hospitalised Sunday in Las Vegas after a prolonged rescue effort, officials said. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Eurocopter […]
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Turkish Airlines looks to growth in Dublin amid resurgence in holiday bookings
As reported by Travel Extra, Turkey has emerged as the comeback kid for Irish holidaymakers. The country is the star performer, Tanya Airey from Sunway told Travel Extra recently, amid strong sales generally in the package holiday market. Latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institution showed that tourism revenue rebounded by 18.9pc last year. Revenue peaked in 2014 […]
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Slot problems for Norwegian second Dublin to Newburgh daily 8.30am flight
Norwegian to go double daily on Dublin to Newburgh Extra flight departs at 08:30.\ But can Dublin airport accommodate them Norwegian proposals to go double daily on Dublin to Stewart International Newburgh from April 26 have run into slot problems..Subject to the issue being solved, an extra flight departs at 08:30. The rotation makes it […]
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Dublin Airport heading for 31.4m this year if 6pc rise in January figures is sustained
Dublin Airport is poised to rise above the 30m passenger mark this year after falling just short, hitting the 29.6m point last year. Just under 2m passengers travelled through Dublin Airport this January, a 6pc increase on 2017. This year will also see the arrival of three new airlines to the capital. Iceland Air will fly 6w […]
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Ryanair says fares will FALL 3pc in 2018 as it reports Q3 profit
Fares wil not rise in 2018 Staff costs will rise €100m Ryanair warned investors to expect “negative PR” as it finalises union discussions. The airline reported a 12pc rise in Q3 profit to €106m as average fares fell 4pc to just €32 per customer.  Traffic grew 6pc to 30.4m with load factors up 1pc to […]
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10 routes to Amman 4 routes to Aqaba Ryanair is to fly 14 routes to Amman and Aqaba airports from March, delivering 500,000 seats. This is Ryanair’s second country in the Middle East under EU aviation agreements. Starting with a route to Paphos (Cyprus) in March, Ryanair’s Amman operation will grow to 10 routes from October, […]
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Cork Airport reports third year of January growth
Cork Airport has recorded a 5pc rise in passenger numbers for the first month of the new year, compared to January 2017. Despite Brexit worries, its London traffic rose – albeit slightly – by 1pc. Traffic rose across all the geographical markets served by Cork Airport, with eastern Europe the best performer (up 13.4pc), while […]
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Dublin versus Mayo as both airports tied on three nominations in global digital awards
Mayo may finally get a bit of revenge over the Dubs – off the GAA field at least – with Ireland West Airport and Dublin Airport tied on three nominations in this year’s Global Social Media Awards for airports. The capital’s airport has been shortlisted for three awards in The Moodies, which reward best practice […]
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Ryanair wants to refund difference if competitors offer lower fares and increases bag allowance
Ryanair to refund difference +€5 if competitors offer lower fares increase in checked bag allowance (€25 for 20kg) An increase in checked bag allowance (€25 for 20kg) and a refund the difference plus five euro offer for cheaper alternative fares is among the measures announced by Ryanair as part of its 2018 so-called “Always Getting […]
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Dublin Airport gets 48th carrier as Croatia Airlines announces route to Zagreb
Croatia Airlines is to operate a new twice weekly schedule from Dublin to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, this summer. The airline, which is part of the Star Alliance, will operate the new service on Thursdays and Sundays between May and October. It’s one of three new airlines launching services at Dublin Airport this year […]
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Exclusive: Boost for Irish tourism and airlines as Ireland brings in visa-free travel for UAE citizens
Tourism Ireland is to actively target the Emirati market this year after Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced the lifting of the visa requirement for citizens of the UAE travelling to Ireland. The move, which comes into effect on January 31, brings Ireland into line with Britain, which has attracted substantial inbound tourism from the region. It’s also […]
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Dublin Airport falls just short of 30m passenger mark but sets new record in 2017
Top 5 destinations: London, Amsterdam, Manchester, New York, Birmingham Busiest Day: June 30 – 108,000 passengers Average of 81,000 passengers per day Busiest Month: July – 3.12m passengers Quietest Month: February – 1.79m passengers Two new airlines – Air Arabia Maroc and Qatar Airways 14 new routes Extra capacity on 39 existing services Dublin Airport broke […]
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Dnata catering facility at Dublin Airport to create 60 jobs
  Dnata to open catering facility at Dublin Airport Will employ 60 people.   320,000 meals every day for 190 airlines. part of the Emirates Group,    Global air services provider Dnata, which is part of the Emirates Group, has opened its newest flight catering facility at Dublin Airport. The Dublin facility comes in addition to its […]
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Authority reveals Dublin handled 85pc of Irish flights in record year for aviation
The Irish Aviation Authority‘s latest figures show that Dublin Airport handled almost 85pc of all air traffic movements in 2017. The news comes as the IAA said it has begun work on a new air traffic control tower at Dublin. The authority said a record 1,135,845 flights – including those not landing in Ireland – […]
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Cathay Pacific leaders discuss direct Dublin service with Irish delegation
Tourism Ireland and DAA have met senior Cathay Pacific personnel, including Chairman John Slosar and CEO Rupert Hogg, in Hong Kong to discuss the impending direct service to Dublin. The route, which starts in June, is the first ever direct scheduled service from the Asia-Pacific region to Ireland. Tourism Ireland said it will work closely with Cathay […]
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Munster agents lined up for Cork Airport-backed travel fair
Leading travel agents and operators are lined up for this year’s Cork Travel Fair in association with Cork Airport, which was launched on January 16. The event, taking place at the Cork International Hotel on February 3 and 4, is now in its second year. Full album from the launch here. Last year’s fair was […]

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