Travel News from the Aviation Industry December 27 2015

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Dublin Airport
reported 1m passengers were using it as a hub in 2015. Listen here to Travel Extra editor Eoghan Corry speaking on RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland about the need for new planning conditions for the parallel runway at Dublin airport.


Dublin Airport
is to refurbish the ground floor of Terminal One, and Shannon Airportis to refurbish gates one to five including the arrivals hall, transit lounges and departure gate areas. The departure road to terminal 1 at Dublin airport has reopened.

Shannon airport handled 57,000 passengers this week, up 4pc compared to the Christmas period last year.Dublin Airport Passengers

IAG converted 15 A320neo options into firm orders. The aircraft will be delivered in 2021 and 2022. The jets can be used by Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling for fleet r
eplacement.

Shannon Group confirmed that chief executive Neil Pakey will leave the company at the conclusion of his three-year contract next year.

Conor McGregor flew from LA to Dublin with Ethiopian to spend Christmas at the K Club in Straffan. And yes, Travel Extra’s editor still maintains MMA is not a real sport.

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An explosion on board a Pegasus Airlinesaircraft at Istanbul’s second airport Sabiha Gokcen killed a cleaner, injuring another and causing damage to surrounding aircraft and buildings. The DFA advice on Turkey remains unchanged although other European countries updated their advice.

John Mulligan reported that the IAA is considering remote technology in favour of building an 87-metre high control tower at Dublin Airport.

Aer Rianta International won a 10-year contract for the Abu Dhabi Airport’s Midfield terminal, where they will be responsible for the retail of perfume, cosmetics, skincare, sunglasses and jewellery.

Ryanair added extra flights between Dublin and Bordeaux for Ireland’s Euro 2016 clash against Belgium on 18 June. Listen here to Travel Extra editor Eoghan Corry speaking on RTÉ Radio’s News at One about options for Euro 2016. Éist anseo le Eoghan Corry ar Raidió na Gaeltachta ag caint ar Euro 2016.Conor McGregor L.A. - Dublin 20Dec2015

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England is investigating a lawmaker’s claim that US officials prevented a British Muslim family from flying to Disneyland for a planned holiday from LAX.

Online retailer Amazon is reportedly in talks to lease 20 B767s to launch an air delivery service.

Rayani Air, a Sharia airline that complies with Islamic claw, banning alcohol and serving halal food, launched this week.

A couple was detained in Paris over the fake bomb left in a toilet that caused Air France flight 463 to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

Dublin Airport was briefly evacuated because a smoke alarm went off, believed to be triggered by a passenger smoking in the toilet.

Etihad Airways announced an agreement to use Luggage Logistics’ baggage management system to deliver and track luggage.

Aer Lingus received 2,800 applications for 12 places on its 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme.

Frankfurt Airport welcomed its 60 millionth passenger.

Bombardier executive chairman Pierre Beaudoin will step down in Q1 2016.

Mexico was added to BA’s World Sale, starting from €337.

ed force oneIron Maiden’s lead singer Bruce Dickinsonwill pilot the band’s B747 Ed Force One during their upcoming world tour.

Qualtrics’ Passenger Pain Index found that one in five of the 520 American flyers surveyed say lost luggage is what bothers them the most about air travel, and 48pc said they would consider never flying with an airline again if it lost their luggage.

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