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#Airlines

# airlines - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes
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Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes

Mar 19th 2013, 9:28 AM 8,844 Views 60 Comments

The airline has signed an agreement to order 175 new Boeing 737-800 planes which will be delivered over five years.

# airlines - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year
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# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year

Mar 6th 2013, 8:58 AM 5,662 Views 17 Comments

Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.

# airlines - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal
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# Denied

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal

Feb 27th 2013, 12:10 PM 8,523 Views 67 Comments

The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.

# airlines - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers
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# Ryanair

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers

Jan 31st 2013, 11:09 AM 7,944 Views 31 Comments

The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.

# airlines - Friday 18 January, 2013

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?

Jan 18th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,587 Views 66 Comments

Yesterday MEPs called for regulation of hand luggage charges to protect consumers from being exploited by airlines. Do you think the EU should introduce common rules?

# airlines - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent
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# Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

Jan 10th 2013, 2:52 PM 4,598 Views 24 Comments

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# airlines - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes
# Wi-high Club
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# Wi-high Club

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Dec 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 13,172 Views 22 Comments

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

# airlines - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers
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# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Oct 4th 2012, 10:36 AM 3,010 Views 23 Comments

Long-haul and regional services have seen decent growth, but the numbers taking short-haul flights with Aer Lingus have fallen.

# airlines - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
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# Shannon Airport

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Oct 2nd 2012, 2:32 PM 12,086 Views 40 Comments

A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.

# airlines - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Airline launches child-free zone on flights
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# No Kids

Airline launches child-free zone on flights

Sep 26th 2012, 1:05 PM 8,307 Views 56 Comments

Only those over the age of 12 may sit in first seven rows on AirAsia X planes from next February.

# airlines - Sunday 23 September, 2012

9 things that used to be free... but aren't now
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# Freebies

9 things that used to be free... but aren't now

Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00 PM 31,522 Views 59 Comments

Little bags of pretzels on airplanes, plastic bags, ‘the channels’… we miss the days of freebies.

# airlines - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement
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# Airlines

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:28 PM 10,737 Views 16 Comments

The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.

# airlines - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Over €80,000 paid to consumers in refunds and compensation last year
# Consumers
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# Consumers

Over €80,000 paid to consumers in refunds and compensation last year

Aug 30th 2012, 6:22 PM 4,469 Views 3 Comments

Air passengers complaints amounted to half of the total number of cases where the ECC liaised with traders directly on behalf of customers.

# airlines - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
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# Airlines

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Jul 31st 2012, 8:26 AM 3,123 Views 29 Comments

Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m
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# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m

Jul 31st 2012, 8:08 AM 2,117 Views 18 Comments

Airline’s results for the first half of this year show increased passenger levels and total revenue.

# airlines - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
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# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Jul 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,825 Views 25 Comments

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs
# Ryanair
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# Ryanair

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs

Jul 30th 2012, 7:37 AM 2,935 Views 36 Comments

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline still expected to grow its traffic for the full year by 4 per cent.

# airlines - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Aer Lingus to Ryanair: Your bid undervalues us
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# Air Wars

Aer Lingus to Ryanair: Your bid undervalues us

Jun 20th 2012, 7:07 PM 4,623 Views 32 Comments

As shares closed up at €1.09 tonight, Aer Lingus said that the bid of €1.30 per share from Ryanair undervalued it.

Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares
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# Leaders' Questions

Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares

Jun 20th 2012, 11:53 AM 2,436 Views 30 Comments

The Taoiseach says the government hasn’t yet committed to selling its Aer Lingus take, and won’t be rushed.

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

Jun 20th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,788 Views 151 Comments

The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to 'take no action' following Ryanair bid
# Air Wars
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# Air Wars

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to 'take no action' following Ryanair bid

Jun 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,200 Views 10 Comments

Ryanair’s bid of €1.30 per share is well above the €0.94 they were worth yesterday – but Aer Lingus says not to act yet.

# airlines - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
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# Flights

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Jun 12th 2012, 4:19 PM 3,571 Views 10 Comments

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# airlines - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears
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# Air Travel

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears

Jun 5th 2012, 4:07 PM 2,579 Views 6 Comments

Safety risks for passengers travelling in Europe would be “unacceptably high” if proposals from a European agency were introduced, pilot representative groups told TDs and senators today.

Long-haul budget airline 'to lower fares by using iPads'
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# Airlines

Long-haul budget airline 'to lower fares by using iPads'

Jun 5th 2012, 8:46 AM 7,125 Views 15 Comments

Singapore Airline’s new ‘Scoot’ off-shoot says iPads are much lighter than traditional in-flight TVs, and therefore save fuel.

# airlines - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Ryanair's shareholding in Aer Lingus on course to be investigated
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# Tensions

Ryanair's shareholding in Aer Lingus on course to be investigated

May 22nd 2012, 1:03 PM 3,395 Views 23 Comments

Ryanair has already said it plans to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court.

# airlines - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early
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# Airlines

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early

May 8th 2012, 1:36 PM 13,939 Views 23 Comments

The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.

# airlines - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Flight paths changed as North Korea prepares for rocket launch
# North Korea
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# North Korea

Flight paths changed as North Korea prepares for rocket launch

Apr 10th 2012, 9:05 AM 2,013 Views 7 Comments

North Korean space officials said today that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed – and continued to deny it is a cover for missile test.

# airlines - Thursday 29 March, 2012

General strike taking place in Spain over labour reforms
# Spain
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# Spain

General strike taking place in Spain over labour reforms

Mar 29th 2012, 9:52 AM 1,376 Views 16 Comments

Airlines are warning passengers who are due to fly to or from Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries today to expect disruptions as demonstrations over austerity measures fill the streets.

# airlines - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets
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# Ryanair

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets

Feb 21st 2012, 8:51 AM 5,997 Views 21 Comments

The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.

# airlines - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
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# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 11th 2012, 6:59 PM 2,491 Views 6 Comments

Sunday’s Super Bowl! Senators! Sovereigns! Slavery! Shell to Sea! And the surprisingly sensational Dubliner in drag…

# airlines - Friday 3 February, 2012

Less than seven hours after Malev collapse, Ryanair announces new Budapest base
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# First Mover

Less than seven hours after Malev collapse, Ryanair announces new Budapest base

Feb 3rd 2012, 1:15 PM 10,177 Views 95 Comments

The Irish airline is to base four new aircraft in Budapest within a fortnight, and will open 31 routes to replace Malev’s loss.

Dublin passengers left to fend for themselves after Hungarian airline collapses
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Dublin passengers left to fend for themselves after Hungarian airline collapses

Feb 3rd 2012, 12:09 PM 4,471 Views 5 Comments

113 passengers had already checked in for their Malev flight to Budapest flight before being told their airline had collapsed.

# airlines - Monday 30 January, 2012

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
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# Taking Off

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route

Jan 30th 2012, 11:08 AM 5,212 Views 11 Comments

Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011
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# Ryanair

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011

Jan 30th 2012, 8:31 AM 1,638 Views 23 Comments

Ryanair has raised its profit forecast following better than expected figures for the last quarter.

# airlines - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses
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# Spanair

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses

Jan 29th 2012, 12:11 PM 5,134 Views 13 Comments

An estimated 22,000 passengers were left in the lurch when Spanair announced a sudden shutdown on Friday.

# airlines - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?
# Timing
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# Timing

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?

Jan 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,619 Views 7 Comments

New airline report shows you don’t have to book your seats months and months in advance to bag the best deal…

# airlines - Friday 20 January, 2012

Safety check ordered on Airbus A380s over wing crack reports
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# Flight Safety

Safety check ordered on Airbus A380s over wing crack reports

Jan 20th 2012, 4:10 PM 4,464 Views 46 Comments

The EASA’s order concerns A380s which have completed more than 1,300 flights.

# airlines - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls
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Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls

Jan 5th 2012, 7:31 PM 3,860 Views 34 Comments

Ryanair’s passenger numbers for December fell by 5 per cent, with the airline saying it grounded some planes.

# airlines - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline
# North Korea
From The Daily Edge
# North Korea

Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline

Dec 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 6,707 Views 10 Comments

The only way to get to North Korea is through the government-owned airline – which isn’t quite as glamorous as some others.

# airlines - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles
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# Social Media

Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles

Dec 15th 2011, 6:31 PM 5,805 Views 24 Comments

Want to choose who you’re sitting beside? A Dutch airline is letting passengers share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles before picking a seat.