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# air-travel - Tuesday 14 June, 2011
Concept cabin, which allows passengers see through the walls, was designed to show that “the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination”.
The airport says it needs a €1.2m grant to stay in businesses – and still hopes the government will save the day.
# air-travel - Friday 10 June, 2011
Airports in much of the southern part South America have been closed because of ash clouds from a volcano that began erupting nearly a week ago.
# air-travel - Wednesday 8 June, 2011
180 jobs could be lost if Galway airport shuts down in the wake of funding cuts. Its managing director says the decision is based on a “flawed report”.
# air-travel - Tuesday 7 June, 2011
The number of holidaymakers on low-cost tickets has fallen by three to four per cent in the last few months as rising fuel costs force up ticket prices.
# air-travel - Monday 6 June, 2011
Negotiations have failed to find a resolution to the dispute over rosters. Pilots are threatening to begin industrial action tomorrow.
# air-travel - Sunday 5 June, 2011
The Puyehue volcano has been dormant for decades – and its latest eruption has forced 3,500 to evacuate their homes.
# air-travel - Saturday 4 June, 2011
Talks to avert a pilots’ strike on Tuesday have broken down – and pilots’ reps don’t believe the talks are likely to resume.
# air-travel - Thursday 2 June, 2011
The animals were discovered in a cupboard on the Boeing 767 minutes before it was due to take off in Australia.
The new route will serve a catchment area of 100,000 in south Dublin and will create over a dozen new jobs as a result.
# air-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011
Talks at the Labour Relations Commission will try to avoid a rostering dispute that could see flights cancelled next week.
# air-travel - Tuesday 31 May, 2011
Thirty thousand people could be affected if pilots go ahead with threatened industrial action from next Tuesday. Eighty-seven per cent of pilots represented by IALPA voted in favour of a strike.
The Air Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a rapid descent on a flight between Liverpool and Dublin 11 days ago.
# air-travel - Thursday 26 May, 2011
Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as the skies look clear for the next 36 hours at least. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and all the major carriers are operating normal schedules.
# air-travel - Wednesday 25 May, 2011
The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.
The airline said that it safely flew a test plane through a ‘red zone’ for volcanic ash yesterday and incurred no damage – however experts have said the plane never entered a danger zone.
As Grimsvotn’s eruption begins to wane, airspace closures on continental Europe will still mean some cancelled flights.
# air-travel - Tuesday 24 May, 2011
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A transatlantic flight from London to Boston is forced to land at Shannon, and is set to take off again this morning.
# air-travel - Monday 23 May, 2011
President Obama won’t be the only one inconvenienced by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano, however IAA says it still doesn’t expect any disruptions to air travel in Irish space in the next 24 hours.
Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.
The airline performs well on fuel bets and bounces back from airspace closures – but oil prices will mean a leaner 2011.
# air-travel - Sunday 22 May, 2011
History shows that previous eruptions in Grimsvotn have not had much influence on flight traffic — unlike the massive disruption caused last year by Eyjafjallajokull.
# air-travel - Wednesday 18 May, 2011
The airline blames a technical error for flight numbers 93 and 175 going back into use, ten years after the 2001 attacks.
# air-travel - Thursday 5 May, 2011
The airline says the continued weakness of the Irish economy means its profits won’t be as high as first expected.
# air-travel - Wednesday 4 May, 2011
Concerns over Barcelona-based Flightline outlined as BBC radio programme hears how survivor’s recollection of the horror crash.
# air-travel - Friday 29 April, 2011
Nine things you need to know by 9am: President McAleese gives France and Germany a slap on the wrists, the poignant tale of an elderly man who arrived in hospital with a small fortune strapped to his body and the story of Bear-ack Obama.
# air-travel - Tuesday 26 April, 2011
# air-travel - Wednesday 20 April, 2011
Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.
# air-travel - Tuesday 19 April, 2011
The air traffic controller in question accidentally broadcast the Samuel L Jackson film he was watching over his microphone, blocking incoming calls from planes.
In today’s Fix: dog ownership could be outlawed in Iran; more drivers caught speeding; and Ukraine promised €550m to build Chernobyl reactor containment shell.
Minister for Justice says any measure which gives gardaí an advantage in fight against terrorism and serious crime deserves out support.
Would you pay €10 to book a seat in the front two rows, or for extra legroom? Ryanair’s going to give you the chance.
# air-travel - Monday 18 April, 2011
Traffic in Dublin Airport fell by 3.4 per cent in February, leading Ryanair to call for the end to DAA’s “failed monopoly”.