Tag: Ireland

Aer Lingus Receives First Airbus A321 LR Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aer Lingus, the flag carrier airline of Ireland and the second-largest airline in the country after Ryanair, took the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo Long Range aircraft from the Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo LR is powered by LEAP CFM engines and configured in a two class layout with 16 business and 168 […]

Ryanair Agrees To Recognise Pilot Unions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair announced that it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in Ryanair in each of these countries, as long as they establish Committees of Ryanair pilots to deal with Ryanair […]

Edinburgh Airport Expanding To Meet Anticipated Record Passenger Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Work has begun on the construction of an extension to the South-East Pier of Edinburgh Airport which should be completed by the summer of next year. The extension will see the creation of new boarding gates and seating areas between gates 13 and 14.Work has begun on the construction of an extension to the South-East […]

Dublin Airport Sees Busiest Month In Its 77-Year History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport, and a 6% increase on the same period last year. July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month. A total of […]

Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Base Maintenance In Ireland

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa Technik will extend its base maintenance capabilities by adding the Boeing 787. Lufthansa Technik Shannon has announced a multi-million-euro investment that opens the doors for the 787 later this year. The Shannon-based MRO will also be able to offer modifications, cabin and interior refurbishment, interior repair and paint, external paint repairs, specialized inspections, airworthiness […]

Ryanair 3Q Profits Dip But Full-Year Figures Unchanged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair saw its third-quarter profits fall 8% compared to the same period in the previous year, as geopolitical events pushed more capacity into its market and yields fell. The LCC reported net profits of €95 million ($102 million) for the third quarter of its financial year ended Dec. 31, down from […]

Dublin Airport Sets New August Record with 2.9 Million Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Almost 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 9% increase over last year, making it the busiest August ever in the airport’s history. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with more than 1.5 million passengers travelling to European destinations during the month. Over 926,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations […]

Ryanair, Aer Lingus Cancel Some Flights Between Ireland and France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another air traffic controllers strike in France to cause more chaos for travellers. The ATC union has been criticised for the short notice at which the latest action – the 11th in the past 12 weeks and 51st since 2009 – has been called. As well as disrupting flights due to land in and depart […]

IATA: Aviation Leaders Gathering in Dublin

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The AGM will open with keynote addresses by Shane Ross TD, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard […]

European First Responders Will Use DJI Drones In Rescue Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, announced today that it is training first responders in Europe to use drones in rescue operations. The project, which will be rolled out in partnership with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), a Brussels-based NGO, could improve efficiency and save lives. “Drones are transforming the way first response […]