Ireland

New Irish regional carrier Emerald Airlines receives AOC

New Irish regional carrier Emerald Airlines receives its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Irish Aviation Authority....


Ryanair August passenger numbers reach 74% of pre-crisis levels

Low cost carrier Ryanair carried 11.1 million passengers in August, three-quarters of pre-crisis levels  ...


Emerald Airlines to replace Stobart Air as Aer Lingus Regional franchise

Aerlingus presented its new regional carrier,  Emerald Airlines, due to begin operations from January 2022....


Norwegian Air may abandon operations in Ireland

Norwegian Air reportedly plans to withdraw its Air Operator Certificate, ceasing its operations in Ireland....


Dublin Airport – worst hit during global crisis

Europe’s airports have been affected the worst by the pandemic. Dublin Airport in Ireland is leading the list....


Ryanair forced to lower passenger forecast amidst travel restrictions

Questioning Ireland's vaccination efforts and measuring the impact of newly-introduced lockdowns across Europe, Ryanair warned it would welcome fewer passengers...


Aer Lingus withdrawal from Shannon Airport could spell trouble

With reports surfacing that Aer Lingus might pull its transatlantic services from Shannon Airport, the news might be very troubling for the Irish airport....


Ryanair averted grounding third of fleet over maintenance

Back in 2018, Ryanair was facing a grounding of approximately a third of its fleet over a problem with maintenance certificates before the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stepped up and saved the day, reports indicate. The COO in question, Peter Bellew, is now leaving the Irish low cost carrier for an equivalent role at its arch-nemesis easyJet ‒ a move against which Ryanair is fighting tooth and nail in court. ...


Ryanair says “no travel chaos”, despite failing talks with unions

Remember last summer’s travel misery as a wave of union strikes at Ryanair paralyzed hundreds of holidaymakers’ flights? The scenario is likely to repeat itself in the comings weeks, with staff walkouts now planned in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Portugal. Ryanair assures it expects minor disruption to operations, but the prospect of the two sides resolving their ongoing dispute is dim....


Norwegian ends transatlantic flights from Ireland; blames 737 MAX

Citing unfavorable market conditions due to the 737 MAX groundings, Norwegian Air has decided to cut its flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to North American destinations....