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Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels
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Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60% in August compared to pre-pandemic levels

Sep 6th 2021, 11:02 AM 12,915 Views 20 Comments

Almost 1,260,000 people passed through the airport last month.

Ryanair sees strong recovery in summer bookings
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Ryanair sees strong recovery in summer bookings

Jul 26th 2021, 9:36 AM 16,089 Views 26 Comments

The announcement came as the company reported a loss of €273 million.

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
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Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says

Jun 29th 2021, 6:58 PM 12,204 Views 4 Comments

A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
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Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 26,195 Views 36 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds
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Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds

Jun 9th 2021, 9:31 AM 12,652 Views 16 Comments

The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate whether consumer laws were broken during the pandemic.

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
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Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer

May 17th 2021, 7:32 AM 13,183 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
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Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

Apr 15th 2021, 8:06 AM 16,788 Views 41 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
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CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

Apr 14th 2021, 1:11 PM 6,216 Views 14 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January
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Ryanair to operate ‘few, if any' flights to and from Ireland and UK from 21 January

Jan 7th 2021, 1:59 PM 22,533 Views 22 Comments

The airline expects to carry under 1.25 million passengers this month.

US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight
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US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight

Dec 25th 2020, 3:40 PM 12,807 Views 15 Comments

Airlines must deny boarding to any passenger who does not get a test, US authorities said.

'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel
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'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel

Dec 7th 2020, 6:58 PM 145,469 Views 76 Comments

The chief medical officer said the advice was still to avoid non-essential air travel this Christmas season.

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer
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Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

Oct 25th 2020, 1:59 PM 70,099 Views 70 Comments

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November
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EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November

Oct 22nd 2020, 5:07 PM 45,279 Views 21 Comments

Cabinet agreed to align Ireland with the EU traffic light system.

Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter
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Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter

Oct 15th 2020, 7:39 AM 37,515 Views 66 Comments

Michael O’Leary said the cuts to its bases had been “forced upon us by government mismanagement of EU air travel”.

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements
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The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements

Oct 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 41,991 Views 43 Comments

The updated list comes into effect from today.

The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them
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The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them

Sep 24th 2020, 7:45 PM 56,945 Views 45 Comments

The new Green List will contain Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed
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Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 3:49 PM 110,334 Views 108 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
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Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,900 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list
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Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list

Sep 14th 2020, 3:12 PM 18,447 Views 45 Comments

CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
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Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Sep 9th 2020, 9:53 AM 95,214 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap
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14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Sep 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 58,569 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020
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'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020

Jul 27th 2020, 7:03 AM 19,558 Views 19 Comments

Passenger numbers at the airline fell by 99% during its first three months of the year.

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar
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Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 105,350 Views 195 Comments

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport
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Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

Jun 24th 2020, 10:09 PM 50,498 Views 189 Comments

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech
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'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:44 PM 83,523 Views 131 Comments

Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July
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Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July

Jun 23rd 2020, 4:27 PM 39,895 Views 81 Comments

A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly
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Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Jun 16th 2020, 8:40 AM 8,370 Views 19 Comments

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?
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Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

May 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,401 Views 91 Comments

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds
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Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds

May 28th 2020, 6:59 AM 20,776 Views 54 Comments

Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.

Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year
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Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year

May 18th 2020, 11:00 AM 13,698 Views 33 Comments

The low-cost airline is preparing to lose €200 million in the first quarter as a result of Covid-19.

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers
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Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers

Apr 29th 2020, 10:52 PM 71,055 Views 173 Comments

A joint letter has called on the commission to temporarily change the law around airline refunds.

'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months
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'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months

Apr 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,347 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday, Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG revealed plans to make up to 12,000 workers at the airline redundant.

France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms
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France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms

Dec 6th 2019, 8:49 AM 7,761 Views 29 Comments

Irish passengers face flight disruptions as French workers continue industrial action.

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished
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Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Apr 12th 2019, 3:46 PM 23,273 Views 17 Comments

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair
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Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair

Oct 1st 2018, 1:04 PM 25,415 Views 61 Comments

The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'
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Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'

Sep 13th 2018, 10:48 AM 42,239 Views 37 Comments

Staff across mainland Europe will stage a stoppage on 28 September.

Ryanair issues warning about job losses amid ongoing pilot strike actions
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Ryanair issues warning about job losses amid ongoing pilot strike actions

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:34 AM 31,281 Views 65 Comments

The airline’s profits dipped by 20% in the first quarter of the year.

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier
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Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

Jul 22nd 2018, 12:00 PM 24,741 Views 15 Comments

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.

Ryanair flight from Dublin suffers in-flight depressurisation before being diverted
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Ryanair flight from Dublin suffers in-flight depressurisation before being diverted

Jul 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 49,866 Views 69 Comments

The flight to Zadar was diverted to Frankfurt.

Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws
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Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 27,341 Views 44 Comments

Ireland has to introduce new legislation to comply with an EU directive by May.

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