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# Airport

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# Dublin Airport
Aer Lingus 'planning for normal operations' today, affected customers can apply for refunds
The airline cancelled over 50 flights at Dublin Airport yesterday.
# Travel
Luggage issues continue at Dublin Airport as passengers report delays and lost bags
Airlines and handlers have said the situation has significantly improved since the early summer chaos witnessed at the airport.
Although the number of lost bags appears to have reduced, passengers are still reporting long delays at baggage claim areas, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Aer Lingus said its situation regarding baggage has "improved significantly".
DAA issues new passenger advice, reducing time to arrive at Dublin Airport before a flight
Dublin Airport: Defence Forces to come off 'standby' and DAA has not sought extension to deal
# Ukraine
Government aims to stop refugees staying 'more than one night' in airport before relocation
Minister O’Gorman said that Gormanston tent camp would begin to house refugees from Monday.
# shelled
Central Ukrainian airport destroyed by barrage of Russian missiles
President Zelensky said eight missiles struck the airport in central Ukraine.
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# Volcano
Canary Island's La Palma airport shuts again due to ashfall from volcano
The volcano has been erupting for almost three weeks.
# Airport
British Airways plane damaged after tipping on to nose at Heathrow
The incident involved a freighter-only aircraft with no passengers on board.
# Travel
Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.
# covid impact
Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year
More than half of those who travelled through Dublin Airport last year did so in January and February.
# Travel
Nearly 300 people fined €100 each at Dublin Airport in last days of January
Additionally, over 300 people arrived to Ireland without a valid PCR test last month.
# rathkeale rovers
Irish criminal gang involved in selling fake Covid-negative papers
There have been several arrests around Europe.
# Foreign Travel
Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.
# Aden
Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives
At least 13 people died in the blast, but officials said all ministers are reported to be unharmed.
# Travel
All arrivals into Ireland can now end movement restrictions after five days with a negative Covid-19 test
New rules came into effect at midnight.
# christmas travel
Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
New travel rules kick in this weekend.
# Charges
Qatar airport officials could face charges over forced examinations of women
Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to invasive vaginal exams after airport workers found an abandoned baby.
# Qatar
Qatar airport officials could face charges over forced examinations of women
Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to invasive vaginal exams after airport workers found an abandoned baby.
# High Court
Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago
The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.
# Holidays
'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.
# festive flying
Flying somewhere for Christmas? Don't wrap any presents you're bringing onto the plane
People will likely be requested to open any wrapped gifts while they go through airport security.
# Shutdown
Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.
# Sold
The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara
Cabinet approved plans to buy the airport, which is 28 kilometres west of Galway City, this afternoon.
# early hours
Two arrested after fight breaks out on tarmac following Mallorca-Dublin flight
The incident occured after the two men had disembarked a flight from Palma to Dublin.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station
Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.
# Takeoff
'Evacuate, evacuate': Flights were suspended at Stansted Airport last night after an aborted takeoff
The airport said that the aircraft had aborted its take off due to a suspected engine problem.
# noise levels
Sod turned on the new runway at Dublin Airport, but some residents are not happy
Residents who live next to the airport have accused the government of ignoring their concerns over noise levels.
# Skeyes
No flights to or from Belgium due to strike; some Dublin flights cancelled
At least eight flights between Dublin and Belgium have been cancelled today as a result of the strike action.
# Virginia
Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing
Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport.
# Tubber
How the revival of plans for a midlands airport in Offaly is getting the locals talking
The proposal suffered a setback during the recession, but recent developments have bought the project back into local conversation.
# Germany
Flights suspended at Hannover Airport after car breaks onto runway
Police arrested the driver.
# Travel Chaos
Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.
# grounded
People told to report illegal use of drones amid concerns Irish airport could be hit like Gatwick
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and more than 100,000 passengers affected.
# standstill
British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick
Two drones were first seen flying over the Gatwick Airport airfield at around 9pm yesterday evening.
# Runway
DAA awards north runway construction contract to Irish-Spanish consortium
The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1km north runway at Dublin Airport.
# now boarding
From Singapore to New York - world's longest non-stop flight set for take off
The flight will spend a marathon 19 hours in the air.
# New York
Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill
Other passengers are now being allowed to disembark and are having their temperatures taken.
# fort lauderdale
War veteran who killed five people in shooting at Florida airport sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years
He quickly dropped to the ground and peacefully surrendered to a sheriff’s deputy.
# Indonesia
16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali
Mount Agung last erupted in November. Bali’s economy has taken a pounding over the chaos caused by the volcano.
# jogo bonito
Nike's Brazil World Cup ad sees Ronaldo recreate iconic airport scene from 1998
Hard to believe it’s 20 years since the original.
# Airport Travel
11 things that have definitely happened to you at the airport
Liquid or gel? You’re not quite sure.
# Delays
Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport
Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.