Varadkar Kicks Off Major Tourism Marketing Drive for 2012 at World’s Largest Travel Fair

7 November 2011 – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar joined Tourism Ireland and tourism enterprises from across the island at World Travel Market (WTM) in London today, heralding the start of the promotional drive for 2012.  Now in its 32nd year, World Travel Market is the largest B2B event in the global…

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New Corporate Identity for Ireland’s Regional Airline

(Friday, 13th May 2011)  Aer Arann, Ireland’s regional airline, today announced details of its new brand and corporate identity – Aer Arann Regional. Today’s announcement is the latest development in the evolution of the airline’s brand, having recently transitioned its well known logo from blue to green.The company will continue to operate under the name…

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Travelport heightens support for hotel and car partners

Ireland, Dublin – 10 May, 2011: Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has outlined plans to invest in a new, in-house support function for its hotel and car supplier customers as part of its ongoing commitment to grow hotel and car bookings through its two GDS platforms, Galileo and Worldspan, as…

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Update from Commission for Aviation Regulation on Travel Trade Licence Renewals

Thursday 4th May 2011 – The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) today May 4th 2011 has announced the completion of the Spring 2011 licensing round for travel trade renewals.  In all, 102 out of 104 applicants have had their travel agents’ licences renewed with effect from 1st May 2011. Four new applicants were also granted…

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Popular Cork – Jersey Route Returns for Summer 2011

(Wednesday, 20th April 2011) Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann today re-introduced its Cork-Jersey summer route. The service which was launched originally by Aer Arann in 2007 will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from today through to 10th September 2011. Flights from Cork to Jersey start at €39.99 one way including taxes…

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Aer Arann and Aer Lingus Announce New Franchise Routes

 Aer Arann and Aer Lingus AnnounceNew Franchise Routes   14th December 2011: Aer Arann and Aer Lingus have announced that the next phase of their franchise agreement will see the addition of a sixth ATR 72 aircraft to the Aer Lingus Regional fleet from next March. The aircraft will be used to launch two new routes between Dublin…

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IAA Annual Results show increased profit in a year of economic downturn, volcanic ash and severe winter weather conditions

14 April 2011 2010 was a very successful year for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA):            – Operating profit increased 12.8% to €14.9 million, – Total assets increased by 13.3% to €194 million, – The Authority has no net debt, – The Board will consider a Dividend later in the year.  •    Heavy public transport aircraft registrations were up 12.6% and…

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