IAA increases profit despite difficult operating conditions

30 April 2012: The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has reported a successful financial performance in 2011 with increased traffic, turnover and operating profit, despite the current economic downturn and the uncertain economic situation in Europe. Operating profit increased to €17.9 million up from €14.9 million in 2010. Turnover for 2011 was €179 million (up from…

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Three more destinations for Turkish Airlines

30th April 2012, IstanbulTurkish Airlines starts its operations to the festival city, Edinburgh, capital of Scotland… Three more destinations for Turkish Airlines… With existing services to London, Manchester and Birmingham, Turkish Airlines now adds flights to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. Istanbul-Edinburgh flights are scheduled to begin  on July 16th, 2012 with introductory fares…

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Delta to Resume Summer Service from Shannon to New York

SHANNON, 25 April 2012 – Last year Delta Air Lines transported more than 750,000 passengers between the United States and Shannon, supporting the 8% increase in tourist numbers seen from North America in 2011*.  The airline continues its commitment to the Irish market with the resumption of daily nonstop service between Shannon and New York-JFK…

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Delta to Resume Summer Service from Shannon to New York

SHANNON, 22 November, 2011 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced the resumption of nonstop seasonal service between Shannon Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on 1 May 2012. Flights will operate daily throughout the summer, in cooperation with joint venture partner Air France KLM. Customers departing from Shannon will be able to…

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Aer Lingus Group plc Traffic Statistics – October 2011

Dublin & London, 7 November 2011: Aer Lingus Group plc (“Aer Lingus”), today announced traffic statistics for the month of October 2011. Total booked passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 1.6% in October which represents a continuation of the positive trend in Aer Lingus’ recent results. Aer Lingus’ booked load factor in…

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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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