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Ryanair Responds to Strike Notice from Dublin-Based Pilots

There appears to turbulent skies ahead for Ryanair flights leading up to the Christmas travel rush as Dublin-based pilots issued a full day's strike notice for Dec.20. In a provocative press release issued by the Irish carrier this week entitled 'Ryanair To Face Down IALPA Threatened Strike', the airline made clear that it sees the planned action as a strategic, publicity move on behalf of the pilots’ union IALPA. The union, which historically has been the union of Aer Lingus…

Aer Lingus Announces New Service to Seattle

On Friday, Aer Lingus announced the newest addition to its United States route network, Seattle. The new route will connect the Irish capital city of Dublin and Seattle, becoming Aer Lingus' 11th destination in the United States. The Irish airline has dubbed the route "#SeemlesstoSeattle," a play on the 1993…

Norwegian Begins Transatlantic Service from Ireland

This weekend, Norwegian began what will be the first of many flights from Ireland under their new Air Operator's Certificate (AOC). The transatlantic flights launched from Cork, Dublin and Shannon, highlighting the significant start of operations in the country. The news follows an earlier announcement this year in which the…