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One of Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2019. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Norwegian Returns Planes to Lessors

Norwegian Air Shuttle has begun moving aircraft to Ireland’s Shannon Airport as it plans to return the planes to lessors in accordance with its restructuring. Most of the planes Norwegian will lose are Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the carrier has previously used for long-haul flights. Two Dreamliners are already prepared to be delivered to a new airline – the Italian carrier Neos – which has a lease agreement for the aircraft. At the time of writing, Norwegian has already moved…

New Irish Carrier Seeks Aer Lingus Regional Contract

Aer Lingus is seeking tenders for its regional operations in Britain and Ireland and a new carrier has entered the bidding for the contract which will be effective from December 2022. The Irish carrier relies on the regional connections to feed its international route operations which will play a significant…

U.S. Travel Ban Extended to the U.K. and Ireland

President Donald Trump confirmed at a news conference on Saturday, March 14, that the current travel ban restricting flights from the European Union will now include the United Kingdom and Ireland. The travel ban now affecting the U.K. and Ireland will take effect from 4:00 a.m. (UK time) on Tuesday,…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will…

Ryanair Sun to be Rebranded as Buzz

Ryanair Holdings Group, the parent company of Irish ultra-low-cost carrier Ryanair, is to rebrand its Polish-based subsidiary Ryanair Sun as Buzz. The carrier, which has operated using a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) since April 2018, took over from Ryanair’s scheduled Polish operations in September of the same year after…

Europe Reacts to the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Following the devastating crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday, multiple airlines and aviation authorities have announced groundings of and restrictions to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Here, we round up which airlines have taken the decision to voluntarily ground its fleets and which authorities have taken action into…

Aer Lingus Reintroduces Business Class on Key European Short-Haul Routes

Aer Lingus is continuing its transformation into a key player in the European aviation market, announcing this week that it will reintroduce a business class product into the short-haul market for the first time since 2002. As AirlineGeeks previously reported, Aer Lingus will refresh its brand, livery and uniform in 2019…

Ryanair Cancels Hundreds of Flights Amid Another Round of Pilot…

Ryanair was forced to cancel almost 400 flights on Friday as more pilot strikes continued to plague the low-cost carrier. Nearly 15 percent of the airline's operations were canceled as a result of strikes that come just a month after numerous other issues with pilots and cabin crew. The daylong…

Ryanair Requests Third-Party Mediator in Face of More Pilot Strikes

Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ireland's Ryanair, has proposed third-party mediation in an attempt to stem the almost relentless strike-action by its pilots in recent weeks. The airline has suggested Kieran Mulvey, formerly of the Irish Labour and Workplace Relations Commissions and a specialist in employee/employer relations, act as a mediator to…

Ireland’s Asian Expansion Could Extend Dublin Airport

Since Emirates started in Dublin back in 2012, the eastern network from Ireland has only grown. Qatar Airways commenced operations to the Irish capital in 2016, Etihad increased schedules to Abu Dhabi and this year, both China's Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are starting services to the Far…