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…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Air International

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Manx2

The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea, is midway between England and Northern Ireland. Traditionally, all travel to and from the island has been via boat as over the years, airlines based on the island have come and gone. One of these airlines was Manx2, founded. However, the…

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…

Lufthansa Announces New Service From Frankfurt to Shannon

Frankfurt-based Lufthansa has announced plans to expand their route portfolio in Ireland. From August 2017, the carrier will be providing service to Shannon once per week using their Airbus A319 aircraft. The flight will operate as LH984 and LH985, and will take 2 hours and 15 minutes to fly to…