Ryanair and IAG facing renewed threat of strike action in UK

Both Ryanair and IAG are facing fresh threats of strike action by their British-based pilots.

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Trade war, fuel, and Boeing Max cloud airline summit

Global airlines are meeting under a storm pattern of trade tensions, rising oil prices and a two-month-old grounding of the Boeing Co 737 Max jetliner — threatening to put a halt to five years of strong profits in the cut-throat air travel industry.

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Thomas Cook bonds fall to lows amid debt fears

Thomas Cook’s bonds tumbled to record lows after reports that questioned the company’s ability to return to profit and avoid being crushed under a pile of debt.

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Clifden festival recalls historic transatlantic flight

When John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog almost a century ago, it was a Cork-born journalist who broke the news of their non-stop transatlantic flight to the rest of the world.

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Qantas operates the ‘world’s first’ zero waste flight

The QF739 flew from Sydney to Adelaide today and disposed of all waste via compost, reuse or recycling.

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Norwegian revenues boosted despite 737 Max fallout

Norwegian Air filled more seats on its planes and earned higher revenues per customer in April while dealing with the grounding of its 18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, it said, sending its shares up almost 3%.

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Thomas Cook shares soar after Lufthansa's Condor bid

Shares in cash-strapped travel firm Thomas Cook jumped after Lufthansa confirmed it has made a bid for Condor, the UK Group's German airline arm.

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Airbus earnings soar on the back of Boeing woes

Airbus earnings surged in the first quarter as the European planemaker churned out higher numbers of its A320 narrow-body jet, which is the biggest global rival to Boeing’s grounded 737-Max.

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Thousands affected as Scandinavian Airlines strike continues

Talks have broken down between pilots and the airline.

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Rising fuel costs help send Lufthansa into the red

Caroline Copley Lufthansa posted an operating loss of €336m for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe.

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Irish air traffic up 3% with Dublin and Cork demonstrating robust growth

Figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) reveal that air traffic handled by Irish air traffic control is up 3% in quarter one 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

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'It was horrible' - Irish student on overbooked Spain flight felt 'so bad' leaving others behind

A 16-year-old Irish student who was travelling on the same Iberia Airlines flight that prevented a 15-year-old Spanish student from boarding has said that she was "overwhelmed" by the ordeal at Dublin Airport.

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Norwegian chief meets Boeing bosses in 737 Max talks

The chief executive of Norwegian Air has met with Boeing executives to discuss the 737 Max crisis that has grounded a tenth of its fleet.

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Boeing fallout widens for travel firms

Pádraig Hoare Cork and Shannon passengers flying to the US east coast with Norwegian Air International airlines next month will have to be bussed to Dublin for a second week running, the airline has said.

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Iceland rocked by demise of airline that fuelled boom

Wow Air helped turn tourism into Iceland’s biggest cash cow, fuelling a boom that dragged the nation out of its financial collapse more than a decade ago.

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