• Integration of Liverpool and Heysham Routes Complete

    Stena Line has just completed the full integration of the Liverpool and Heysham routes that it acquired from DFDS. Since approval for the purchase of the routes was given in June, a major systems integration project has been underway to integrate the new routes on to Stena Line’s Irish Sea business. The...

  • United / Continental Introduce United Club

    United Continental Holdings yesterday introduced a new name for its airport lounges at more than 50 airports worldwide. United Club, the rebranding of United’s Red Carpet Club and Continental’s Presidents Club, marks a further step in the integration of the two airlines’ products and services to provide a more consistent travel experience...

  • DAA Whiskey Store Wins Global Retail Award

    The Irish Whiskey Collection, which opened in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 last November, has won the Speciality Concept of the Year award at the annual Frontier Awards in Cannes. Dublin Airport Authority Retail Director Paul Neeson said winning the award was a significant endorsement for the company’s decision to invest in the...

  • Silversea Cruises Selects Amadeus

    Amadeus has signed a new distribution agreement with Silversea Cruises to provide automated booking capability for traditional and online travel agents in Ireland and the UK. Silversea is also extending a special bonus commission offer from launch through to 12th October 2011 for Amadeus Cruise users. The decision to expand Silversea’s sales...

  • Air Canada Executive First Seat Sale

    Air Canada has a seat sale up to 10th October 2011 for Executive First travel between 8th October 2011 and 28th March 2012. There is a minimum stay of a Saturday night and a maximum stay of three months. Sample ex-Dublin return fares (excl. taxes/charges) are Toronto/Montreal €1,148, Vancouver €1,382, and Calgary...

  • New Members of Travelport Sales Team

    Travelport has welcomed two new members to its sales team in Ireland. Joanne Madden joins as account manager, replacing Conal Ronayne, and David Conlon has joined to cover for Travelport’s Sinead O’Reilly, who is currently on maternity leave. Both new team members have extensive experience of working in the Irish travel industry. Dave...

  • New Etihad Munster Pearl Business Service

    Audi Ireland, Etihad Airways and Hertz have a new joint partnership offering Etihad Pearl Business Class travellers in Munster a premium travel service. Those travelling to Abu Dhabi or beyond from Cork or Shannon are now offered an Audi A4 to drive themselves to Dublin Airport. Customers can collect their Audi A4 at the Hertz desk at Shannon Airport or Cork City/Airport and drop the...

  • Etihad and Vietnam Airlines Agree Codeshare

    Etihad Airways has today announced a codeshare agreement with Vietnam Airlines from 30th October 2011, which takes Etihad’s codeshare partners to 33. The agreement will allow Etihad guests to connect seamlessly through Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi on Vietnam Airlines’ daily services. Likewise, Vietnam Airlines passengers from either destination will be able...

  • Irish Ferries Invites Hikers/Bikers to Wales

    Irish Ferries is inviting Irish hikers and bikers to get out and about in the Welsh countryside with the offer of a three-nights stay at the Hafan y Mor and Greenacres parks in North Wales or the Kiln Park in Pembrokeshire from €348 inclusive of car and two-bedroom accommodation for up to...

  • Qantas Adds A330s for Rugby World Cup Fans

    Qantas has added four flights to cater for Rugby World Cup and NRL fans ahead of Grand Finals this Sunday. Qantas will operate an additional four wide-body Airbus A330 services:
 1st October QF175 departing Sydney 12.30, arriving Auckland 18.25
; 1st October QF176 departing Auckland 19.50, arriving Sydney 20.25
; 3rd October QF175 departing...

  • Aer Lingus Trading Update

    This morning at 10.00am Aer Lingus will be holding an investor day for shareholders and equity analysts. No new financial information will be released other than the following trading update. Yield per passenger for July and August 2011 increased by 4.6% compared to July/August 2010, and passenger volumes were up by 1.4%....

  • Asiana to Commence London – Seoul Route

    South Korean Asiana Airlines will commence a service between London and Seoul on 30th October 2011. Established in 1997, the airline is a member of the Star Alliance and is represented in Ireland by Dublin-based Aereps.

  • New Web/Text /App Service for Dublin Bus

    Passengers of Dublin Bus can now check on their phones how long before their next bus arrives as part of a National Transport Authority initiative. Every bus stop has been given a number, which can be linked to a real time information system either on the web, by smartphone or by texting...

  • E-Ticketing for Falcon / Thomson Package Holidays

    From tomorrow, Tuesday 27th September 2011 for departures from 1st November 2011 onwards, Falcon Holidays and Thomson Ireland will be introducing e-ticketing for all Falcon and Thomson package holidays and flight onlys. Thomson Cruises and Island Cruises are currently excluded from e-ticketing, but they will switch to e-ticketing soon. All travel documents for...

  • Four-cabin BA Service on London-Moscow

    From 25th March 2012, British Airways’ three daily return flights between London and Moscow Domodedovo Airport will change from a short-haul service offering two cabins to a long-haul operation with a choice of up to four cabins, including the new First cabin. Flights are available to book now, and whichever cabin is...

  • SkyTeam Launches Online Round the World Planner

    SkyTeam has launched a new, self-service Round the World Planner for customers and travel agents worldwide. The user-friendly online application has been designed to allow customers to create their own SkyTeam Round the World itineraries, using the extensive networks of all 14 SkyTeam member airlines. Two versions of the Round the World...