• 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...

  • Hertz Online Prize Draw for a New Meriva

    Hertz has launched the Hertz Family Selection at all major airports and downtown locations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The Opel Meriva is available in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and the Vauxhall Meriva in the UK. To celebrate, Hertz is offering a new Meriva in a free prize...

  • Halloween Bank Holiday Breaks with Irish Ferries

    Halloween bank holiday weekend breaks to any Haven Holiday Park in Wales are being offered by Irish Ferries. Typical is a three-night stay at Presthaven Sands for up to six people and car at €357, including return cruise ferry travel. A 10% discount applies to selected bookings made before 10th October.

  • Online Technology Suite Launched at Waterford Airport

    Waterford Airport has launched a passenger friendly suite of online and technology services, including a new mobile website, online check-in service, online live flight information and free wi-fi in the terminal building. Waterford Airport CEO, Graham Doyle said: “We are delighted to launch these improvements aimed at enhancing the convenience we offer...

  • Gatwick Airport Sets Up Airport Passenger Panel

    Gatwick Airport is bringing together a panel of independent experts to help shine a light on passenger travel challenges and to tackle long-standing issues head on. The Airport Passenger Panel will meet to discuss current airport experiences and explore how different types of passengers really think, feel and act as they arrive,...

  • Thai Smile Air Takes Flight in July 2012

    Thai Airways International will have a light-premium sub-brand, Thai Smile Air, scheduled to begin its first flights in July 2012 and will service domestic and international destinations. “Think of it as a competitive hybrid between premium Thai flights and ultra cheap, low-cost airlines like Air Asia and Tiger Airways,” said Woranate Laprabang,...