• 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,...

  • Travelport/Orbitz Wins Court Appeal Against American Airlines

    The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld the order of 1st June by a Chicago judge compelling American Airlines to continue supplying Orbitz.com, which is 48% owned by Travelport, with flight and fare information and to reinstate Orbitz.com’s ability to issue tickets for AA flights. The three-judge panel, who reached the unanimous verdict,...

  • IATA Optimistic About Indonesia’s Aviation Potential

    The International Air Transport Association has called on Indonesia to implement co-ordinated policy measures to reap the economic and social benefits of a successful aviation industry. “I am optimistic about Indonesia’s aviation potential,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and Chief Executive. “With over 18,000 islands crossing an expanse of over 5,000...

  • New Autopass Passenger Security System in T1

    A new automated passenger screening system called Autopass has been introduced in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. The new system enables passengers to scan their own boarding cards to gain entry to the passenger security screening area. The new self-service system is aimed at further reducing security queuing times for passengers before...

  • Travel Agency Licence for Alpharooms.com

    Sheffield-based Alpha International Accommodation Ltd, trading as alpharooms.com, has been awarded a travel agency licence, TA 0714, by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. The company, which has been trading for over 11 years, commenced as an online bedbank, and has been active in Ireland’s travel industry, but has also been growing in...

  • United Golfers At Carton House

    The United Airlines inaugural United Cup got off to a flying start at Carton House last Wednesday. The format was 4-ball Stableford aggregate with two teams, one from Northern Ireland and one from the Republic of Ireland. Although the weather was less than kind, the standard of golf was high, with the home team...

  • Riviera Travel to Open Dublin Office

    Riviera Travel, the UK escorted tours and river cruising company based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, will be opening an office in Dublin soon with three Irish staff. The parent company, Riviera Tours Ltd, has just been granted a tour operator licence, TO 257, by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. Managing Director Michael...

  • Brendan Mallon Returns to Work

    Christine Donnelly, Head of Falcon Holidays, reports: “I am delighted to announce that Brendan Mallon has progressed well with his recovery and has now returned to work. “Over the past few weeks he has been working with Carol Anne O’Neill on a gradual handover of responsibilities, and he will now resume his...

  • Expedia Affiliate Network Partnership with Aer Lingus

    Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) has today announced that it has signed a long-term hotel supply partnership with Aer Lingus. From today, those booking flights on the Aer Lingus website will have exclusive booking access to almost 140,000 hotels across the globe, as well as the ability to create their own holiday packages...

  • €1.1m Upgrade for Bus Éireann

    Wi-fi on buses, real-time travel information, and upgraded coaches and bus shelters are promised in a €1.1 million upgrade of Bus Éireann vehicles and facilities. Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said that the capital funding will be used to: Install wi-fi Internet access on Bus Éireann main commuter and...

  • United Continental 2012 MileagePlus Loyalty Programme

    United Continental Holdings has announced the details of its MileagePlus loyalty programme for 2012, including new benefits and services for United’s and Continental’s most-frequent flyers, more options for members to redeem their miles and additional recognition for customers who purchase tickets in premium cabins or at premium economy fare classes. “With MileagePlus,...

  • 17 Job Vacancies with Emirates Airline

    Fancy a job with Dubai-based Emirates in Dublin? In preparation for the launch of its daily Dublin-Dubai service next January, the airline has 17 job vacancies in Dublin, including a Manager – Republic of Ireland, a Finance & Administration Manager, an Executive Secretary, six sales positions, five in airport services, and three...

  • Insight Video for e-Marketing by Agents

    Insight Vacations has introduced a new version of its personalised video for 2012. The video features beautiful, aspirational imagery that serves to ignite holiday inspiration in viewers, as well as explain the Insight difference, such as premium hotels in desirable locations, luxury coaches with business class legroom, and the services of an...

  • Onboard Spas for Stena Line Ships

    Stena Line’s two new Superfast vessels, which will be introduced on the new Cairnryan – Belfast route in November, will have a Nordic Spa on board. Stena Superfast VII and Superfast VIII will be the largest ferries ever to sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland and are currently undergoing extensive upgrades in...