• 747 from Dublin to Heuston

    Your clients can now travel from Dublin Airport to Heuston – Station, that is – on Dublin Bus Airlink’s 747 route. The service costs €10 return / €6 single (children half price) and travels via the Port Tunnel to the O2, Dublin Convention Centre, IFSC, Busaras, Connolly Station, O’Connell Street, Trinity College...

  • NYC Airports Close as Hurricane Irene Heads North

    New York airports will be closed to incoming flights from noon today (US time) and airlines have cancelled up to 7,000 flights, as Hurricane Irene passes North Carolina and heads up the US east coast, threatening flooding and power outages, with emergencies declared from the Carolinas to the Canadian border. New York...

  • Travel Agency Licence for One Stop Touring Shop

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has granted a travel agency licence, No. 0713, to One Stop Touring Shop Ireland Ltd, with an expiry date of 31st October 2011.

  • TravelCube Adds 110 Barceló Hotels

    TravelCube, sister company of GTA (Gullivers Travel Associates) who offer ground services exclusive to travel agents has this week increased its hotel content by adding more than 110 hotels, of which almost 50% are based in beach locations. The 4-star hotels are part of Barceló Hotels & Resorts, the hotel division of Barceló...

  • ARI to Operate 11 Outlets at Kunming Airport

    Dublin Airport Authority subsidiary Aer Rianta International has signed a contract to operate 11 retail outlets at Yunnan Airport Group’s new Kunming Changshui International Airport in China, which is due to open next January to replace the city’s existing airport. ARI will run separate duty paid stores selling branded skincare products, perfume and...

  • Star Alliance Launches FareFinder App

    Following the recent launch of its Navigator iPhone app, the Star Alliance network has now become the first airline alliance to introduce an easy and simple to use fare finder mobile application. Using the new FareFinder app, customers can search for either one-way or return fares for flights between any two airports...

  • Aer Arann Welcomes Kerry-Dublin PSO Contract

    Aer Arann has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD that the airline has been awarded the contract to operate the Kerry-Dublin route until 2014, following the competitive Public Service Obligation (PSO) tender process. The airline will operate the Kerry-Dublin route from Thursday 3rd November for...

  • DFA Travel Advisory on Hurricane Irene

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising against all non essential travel to southern parts of the Bahamas, as Hurricane Irene is due to pass near the islands. This will result in heavy rains and winds with gusts well over 100 miles per hour. There are also travel warnings out...

  • United Launches Paperless Flight Deck with iPad

    United Continental is converting to paperless flight decks and deploying 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags (EFB) replace paper flight manuals and, as a first for major network carriers, provide pilots with paperless aeronautical navigational charts through an iPad app. Distribution of iPads began earlier this...

  • Aer Lingus ‘Iolar’ to Fly at NI International Airshow

    The Aer Lingus ‘Iolar,’ a six-seater De Havilland 84 Dragon, will fly once again at the Northern Ireland International Airshow on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September in West Bay, Portrush, Co Antrim. The DH84 Dragon is the sister aircraft of the original ‘Iolar’ that operated the first Aer Lingus flight between...

  • CWT 1H2011 Sales Up 10 Per Cent – and 15 Per Cent in Ireland

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s sales volume for the first half of 2011 was US$13.4 billion, representing a 10% increase compared to the same period in 2010 (on a constant currency basis). Transactions rose 5% to 30.8 million. CWT Ireland continued to buck the domestic economic trend, with total sales volume at more than...

  • Killarney Chamber Responds to Ryanair Pull Out

    Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has expressed deep shock and disappointment at Ryanair’s decision to end its daily Dublin – Kerry service from 7th September. “This will have a significant impact on the tourism and business in Killarney and throughout the Kerry region,” said President Tom Randles. “The Government must act...

  • BA Cabin Crew Using iPad2

    British Airways cabin crew are now using iPad2s to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements. The iPad lets crew quickly identify where each customer is seated, who they are travelling with, their Executive Club status and any special meal requests. The iPad...

  • Wine Fair Onboard the Oscar Wilde

    Irish Ferries will host a wine fair on board its cruise ferry ‘Oscar Wilde’ sailing from Rosslare to Roscoff on 16th September 2011. The event, free to all passengers, will see a number of French wine producers conducting tastings, giving expert advice and previewing some of the wines that can be bought...

  • Ex-Dublin Majorca Deals from Topflight

    Topflight has “last chance deals” for late August and September to Majorca from Dublin, including excursion prices of €43 per person for the Caves of Drach and €60 for the Marineland & Western Park. Self-catering seven-night deals include:   Depart 27th August 4-star Duva Aparthotel, Puerto Pollensa: €799pp   Depart 3rd or...