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Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from  Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: Onliner.by/AFP via Getty Images

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused Belarus of hijacking on Monday, saying the airline was co-operating with international security agencies after t(...)

The European Commission has confirmed that from July 1st member state citizens will have a legal right to the EU digital Covid certificate, allowing anyone who has been vaccinated, tested negative, or is immune to the virus to travel freely in the EU

Thousands of aviation jobs will be lost this year if the Government delays for six weeks before adopting the EU’s digital Covid passport, pilots warne(...)

 Security with a sniffer dog checking the luggage of passengers in front of the plane carrying opposition figure Roman Protasevich, in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: EPA/Onliner

International pilots’ unions have said the forced landing of a Ryanair flight bore the hallmarks of state-sponsored hijacking and have demanded an ind(...)

Pilots’ group Restore Irish Aviation demonstrating outside Leinster House at the weekend, days after Aer Lingus announced the closure of its Shannon base with the potential loss of 126 jobs

Thousands of aviation workers face permanent unemployment if Government “procrastination” on reopening travel does not end, pilots will warn on Monday(...)

CHC Ireland’s contract to  provide search and rescue services  is due for renewal in 2023.

An Air Corps bid to provide some search and rescue services for Irish Coast Guard could cost civilian jobs and is unlikely to deliver the advantages c(...)

Trade union Fórsa, which represents 5,000 workers in airlines, airports, air navigation and other parts of the industry, says the Government has no plan to ensure its survival after Covid-19

Thousands of jobs in aviation will be lost permanently without Government support, unions warned on Tuesday. Trade union Fórsa and its affiliate, the(...)

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests present a “significant cost barrier to people weighing up their travel plans”.

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests are a major barrier to air travel’s recovery from the pandemic’s impact, aviation unions warned on Thursday. Airp(...)

Captain Evan Cullen: “Aviation workers in Ireland have been ignored by government since the Covid-19 crisis began.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Pilots are accusing the Government of ignoring aviation workers since the Covid-19 crisis began in March. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialp(...)

About 10,000 to 15,000 people pass through Dublin Airport every day, compared to the 110,000 to 120,000 it would normally expect. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ryanair executive, Eddie Wilson, gave politicians a stark warning this week. If the Republic does not act now to attract back air traffic “we are goin(...)

Aer Lingus and Irish aviation –  on which 140,000 jobs depend – cannot be left forever in a limbo where trade is restricted without support. Photograph: Tom Honan

It is hard to know just how close to the edge Government Covid-19 travel restrictions are pushing Aer Lingus. Irish Airline Pilots’ Association presid(...)

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