Irish Exporters Association reports rise in demand for travel visas to China from Irish business travellers

Business destinations The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has published a report for the first quarter of 2017 showing where Irish business travell(...)

‘There is no allegation security was compromised in Dublin, because security checks are carried out at airport of departure rather than arrival.’ Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Even those passengers who have used Dublin Airport hundreds of times have probably failed to notice one unusual feature; on no single journey are they(...)

Dublin Airport. The UK has multiple bodies to police illegal migrant flow, but Ireland has only the Garda Síochána.

Incidents of people being smuggled into Ireland through airports are not technically classified as breaches of onsite security. Revelations of a num(...)

Easyjet chief executive said the budget carrier is likely to apply for an airline licence in ‘another EU country’ to enable it to fly freely in the bloc after the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: PA

British budget carrier Easyjet is understood to be considering applying for an Irish airline licence to ensure full access to EU countries following B(...)

Aireon’s deal with Qatar will provide the airline with flight-tracking information on its craft, including origin, destination, route and position. Photograph: AP

Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt a new tracking system developed by Irish-backed Aireon. The Middle Eastern carrier has confirmed tha(...)

Washington’s department of transportation has stymied Norwegian’s plans by so far refusing to grant it a foreign carrier’s permit

US congressman Peter DeFazio’s claims about Norwegian Air International in a letter to EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc echo most of those alrea(...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle, parent company of Norwegian Air International which  has been attempting to  launch a transatlantic flights service from Ireland since 2014.

The row over Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s bid for a US foreign carrier’s permit intensified last week when the European Union moved (...)

Wreckage: remains of MH17 which was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and carrying 295 passengers and crew. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

Eastern Ukraine two summers ago was a fraught and febrile place. Donetsk, a peaceful and orderly city four months earlier, was now run by Russians and(...)

Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, pictured in the Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

One Friday last month, 2,200 aircraft flew through Irish airspace, while another 730 took off from and landed at the Republic’s airports. That’s almos(...)

Tony Tyler, director general of  Iata, speaks at the association’s agm in Dublin on Thursday  Photograph: Reuters

Passengers will have to pay for a scheme to tackle airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions due to be agreed later this year. The International Civil Aviat(...)

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