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World's Most Advanced Document Control Software to be Unveiled in Dubai

Arconics to Unveil AeroDocs, Nextgen Airline Document and Compliance Management Software at WASS 2016. Aviation software company Arconics announces that it will display its nextgen digital document control software, AeroDocs, at the World Aviation Safety Summit, to be held in Dubai, UAE, on April 25-26, 2016. AeroDocs is reliable, trusted airline document control software. AeroDocs software...

Waypoint Leasing closes $100 million term loan facility

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a $100 million term loan facility led by Lombard North Central Plc (“Lombard”). The facility has a maturity of approximately six years and provides for USD, EUR and GBP funding capacity on a delayed draw basis. The company will us...

Ryanair Eastern Europe Expansion Poses Wizz Air Challenge

Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest discount airline, is pushing further into Eastern Europe than it previously planned, heightening competition with Wizz Air Holdings Plc, the area’s leading low-cost operator. Since January, Ryanair has announced new bases in Sofia in Bulgaria, Vilnius in Lithuania, Bucharest and Timisoara in Romania and — last week — the Czech...

Ryanair Is Inviting Passengers to Complain Via App

Ryanair Holding Plc. once notorious for its spartan cabins and hands-off attitude to customer service, plans to give passengers still unconvinced by a recent charm offensive a platform to make their gripes clear. Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier will introduce a “Rate My Flight” mobile feature as part of the third phase of its Always Getting Better program, according to Chief...

Dublin Airport is getting a new runway at a cost of €320 million

DUBLIN AIRPORT ANNOUNCED  that it is progressing with the building of a new runway, with a view to having it completed by 2020. The airport will be investing €320 million into the new build – which will begin proper 2017 after enabling works are carried out later this year. The airport initially received planning permission to build the runway from Fingal County Council almos...

Irish Olympian vents anger after being kicked off Aer Lingus flight

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe has hit out at Aer Lingus after he was ejected from a flight for having 'fencing equipment'. The 24-year-old, who competes in the modern pentathlon, had been travelling to a competition as he steps up his preparations for this year's Rio Olympics when he was asked to leave his flight. Commenting on Facebook, he wrote: "I dedicate my...

Wings private charter travel company takes flight

Wings is a new private charter travel company, offering bespoke solutions to suit all lifestyles and budgets. The tailor made service delivers the most cost effective propositions available, meaning private jet or helicopter travel is no longer solely for the rich and famous, with one-way European flights from as little as GBP150 per person. Wings was founded by Douglas Hopkins, who has been a...

Budget airline Ryanair tells Brits ‘pay £6,000 to fly home from Brussels’

Ryanair told a group of Britons they would have to pay up to £6,000 if they wanted to fly home from Brussels on Tuesday evening after the city was rocked by two terror attacks, which left 34 dead and 240 injured, an MP has said. Labour MP for Sefton Central Bill Esterson told the House of Commons: “I have been contacted by a number of my constituents who are in Brussels, who tr...

Ryanair launches Newcastle winter schedule

Ryanair has launched its biggest ever Newcastle winter schedule, with two new routes to Lanzarote and Tenerife, a new winter service to Malaga, and more flights to Alicante and Dublin, with further growth planned. The schedule is expecyed to deliver 330,000 customers per year and support 250 jobs at Newcastle Airport, as Ryanair doubles its Newcastle traffic. In Newcastle, Ryanair’s He...

Inside Ryanair's corporate jet: Caviar, champagne and lots of legroom

Ryanair launched its first customised jet this week, with 60 business class seats and fine dining catering facilities on offer to clients. Business looks brisk, too. Since its launch, the airline has been flooded with booking enquiries, according to its Head of Communications, Robin Kiely. "We were inundated with requests not just from corporate bookers and finance companies, but also h...

Ryanair to launch new private jet for hire

LOW-COST AIRLINE Ryanair has announced that it is set to launch its own private jet charter. The Boeing 737-700 plane will be available for corporate and group hire. Far from the bolt-upright economy seating you might associate with the budget airline’s services around Europe, this for-hire service will come with a touch of luxury. The plane contains 60 business class reclining leat...

Ryanair Feb Traffic Grows 28% To 7.4M Customers

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (3 Mar) released February traffic statistics as follows: • Traffic grew 28% to 7.4m customers. • Load factor rose 4% points to 93%. • Rolling annual traffic to Feb grew 17% to 104.6m customers. Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair’s February traffic grew by 28% to 7.4m customers, while our load factor jumpe...