Aer Lingus is the flag carrier airline of Ireland.
A Tipperary couple were heading off on their honeymoon for the second time in two days yesterday evening, after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute on Wednesday.
Picture this: a company brings a team away on an annual retreat. The venue is a yacht in the middle of crystal blue ocean. The reason they can afford the trip is that remote working has gone so well, profits are booming. This is what employees at Irish company Nearform experienced for their annual get-together. The company grew the firm to a turnover of €40m – without location being a factor.
It’s tough times for every airline right now but the pressure is always even greater at the ‘world’s favourite airline’. For the British Airways CEO, Irishman Sean Doyle, it was always going to be difficult making the leap from Aer Lingus to the top job in BA, one of the highest-profile roles in global aviation.
After a challenging two years for the sector, travel is very much back on the agenda for many people, with airlines, hospitality and travel companies reporting strong demand as restrictions lift. For many Irish companies working in the TravelTech space, this means plenty of opportunities to grow business as travel operators look to return to profitability and adapt to post-pandemic challenges.
EUROPE's air traffic will likely stage a “strong recovery” from Easter onwards as high vaccination rates, natural immunity and the lifting of travel restrictions release pent-up demand for travel, according to ratings agency Moody’s.
The easing of Covid restrictions in Ireland just over two weeks ago has led to a surge in holiday bookings and enquiries, according to travel agents and airlines. Those who have booked – or are planning to book – a holiday on foot of the relaxed restrictions should note, however, that while Covid rules have eased in Ireland this might not be the case in their intended destination .
An application by financial services and consulting firm Mercer to seek additional discovery in a case related to €40m of shares, which is being taken against it by an Aer Lingus pilot pension scheme, has been rejected by the High Court.
Political activist and election campaigner Chris Wall, who has died at the age of 79, was a former senator, prominent figure in the world of athletics and member of the Fianna Fáil national executive for many years. He was also a close ally of ex-taoiseach Bertie Ahern and variously known as “Bertie’s ambassador” and “Bertie’s plenipotentiary”.
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