Ryanair hopes that it will start to feed passengers to Aer Lingus for long haul flights from early next year.
The company’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, was speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, and said that the airline had hoped to allow customers to buy long haul tickets with its rival earlier this year, but they now believe the offering will be available in the first half of 2018.
In addition to this announcement comes further plans for a new event ticketing website, a newly improved Ryanair Rooms site and connecting flights from Porto.
Mr Jacobs said the company expects to become “a digital travel retailer with a low-cost carrier at its heart.”
European Aviation Conference set to take off in Dublin
Over 150 leaders in the aviation industry as well as researchers and government officials are expected to visit Dublin City University next week for the annual European Aviation Conference.
High profile aviation figures will discuss policy-relevant issues, with the theme marking the 30th anniversary of the first steps to aviation liberalisation in Europe.
With new challenges such as Brexit and Trump, discussion will centre around key points such as the impact of the airline deregulation policy on the industry. It’s the first time the conference will be held in Ireland.
United Airlines has flown its last Boeing 747 flight and laid on a special “farewell flight”, UA 747, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
Crews wore 1970s uniforms and the on-board service was also a 1970s nod to its original flight.
The last flight celebrates the airline’s Boeing 747-122 inaugural flight July 23rd, 1970 between the same destinations. Continental Airlines operated their first Boeing 747-100 flight on June 26, 1970 between Chicago (O’Hare) – Los Angeles – Honolulu.
It has been reported that a Dubai finance group is giving up to €35 million in advance to reignite plans for a Terminal 3 at Dublin Airport.
Tricap has reportedly refinanced loans secured on areas at the airport and will lend up to €4 million to make progress on the project.
A report read: “The McEvaddy project, which looks to develop lands on the western side of the airport, has been touted for almost two decades and was originally pitched as an alternative to the DAA’s Terminal 2.
“The brothers presented the plan to transport minister Shane Ross last July, and insist their western lands are the only viable option for a third terminal at the airport.”