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2008-11-04 03:00:11

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has carried 5.35 million passengers in October 2008, an increase of 18%, compared to 4.52 million passengers in October 2007. The load factor for the month of October 2008 was 85%, which is equal to that of in October 2007. For the year-to-date, Ryanair has carried over 56.8 million passengers and its load factor was 81.5%.

2008-09-25 15:00:00

By CLARE WEIR THE strike shutdown at City of Derry airport next week - at the height of the holiday season -prompted fears of chaos for tourists today. Despite last-minute negotiations last night, no agreement could be reached between council and union representatives and services have been suspended from midnight on Tuesday until midnight on Thursday. A Derry City Council spokeswoman said that it had made a strong case to representatives from the Unite union to make council staff who...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By WILL ELLISON; ANNA QUIGLEY A CUSTOMER helpline has been set up for passengers affected by the closure of City of Derry Airport by a strike this week. And, as the strike by council workers draws near, a trade union official in the city has called the pay offer to council workers derisory and said that it will "plunge many people into poverty." Liam Gallagher of UNITE and the Derry Trades Council was speaking before the local government workers come out on strike tomorrow. Local...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By WILL ELLISON; ANNA QUIGLEY A CUSTOMER helpline has been set up for passengers affected by the closure of City of Derry Airport by a strike this week. And, as the strike by council workers draws near, a trade union official has called the pay offer to council workers derisory and said that it will "plunge many people into poverty." Liam Gallagher of Unite and the Derry Trades Council was speaking before the local government workers come out on strike tomorrow. They are striking over...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By David Young Hundreds of air passengers were last night advised to make alternative arrangements after it was confirmed that the City of Derry Airport will close later this week due to strike action. The Derry City Council-owned facility will shut on Wednesday and Thursday after last ditch attempts to reach a resolution to the ongoing public service workers pay dispute failed. While some airlines have cancelled their scheduled flights, others are operating out of Belfast International...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

THE acting head of Derry City Council has warned that further strike action by council employees could put jobs at City of Derry Airport at risk. John Meehan is seeking another meeting with the Unite union to again ask for airport staff to be exempt from any further industrial action. Unions have warned more strike action is likely but John Meehan says airlines won't tolerate further closures. "The priority is that the jobs at the airport are not vulnerable. "If we have a position where...

2008-09-05 06:00:14

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has carried 5.78 million passengers in August 2008, a 19% increase, compared to 4.84 million passengers in August 2007. The load factor for August 2008 was 90%, compared to 91% in the same period of 2007. Ryanair has carried over 55 million passengers in the year-to-date. Stephen McNamara, head of communications at Ryanair, said: "Ryanair's latest passenger figures show that we continue to grow passenger numbers every month this year. Our growing...

2008-09-04 03:00:16

Ryanair has announced that it will launch three new services from the UK to connect Liverpool and East Midlands with Paris, and the London Stansted Airport with Agadir, Morocco. The airline will operate daily services to Paris from Liverpool from November 3, 2008, and from East Midlands beginning October 28, 2008; while offering twice-weekly return service from London Stansted to Agadir. Stephen McNamara, head of communications at Ryanair, said: "These new routes from Liverpool, East...

2008-09-02 09:00:26

By Caroline Brothers It boasts hillside vacation homes, a ski resort and the Alhambra palace - one of the most visited monuments in Spain. But this southern European city, 30 minutes' drive from the Mediterranean, is battling for its economic future alongside some of the struggling low-cost airlines it has come to rely upon. With no industrial base to speak of, Granada is heavily dependent on tourism. And bypassed for now by Spain's high-speed railroad - unlike nearby rivals...

2008-08-28 09:00:55

Ryanair has announced that it will close two of the seven routes that it operates from Cork in Ireland, following the 20% increase in charges being imposed on these two routes by the Cork Airport. From the end of October 2008, Ryanair will close its daily routes to and from Cork, to East Midlands and Glasgow in the UK. The daily East Midlands flight will cease on October 26, 2008, while the daily service to Glasgow will stop on October 28, 2008. These cancellations will result in reduction...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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