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Minister Varadkar announces plans for national aviation policy ©

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Image: Google  The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar announced plans to develop the first ever civil aviation policy for Ireland at the Aviation Policy for Ireland conference in the Convention Center Dublin yesterday where over 400 delegates attended the conference organised by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and the Irish Aviation Authority. Minister Leo Varadkar said "The aviation sector is critically important to a small open economy like Ireland. It’s already a significant employer which employs 20,000 people, and is worth 4.1 billion to the economy. As an island, air access is vital for our tourism industry, our exports, and our relationship with the rest of the world. Ireland has a very long and proud tradition in aviation with many of our companies recognized as world-leaders in their fields. I want to ensure that overall Government policy supports the industry and promotes growth. That’s why I’m launching this process to dev

Ryanair announces new growth in Scotland for 2013 ©

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                                                    Ryanair announced today Summer 2013 growth in Scotland, with 38 routes (6 new) at Edinburgh and 27 routes (2 new) at Glasgow Prestwick, delivering 400,000 passengers and a combined total of over 3 million passengers at both Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports, following cuts to its winter 2012 schedule at Edinburgh following the breakdown of cost negotiations with the previous owners of Edinburgh, the BAA, after reaching agreement with Edinburgh Airport's new owners, Global Infrastructure Partners. The airline will now operate a total of 38 routes from its Edinburgh Base with six new routes to Bologna, Beziers, Cagliari, Corfu, Katowice & Santander and increased frequency to Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Malta and Palma, operating a total of 236 weekly flights up 5% delivering 1.8 million passengers up 11% The airline announced four new routes from its Glasgow Prestwick Base to Riga, Rzeszow & Warsaw Modlin and Wrcol