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Iberia Express carries 2.8 million passengers in first year of operations

                                                      Iberia Express carried 2.8 million passengers in the first year of operation becoming the fourth largest carrier at Madrid-Barajas airport operating a fleet of 14 Airbus A320s on a total of 24 routes (9 International & 15 domestic) with 23,000 flights with an average punctuality of 94%. Iberia Express CEO Luis Gallego said "In an economic context as complex as 2012, and even with rising airport charges that were not included in our forecasts and have assumed an impact of € 2.5 million that we have absorbed in Iberia Express have managed to close the first year surpassing our initial objectives. Our financial results, our market position as the fourth airline in Madrid-Barajas and our punctuality rates are a clear sign that the model works and that Iberia Express is a company able to operate short and medium haul so competitive and efficient. " It began operations on the Dublin-Madrid route, which was one of it

Aer Lingus and United Airlines expand code-share agreement

                                                      Aer Lingus and United Airlines have today announced an expansion to their code share agreement, which began between Ireland and the United States in October 2008. Aer Lingus will codeshare on United Airlines year-round service between Dublin and Washington Dulles and seasonal non-stop service between Shannon Airport and Chicago/O’Hare, which will operate between 7th June and 27th August 2013. The codeshare agreement has also been expanded to include Aer Lingus-operated flights between Dublin and Manchester and Dublin and Birmingham and United Airlines has recently expanded its code sharing to include selected Aer Lingus-operated flights between Shannon and London Heathrow. Aer Lingus already codeshares on selected United-operated flights to 51 cities within the US and Canada.  United codeshares on Aer Lingus-operated flights from Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Shannon to London Heathrow, which offer convenient connections to and

Advanced Composites Training establishes in Ireland

Advanced Composites Training, an educational institute for aviation, aerospace, automotive and wind energy composite materials technologies, is thrilled to announce the establishment of our first international training base in ICOMP - the Irish Centre for Composites Research – University of Limerick, Ireland. ACT will be offering scheduled training courses in cooperation with Ireland based “All Around Composites Ltd.”. These courses will bring accredited / certified composites technology training services to the Irish aviation and applied composites industries. All Around Composites Ltd Managing Director Paul Kennedy said "All Around Composites Ltd. is delighted to collaborate with ACT and the University of Limerick in the provision of composites technology courses, of the highest standard ever delivered in Ireland. The University will be our home for our future course work, as we expand the course type availability in Ireland and beyond. Advanced Composites Training commands