Thursday, 2 May 2013

IAA operating profits up 27% to €22.9 million


                                                   

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) it had a record profit performance in 2012 with operating profits up 27% to €22.9 million on revenues of €175 million with total assets of €213.1 million a dividend of €5 million was paid to the government.

Irish Aviation Authority CEO Eamonn Brennan said "the IAA is a safe, innovative company recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for our safety oversight performance and by airline customers as being responsive to their operational requirements. We are placed 3rd in Europe for safety oversight by the ICAO and we received a 91% customer satisfaction rating in 2012. The IAA is well positioned for future development and success".

The Irish Aircraft register stood at almost 1,200 aircraft with a significant growth of 34% since 2009 in large aircraft due to consistent development of the large carriers and the Irish based aircraft leasing industry.

In 2012, the IAA provided ATM services to over 300,000 en-route flights and almost 200,000 terminal flights as well as communications services to 400,000 flights on the north Atlantic. The IAA’s ATM charges are amongst the lowest in Europe and down 8.9% on 2011 for overflights. Charges for airport terminal traffic were down 21% on 2011.

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Ryanair carries 7.4 million passengers in April


                                                   

Ryanair announced it carried 7.4 million passengers in April up 2% (200,000) with a load factor of 81% and in rolling 12 months to the end of April it carried 79.4 million passengers.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said "Ryanair’s traffic increased by 2% over April 2012, as we enjoyed a record 12-month period with almost 80m passengers choosing one of our ultra-low fares since April 2012, a rise of 4%."

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Ryanair announces new winter sun routes from Sweden


                                                     

Ryanair has announced significant expansion from the Canary Islands to Sweden for Winter 2013/4 schedule commencing 31st October launching Karlstad to Tenerife South weekly on Fridays from 1st November.

The carrier is adding new routes from Stockholm (Skastva) and Stockholm (Vasteras) with Stockholm Skastva to Las Palmas weekly on Sundays from 3rd November and Tenerife South twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from 31st October and Stockholm Vasteras to Las Palmas weekly on Thursdays from 31st October and Tenerife South weekly on Fridays from 1st November.

Ryanair's Nordic Sales and Marketing Director Elina Hakkarainen “Ryanair is delighted to open five new Swedish lines to the sun in winter from Karlstad, Stockholm Skavsta and Stockholm Vasteras to Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Six flights per week starting in late October 2013."

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