Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Belfast - Alcohol Sales

Jet2.com, the UK low-cost carrier, has claimed to be the first European airline to ban alcohol sales... before 8am.
The airline, which flies to 17 destinations from Belfast International, announced the measure to tackle disruptive and abusive behaviour on flights.
Alcohol has been cited as a common factor in air rage incidents - most recently in the UK aviation industry's Code of Practise on Disruptive Passengers.
Jet2.com's announcement comes as part of its Onboard Together campaign, which has seen more than 500 passengers refused travel and over 50 of those given lifetime bans since its launch in 2015.
The new rule will take effect from Monday, August 8.
“We believe that stopping sales of alcohol before 08:00BST on our morning flights is an effective way to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and comfortable journey, said Phil Ward, the airline's Managing Director.

Dublin Airport - New Runway

DAA formally seeks bids for the €320m project and hopes to award contract by April.
Work is likely to begin on Dublin Airport’s new runway by the end of next June after its owner, DAA, formally sought bids for the €320 million project on Monday.
The airport manager issued a tender document inviting bids to design and build the new north runway that the State company announced earlier this year.
DAA hopes to award the contract and issue a commencement notice to the successful bidder in April 2017. This means that work could begin by the end of the first half of next year. It is expected to be finished in 2020.