SAS has sold further rights at Heathrow Airport in a deal that will net it $22 million and which follows an earlier sale for $60 million

Deal underscores value of Aer Lingus rights at the airport

The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Incoming Aer Lingus chief wants airline to be allowed manage sale of Ryanair 29.8% stake

IAG chief Willie Walsh has already conceded that some jobs could be lost in the Aer Lingus head office and in areas such as IT. Photograph: The Irish Times

Union officials caution members’ job security fears yet to be allayed

Cityjet chief executive, Christine Ourmières-Widener, is stepping down from her role at the independent airline.

Outgoing chief executive oversaw sale to German investor

A Bell helicopter. Waypoint, backed by members of the Soros family, is leasing an Agusta Westland AW139 and a Bell412EP	to Caverton, which will use them to support offshore oil and gas operations.

Deal is Irish lessor’s first in west Africa

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Dublin fails to follow European peers as leading stocks act as drag on index

Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Incoming chief executive Stephen Kavanagh says sale would benefit Heathrow routes

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A Government demand that IAG guarantee the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow Airport for a decade is emerging as the main barrier to any deal on the issue.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Government demand on slots emerging as main issue in proposed sale of airline stake

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Chief executive designate, Stephen Kavanagh, said that before IAG’s approach, Aer Lingus was weighing the possibility of entering (...)

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