Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and Air Berlin are among carriers he expects to shrink or merge, promptin(...)

The airline, which began operating in 2003, had 98 destinations by the end of the first half, compared to 92 in the same period last year

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Etihad Airways, which plans to buy a 49 per cent stake in Alitalia, reported on Tuesday a 28 per cent jump in first-half reven(...)

Alitalia has agreed a rescue deal with Etihad.

Just in the nick of time, troubled flag carrier, Alitalia has agreed a rescue deal with Etihad, under which the rising Middle Eastern player will take(...)

An aircraft operated by Air Berlin landing at Berlin’s Tegel airport

Air Berlin’s management is considering splitting the group in two, German magazine Focus reported yesterday, citing remarks by one of the company’s se(...)

Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak results held back stocks in Europe. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Global equity markets declined and government debt rose amid rising tension in Ukraine as Russia declared the country on the brink of civil wa(...)

A model of an airplane decorated in Etihad livery. Photograph: Adam Berry/Bloomberg News

Air Berlin has denied being controlled by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways after the European Commission said it was examining Etihad’s investmen(...)

CityJet will continue to fly from Dublin to Paris and London City Airport.

The sale of Irish airline CityJet to German player Intro Aviation will be signed today. Intro announced late last year it had a(...)

Etihad Airlines has minority holdings in a number of airlines, including Aer Lingus,   Air Berlin of Germany, Jet Airways of India and Virgin Australia.

Etihad Airlines has increased its stake in Aer Lingus to more than 4 per cent suggesting the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the Irish carrier ma(...)

Eirtech Aviation operates from Shannon and Dublin airports. Photograph: David Sleator

Eirtech Aviation, a Shannon-based aircraft maintenance company, is expanding into Italy. The Enterprise Ireland-backed company is to open a facility f(...)

Ryanair is in talks with airport authorities in locations such as Israel, Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece, where the airline believes that there is “enormous potential”, and in Scandinavia. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair is in talks with between 60 and 70 new airports ahead of the expansion that it plans following the delivery of the new craft it recently agree(...)