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(...)

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(...)

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a confidence vote at the senate in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

On the morning after winning his first vote of confidence in the Italian senate, newly appointed Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi began the (...)

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi gives the thumbs up during a confidence vote at the Senate in Rome February 24th, 2014. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

The Renzi era is fully under way. In a speech lasting an hour and 10 minutes, newly appointed Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi presented his(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’ Leary unveils plans for the opening of a new base at Fiumicino airport during a press conference in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/STF

Is Ryanair about to become involved in the rescue of former Italian state carrier, Alitalia? The answer is probably not, but the intriguing concept wa(...)

Ryanair has been looking at opportunities in Italy and has launched services from Fiumicino, Rome’s major international airport.

Given that Alitalia’s shareholders include a state body and a European flag carrier, some of the things for which Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’L(...)

Alitalia said yesterday it had received €173 million by a deadline for existing shareholders to subscribe to its cash call via pledges and bank guarantees and expected to raise the rest from the state-owned postal service and other investors. Photograph: Marc Hill/Bloomberg

Loss-making Alitalia has yet to raise all of the €300 million it was seeking in an emergency cash call, piling more pressure on the Italian airline t(...)

Air France-KLM has refused to take up its share of the cash call

Italian airline Alitalia received less than two-thirds of the €300 million it was seeking in an emergency cash call, and said it expected to raise the(...)

Swords-based CityJet made a loss of €209 million in 2012

Warren Buffett, probably the world’s canniest investor, has a long- standing aversion to putting his money into airlines. He told Berkshire Hathaway s(...)

Alitalia’s 21 Italian investors and Air France-KLM, the largest shareholder with a 25 per cent stake, have 30 days to decide whether to participate in the proposed capital increase – which will take the form of a share issue. Photograph: Reuters

Alitalia shareholders yesterday approved a rescue plan backed by Italy’s coalition government that includes a €300 million capital increase, partly un(...)

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