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

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

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)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Willie Walsh and Aer Lingus chief executive designate Stephen Kavanagh met outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg, Jack O’Connor of Siptu and Shay Cody of Impact to discuss IAG’s bid. Photograph: Alan Betson

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh met union leaders yesterday as his campaign to win support for his compa(...)

Stephen Kavanagh: he stressed that becoming part of the group that owns British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling would accelerate the growth Aer Lingus is experiencing on its long-haul services. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus will grow more slowly and face higher risks if it opts to remain independent instead of accepting the €1.36 billion takeover offer from In(...)

Willie Walsh: claimed IAG’s European network and sales force, combined with that of its US partner American Airlines, would considerably boost the growth already achieved across the Atlantic by Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus will grow both its transatlantic business and its fleet if International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) succeeds in taking over the I(...)

Willie Walsh: faces questions by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh will attempt to convince Government officials and Oireachtas members (...)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus on Thursday. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion b(...)

 American Airlines: global oil prices have risen more than 21 per cent in the past fortnight.  Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

American Airlines lowered its forecast for first-quarter profit margins due to the recent rise in oil prices and its shares fell 3 per cent.The carri(...)

An Aer Lingus plane passes a British Airways aircraft on the runway at London Heathrow – Aer Lingus owns 23 landing and take-off slots at the airport, worth between €770m and €925m.Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Buying a landing and take-off slot at London Heathrow Airport will cost you between €33.5 million and €40.25 million according to a recent estimate fr(...)

There are worries Aer Lingus will lose its independence and  be swallowed up by IAG,  one of Europe’s biggest airlines

Barry O’HalloranInternational Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) clearly realises that it will have to tackle a lot of fears head on if its €1.36 billi(...)