Turnover rose to €5.1 billion in the firstquarter, up from €4.7 billion a year earlier

Aer Lingus parent IAG achieved a massive 520 per cent rise in operating profit in the first quarter, in what is traditionally the group’s weakest quar(...)

Travel buddy: Pets must comply with EU and other countries’ regulations by having a Pet Passport and being microchipped. Photograph: Thinkstock

Many people worry about their dogs and cats when on holiday, and miss them when they are away, so it won’t come as a surprise to hear that more and m(...)

A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport, according to police. Photograph: PA

Why are drones making headlines now? On Sunday, a British Airways flight was hit by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow A(...)

British Airways “could have printed the passes if they wanted to”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Caroline Byrne had what sounds like a nightmare experience with British Airways over the Easter bank holiday weekend. “We were to fly from Gatwick on(...)

Fergal McCarthy, wife Christine and son Dash with their Kombivan Applejack in Kilcunda

Cursing loudly and repeatedly at the mercurial gear stick of a hired VW Kombi van was perhaps not the dream start I had imagined to our retro Austral(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: in Dublin to be honoured for his contribution to the global aviation industry. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Alan Joyce, the Irish chief executive of Australian airline Qantas, has passed the toughest test of his career with flying colours. The company has ju(...)

Lufthansa: using iBeacon

Merger of hotel groups in a spin after Chinese bid The world’s largest hotel deal was nearly derailed over the last week. The offer by Marriott Hotels(...)

Disruptions to flights across Europe are expected to continue until the French industrial action ends later this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has condemned the “selfish actions” of the French aviation unions responsible for this week’s industrial action, which has caused lengthy dela(...)

Had Aer Lingus been consolidated from the start of the year, IAG would have reported total revenue of €2.39 billion and an operating profit after exceptional items of €2.41billion for the year to the end of December

Fuller aircraft helped boost Aer Lingus’s profits by €72 million in the year that International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) bought it for €1.4 b(...)

London City Aiport is a key transport hub for the UK capital’s financial district. Photograph: Bloomberg

A consortium led by a Canadian pension fund has won the £2 billion (€2.5bn) race to buy London City Airport, according to reports on Thursday. The ai(...)