The sale of Aer Lingus to British Airways owner IAG is still on the table. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The European Commission didn’t raise any initial major objections, it’s understood, to pledges aimed at allowing the Irish government sell its stake (...)

Aer Lingus chief executive  Stephen Kavanagh at Dublin Airport. The trade union Impact has said that any assurances that the IAG aviation group has given in relation to the proposed sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus are worthless.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Any assurances provided by the aviation group IAG on jobs or connectivity are worthless and the Government should refuse to sell it its stake in Aer L(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is still keen to buy Aer Lingus despite the Government’s delay in deciding whether or not to sell the(...)

The Cabinet is likely to wait until after Friday’s referendums and the Carlow- Kilkenny byelection before deciding on a sale of the State’s Aer Lingus shares but sources say  it could take several weeks before the Government makes its views known. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Government decision on the sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) will have to wai(...)

Conor Pope takes off from Dublin to land in . . . Dublin as he tries to understand what makes people scared of flying

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Aircraft of German airline Lufthansa standing at the tarmac of the Franz-Josef-Strauss-Airport in Munich, southern Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

Lufthansa narrowed its operating loss in the first quarter, helped by cheaper fuel, but said on Tuesday further action was needed to lower costs, espe(...)

“We’re not under any pressure, nor are we intending to put any pressure on anybody involved in the process,” IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says of Aer Lingus bid.   Picture: Bloomberg.

Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of British Airways parent IAG, said he’s in no rush to complete a deal to buy Aer Lingus as he negotiates with t(...)

The carrier has cut more than 7,500 jobs over three years as part of an overhaul aimed at making it more competitive with Deutsche Lufthansa, IAG’s British Airways and Gulf carriers such as Emirates. Picture: Reuters.

Air France-KLM narrowed its first- quarter loss as the passenger count rose and its fuel bill dropped. The airline has said it will keep negotiating w(...)

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Changing rules for Avios points Any travellers with accumulated British Airways Avios should consider using them before April 28th when the redemption(...)