Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

Virgin Atlantic Airways  is pushing to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee to discuss the possible sale of the State’s 25 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus.

Stronger legally binding agreements on connectivity between Irish and British airports need to be provided as part of any takeover of Aer Lingus, a r(...)

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in 2009. File photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller 1:07

German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)

Etihad flightattendants in training. The airline is willing to sell its Aer Lingus stake.

Etihad Airways is willing to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to long-time suitor, International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG), according to the gulf(...)

Planes of German flagship carrier Lufthansa are seen parked on the tarmac in Frankfurt’s airport.  The airline said it expected ticket prices to fall further this year

Tough competition from rivals in Europe and elsewhere means Lufthansa cannot let up on cost-cutting, the German airline said, even though it faces mor(...)

Feel the fear and do it anyway Flying is such an integral part of most people’s lives that a fear of flying can be very limiting. British Airways will(...)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday that the airline  would like to increase its stake in IAGat a later date. (Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters)

Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its ch(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)