A year ago, Michael O’Leary admitted the airline he did so much to shape over two decades was a little on the abrupt side. He promised his charges would stop doing things to “unnecessarily piss people off”. He has been as good as his word. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It seems a leopard might be able to change its spots after all. A year ago Michael O’Leary admitted the airline he did so much to shape over two decad(...)

General view of the Bardarbunga volcano in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier. Photograph: Sigtryggur Johannsson/Reuters

An Icelandic Met Office official has said it is lowering the risk level for the Bardarbunga volcano in central Iceland to orange from red, the highest(...)

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at Spanish airline Iberia. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at S(...)

Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

 Gordon Orr, chariman of McKinsey Asia. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

McKinsey director Gordon Orr was in Dublin last month for the first time in two decades for a session with the Institute of International and European(...)

CRH closed down 1.3 per cent at €18.78 after US peer Wolseley reported a slowdown in residential spending. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European stocks fell for a fifth day as a gauge of lenders declined to its lowest level this year and equities in peripheral nations tumbled. Investo(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

Air France-KLM’s June passenger traffic climbed 2.9 per cent from a year ago

An Air France-KLM profit warning bruised European airline shares on Tuesday, as the latest evidence of overcapacity set the stage for possible further(...)

Lofty London

London is not as big as it seems. Elaborate bus routes, colour-coded tube maps and thick A-Z indexes can conjure an overwhelmingly complex metropolis.(...)

An Iberia Airlines passenger jet passes over British Airways aircraft as it lands. Spain said on Friday it will freeze airport tariffs until 2025 in an effort to boost air traffic in the country. Photo: Reuters

Spain said on Friday it will freeze airport tariffs until 2025 in an effort to boost air traffic in the country hit by years of high charges and a pro(...)