IAG last week formally announced its offer for Aer Lingus, valuing the airline at €1.4 billion

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) must wait until July 15th to find out if the European Commission will approve its €1.4 billion offer (...)

EU Commission raises concerns over IAG  €1.4 billion  bid for Aer Lingus.

EU officials are likely to have raised competition concerns over Heathrow landing rights and transatlantic routes with Aer Lingus suitor Internationa(...)

IAG last week formally announced its offer for Aer Lingus, valuing the airline at €1.4 billion

IAG has said Spain’s Banco Santander has agreed to join with other banks to provide the aviation giant with a €1.4 billion loan to help it fund its pr(...)

“The consolidation of airlines is probably the strongest argument for the sell-off of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus. Yet airline mergers have yet to prove a financial success. Iberia and the largest airline group in Europe, Lufthansa, are struggling.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus is back in the spotlight since the British Airways parent IAG formally announced the terms of its offer for the airline last week, valuing (...)

File photo  of British Airways aircraft parked at the airline’s engineering base at London’s Heathrow airport. The two men are believed to have clung on to a British Airways plane as it flew more than 8,000 miles (12,875 km) from Johannesburg in South Africa to Heathrow.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A stowaway has plunged to his death from a plane and landed on a shop in a high street in London. A second man who did not fall from the plane is bein(...)

British Airways parent IAG has formally announced its offer for Aer Lingus, valuing the airline at €1.4 billion. IAG’s document pledges to preserve Ae(...)

Callling for a new European aviation strategy in Brussels on Wednesday were (l-r): Air France-KLM chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac, easyJet chief executive officer Carolyn McCall, Lufthansa chief executive officer Carsten Spohr and Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Europe’s five leading airlines, many of them fierce business rivals, joined together to propose an aviation strategy that they say is needed if they’(...)

Bank of Ireland gave up 2 per cent, to close down at €0.35, but Permanent TSB went a little stronger, adding 8 cent, or 1.9 per cent, to close up at €4.33, albeit on not much volume. Photograph: Andy Zakeli

Greece dragged European stocks to their lowest level in almost four months yesterday after weekend debt talks between the Mediterranean nation and (...)

Bergamo is an interesting town with medieval walls, Roman ruins and busy piazzas, ancient alleys and buildings

We are planning to spend two weeks in Bergamo, northern Italy this summer. Could you recommend any day trips we could do from there into the surrou(...)

Ryanair is still required to reduce its stake in Aer Lingus to no more than 5 per cent, British competition authorities said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ryanair has described as “manifestly wrong” the decision of British competition authorities that the airline must still reduce its stake in Aer Lingu(...)