Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs and chief commercial officer David O’Brien announce the airline’s end-of-year results.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair will focus on key European markets such as Germany to drive growth this year, its executives said after releasing results showing it made €8(...)

Audi R8: the company’s results are out today.   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

TODAY Results: Audi; First Bancorp; Perrigo. Indicators: US factory orders (March); Chinese HSBC manufacturing PMI (April); Euro zone Markit manufa(...)

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(...)

Audits of Germany’s regulator by European Aviation Safety Agency occur several times a year. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s air safety regulator said it found more than 10 incidents in recent years in which Germany appeared lax in following aviation medical require(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives to lead the “International Germany Forum” at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. A report from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research showed investor confidence in Germany jumped to the highest level in 11 months in January, beating forecasts. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the European Central Bank will announce(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and Air Berlin are among carriers he expects to shrink or merge, promptin(...)

An Airbus A320-200 aircraft, operated by Deutsche Lufthansa, takes off from Tegel airport. Deutsche Lufthansa cut its forecast for operating profit next year. Photo: Bloomberg

Deutsche Lufthansa, Europe’s second-largest airline, cut its forecast for operating profit next year as weaker economic growth weighs on ticket price(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline has predicted it will reach the upper end of its earnings projection this fiscal year.

Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary told shareholders this morning that he and the company’s board are close to confirming his committment to rem(...)

Employees of a foreign exchange trading company look at monitor displaying a TV programme featuring the downed Malaysian Airlines MH17, as other monitors displaying the Nikkei share average  ,the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the US dollar and euro. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks fell on Friday, extending losses made late in the previous session after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fuellin(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)