A Ryanair aircraft sits on the tarmac at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The former head of economic regulation at the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Diarmuid O’Conghaile, is joining Ryanair later this year. Ryanair conf(...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

Five airline chief executives, Michael O’Leary (above) of Ryanair, Willie Walsh of IAG, Alexandre de Juniac of Air France-KLM, Carolyn McCall of Easyjet and Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa, jointly launched the new group. Photograph: Bloomberg

Airline chiefs such as Michael O’Leary and Willie Walsh are putting aside their rivalries to campaign for cuts in airport and air traffic control cha(...)

 International Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh, who has warned he could seek to expand the airline overseas if the Government “twiddles its thumbs” over a third runway at Heathrow. (Photograph: Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The boss of British Airways (BA) and Aer Lingus has warned he could seek to expand the airline overseas if the Government “twiddles its thumbs” over (...)

Another issue that rankles with Europe’s airlines is the belief that the political support that Gulf carriers receive at home gives them an unfair edge over their EU rivals

Ryanair and Europe’s other four big airlines had been expecting yesterday’s announcement of an EU aviation strategy for some time. The five carriers, (...)

Aer Lingus has been sold to IAG – the owner of British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia – and it has exercised its right to buy out any remaining shareholders. Photograph:  Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

My father has Aer Lingus shares having worked there for 25+ years. He retired in the early 1990s. He has chosen not to accept any offer so far. His b(...)

Finnair is 56 per cent-owned by Finland, and the country’s previous government had held some discussions on whether to lower its stake to open way for alliances and deals

Aer Lingus-owner IAG said it was not in talks with Finnair, denying a report in a Finnish newspaper that had fuelled speculation it might take a stake(...)

The European Commission has written to airlines and aircraft component manufacturers, asking for information about the provisions being written into service contracts. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

European regulators are investigating whether airlines are being forced to enter anti-competitive contracts to keep their 24,000 aircraft flying, as e(...)

Michael O’Leary: said Ryanair is in talks with Aer Lingus and its soon-to-be-owner International Consolidated Airlines’ Group. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ryanair could strike a deal that will see it feed passengers to long-haul flights operated by old rival Aer Lingus as early as this winter. Chief exec(...)

Ryanair will look to expand its Gatwick presence by bidding for slots opened up by IAG purchase of Aer Lingus. Photorapgh: Gerry Images.

Ryanair has confirmed it will bid for Gatwick slots to be freed up as a condition of the Aer Linguse sale to the IAG group. Responding on Wednesday t(...)