A passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of IAG  , passes above an Airbus A320 passenger aircraft, operated by Aer Lingus Group  , as it prepares to land at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

British Airways-owner International Airlines Group upgraded its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 per cent, after reporting a slightly better than (...)

Willie Walsh and Aer Lingus chief executive designate Stephen Kavanagh met outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg, Jack O’Connor of Siptu and Shay Cody of Impact to discuss IAG’s bid. Photograph: Alan Betson

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh met union leaders yesterday as his campaign to win support for his compa(...)

Fly Leasing has not supplied any planes to Aer Lingus and Colm Barrington stressed that he would excuse himself from any discussions dealing with such a transaction. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The aviation leasing company led by Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington has supplied a number of aircraft to the group that is bidding to buy the par(...)

Stephen Kavanagh: he stressed that becoming part of the group that owns British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling would accelerate the growth Aer Lingus is experiencing on its long-haul services. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus will grow more slowly and face higher risks if it opts to remain independent instead of accepting the €1.36 billion takeover offer from In(...)

Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington said the  the move would have significant benefits for the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Aer Lingus board believes there is a “compelling commercial logic” for the company to become part International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG)(...)

Willie Walsh: faces questions by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh will attempt to convince Government officials and Oireachtas members (...)

IAG’s Irish chief executive, Willie Walsh, said the group’s offer of a veto “would give the Irish Government an important role that they do not have today in securing the future of Aer Lingus”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barry O’Halloran and Mary Minihan Business groups in Dublin, Cork and Shannon will share a legally binding veto with the Government over the sa(...)

An Aer Lingus plane passes a British Airways aircraft on the runway at London Heathrow – Aer Lingus owns 23 landing and take-off slots at the airport, worth between €770m and €925m.Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Buying a landing and take-off slot at London Heathrow Airport will cost you between €33.5 million and €40.25 million according to a recent estimate fr(...)

British Airways and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling  are operated by International Consolidated Airlines Group  (IAG). Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Led by Irishman and former Aer Lingus chief executive Willie Walsh, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent of British Airways (...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

  There are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidat(...)