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(...)

IAG has  promised the commission it will enter into agreements with IAG’s long-haul rivals to maintain route link-ups with Aer Lingus’s network. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The proposed €1.36 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has cleared its last major obstacle after(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe speaking to reporters on the Ryanair decision to accept IAG’s offer, yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Aer Lingus is on course to join British Airways as part of IAG in the autumn, after speculation surfaced that the European Commission will rubber stam(...)

Connectivity during flights set to take offThe internet of things, when physical objects are connected to the internet, is going to play a key role in(...)

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’(...)