British Airways and Aer Lingus jets pass each other at Dublin airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It took longer than it ever imagined, but International Consolidated Airlines Group finally won the Government over to its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Li(...)

 Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin airport. The airline is in good shape at present, arguably enjoying some of its best trading years since the Irish economy collapsed in  2008. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s six months since Willie Walsh first tabled a bid for Aer Lingus. It’s four months since Aer Lingus told the stock market that it was willing to r(...)

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(...)

Christoph Mueller confirmed that the carrier has been trying to sell two of its A380s and will likely have fewer planes overall

Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo a complete overhaul as it is restructured into a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled (...)

File handout of debris found during recovery operations following a Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. The remains of all 150 passengers on board the   Airbus A320 are to be turned over to their families for burial. File photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

The remains of all 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will finally be turned over to their families for burial, as investi(...)

Co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz taking part in the Airport Hamburg 10-mile run in September  2009. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 0:53

The co-pilot who deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps had practised his actions on an earlier flight on the same plane that (...)

Aircraft of German airline Lufthansa standing at the tarmac of the Franz-Josef-Strauss-Airport in Munich, southern Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

Lufthansa narrowed its operating loss in the first quarter, helped by cheaper fuel, but said on Tuesday further action was needed to lower costs, espe(...)

Investigators believe Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane into a French mountainside on March 24th, killing all 150 people onboard. Photograph: AFP Photo/Foto team Mueller/Getty Images

Lufthansa and the German aviation authority have agreed that correct procedures were followed when Andreas Lubitz was awarded his pilot’s licence, the(...)

London 1% hotel tax proposed There is consternation in London as the frontrunner for the next mayor, Tessa Jowell, is proposing a hotel levy of 1 per (...)

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(...)