An Aer Lingus  spokesman said the airline had always been opposed to the section of the Aviation Regulation Act that gives the Minister for Transport the power to issue directions to the Commission for Aviation Regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aer Lingus yesterday called for an end to political interference in aviation regulation, following the decision by Minister for Transport Paschal D(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: reminded the agency that directions from previous ministers still stood

Ryanair is threatening Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe with legal action unless he withdraw a statutory direction to the State’s aviation regul(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen during her monthly news conference yesterday in Washington, DC. US stocks advanced yesterday, sending the S&P 500 Index above a record closing level, after the Fed pledged to keep borrowing costs low for a “considerable time” after its asset-purchase programme ends. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Hopes that the world’s central bankers will continue to support economic recovery gave European markets their first lift in nine days yesterday. (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: warned that the DAA must be allowed raise the cash it needs to implement Government aviation policy.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has stepped into the row over plans to cut Dublin Airport’s passenger charges by issuing a warning that the hub(...)

Air France planes parked on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris, yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

More than half of Air France flights were cancelled yesterday due to a strike by pilots, in a week when industrial action is set to also disrupt oper(...)

Participants in the bud:runway run, a 12km race around Budapest airport. Aer Lingus took the team event and cost manager Robert Murphy won the individual prize

Christoph Mueller, the outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive, bounced into The Irish Times newsroom this week for his interview on our weekly business p(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: says routes to east could run at loss for up to three years. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Still in aviation, despite Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the ensuing tensions with the EU and US, Ryanair is still keen on flying from the Republ(...)

Christoph Mueller: “Normally, you would expect a certain loyalty from shareholders to their property. We unfortunately have never benefitted from that support.”   Photograph: Getty Images

It might be because he’s heading for the exit door, but Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller was in magnanimous mood yesterday about his Ryana(...)

Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, pictured at Dublin Airport, in the cockpit of the first of Ryanair’s new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. Photograph: Collins

Ryanair will press ahead with plans to expand in Cyprus even if its bid to take over the country’s ailing national airline does not succeed, it eme(...)

 Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary in the cockpit of the first of Ryanair’s new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft which arrived from Seattle into Dublin Airport yesterday.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ryanair backed the aviation regulator’s plan for a 22 per cent cut in passenger charges at Dublin Airport as a row over the levy deepened yesterday.Th(...)