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(...)

Michael  O’Leary says he will be more vocal in supporting Britain staying in Europe, despite having been critical of European regulation.(Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

Within minutes of entering Michael O’Leary’s office near Dublin airport, I quickly find myself at the receiving end of the jokey banter of Ryanair’s (...)

EasyJet raised its full-year profit outlook on Thursday to forecast growth of up to 21 percent after a record number of August passengers turned to th(...)

EasyJet chief executive  Carolyn McCall: “It’s going to be good for Ireland, it’s going to be good for IAG and it’ll be good for Aer Lingus.” Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A takeover by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) of Aer Lingus would benefit both companies if it were to go ahead, according to the chie(...)

Michael O’Leary: Since last year’s agm, Ryanair has beefed up customer service as part of a strategy aimed at attracting more passengers

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary yesterday defended the airline’s board against criticism at the company’s annual general meeting that long ser(...)

EasyJet is intensifying efforts to win business passengers and older, affluent customers with a mix of flexible tickets, allocated seats, fast-track boarding and higher frequencies. Photograph:

EasyJet’s half-year loss shrank more than forecast as Europe’s second-biggest discount airline lured travelers with business-friendly perks and milder(...)

EasyJet has posted first quarter revenues of £897 million (¤1.09 billion), helped by a 4.2 per cent rise in passenger  numbers. Photo: PA Wire

Low cost airline easyJet posted a 7.7 per cent rise in quarterly revenues, continuing the strong growth which helped it outperform rival carrier Ryana(...)

 Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of Burberry Group, and one of only four women chief executives on the FTSE, is on her way to Apple.   Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The number of women running Britain’s blue chip companies has surged 33 per cent. But before we hang out the bunting and declare the glass ceiling sha(...)

 The departure of Angela Ahrendts, who transformed Burberry from its “chav” links into a social media fashion forward, blew a hole in investor confidence leaving its shares 6.2 per cent down. Photograph: Bloomberg

British business lost two of its biggest hitters yesterday when Angela Ahrendts said “adieu” to Burberry and Hector Sants bid Barclays “au revoir”. Ah(...)

Easyjet forecast a pretax profit for the 12 months to September 30th of £470-480 million. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

EasyJet nudged up its annual profit forecast today and said it expected fourth quarter revenue growth of about 6 per cent.The airline forecast a preta(...)