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:
PA

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(...)

EasyJet is planning  to  go toe-to-toe with former flag-carriers on short-haul routes

EasyJet shareholders backed an order for 135 Airbus SAS jets valued at $13 billion, cementing chief executive officer Carolyn McCall’s strategy of goi(...)

Chancellor George Osborne: some commentators accused him of creating a government-backed sub-prime mortgage sector. Photograph: Chris Harris/The Times/PA Wire

A nurse and a former Queen’s Guard have become the first couple to take up the government’s help-to-buy scheme, unveiled(...)