Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Fly Leasing has not supplied any planes to Aer Lingus and Colm Barrington stressed that he would excuse himself from any discussions dealing with such a transaction. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The aviation leasing company led by Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington has supplied a number of aircraft to the group that is bidding to buy the par(...)

Stephen Kavanagh: he stressed that becoming part of the group that owns British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling would accelerate the growth Aer Lingus is experiencing on its long-haul services. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus will grow more slowly and face higher risks if it opts to remain independent instead of accepting the €1.36 billion takeover offer from In(...)

File photo of Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington, who is due to appear before The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The sale of Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) could be “a hugely positive” development for the airline and Ireland, Aer Li(...)

New Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh, who will assume the role on March 1st. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Aer Lingus, which is currently the subject of a takeover bid by IAG, on Monday announced the appointment of Stephen Kavanagh as its new chief execu(...)

Aer Lingus executive chairman Colm Barrington

The Aer Lingus board and its chairman, Colm Barrington, believe that there is a “compelling commercial logic” for the carrier to become part of Intern(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Heathrow is likely to loom large in any talks between IAG and Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and his cabinet colleagues, who will decide the fate of the Government’s 25.1 per cent stake. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Aer Lingus board reportedly spent six hours considering the latest offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), which is said to(...)

Aer Lingus: the key issue for the Government is the national airline’s  slots at Heathrow

The Government expects IAG to make a fresh approach for Aer Lingus, according to sources, with speculation in the market it could bid over €2.40 a sh(...)