Virgin does not operate in the Republic and hasn’t given any indication that it will

It is hard to know why Virgin decided to step into the debate over whether the Government should sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to(...)

Flight tracking website AirLive.net reported that the plane turned around just over Wales. Photograph: AirLive.net.

An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Vienna was forced to return to Ireland after reporting a “technical issue”.According to the airline the Airbus A-3(...)

 Paschal Donohoe: connectivity and employment  important issues for  Aer Lingus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Aer Lingus will not be sold unless “an acceptable price’’ is secured, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has told the Seanad.Mr Donohoe said many(...)

Ruth Curran of Merc Partners with Willie Walsh, chief executive of  International Airlines Group. Mr Walsh said it would be “very interesting” if Virgin appeared before the Oireachtas committee. Photograph:  Angela Halpin

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh says rival Virgin Atlantic has no interest in the Irish market, despite (...)

Dublin District Court heard that at one stage during the incident the captain considered returning the aircraft to Warsaw. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

A football supporter who tried to put his hand up an air stewardess’s skirt during a flight from Warsaw to Dublin on Sunday has been spared a jail ter(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

Virgin Atlantic Airways  is pushing to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee to discuss the possible sale of the State’s 25 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus.

Stronger legally binding agreements on connectivity between Irish and British airports need to be provided as part of any takeover of Aer Lingus, a r(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the Government will hold another round of discussions with IAG on Tuesday on the possible sale of the State’s Aer Lingus shareholding.

Another round of “difficult” discussions on the possible sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus will begin with International Airlines Group (...)

Cityjet  announced on Friday that it is appointing Cathal O’Connell as commercial director and Patrick Lukan as vice president sales and distribution.

BMI Regional chief executive, Cathal O’Connell, is joining Cityjet as commercial director.The airline announced on Friday that it is appointing Mr O’(...)

 Willie Walsh: the IAG chief executive   has pledged to maintain Aer Lingus flights from the State to Heathrow for five years. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/PhotoCall Ireland

Government officials could meet representatives of International Airlines Group (IAG) again next week as talks over the €1.36-billion bid for Aer Lin(...)