IAG and the government are trying to hammer out a compromise over the fate of Aer Lingus’s valuable take-off and landing slots at Heathrow airport — the biggest barrier to IAG’s planned takeover of the Irish carrier. (Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire)

International Airlines Group and the Irish government are trying to hammer out a compromise over the fate of Aer Lingus’s valuable take-off and lan(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh: told an Oireachtas committee he would be ‘crazy’ to extending from five years to a significantly longer period the guarantee that Aer Lingus Heathrow slots will be used only to service Irish routes. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The wrangling over Aer Lingus looks set to continue for another while after the Government effectively pitched the ball back into bidder IAG’s court t(...)

The airlines had objected on the grounds that the reduction was not enough

Aer Lingus, Dublin Airport and Ryanair are no longer planning to challenge passenger charges set by the aviation regulator for the next five years.In (...)

 Paschal Donohoe:  Government’s draft aviation policy signalled that it would review the current regime. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airport charges are always a bone of contention in the aviation industry. Airlines don’t like contributing to the cost of infrastructure, while airpor(...)

Dublin Airport: predicts expansion will continue this year as airlines plan to launch new services. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Dublin Airport expects that new services will boost passenger numbers again this year following a strong performance in 2014. New figures show tha(...)

The airport management firm has indicated that it does not intend to increase the €72 million already on the table

Siptu could demand that the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) increase its €72 million contribution to a new staff pension scheme after the union’s memb(...)

Passenger numbers are growing, which means more people to share Dublin  Airport’s cost burden and more scope for economies of scale, which is worth another €1.

Following the more or less inevitable few weeks of controversy John Spicer, the aviation commissioner, finally decided on what the Dublin Airport Auth(...)

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has been told that it must cut its passenger charges by almost 19 per cent over the next five years to € 8.68 from € 10.68 in a move that could help to cut air fares. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Barry O’HalloranThe Republic’s aviation regulator has told Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) that it must cut its passenger charges by almost 19 per cent(...)

Minister for Transport and Tourism Paschal Donohoe: said he had no intention of withdrawing direction on charges

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has clashed with Ryanair over the High Court row in relation to passenger charges at Dublin Airport.Ryanair las(...)

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(...)