Aidan Brogan, chief executive of travel software firm Datalex: ‘Airlines will become more like retailers, selling more products to consumers.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When you book a flight, it’s quite likely that Dublin-based technology firm Datalex is powering the software behind the airline’s booking site. From i(...)

The Intercontinental Hotel Group has posted a 10 per cent profit rise to $648 million for 2014. RevPar – revenue per available room – showed increases(...)

Aer Lingus and Ryanair are both aiming to take advantage of the low oil prices to lock in fuel costs into 2016 and beyond. Photo: PA

Global airlines, looking to lock in huge savings, are preparing to hedge more jet fuel to fix prices as they bet a slide in crude oil to six-year lows(...)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents around 250 airlines, said falling fuel prices and stronger economic growth means global airlines will report their strongest profit margin in more than five years in 2015.

Qatar Airways, the gulf state’s national carrier, will cut its fuel surcharge following the plunge in crude oil prices, the company’s chief executive (...)

An Air Asia crew seen on working on Airbus A320  at Kuala Lumpur airport. Photograph: EPA/Fazry Ismail

Bad luck is said to come in threes. For Malaysia’s aviation industry that superstition looks perilously close to the truth.Flight QZ8501, which disapp(...)

The Franco-Dutch airline group trimmed its forecast for earnings

Air France-KLM has issued its third profit warning in six months, cutting its 2014 earnings goal by €200 million as higher-than-expected costs from a (...)

IATA also increased its profit forecast for 2014 to $19.9 billion in 2014, up from a previous estimate of $18 billion

Falling fuel prices and stronger economic growth mean global airlines will report their strongest profit margin in more than five years in 2015, the I(...)

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Dublin to London is the second most travelled air route in the world, according to new figures. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Dublin to London is the second most travelled international air route in the world, according to new figures.Some 3.6 million people travelled the Dub(...)

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan: “Chinese airlines continue to lead by every industry growth metric.”

A key event during Richard Bruton’s visit was the opening of Datalex plc’s new Beijing office. In 2011, China’s flagship carrier Air China chose the D(...)

 A view from the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft  on route today to the search zone for debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Pool/Getty Images

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 highlights the need for security improvements in tracking aircraft and also screening passeng(...)