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Willie Walsh, outgoing chief executive of IAG. He was dubbed a miracle worker for pulling Aer Lingus back from the brink after he took charge  weeks after the September 11th, 2011, attacks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years’ ago, as Willie Walsh stared at his 55th birthday, the age at which he once planned to retire, the former pilot gave himself a bit more tim(...)

A graduate in aeronautical engineering and business management, Luis Gallego began his career training officers in the Spanish air force before moving into senior positions in the country’s airline industry

Iberia boss Luis Gallego’s promotion to succeed Willie Walsh as chief executive of IAG elevates a company insider who has run the Spanish flag carrier(...)

Outgoing  IAG chief Willie Walsh: IAG have named Iberia CEO Luis Gallego as his successor. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Walsh’s imminent departure as chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) is unlikely to halt momentum at its Irish subsidiary Aer Li(...)

 International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh, who has announced plans to retire from the airline group.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Willie Walsh has announced plans to retire as chief executive of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in March. The Irish former pilot wil(...)

Photograph: iStock

Aer Lingus-owner IAG has agreed to buy Spanish carrier Air Europa for €1 billion in cash, the company said on Monday. In an announcement to the stoc(...)

The partnership with Air Malta is the same as the one that Ryanair agreed earlier this year with Air Europa.

Ryanair customers will be able to book flights from Malta to destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Russia following a deal struck by the Irish airl(...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

Ryanair announced a number of improvements to its website, hotel rooms business and the launch of a new Chinese language website on Tuesday.

Ryanair will offer connecting flights through Porto Airport in Portugal from next January, the Irish airline said on Tuesday. The carrier, which flie(...)

SMBC chief executive Peter Barrett said the capital contribution was further evidence of shareholder support for the Irish company. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital’s shareholders plan to pump $1 billion (€863 million) into the Dublin-based company, which has(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary attends a news conference in Rome, Italy in June. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Ryanair’s insistence that Alitalia would need an overhaul if the Irish airline were to buy it makes sense. The only difficulty is that the Italian fla(...)

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