Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from  Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: via Getty Images

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused Belarus of hijacking on Monday, saying the airline was co-operating with international security agencies after t(...)

 Security with a sniffer dog checking the luggage of passengers in front of the plane carrying opposition figure Roman Protasevich, in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: EPA/Onliner

International pilots’ unions have said the forced landing of a Ryanair flight bore the hallmarks of state-sponsored hijacking and have demanded an ind(...)

“Norwegian is finalising a submission in response to the unions’ claims but it is widely recognised that these are tired and false allegations,” a company spokesman said. Photograph: Norwegian Air/PA

Norwegian Air International plans to respond to a court challenge by aviation workers against the US government decision to give the Irish-registered (...)

The wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116, which crashed off the west coast  on March 14th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The International Civil Aviation Organisation and European Union rules lay down that transcripts of the final moments before an aircraft crashes (...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter takes part in a search for missing crew members of Rescue 116 at Blacksod, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has defended its decision to publish a transcript of the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter’s final (...)

Norwegian Air wants to launch cheap flights between Europe and North America. Photograph: iStock

Peter DeFazio, the US congressman opposed to Irish-based Norwegian Air International launching cheap transatlantic flights, accepted $140,000 (€126,3(...)

Washington’s department of transportation has stymied Norwegian’s plans by so far refusing to grant it a foreign carrier’s permit

US congressman Peter DeFazio’s claims about Norwegian Air International in a letter to EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc echo most of those alrea(...)

European Union transport commissioner Violeta Bulc: “We should carefully consider the implications that this long and protracted dispute could have, for example, in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.” Photograph: Igor Kupljenik/EPA

European Union transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has warned Washington the row over Irish-based Norwegian Air International’s bid to a get a US lice(...)

Irish-based Norwegian Air International originally intended launching the Boston service from the Irish airports in April.

Plans for cheap flights from Cork and Shannon to Boston could be grounded until next year as a dispute over the proposals between the the European Uni(...)