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An artist’s impression shows Boom’s 55-seat supersonic aircraft. Photograph:  Reuters

Supersonic getting closer Supersonic travel is getting closer with a $10 million investment in Boom Supersonic by Japan Airlines (JAL). Boom Superson(...)

Ryanair has been left vulnerable after a staffing mix-up required it to squeeze six months of pilot leave into half that time. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Ryanair faces its first-ever strike as crews in Italy prepare to walk out as part of a push toward unionisation. Pilots and flight attendants plan to(...)

Former employees of the German airline Air Berlin demonstrate near the chancellery in Berlin this week. Their future is uncertain. Photograph: EPA

The German cartel office has asked national airline Lufthansa for information on ticket prices after receiving complaints over rising fares following (...)

Even Michael O’Leary has learned to adapt. As other low-cost carriers around him started to be more accommodating to cater to the business crowd and travelers looking for a fuller service, Ryanair followed suit

Michael O’Leary built Ryanair Holdings Plc into Europe’s most valuable airline by being cheap, right down to charging pilots for coffee on their own f(...)

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, (...)

Jozsef Varadi, CEO, Wizz Air, (left) and Steve Udvar-Hazy, executive chairman, Air Lease Corporation, speaking at the annual Global Airfinance Conference in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Budget airline Wizz Air shares fell from record highs on Wednesday as an upgraded profit outlook barely kept pace with analyst expectations and failed(...)

Ryanair claims to be the most visited airline website in the world.

Ryanair hopes to start feeding passengers onto Aer Lingus from early 2018, its chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs has said. Speaking at a press con(...)

There are concerns that Ryanair crew members who are not trade union members would not have the same protections under Italian law as those who are if they took part in industrial action. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

The prospect of Ryanair workers in Italy striking on Friday has gone as some trade unionists question whether the airline’s crew based in the country (...)

Alitalia remains saddled by high overhead costs - including personnel as well as aircraft leasing contracts - and heavy competition from low-cost airlines on its short- and medium-range routes.

Cerberus Capital Management, the US private equity group, has approached Alitalia about a bid that would allow Italy’s troubled flag carrier to remain(...)

Lufthansa has agreed a deal to buy large parts of insolvent local rival Air Berlin and has submitted an offer for some of struggling carrier Alitalia’s operations. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

German airline Lufthansa gave a more upbeat assessment of revenue trends to the end of the year, with the carrier benefiting from solid passenger dema(...)

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