United plans to offer airport landing slots,  gates and routes as collateral for the $4.5bn loan from the US government. Photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

United Airlines moved to shore up its balance sheet on Monday with a plan to sell new shares, tap $4.5 billion in US taxpayer-backed loans and borrow (...)

File photo. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

Global equity markets bounced back on Friday as investors took the US Federal Reserve’s outlook for a long road to recovery in their stride and bet sh(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing plans to accelerate the reopening of the Republic’s economy on Friday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

An unexpected jump in US employment sent world equities surging on hopes that the global economy has started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic,(...)

Ryanair underperformed rivals but still closed up  1.62%  on its Dublin listing at €12.84. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A strong rally this week in European stocks stalled on Thursday as investors locked in profits, although euro zone banks surged after the European Cen(...)

Delta and JetBlue Airways. are the only US carriers to guarantee empty middle seats

Delta Air Lines will block middle seats on all its aircraft through September, extending the policy for three months to soothe passenger fears about c(...)

Rallies are also beginning to expand beyond the mega-cap tech stocks that have emerged as a haven for investors – a signal that a broader range of buyers is joining the stampede

The bumper run in the US stock market is beginning to turn its doubters into believers, adding fresh thrust to a rally that has wrongfooted veteran in(...)

British low-cost airline EasyJet says it will launch a consultation process with its staff in the coming days, joining many of its airline peers in announcing job cuts. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

British low-cost airline EasyJet has said it plans to cut 30 per cent of its staff and shrink its fleet to fit the smaller market it expects to emerge(...)

Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange. Airlines took a battering after Warren Buffett’s negative comments last weekend. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

European stocks ended lower on Monday as investors were greeted with fresh US-China tensions following a May Day break, after Washington threatened ta(...)

Less than one in 10 seats on domestic flights were filled by passengers last week, according to an estimate by Dan Rutherford, aviation director at the International Council on Clean Transportation

Widespread travel restrictions around the world have slashed demand for air travel, with more than eight in 10 flights cancelled. But there is a dispa(...)

 American Airlines is one of the companies seeking funding from the US government.

US airlines reached preliminary deals with the Treasury Department to access billions of dollars in aid, securing a temporary lifeline as the industry(...)

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