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Gearóid McKendrick at Machu Picchu on March 16th, the day Peru announced national lockdown

When Peru announced its national coronavirus lockdown on March 16th Galway native Gearóid McKendrick (28) was up Machu Picchu without a phone signal a(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and Mary McCarron who are currently stranded in Cusco, Peru.

The Government should initiate a repatriation operation to ensure Irish people stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic can fly home, a doctor (...)

Irish citizen Róisín O’Rourke  is stranded in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of Irish citizens stuck in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic have been told the only charter flight availabl(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital’s Peter Barrett:  “It’s definitely a much tougher environment now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airlines face a tougher environment than in recent years, when they benefitted from strong demand and cheap fuel, according to Peter Barrett, chief ex(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers and leases them to airlines around the world. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital made a $319.4 million (€270 million) profit in its last financial year, which ended on March 31st. The Du(...)

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, (...)

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(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus, and leases them to airlines

Aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital may issue a further bond this year to follow 2016’s $500 million fund raising, according to chief ex(...)

People light candles outside the Atanasio Girardot Stadium after an event commemorating the victims of a plane crash in Medellin. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

The pilot of the doomed chartered plane carrying a Brazilian football team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and pleaded desperately(...)

Socialist Party leader Jorge Rodríguez (in red shirt) tries to dissuade supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro from entering the national assembly on Sunday. Photograph: Cristian Hernández/EPA

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly has called for a popular rebellion against the Chavista government of president Nicolás Maduro, ri(...)

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