Airplane flying through a sky full of vapour trails

Creditors have asked a Chinese court to take control of HNA, majority owner of Irish aircraft financier Avolon’s biggest backer, Bohai Leasing. Chine(...)

Datalex chief executive Sean Corkery: the business has dramatically raised  its full-year earnings forecast. Photograph: Tom Honan

Datalex, the travel retail software provider to airlines, raised its full-year earnings forecast on the back of new contracts with a number of Chinese(...)

 People wearing  masks  in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Reuters/Aly Song

Chinese airline Junayeo Air is postponing planned Dublin-Shanghai flights as the coronavirus continues to claim lives. More than 2,000 people have di(...)

It’s likely that Avolon, founded 10 years ago by a team of aviation veterans led by  Domhnal Slattery (above left), will soon find itself on the market again

Chen Feng, founder of the debt-laden Chinese airlines-to-finance group HNA that spent tens of billions of dollars on deals in the middle of the last d(...)

The government of the southern province of Hainan, where HNA is based, is reportedly in talks to take control of the group and sell off its airline interests. Photograph: iStock

The Chinese state may bail out debt-laden HNA, the majority shareholder in Irish aircraft lessor, Avolon’s biggest backer. The news emerged as Avolon(...)

Chinese President Xi. There are concerns over Xi’s Communist Party’s close links with Chinese companies. Photograph:  Feng Li/Reuters

Some might raise an eyebrow at the idea of Chinese money flooding into Ireland, but entrepreneur Maurice Healy has no truck with the naysayers. When i(...)

Cathay Pacific axed several routes on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Cathay Pacific’s direct flights from Hong Kong to Dublin have been caught in the crossfire of anti-government protests as the carrier announced on Thu(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of, who won the international category and overall award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

More than 100 leading entrepreneurs have travelled to Hong Kong as part of the largest unofficial trade mission from this country, under the umbrella (...)

Hainan Airlines commenced a new, year-round service between Dublin and Shenzhen in February. It also flies between Dublin and Beijing.

Tourism Ireland is to double its marketing spend in China from €500,000 to 1 million as it looks to grow visitor numbers to Ireland to 200,000 by 2025(...)

Hainan Airlines currently operates more than 10  international routes originating from Shenzhen. Photograph: Getty Images

Hainan Airlines Holding plans to launch non-stop service between Shenzhen in China and Dublin on February 25th, 2019. The route, with two round trip (...)

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