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Ferrovial’s announcement came a day after the British parliament voted in favour of plans to expand the airport with a third runway. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Heathrow airport’s biggest investor Ferrovial has revealed plans to move its international holding company out of Britain – a day after the UK parliam(...)

Qatar Air has 19 A350-900s in its fleet, and orders for 28 more of the baseline variant plus 37 larger A350-1000s.

Qatar Airways has refused to take delivery of four Airbus SE A350-900 jets and is set to scrap its orders for the planes, according to sources. The P(...)

British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday. An IT systems failure forced BA to scrap almost 600 flights in and out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British Airways (BA) cancelled eight flights from Ireland’s biggest airport as a result of the IT failure that forced it to ground hundreds of service(...)

A US air force plane at Shannon Airport. A man was detained at the airport after absconding from his Heathrow flight, apparently in an attempt to search a US plane for weapons. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man was detained at Shannon Airport after absconding from his scheduled flight to Heathrow. The man was held by airport security following the incid(...)

The House of Commons has heard that the number of flights linking smaller British airports to international flights from Heathrow has ‘steadily declined over the last decade’ because of a shortage of landing slots at the London airport. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of flights linking smaller British airports to international flights from Heathrow has “steadily declined over the last decade” because of (...)

Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s 25.1 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus cannot currently guarantee the retention of the airline’s Heathrow airport slots, Minister for Tr(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Heathrow currently operates at 98 per cent capacity.  Photograph: Getty Images

Aer Lingus carried 2.75 million passengers between Irish airports and Heathrow last year and it is estimated that slightly more than 900,000 of them w(...)

Almost 1.64 million people travelled through Shannon Airport last year, 17 per cent more than in 2013, when 1.4 million passengers used the hub, figures just released show.

Shannon Group chief executive Neil Pakey says “everything must be done” to ensure that the Aer Lingus service from the mid western airport to London H(...)

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