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Heathrow airport has been hit by new uncertainty over the Omicron variant. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Britain’s biggest airport Heathrow handled 19.4 million passengers in 2021, less than one quarter of pre-pandemic levels and lower than 2020, after Om(...)

An Airbus A350 of the German airline Lufthansa prepares to take off for Los Angeles at the “Franz-Josef-Strauss” airport in Munich. Photograph: Christof STACHE / AFP

It’s called the efficiency paradox: the notion that as goods and services become more efficient to produce, we consume more of them. This might seem (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EU fish talks were always the worst: all-nighters, games of three-dimensional chess reconciling quotas, total allowable catches, “fishing effort”, mes(...)

Will Covid-19 derail mushrooming efforts to tackle climate change? Photograh: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Last Friday was World Environment Day. Congratulations if you noticed. Even in an ordinary year, this UN-designated day can be overshadowed by events.(...)

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(...)

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