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It was a good day for airlines and many travel stocks as the British government eased quarantine regulations  on visitors from the US and most EU states. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

European markets began August on a high as strong earnings reports and a rash of mergers and acquisitions helped push stocks to six straight months o(...)

IAG  says it expected capacity, basically the number of seats on its flights, to be around 45% of 2019 levels in the second half of the year. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Aer Lingus parent International Airlines Group (IAG) is still struggling with the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, which at one point last year effec(...)

Lynn Embleton confirmed Aer Lingus could seek a second loan from ISIF to follow the €150 million it borrowed from the agency in two tranches across December and March. Photograph: iStock

Aer Lingus could seek a second loan from the State-backed Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) as it emerges from tough Government Covid-19 curbs,(...)

Dublin airport. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Irish air travel continued to lag Europe last week as holiday makers boosted European flights to around 60 per cent of pre-Covid levels, figures show.(...)

Paddy Power and Betfair owner Flutter Entertainment falls  3.83%  to €154.55 in Dublin

The Dublin market was among Europe’s worst performers on Monday as fears of renewed quarantines hit travel stocks, while energy and financial shares a(...)

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive. “I don’t think anybody doubts the importance of aviation, but I think what is possibly not understood is that time matters.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Tuesday last, Aer Lingus operated 34 flights. On the same date in 2019 – June 22nd – it had 318. “It’s just a handful,” says Lynne Embleton, who b(...)

Aer Lingus’s decision to close its Shannon Airport base – with the potential loss of 126 cabin and ground crew – was a big focus for politicians at the hearing.

Aer Lingus faces a “damp squib” of a summer, according to recently appointed chief executive Lynne Embleton. She told the Oireachtas committee on tran(...)

Ryanair said last month that Covid-19 travel restrictions left it with an €815 million loss in the 12 months ended March 31st. Photograph: iStock

Ryanair is doubling capacity to 1.3 million seats a week in Europe, but not expanding in the Republic, as further evidence of air travel’s recovery em(...)

 Aer Lingus’s capacity continues to be driven by cargo needs, with flights operating regularly to New York, JFK, Chicago and Boston with very low passenger load factors.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Aer Lingus has “too many resources and will need to adapt”, the airline said on Friday, as it continues to grapple with the impact of widespread Covid(...)

‘I spent hours selecting lavish hotels in Cancún on offer for a snip, blithely ignoring the rocketing Covid case numbers in Mexico.’ Photograph: Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP via Getty

The negotiations began last autumn. During a family Zoom call with parents, siblings and various toddlers periodically summoned to wave into the camer(...)

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