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Ryanair and Aer Lingus-owner IAG will strengthen their respective grips on the European air travel market, an expert has said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish player Ryanair and Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group (IAG) will strengthen their grip on European air travel as smaller rivals fold,(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at the airline’s agm on  September 20th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within hours of warning shareholders this week that profits would fall below what they were expecting, Ryanair was advertising 25 per cent off flights(...)

Among the most interestingly speculative – or possibly ominous – presentations scheduled is a debate entitled, “This house believes the cycle is due for a downturn

High fliers from the international aviation industry land this week for the Global Air Finance Conference. Now in its 20th year in Dublin, its continu(...)

Ireland is the location for 65 per cent of the world’s leased aircraft fleet. Photograph: iStock
Still flying high

For the past three days, Dublin has played host to the top names in global aviation finance. Now in its final day, the Global Airfinance Conference at(...)

EasyJet recorded a jump in revenue following an increase in passenger numbers. Photograph: PA

Shares in EasyJet soared on Tuesday after a quarterly revenue rise showed the British budget airline had benefited as rivals struggled, in the first t(...)

Former employees of the German airline Air Berlin demonstrate near the chancellery in Berlin this week. Their future is uncertain. Photograph: EPA

The German cartel office has asked national airline Lufthansa for information on ticket prices after receiving complaints over rising fares following (...)

Ryanair does not deal with trade unions, but says that it does not ban staff from joining them. Instead it negotiates individual deals with employee representative councils at all its 86 bases.

Ryanair pilots in Italy are the latest to call on the airline and its chief executive, Michael O’Leary, to begin talks with representatives of a group(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Airline was agreeing new deals that would result in Ryanair pilots being 20 per cent better paid than those in rivals such as Norwegian and Jet2. Photograph: François Lenoir

Ryanair pilots are calling on its chief executive Michael O’Leary to begin talks with named Irish representatives of a group seeking to negotiate new (...)

Michael O’Leary leaving the Four Courts yesterday after giving evidence. Photograph: Collins

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has denied before the High Court that he described pilots as “overpaid under-worked peacocks”. He also denied(...)

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, (...)

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