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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,(...)

Stobart Air ceased trading two weeks ago when its British owner, Esken, ended financial support. Photograph: iStock

Stobart Air workers face delays in getting wages promised when the airline folded, while staff who transferred to its Belfast base last year fear for(...)

 Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

Former Stobart Air pilots in the front row of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association during a protest at the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stobart Air workers fear for their long-term employment prospects following the loss of their jobs at the weekend. Pilots, crew and other staff heard(...)

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots Association during a protest at the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 5,000 more Irish aviation jobs could be lost this winter if the Government does not ease travel curbs, pilots warned on Wednesday. Pilots’ unio(...)

Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from  Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: Onliner.by/AFP via Getty Images

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused Belarus of hijacking on Monday, saying the airline was co-operating with international security agencies after t(...)

The European Commission has confirmed that from July 1st member state citizens will have a legal right to the EU digital Covid certificate, allowing anyone who has been vaccinated, tested negative, or is immune to the virus to travel freely in the EU

Thousands of aviation jobs will be lost this year if the Government delays for six weeks before adopting the EU’s digital Covid passport, pilots warne(...)

Pilots’ group Restore Irish Aviation demonstrating outside Leinster House at the weekend, days after Aer Lingus announced the closure of its Shannon base with the potential loss of 126 jobs

Thousands of aviation workers face permanent unemployment if Government “procrastination” on reopening travel does not end, pilots will warn on Monday(...)

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests present a “significant cost barrier to people weighing up their travel plans”.

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests are a major barrier to air travel’s recovery from the pandemic’s impact, aviation unions warned on Thursday. Airp(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: urged to ensure the commission implements an EU testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders.

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism want European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to end travel chaos in the bloc by intro(...)

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