Flybe blamed the cancellations on a combination of factors ‘including seasonality, pilots’ end of leave year, Easter holidays, base restructuring and the shortage of pilots across the industry’. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Uncertainty surrounds the future of Flybe routes into and out of Belfast after the airline left thousands of passengers stranded on Wednesday. Flybe (...)

 Aer Lingus staff welcome the arrival of first Aer Cap Airbus A350 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Aer Lingus is to drop the mandatory wearing of make-up for its female cabin crew from November. The airline says it had been considering dropping th(...)

Virgin Atlantic air stewardess and steward training. Photograph: Mike Kemp for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Female cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic can breathe easy – at least their skin can, as make-up is no longer a mandatory part of their uniform. The airli(...)

Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Shares in Flybe Group soared after it said it had received an alternative financing proposal from a new consortium, challenging a Richard Branson-back(...)

Flybe has agreed to sell operating assets to Connect Airways for £2.8m. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Troubled UK regional airline Flybe has issued an ultimatum to its shareholders, saying that if they do not approve its sale, the company will be wound(...)

In the UK Debenhams stock tumble  following the removal of the retailer’s  chief executive by Mike Ashley. Photograph: Reuters/Simon Dawson/File Photo

European shares edged higher on Friday after hitting one-month highs as investors’ appetite for buying assets considered risky remained firm, despite (...)

In October, Flybe said it would make a full-year pre-tax loss of about £22m. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

A consortium led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group has agreed an offer to take control of airline Flybe, valuing it at £2.2 milli(...)

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been convicted of embezzlement in Switzerland, the Sunday Times reports. Mr Conlon, the founder of Ammado, pleade(...)

Oil prices fell to their lowest level in more than a year on Friday. Photograph: Getty

European shares closed the day higher in choppy trading on Friday but notched up their second straight week of losses as concerns about slowing global(...)

Flybe has seen cost-cutting help lift underlying pre-tax profits to £9.9 million from £9.2 million a year earlier.

Shares in Flybe took off on Friday following reports that Virgin Atlantic is in talks about a takeover bid for the struggling airline. Flybe flies fr(...)

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