About 10,000 to 15,000 people pass through Dublin Airport every day, compared to the 110,000 to 120,000 it would normally expect. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ryanair executive, Eddie Wilson, gave politicians a stark warning this week. If the Republic does not act now to attract back air traffic “we are goin(...)

Grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, in July 2019. File photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Ryanair owes US aircraft maker Boeing €5.1 billion for ordered 737 Max planes, the delivery of which has been delayed since last year. US and EU regu(...)

Passengers wearing face masks on an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada aircraft flying from Athens.  Certain  factors on board, such as raised seat backs, can help lessen virus transmission. Photograph:  Nicolas Economou/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

As airlines rush to return their fleets to the skies, the industry is battling to restore confidence among travellers that flying in an enclosed aircr(...)

The Government has handcuffed the aviation industry and ‘thrown it in the river’, said pilot union leader Evan Cullen. Photograph: Tom  Honan for The Irish Times.

Pilot trade union leader Evan Cullen warned TDs and senators that Aer Lingus could be wound up without state aid or an easing of travel restrictions. (...)

Ryanair has called on the Government to remove all travel restrictions between the Republic and EU as a matter of urgency.

Ryanair and Aer Lingus are cutting flights just weeks after resuming their operations as controversial Government Covid-19 travel restrictions continu(...)

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed task force says.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed taskforce says. Covid-19 trave(...)

A Boeing 737 Max. The aircraft was banned from commercial flying by governments around the world in March 2019 after two fatal crashes. Photograph:  Reuters

The return of Boeing’s 737 Max to European skies is at risk of additional delays because of US coronavirus travel restrictions that have hindered plan(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Chief medical officer Tony Holohan and Minister for Health Simon Harris will be crushed under a “stampede” of Irish families rushing to go on foreign holidays.  Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has predicted Ireland’s quarantine of incoming passengers will be scrapped within two weeks as he rounded on t(...)

EU air safety agency chief Patrick Ky has backed Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s statement that it is now safe to fly. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Patrick Ky has backed Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s statement (...)

People wearing protective face masks walk through Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Aer Lingus will board passengers in small groups as it steps up existing Covid-19 safeguards for passengers and crew ahead of re-starting flying. Pas(...)

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