An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon, pictured at the official opening of the company’s new headquarters in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

More airlines will close this year and while their profits will fall, returns will stay above interest rates, according to Irish aircraft financier Av(...)

Brian Whelan, founder of Travacoin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With five startups under his belt, serial entrepreneur Brian Whelan is no stranger to the challenges of getting customer buy-in, no matter how good a (...)

The Gatwick disruption affected 82,000 EasyJet customers and cancelling over 400 of its flights.  Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

British budget airline EasyJet said on Tuesday that drone disruption at London’s Gatwick airport in December had cost it millions of pounds in lost op(...)

Travacoin founder Brian Whelan estimates the app could be up and running within six months if it can get funding. Photograph:   Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish start-up is using blockchain technology to ensure airline passengers are better informed and immediately get compensation or a refund when fl(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers and leases them to airlines around the world. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital made a $319.4 million (€270 million) profit in its last financial year, which ended on March 31st. The Du(...)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said his remarks at the closing of a global airlines gathering on Tuesday.

The head of Qatar Airways apologised on Wednesday for saying that a woman could not do his job, while global airlines pledged to speed up efforts to b(...)

The IATA cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year, predicting lower returns than six m(...)

Planemakers Boeing and Airbus say uncertainty is bad for businessa

Growing tension over international trade could damage the airline industry and the world economy, global airlines and aviation executives warned on S(...)

Ryanair: the Irish airline expects profits for the 12 months to March 31st, 2019, to fall from €1.45 billion to between €1.25 billion and €1.35 billion. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, predicted yesterday that fuel and labour costs would cut profits this year at the airline, which is nevert(...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air, which is planning to establish a base at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Norwegian Air International is continuing with its plans for a Dublin Airport base despite announcing that it would cut services from Cork and Shannon(...)

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