In this grab taken from video released by Belarusian state-controlled ONT Channel on Thursday, June 3, dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich reacts during his interview with Belarusian ONT Channel in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: ONT channel via AP

The European Union has banned Belarusian airlines from its airports and airspace amid international outcry over the country’s treatment of Roman Prota(...)

An unwillingness to plan to reopen is the greatest cause of frustration for airlines, airports and aviation  workers, who fear they will soon join the 4,000 or so already gone from the industry. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

After months of detours, circumstances have finally dragged the Government to the bank of the Rubicon. Next Tuesday the Cabinet will discuss plans to (...)

An idle Aer Lingus jet at Shannon Airport. Photograph:  Brendan Gleeson

On Monday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar reminded the launch of Fine Gael’s Dublin Bay South byelection campaign that it was “against the law” to leave the Sta(...)

Willie Walsh: “I cannot travel to Ireland if I have got to self isolate.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Irish aviation chief Willie Walsh says the Republic’s stringent Covid-19 travel curbs bar him from visiting home. Mr Walsh, head of the International(...)

Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association.

The State should axe its repressive and dangerous Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules, former airline chief, Willie Walsh, told politicians on Wednesday. (...)

 Willie Walsh is to appear before the Oireachtas transport committee. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Covid-linked travel restrictions mean the State is “at risk of falling behind its key economic partners”, former IAG boss Willie Walsh will tell an Oi(...)

Photograph: iStock

Deutsche Lufthansa reined in capacity plans for the early summer as a surge in coronavirus cases coupled with Europe’s slow rollout of jabs pushes a h(...)

Airports Council International Europe say the number of passengers handled by its members fell by 81.7 per cent in the first 3 months of this year, compared with the same period in 2019. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 400 million fewer passengers travelled through European airports in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2019, (...)

The European Union is reported to be months away from issuing Covid-19 immunity certificates.

The European Union is still months away from issuing Covid-19 immunity certificates, raising the risk of another lost tourism season for the bloc’s av(...)

Many countries already require travellers carry an  International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card to confirm vaccination against yellow fever. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/AFP

Are vaccine passports on the way? It certainly seems likely, and although they may be a few months away it does seem inevitable that some type of(...)

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