Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism – including Ryanair and Aer Lingus – have called for the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to introduce an EU-wide testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

Travel to and from Ireland remains shrouded in a fog of unprecedented uncertainty. With the list of countries Irish people can visit without restricti(...)

Willie Walsh has just retired as chief executive of International Airlines’ Group (IAG), owner of Aer Lingus, British Airways and Spain’s Iberia and Vueling.

Air travel is never going to go back to the way it was before Covid-19, one of the industry’s leading figures, Irishman Willie Walsh, predicted on Tue(...)

 Aer Lingus planes grounded at Dublin Airport due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first faint stirrings of economic revival are in the air. Denmark is planning to start reopening schools next week and Austria has announced a pha(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Dublin Airport should get “different people to run the business” if it cannot fund its expansion from reduced passenger charges, according to Willie W(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG.

Aer Lingus’s owner could allocate more new aircraft to the Irish airline to aid further expansion in coming years. Rising fuel costs and other factor(...)

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed   IAG chief Willie Walsh as chair of the State body responsible for the Republic’s national debt. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed International Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief Willie Walsh as chairwoman of the State body responsible(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said the company performed strongly in both unit revenue and costs.

Pittsburgh in the US and Montreal in Canada are said to be amongst the new transatlantic destinations that Aer Lingus is considering for next year. A(...)

Aer Lingus began flying from Dublin to Miami this year. In 2018, it plans services to Philadelphia and Seattle. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus was worth €2.2 billion at the end of 2016, almost 50 per cent more than the sum paid for the Irish carrier by International Airlines’ Group(...)

British Airways passengers waiting  at Heathrow airport in London following the  IT failure that  ground almost 600 flights.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

British Airways (BA) is one of the world’s best-known airlines, but its image for quality and service took a hammering at the weekend when it was forc(...)

Ryanair’s Diarmuid Ó Conghaile met with members of the British government to outline the benefits of remaining in the Open Skies system

Ryanair and Aer Lingus’s parent urged on Monday that a post-Brexit UK should stay in the EU’s Open Skies system following a meeting with members of th(...)

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