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(...)

Aer Lingus has applied to Manchester Airport for slots – that is take off and landing times – to allow it launch flights from there to North America next summer. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Aer Lingus has applied for slots at Manchester Airport as it continues to consider launching transatlantic services from Britain next year. The Irish(...)

Critics of the government decision to sell its shares in Aer Lingus to IAG have recently re-emerged. By appearing to prioritise British Airways, IAG  may have unwittingly given them extra ammunition

Seán Doyle is taking the helm at British Airways after less than two years as chief executive of Aer Lingus in a shake-up announced by Luis Gallego, h(...)

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(...)

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