The guidelines said measures in place in aviation lower the risk of transmission of Covid-19 during air travel. Photograph: iStock

Air passengers should not automatically be considered high-risk for spreading Covid-19 and should be treated like members of the local population who (...)

A letter will be sent to all EU states to “ensure respect of passenger rights”, and to outline suggestions to make vouchers more attractive if airlines want more passengers to accept them instead of refunds. Photograph: Getty Images

Airlines have reacted with fury to the European Commission’s fresh demand that passengers must be given cash refunds for cancelled flights, and cannot(...)

The study commissioned by Airlines for Europe (A4E), whose members include Ryanair and Aer Lingus, claims that airports average earnings margins are 46 per cent, indicating “extraordinary levels” of profitability.

Europe’s airports are overcharging passengers and abusing market power, a new study commissioned by the continent’s biggest airlines claims. The stu(...)

Airlines for Europe managing director Thomas Reynaert said proposals to limit cancellations and delays caused by air-traffic control strikes in Europe are pragmatic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The airline lobby group backed by Irish carriers Ryanair and Aer Lingus hopes new proposals will limit cancellations and delays caused by air-traffic (...)