Willie Walsh

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Irish man Willie Walsh, who is set to take over as head of the International Air Transport Association. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Willie Walsh has been appointed the next head of the International Air Transport Association, a position that will involve the former British Airways(...)

The Republic of ireland team that beat England 2-0 at Goodison Park in 1949.

Late one Autumn afternoon in 1949 I hopped on a Number 3 bus in Sandymount, heading towards O’Connell Street. Just coming up to my 20th birthday, I w(...)

IAG  said the total operating loss for the quarter was €1.9bn, including exceptional items relating to fuel hedges and restructuring costs at Aer Lingus and British Airways. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus and British Airways owner IAG’s new chief executive Luis Gallego has warned he may have to strip even more costs from the business as a sec(...)

Seán Doyle takes over at BA as it is seeking to cut its workforce by 13,000 to combat the impact of Covid-19.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Aer Lingus chief executive Seán Doyle is taking the helm at British Airways in a management shake-up at both carriers’ owner, International Airlines G(...)

Stobart Air, which operates the Aer Lingus Regional service, was bought by the UK-based Stobart Group, earlier this year. Photograph: iStock

Tough travel restrictions have left regional carrier Stobart Air’s performance trailing expectations, its owner warned on Thursday. The Irish regiona(...)

Michael O’ Leary surprised the market earlier this month by selling €400 million of shares to further strengthen Ryanair’s balance sheet, already one of the strongest around. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Accustomed as we are to Michael O’Leary slathering on the hyperbole to achieve his own ends, ITV’s Robert Peston had no reason to argue when the Ryana(...)

Willie Walsh: he  is joining Dublin-based CarTrawler

Willie Walsh has taken a new job at a Dublin-based travel technology group just weeks after leaving Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group. He(...)

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(...)

Solid earnings from Nike in the US lifted the European sportswear manufacturer stocks Adidas and Puma. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks rose in Wednesday’s session, as a rebound in beaten-down travel stocks and gains for Adidas took the edge off data that highlighted an(...)

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(...)

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