Willie Walsh

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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(...)

Airbus said it would  cease deliveries of its flagship A380 superjumbo passenger jet in 2021. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Airbus will stop production of the A380, the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, in 2021 after its largest customer Emirates dramatically cut its orde(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, began his career as a pilot with Aer Lingus.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Willie Walsh occasionally recounts how, when he was chief executive of Aer Lingus, he found the notes from the interview he did after applying to be a(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft at Stansted Airport.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary will stay on as chief executive of Ryanair until at least 2024, but the airline will shortly be a different organisation to the one he(...)

Brussels is to give airline groups a seven-month deadline to overhaul their shareholder make-up in order to retain full flying rights within the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal next month. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brussels is to give airline groups such as Ryanair and IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, a seven-month deadline to overhaul their shareholder (...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: he  said the company would not enter a bidding war for Norwegian. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Aer Lingus owner International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) plans to offload its 4 per cent stake in troubled carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. IA(...)

A Government-commissioned report last year found there was no reason to delay building a third terminal at Dublin airport.

Dublin Airport does not need a third terminal according to Willie Walsh, chief executive of the group that owns Aer Lingus and British Airways. A Go(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh speaking at the Aviation Club UK event,  at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Irish carrier Aer Lingus is the most profitable in a group that includes British Airways and Spain’s Iberia. Willie Walsh, chief executive of Aer Li(...)

US speed painter and graffiti artist Erik Wahl with his portrait of U2 singer Bono at the Pendulum Summit at Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe

There is usually a Bono angle to stories about major gatherings in Ireland, and the Pendulum Summit is no different. This one says much about how busi(...)

Brexit poses a challenge for some European carriers, which will have to show they are more than 50 per cent EU-owned and controlled to retain their flying rights in the bloc. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brussels has warned IAG that its favoured plans to continue flying freely in and around Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit do not work, in a pote(...)

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