Willie Walsh

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John Mahon, group operations manager, One4all.
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What business person do you most admire? Willie Walsh, an Irishman who worked his way through the ranks to become leader of a major international org(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

EU regulators have approved Irish airline Ryanair’s planned purchase of 75 per cent of Laudamotion, the Austrian carrier founded by triple Formula One(...)

LEVEL’s service from Paris Orly to Montreal will use an Airbus A330-200.

Level’s first flight out of Paris IAG’s new low cost carrier LEVEL’s first flight from Paris Orly takes off to Montreal at 6.45pm on July 6th. The (...)

Ryanair let the union genie out of the bottle shortly before Christmas when it was facing strike threats from Ialpa, VC and their Italian counterpart Anpac among others. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A year ago the prospect of a strike at Ryanair would have been unthinkable. It remained steadfastly non-union, a significant exception to its peers in(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said ATC strikes represent the biggest challenge for the aviation industry. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

The number of European flights delayed by up to 2 hours is set to increase seven-fold by 2040 due to greater travel demand and a lack of capacity on t(...)

 IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: consultants  say his £850,000 salary was in the “median range” for his industry but branded as excessive his £1.58 million bonus and £1.29 million share options. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Advisers say shareholders should oppose Aer Lingus parent International Airlines Group’s (IAG) executive bonus scheme and vote against the re-election(...)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said his remarks at the closing of a global airlines gathering on Tuesday.

The head of Qatar Airways apologised on Wednesday for saying that a woman could not do his job, while global airlines pledged to speed up efforts to b(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

The IATA cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year, predicting lower returns than six m(...)

 A new cabin set-up is to be rolled out in more than 200 of the aircraft American Airlines uses on domestic flights. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake

It has been a while since I last flew on American Airlines and from what I’ve been reading about its latest jets in the past few weeks, this is just a(...)

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