Willie Walsh

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International Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh. ‘I wrote to MPs last night to say this initiative has in effect torpedoed our opportunity to get flying in July,’ he says. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The owner of Aer Lingus and British Airways is considering launching a legal challenge against the UK’s looming quarantine plan, its chief executive W(...)

  Lufthansa’s €9bn state bailout   will be the biggest aid deal offered so far by a European government to an airline grounded by pandemic restrictions. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Coronavirus travel bans might be about to turn European aviation’s clock back almost 30 years, reintroducing state ownership of airlines. Germany’s go(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of the British Airways’s parent company IAG, giving evidence to the Commons transport select committee. Photograph: PA

Unions plan to question Aer Lingus further on the airline’s plans to seek what some speculate could be as many as 900 job cuts as it grapples with the(...)

Passengers may be required to have their temperatures checked at airports. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ryanair plans to restore 40 per cent of its services from July 1st. This will involve the airline resuming flights across 90 per cent of its route net(...)

Aer Lingus is understood to be planning to cut 20 per cent of its workforce.

Willie Walsh, the chief executive of Aer Lingus’s parent company IAG, has said the group is currently receiving no revenue, that it will take at least(...)

An empty Ryanair check-in area at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There has been a depressing outbreak of schadenfreude among environmentalists in particular at the perilous state of the aviation sector due to the Co(...)

Aer Lingus-owner IAG said it believes it will be 2023 before it passenger numbers recover from the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus will on Friday give unions more details of planned cuts that some speculate could lead to 900 job losses. The carrier’s owner, Internation(...)

Aer Lingus has yet to renew its contract with Stobart Air to provide services on regional routes. The current agreement ends in 2022. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Stobart Air could face rivals in any bid to keep the regional services contract with Aer Lingus that is key to its survival. UK aviation and energy b(...)

Getting back in the air is not just an imperative for the airlines, it is also vital for the health of the economy. Photograph:  Oli Scarff / AFP

Ireland’s aviation industry has been devasted by the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. Stobart Air looks set to be rescued by the Stobart Group in th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar making his address to the nation in a rare live broadcast. Handout photograph: RTÉ/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar won widespread acclaim for his televised address to the nation on St Patrick’s Day this week, but the address will also have le(...)

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