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(...)

About 75 per cent of the world’s passenger craft are grounded with only limited take-off likely in coming months. Photograph: Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Michael Gill, environmental executive with the International Air Transport Association, told the BBC on Wednesday that the industry body believes avia(...)

Parked AerLingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

First things first, is there anywhere I can travel right now? The short answer is no. Government-imposed restrictions on non-essential travel remain (...)

Ryanair aircraft parked on the apron at Dublin Airport earlier this month. More than 90 per cent of the airline’s fleet is currently grounded across Europe. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

As the sun set on the Easter bank holiday weekend the public address system outside Dublin Airport’s departures area crackled into life to tell travel(...)

An Emirates branded Boeing 777 in flight.

Emirates has started testing passengers for Covid-19 before flying out of Dubai, in an effort to contain the spread of the pandemic. Passengers on We(...)

 American Airlines is one of the companies seeking funding from the US government.

US airlines reached preliminary deals with the Treasury Department to access billions of dollars in aid, securing a temporary lifeline as the industry(...)

 Passengers in the departure halls that are still open at Schiphol, the Netherlands. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

The next test of strained relations between the Dutch and their EU neighbours, after the fortnight-long car crash of a negotiation that resulted in Th(...)

 Aer Lingus planes grounded at Dublin Airport due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first faint stirrings of economic revival are in the air. Denmark is planning to start reopening schools next week and Austria has announced a pha(...)

The Republic is a centre for aircraft leasing and finance, with most of the industry’s big players either headquartered here or with substantial businesses based in the State. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 is likely to force more airlines into bankruptcies this year, potentially hitting aircraft lessors including Irish-based Aercap and Fly Leasi(...)

Grounded Lufthansa planes parked and pulled from service in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Getty

Air passenger demand could be halved, costing European airlines €70 billion in lost sales, as Covid-19 grounds flights across the continent, one indus(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »