IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says Brexit is the greatest challenge for the aviation industry in the short term. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Throwing his memory back to his days leading Aer Lingus in 2001, Willie Walsh remembers that Irish passengers wanting Mediterranean sun had to “get a (...)

Qatar Airways began flying between Dublin and Doha last month.

Qatar Airways is considering adding a second daily flight from Dublin to Doha just weeks after launching its first service between the two cities, acc(...)

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport, while Israel’s El Al is the dirtiest a(...)

Passengers queuing at Heathrow Airport after British Airways cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow. Photograph: Emily Wilson/PA

So now we know: the computer crash suffered by British Airways was caused by an engineer pulling out a plug. Or, to be more precise, putting the plug (...)

Traders work in front of the German share price index in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Markets fell on Tuesday as investors held fire in the face of a series of risks including Thursday’s general election in the UK, the European Central (...)

Willie Walsh: IAG shareholders love him but other constituents are starting to doubt. Photograph: Bloomberg

Peter Lawson has flown the equivalent of 1½ times to the moon and back with British Airways. But after clocking up 750,000 miles, mostly in the airlin(...)

British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday. An IT systems failure forced BA to scrap almost 600 flights in and out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British Airways (BA) cancelled eight flights from Ireland’s biggest airport as a result of the IT failure that forced it to ground hundreds of service(...)

Airlines for Europe managing director Thomas Reynaert said proposals to limit cancellations and delays caused by air-traffic control strikes in Europe are pragmatic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The airline lobby group backed by Irish carriers Ryanair and Aer Lingus hopes new proposals will limit cancellations and delays caused by air-traffic (...)

Dublin has already begun work on its new runway. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

It falls comfortably within its remit, but the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s (ISIF) decision to loan €10 million to Shannon Airport to help pay (...)

Michael Noonan: said the ISIF was considering  other investment opportunities for the  €268 million remaining in the fund.  Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The State is loaning more than €10 million of the €335 million raised from the sale of Aer Lingus to Shannon Airport to aid it in upgrading its runway(...)

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