Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar says he does not favour selling the State’s 25 per cent Aer Lingus stake  “at the moment”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has cooled on proposals to sell the State’s 25 per cent Aer Lingus stake and is not likely to pursue any such deal unless a bidder meet(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG), parent of British Airways and Iberia, predicted on Monday that some carriers are likely to close as the shake up in the European industry continues.

“Weaker, peripheral” European airlines will struggle and possibly close under the twin pressures of increased competition and a weak economy, accordi(...)

Flight crews wave  flags as the new Airbus A380 operated by British Airways is pulled by a tractor after landing at Heathrow. Photographer: Bloomberg

British Airways (BA) welcomed its first Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial aircraft, yesterday as part of a €11.6 billion upgrade to top-of-t(...)

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