Willie Walsh

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The state-owned Qatar Airways is one of the biggest airline groups in the Middle East. Photograph: iStock

Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million (€555.5m) stake in Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG to increase its holding to 25.1 per cent, advancin(...)

Big Ben   restoration: a £500,000 plan to have the clock “bong” when the UK leaves the EU on January 31st has been dashed by Downing Street. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

The usual suspects in the UK were in full outrage mode this week as, first, Union Jack flags were removed from desks in the European Parliament, and, (...)

Ryanair’s Michael O Leary said the UK government’s rescue of Flybe was a badly thought out bailout. Photograph: Collins

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lambasted Britain’s bailout of Flybe, describing it as a breach of competition and state aid laws. In an open letter(...)

Photograph: INA FASSBENDER/AFP

Willie Walsh, head of the Aer Lingus parent company International Consolidated Airlines group, has attacked a British government-backed rescue of regi(...)

The House of Commons  christened the new decade with a thumping endorsement of prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill. Handout photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

What a difference a general election makes. After months – indeed years – of wrangling and parliamentary deadlock, the House of Commons this week ch(...)

Willie Walsh, outgoing chief executive of IAG. He was dubbed a miracle worker for pulling Aer Lingus back from the brink after he took charge  weeks after the September 11th, 2011, attacks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years’ ago, as Willie Walsh stared at his 55th birthday, the age at which he once planned to retire, the former pilot gave himself a bit more tim(...)

A graduate in aeronautical engineering and business management, Luis Gallego began his career training officers in the Spanish air force before moving into senior positions in the country’s airline industry

Iberia boss Luis Gallego’s promotion to succeed Willie Walsh as chief executive of IAG elevates a company insider who has run the Spanish flag carrier(...)

Outgoing  IAG chief Willie Walsh: IAG have named Iberia CEO Luis Gallego as his successor. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Walsh’s imminent departure as chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) is unlikely to halt momentum at its Irish subsidiary Aer Li(...)

Airlines proved popular with investors on Thursday. Photograph: AFP

Easing tensions in the Middle East and hopes that the US and China will sign the first phase of a trade deal next week lifted shares across Europe on (...)

 Willie Walsh, the then chief executive of Aer Lingus speaking to members of the press in 2001 on the day a restucturing plan was announced with the loss of over 2000 staff jobs. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

News that Willie Walsh is stepping down as chief executive of Aer Lingus owner IAG won’t have come as a surprise to most people, given that he recentl(...)

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