Flight numbers in the Republic have not increased since an initial boost following last month’s easing of Government Covid travel curbs. Photograph: Collins

Flight numbers in the Republic have not increased since an initial boost following last month’s easing of Government Covid travel curbs, figures show.(...)

Dublin Airport claims the current model which fixes charges on a five-year basis is poorly suited to the level of uncertainty and volatility in the aviation industry. Photograph: iStock

Airlines, including Aer Lingus and Ryanair, as well as the main representative body of Irish pilots, have opposed calls by Dublin Airport for a new r(...)

Dublin Airport: Digital certificates will allow EU citizens who are vaccinated, immune or have proof of negative tests to travel freely within the EU. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

European airline bookings slipped back in the week ending June 20th following a period of strong growth, new figures show. The news comes as the EU p(...)

In this grab taken from video released by Belarusian state-controlled ONT Channel on Thursday, June 3, dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich reacts during his interview with Belarusian ONT Channel in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: ONT channel via AP

The European Union has banned Belarusian airlines from its airports and airspace amid international outcry over the country’s treatment of Roman Prota(...)

An unwillingness to plan to reopen is the greatest cause of frustration for airlines, airports and aviation  workers, who fear they will soon join the 4,000 or so already gone from the industry. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

After months of detours, circumstances have finally dragged the Government to the bank of the Rubicon. Next Tuesday the Cabinet will discuss plans to (...)

An idle Aer Lingus jet at Shannon Airport. Photograph:  Brendan Gleeson

On Monday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar reminded the launch of Fine Gael’s Dublin Bay South byelection campaign that it was “against the law” to leave the Sta(...)

Willie Walsh: “I cannot travel to Ireland if I have got to self isolate.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Irish aviation chief Willie Walsh says the Republic’s stringent Covid-19 travel curbs bar him from visiting home. Mr Walsh, head of the International(...)

Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association.

The State should axe its repressive and dangerous Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules, former airline chief, Willie Walsh, told politicians on Wednesday. (...)

 Willie Walsh is to appear before the Oireachtas transport committee. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Covid-linked travel restrictions mean the State is “at risk of falling behind its key economic partners”, former IAG boss Willie Walsh will tell an Oi(...)

Photograph: iStock

Deutsche Lufthansa reined in capacity plans for the early summer as a surge in coronavirus cases coupled with Europe’s slow rollout of jabs pushes a h(...)

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