Tony Fernandes

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“Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines are at the final stages of agreement, and Aer Lingus is hopeful that an announcement will be made in the coming days,” the Irish flag-carrier said  at the weekend.  Photograph: getty Images

Aer Lingus is poised to name Emerald Airlines as its new regional carrier this week, with the new service likely to begin in January. The airline has(...)

Conor McCarthy: he is  the biggest shareholder in aircraft maintenance specialist Dublin Aerospace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Emerald Airlines, a new carrier backed by aviation entrepreneur Conor McCarthy which is bidding for the Aer Lingus Regional contract, is seeking a lic(...)

 Dublin Aerospace chief executive Conor McCarthy at the company’s  maintenance facility in Dublin Airport. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Just days after announcing that it was hiring 29 apprentices, aircraft maintenance specialist Dublin Aerospace confirmed that it was opening its first(...)

Airasia flew 52 million passengers last year.

Short-haul flying is likely to recover first from the impact of Covid-19 on travel, Airasia founder, Tony Fernandes, believes. Speaking in a video-li(...)

Rise has been held annually in Hong Kong since 2015

The organisers of Web Summit have postponed a sister event in Hong Kong due to be held next March due to the ongoing tensions in the protectorate. Ri(...)

The proposed new restaurant in the Ormond Hotel.

A €25 million redevelopment of the Ormond Hotel on Dublin’s Liffey quays is expected to complete by the first quarter of 2020. The hotel, which featu(...)

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes: he is also chairman of English championship soccer team Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Indian police are investigating bribery claims against Tony Fernandes, chief executive of AirAsia Group, which has several Irish links. Local reports(...)

The Ormond Hotel: plans for a five-storey hotel with 121 bedrooms have been approved. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has been given the go-ahead to demolish and redevelop the Ormond Hotel on Dublin’s Liffey quays, three years (...)

Rolls-Royce last week admitted bribery and corruption stretching over 23 years as part of a £671 million settlement with authorities in the UK, US and Brazil. Photograph: Rolls-Royce/PA Wire

AirAsia, the Malaysian budget carrier, has denied wrongdoing after an inquiry into corruption at Rolls-Royce found that the UK engine-maker failed to (...)

Monteco Holdings, a company co-owned by AirAsia boss and Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes, was previously granted permission to demolish and redevelop the Ormond Hotel (above). This was in spite of opposition from the Save Joycean Dublin Committee and local residents. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin City Council has given the go-ahead for a €20 million redevelopment of a Dublin hotel immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Monteco Holdings,(...)

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