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EasyJet flew more than 60 million passengers last year as more Britons spent Christmas overseas.

Air passenger numbers fell 3.5% last year

Airlines last year suffered their worst drop in passenger numbers since the end of the Second World War, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said yesterday.

Ryanair to pay dividend from 2013

Ryanair will start paying a dividend to shareholders for the first time in its history from 2013, the company said yesterday.

Ireland's secret trade links with Libya revealed

The Irish Government secretly forged trade links with Libya in the 1970s while privately acknowledging the north African state was arming the IRA, newly-released files revealed today.

Open Jaw: 'BA cabin crew were pushed into a corner'

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Willie Walsh: High and mighty

The chief executive of British Airways took on the cabin crews' union and won. But for how much longer can he keep things airborne?

Aer Lingus blames pilots union as it fails to land deal

The chief executive of Aer Lingus has launched a scathing attack on his pilots after talks to agree an "urgent" turnaround of the airline broke down, threatening its future.

Ryanair boss still eyes Aer Lingus takeover as legacy

Michael O'Leary, the outspoken chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, has said he expects to stand down within the next "two or three years", but only when his company has succeeded in taking control of Aer Lingus.

Tis the season for Christmas markets

These festive gatherings offer something to suit all tastes, says Simone Kane. And you can enjoy them at home or abroad

Aer Lingus reports new drop in revenues

Embattled airline Aer Lingus today reported a further slide in revenues, but said performance was "stabilising" after efforts to cut aircraft and capacity.

Ryanair and Aer Lingus hike World Cup flights

Airlines were accused last night of shamelessly ripping off football fans by hiking their fares to Paris for the Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off against France next month by more than 1,000pc.

Business Diary: 10/10/2009

Place your bets in the airline strike stakes

Do you think Paddy Power's market on which airline will suffer a major industrial dispute first is just a bit mean-spirited? It is offering odds of 1/2 that British Airways workers will be the first to stage a walkout, or you can back Aer Lingus at 6/4. Still, it might be one way to raise money for a new flight.

Survival depends on job cuts, says 'inefficient' Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus yesterday followed British Airways by announcing large-scale redundancies and other cost savings in what it described as a move necessary for survival.

Now Aer Lingus plans to cut 676 jobs



Aer Lingus today announced plans to make 676 job cuts as part of a bid to save almost 100 million euro (£92 million).

Business Diary: Rover man experiences an identity crisis

We have every sympathy for the former Rover employee quoted extensively in some media reports this weekend. The disgruntled ex-car worker is no doubt right to complain bitterly about the way his former bosses enriched themselves, as detailed in Friday's report into MG Rover. Still, one can't help wondering what Mr Morris Minor was doing working for Rover in the first place.

Aer Lingus axes five Belfast routes

Aer Lingus is cutting its Belfast service by taking one plane out of action and axing routes to Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Rome and Faro.

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

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