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  1. July 16, 2014

    Low-cost airlines face a bumpier ride on long-haul routes

    Boeing has been touting its 787 Dreamliner aircraft around the Farnborough air show this week and Bjørn Kjos, chief...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Budget carriers create a new map for airlines

    When two airlines started offering cut-price fares in the 1990s they fired up a process of change that is reshaping Europe’s...

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  1. July 6, 2014

    easyJet: stand by

    UK air travellers may have noted the appearance of unidentified flying objects in recent years: low-cost airlines that care....

  2. June 30, 2014

    Howard Millar to step down as Ryanair finance chief

    Howard Millar, the veteran chief financial officer of Ryanair, is to step down at the end of the year, becoming the second...

  3. June 30, 2014

    Airports: how to stay grounded

    Light the blue touch paper and stand well clear. Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye proposes increasing landing charges by an...

  4. June 22, 2014

    Oil price volatility hits European airlines

    European airline shares have fallen sharply as growing violence in Iraq marks the end of an unprecedented period of low...

  5. May 22, 2014

    Wizz Air plans flotation to expand empire

    Wizz Air, the low-cost airline operating in central and eastern Europe, is planning to raise €200m through an initial public...

  6. May 19, 2014

    Ryanair: happy feet

    As long as the music plays, keep dancing. The tune for European budget airlines may have changed, but Ryanair chief...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the stubborn refusal of bond yields to rise. NEWS AstraZeneca turns...

  8. May 19, 2014

    Ryanair cautious after first earnings fall in 5 years

    Ryanair on Monday reported an 8 per cent fall in net income for 2013-14, its first earnings decline in five years, and...

  9. May 18, 2014

    Ryanair hopes new image will take off

    When Ryanair opened its Dublin headquarters earlier this year, furnished with pinball, a giant chessboard and an indoor...

  10. May 13, 2014

    Pfizer tries to sedate 12 angry MPs

    No revival of Twelve Angry Men has taken such liberties with an original script as the version performed by MPs on Tuesday....

  11. April 21, 2014

    Airlines turn to outsourcing to keep lid on costs

    Hand in your passport at the airport check-in desk and chances are the staff are not employed by the airline – despite the...

  12. April 17, 2014

    Ryanair website tumbles down Google rankings

    Ryanair’s website has been sent tumbling down the Google results rankings for a wide range of important search terms –...

  13. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Smart reads April 9, 2014

    From the FT: Russia’s militarism has caught Nato with its guard down after years of defence cuts The personality cult of...

  14. Money Supply

    April 9, 2014

    Booking flights the economist's way

    (c) Getty Images Looking for a cheap flight to jet off to warmer climes over Easter? This time you may have left it too...

  15. April 4, 2014

    EasyJet soars on strong passenger numbers

    EasyJet shares flew to record highs as the airline unveiled more impressive March passenger numbers than budget rival...

  16. April 4, 2014

    Etihad expected to seek Alitalia stake

    Etihad is expected to make an offer to buy almost half of Italian airline Alitalia as soon as this weekend, underscoring the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A guest post byAnne Stevenson-Yang of Beijing based J Capital Research provides some...

  18. March 28, 2014

    Rothschild’s lesson in how not to tweet a business dispute

    It is not uncommon for business relationships to dissolve in acrimony. Most do so discreetly. Very few end up in a public...

  19. March 20, 2014

    Ryanair gets a credit rating before issuing bond

    Ryanair received a credit rating on Thursday as part of the Irish airline’s plan to issue a bond so it can raise funds for...

  20. March 16, 2014

    Aircraft orders at ‘unprecedented levels’

    Passengers can look forward to the prospect of cheaper air fares over the next few years because of airlines ordering new...

  21. March 7, 2014

    Ryanair suffers blow to Aer Lingus stake

    Ryanair’s attempt to retain its near 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus was blocked by the competition authority on Friday,...

  22. February 24, 2014

    Aer Lingus considers using net cash for European acquisitions

    Aer Lingus could use its €420m of net cash to pursue merger and acquisition opportunities in the European airline sector,...

  23. February 21, 2014

    Brussels relaxes crackdown on regional airport sweeteners

    Brussels is drawing a line under its protracted fight with regional airports that offer sweeteners to low-cost airlines such...

  24. February 17, 2014

    Italian watchdog fines Ryanair and easyJet

    Italy’s antitrust watchdog, AGCM, has fined Ryanair and easyJet more than €1m for misleading customers to their websites...

  25. February 9, 2014

    Sir Stelios to vote down easyJet chief’s £6.4m pay package

    Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyJet’s founder and largest shareholder, is expected to vote against plans to award chief...

  26. February 3, 2014

    Ryanair: going mainstream

    Passenger comfort has never been a watchword at Ryanair. Last autumn, its investors started to feel cramped, too. Europe’s...

  27. February 3, 2014

    Ryanair shares rise with climbing passenger numbers

    Ryanair looks to be regaining its footing in the highly competitive low-cost airline market following a stumble last year,...

  28. January 10, 2014

    UK regulator CAA and Heathrow airport collide over charges

    Regulators have put themselves on a collision course with Heathrow by proposing the charges paid by airlines should be cut...

  29. January 9, 2014

    Ryanair closes defined benefit pension scheme

    Ryanair has announced plans to wind up its main defined-benefit pension scheme after agreeing to fix a €10m funding deficit....

  30. January 2, 2014

    Contentious Iberia revamp emblematic of European airlines’ woes

    Iberia starts 2014 with its contentious cost-cutting plan approaching a critical stage. The Spanish flag carrier – which...

  31. December 23, 2013

    EasyJet blazes trail on customer service

    At easyJet’s training academy, a room of cabin crew are watching comedian Dawn French hurtle, screaming, towards a lake...

  32. December 16, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic to charge economy passengers to reserve seats

    Virgin Atlantic is to charge many economy class passengers to reserve a seat before check-in, the airline has announced....

  33. December 8, 2013

    Second day of delays follow UK air traffic control glitch

    More flights were cancelled at London’s Heathrow airport on Sunday following the failure of one of UK air traffic control’s...

  34. December 5, 2013

    Europe’s airline distinctions blur as strategies merge

    As recently as five years ago, it seemed the battle for supremacy in Europe’s skies was evolving into a contest between two...

  35. November 27, 2013

    Regional airports grounded by drop in prices and traffic

    When Holyrood completed its takeover of Glasgow Prestwick at the weekend – the second UK airport to be nationalised this...

  36. November 22, 2013

    EasyJet’s McCall leads way as women buck chief executive trend

    Sometimes nice guys finish first. Or, in the case of easyJet, nice gals. The UK-based budget airline this week unveiled...

  37. November 19, 2013

    EasyJet chief says: vive la différence

    Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, sees her airline as distinctly different to other low-cost carriers. “We don’t do...

  38. November 19, 2013

    EasyJet: flying high

    Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery. So notch one up to easyJet when low-cost airline rival Ryanair...

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