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  • *IAG keen on Aer Lingus's slots at London's Heathrow Airport. *Aer Lingus shareholders include Ryanair, Irish government. LONDON/ DUBLIN, Dec 18- Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover approach from the owner of British Airways, which is keen to gain control of the Irish airline's slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • Aer Lingus rejects bid by British Airways parent Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Irish airline Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover bid by the International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia. Those gains were sharply pared after IAG issued a statement confirming its proposal had been rejected by the Aer Lingus board, but the stock still finished Dublin trading up 9 percent at a...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Shares in Irish airline Aer Lingus surged higher on Thursday, as the Financial Times reported that British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group was considering a takeover bid. Buying Aer Lingus would give IAG additional slots at Heathrow Airport, the main British Airways hub in London which is operating close to its...

  • *Q4 pretax profit before one-off items 789 mln SEK. STOCKHOLM, Dec 18- Scandinavian airline SAS launched a new round of savings in the face of fierce competition as it posted a bigger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday on the back of cost cuts. SAS, 50 percent owned by Sweden, Denmark and Norway, has in recent years carried out a series of...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • PARIS, Dec 5- Europe's Airbus sold 248 jets in November, but remained behind Boeing as both planemakers accelerated towards what could be a tight finish to their annual order race. November's Airbus sales included a total of 120 A320-family aircraft to three unidentified customers. In total, Airbus won 1,328 total orders between January and November, company...

  • European shares near seven-year highs ahead of ECB Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 4- European stocks rose on Thursday, with a benchmark index hovering near a seven-year high, helped by expectations the European Central Bank will embark on a sovereign bond-buying program in coming months to boost the economy. "The ECB will probably launch a quantitative easing program at some point," said Patrick Mange, head of emerging markets...

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. VC board member Joerg Handwerg said VC would discuss the offer at a meeting of its pay committee at the start of next week.

  • European shares steady ahead of ECB, Ryanair surges Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    *Ryanair jumps after raising profit guidance. LONDON, Dec 4- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index steadied near a 2-1/ 2- month high on Thursday, with investors avoiding strong positive bets ahead of a meeting of the European Central Bank. Ryanair led the European Travel and Leisure index to gain 1.4 percent, the biggest sectoral gainer.

  • European shares edge higher, focus on ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 4- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index edged up to trade near a 2-1/ 2- month high on Thursday, with an improving U.S. economic outlook and expectations of further stimulus from the European Central Bank helping the market. Ryanair jumped 8.7 percent, the top gainer in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after raising its full-year profit guidance to...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. The Germany- wide strike, the tenth this year, started at 02:00 GMT on Thursday and is to last until 22:59 GMT. Lufthansa's board on...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board approved plans on Wednesday to expand its budget flight operations against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with its pilots who are set for their tenth strike this year. Lufthansa is battling to remain competitive in the face of budget carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet and Gulf operators including Emirates, Etihad...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board meets on Wednesday to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots who are now planning their tenth strike this year. However, this year's 160 million euro hit to operating profit as a direct result of the dispute over proposed changes to an early retirement scheme is only...

  • European stocks knocked lower by commodity slump Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    *Vodafone dips on worries over potential bid for Liberty Global. Shares in UK telecom group Vodafone sank 4.4 percent on talk it would bid for cable operator Liberty Global. Sources said Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including Liberty Global, to counter pending consolidation among rivals in Britain.

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings set out plans on Monday to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange and raise $286 million to $314 million for shareholders, the Dublin- based firm said on Monday. Avolon, backed by private equity firms Cinven Ltd, CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Oak Hill Capital Partners, as well as Singapore's sovereign wealth...

  • BP shed 3.5 percent, Total sank 4.1 percent, Seadrill lost 4.6 percent and Saipem slipped 4.1 percent. A number of oil services firms including Seadrill have been forced to scrap their dividends as the sector struggles with the drop in crude prices, which is prompting oil majors to accelerate cost cutting efforts. "At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain...

  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    "Revenue from the ticket is barely covering costs these days," Uwe Klenovsky, Commercial Director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Antwerp. Airlines have been reluctant to publish all fares on all distribution channels, often keeping the lowest prices on their own websites, rather than eroding margins further by paying their GDS...

  • Cheap fares have helped easyJet and rival Ryanair win market share in the European short-haul travel sector, against traditional airlines such as Air France-KLM and Lufthansa, which have recently announced plans to expand their own budget services. The company, Europe's No. 2 low-cost carrier after Ryanair, said its strong position in main airports, where new...

  • Cheap fares have helped easyJet and rival Ryanair win market share in the European short-haul travel sector, against traditional airlines like Air France-KLM and Lufthansa who have recently announced plans to compete more aggressively. The company, Europe's no.2 low-cost carrier after Ryanair, said forward bookings for the winter season were slightly...

  • Easyjet FY profit jumps 21.5 pct, lifts dividend Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 18- British low-cost airline easyJet reported a 21.5 percent jump in annual profit, in line with its expectations, prompting it to raise its dividend, as it guided that forward bookings were slightly ahead for the winter season. Europe's second-largest low-cost carrier behind Ryanair, easyJet on Tuesday posted a pretax profit of 581 million pounds...