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  • LONDON, Feb 27- British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high. IAG, which is trying to acquire Ireland's Aer Lingus, said on Friday that the profit increase would be driven by cost control across the group and...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- British Airways-owner International Airlines Group increased its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming weaker continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high. IAG, which is trying to acquire Ireland's Aer Lingus, said on Friday that the profit increase would be driven by cost control across the group and...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Feb 16- Europe's airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue through entertainment, services and advertising. In Europe, adoption of a ground-to-air service such as that in the United States, is harder due to the...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 8- The owner of British Airways is running out of time to secure Ireland's Aer Lingus as questions over its commitment to keep jobs and key Heathrow routes stoke opposition from politicians facing a tough election next year. Aer Lingus' board recommended the 1.36 billion euro offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group last month, subject...

  • *Fuel price hedging means Ryanair locked into higher costs. DUBLIN/ LONDON, Feb 2- Ryanair cautioned on Monday that profits would only rise modestly in the year ahead as low oil prices help rivals to cut fares, taking the shine off its third profit upgrade in as many months for the year ending in March. Ryanair, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, has...

  • *IAG would operate Aer Lingus as separate brand. DUBLIN, Jan 27- The board of Irish airline Aer Lingus has recommended an improved 1.36- billion-euro takeover offer from the owner of British Airways which now must sooth government concerns to win shareholder approval. Aer Lingus said its recommendation is subject to being satisfied with how IAG proposes to...

  • Aer Lingus recommends $1.5 bln offer from BA-owner IAG Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Jan 27- Aer Lingus's board has recommended an improved 1.36 billion-euro takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group, the Irish airline said on Tuesday. The new proposal by the owner of British Airways, its third in six weeks, is worth 2.55 euros per share, up from a previous 2.40 euros, and includes a cash offer of 2.50 per euros share and a...

  • Flying round-trip? You're probably paying too much Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    Don't book that round-trip flight before trying these travel tricks to get a better deal.

  • IAG increases offer for Aer Lingus Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    The owner of British Airways and Spain’s Iberia has increased its takeover bid for Aer Lingus, say sources. The Financial Times reports.

  • DUBLIN, Jan 20- Airlines enjoying a $100 billion windfall from lower oil prices this year are being urged not to let up on cost controls which helped them survive the recent oil price boom. Gerry Laderman, treasurer at United Continental Holdings, said that if oil prices stayed low, airlines could find themselves generating more cash than they expected.

  • Aer Lingus, Ryanair extending hedging position into 2016. SINGAPORE/ BERLIN, Jan 14- Global airlines, looking to lock in huge savings, are preparing to hedge more jet fuel to fix prices as they bet a slide in crude oil to six-year lows may peter out near $40 a barrel. In Europe, airlines such as Aer Lingus and Ryanair are aiming to take advantage of the low oil prices to...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The owner of British Airways said on Friday that Aer Lingus had rejected a revised takeover approach valuing the Irish airline at 2.40 euros per share. Aer Lingus said in December it had rejected a takeover approach from its larger rival, which is keen to gain control of its highly coveted runway slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.7 pct. LONDON, Jan 5- European equities fell sharply in choppy trading on Monday, with concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and a steep drop in prices of crude oil and copper hurting financial and commodities stocks the most. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.7 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since late 2011....

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.1 pct, biggest one-day drop since Oct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.1 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since October, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.9 percent to 1,336.94 points by 1535 GMT. Benchmark indexes in London, Frankfurt and Paris were down 1.5 to 2.6 percent.

  • European shares slip on Greek political uncertainty Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    With political uncertainty in Greece rattling markets before elections later this month, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the German government wanted Greece to stay in the euro zone. The Jan. 25 election in Greece could vault the left-wing Syriza party into power, raising the risk of a sovereign default and severe losses for the European Central...

  • Greek jitters weigh on European shares Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:34 AM ET

    *Luxottica and airline Ryanair hit all-time highs. Political uncertainty in Greece was firmly in the spotlight ahead of elections later this month, as German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the German government wanted Greece to stay in the euro zone. The Jan. 25 election in Greece could vault the left-wing Syriza party into power, raising the risk of a...

  • Can IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus get off the ground? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    With players like IAG, the Irish government, and Ryanair this could be one of the more entertaining bid battles of recent time.

  • *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.

  • 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...