Shares in Aer Lingus owner IAG plunged 9% and Ryanair fell more than 1% as the crisis for international airlines, in the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, deepened.
The politicians were asked to respond to comments from Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, who on Thursday said he favoured a tunnel rather than a bridge as a way to link the two nations.
The coronavirus epidemic could rob passenger airlines of up to $113bn (€100bn) in revenues this year, an industry body warned.
Ryanair has said that a Government “subsidy” for Flybe “cannot comply with competition and state aid laws”.
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, is at risk of collapse, according to a report.
A 2019 Ernst and Young Study said the airport supports over 3,000 jobs in the wider region.
Passenger numbers at the airport are expected to rise by 5% over the winter period, according to Managing Director Niall MacCarthy.
The largest-ever Northern Ireland business delegation to travel to Westminster has vowed to press the case for the local economy next month.
August of 1969 was a month of events in Northern Ireland which have echoed down through history.
The operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network has said it intends to play a leading part in further consolidation among Europe's smaller airlines despite losses mounting in its latest financial year.
Virgin AtlanticVirgin Atlantic has posted its second consecutive year in the red as the airline was hit by the Brexit-hit pound, economic uncertainty and engine woes.
Passengers travelling to and from Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among those affected.
Shares in struggling British regional airline Flybe soared as much as 115% after it said it had received an alternative financing offer aimed at keeping it in business.
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Shares in UK regional airline Flybe soared over 33% after Aer Lingus-owner IAG reportedly joined the race to buy the business.
Ryanair shares jumped by more than 4% as the airline said it is seeing record levels of bookings and no negative impact on customer demand from Brexit uncertainty.
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Ryanair has been named as a possible significant beneficiary — though an unlikely outright buyer — from an expected sale of British regional airline Flybe.
British regional airline Flybe has said cancellations due to the severe weather conditions seen in February and March are expected to impact full-year results, but said early indications of summer trading were encouraging.
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A Flybe flight from Manchester to Belfast has been diverted.
An airliner has landed with no nose gear at Belfast International Airport.
Pre-tax profits at Ireland West Airport Knock last year increased more than fivefold to €642,788, in what was a record year for the airport.
Low fares regional airline Flybe has warned that first-half profits will be lower than expected, sending shares tumbling as higher maintenance costs compounded a tough airline market.
Regional airline Flybe has warned over profits after incurring higher-than-expected aircraft maintenance costs.
Flights to the UK are to resume at Waterford Regional Airport after a year-long hiatus which has seen no scheduled commercial services at the facility.
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The co-pilot of a FlyBe passenger plane who passed out in his cockpit seat inadvertently hit the rudder pedal causing the aircraft to roll just before descent into Dublin Airport.
Passenger numbers at Cork Airport increased by 8% last year to just over 2.2m as new routes and airlines make their mark.
A deal to sell George Best Belfast City Airport has been agreed.
Flybe Group, Europe’s biggest regional airline, has appointed Christine Ourmieres-Widener as CEO. She succeeds Saad Hammad, who stood down in October, after struggling to increase earnings.
Management at Waterford Airport has denied a claim by striking workers that the airport is set to engage “strikebreakers” to assist with services while the indefinite protest continues.
It has emerged that an oil bleed, due to a damaged bearing washer, caused a serious incident on a Flybe flight from Knock Airport in July of last year.
With the cloud over the nation’s finances for most of the last decade finally blowing over, many people are taking to the blue skies to once again enjoy a sun holiday.
Passenger numbers at Cork Airport are already soaring ahead of the launch of a new summer route to Madrid.
Tourism bodies are targeting inbound food, golf and conference tourism business as CityJet launches its new high-frequency Cork to London service today.
Niall McCarthy says with new routes and the securing of transatlantic flights, Cork Airport’s future is bright, with a return to passenger growth due in 2016.
Cork Airport’s first scheduled transatlantic services — a strategic target of airport management for 50 years — have been hailed as a game changer for the region.
A group of about 450 West Cork businesses has demanded a strategy for the county’s airport that will contribute to the economic success of the region.
Extra flights have been added and bigger aircraft are being drafted in to Cork Airport ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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A lack of urgency at national level and joined-up thinking at local level has seen Cork Airport falling behind in the quest for passenger numbers, writes Cork TD Jerry Buttimer
Waterford Airport’s future looks secure following confirmation that flights on the Waterford-London/Luton route are to resume at the end of April.
A TD who does not believe the Government should wipe the debt at Cork Airport has organised a round-table conference on its future.
Cork Airport is to begin a new route to Cardiff in Wales.
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