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    Aer Lingus to launch transatlantic flights from Manchester in July

    2021-03-24T11:23:00Z

    Irish carrier Aer Lingus has confirmed moves to launch its first transatlantic flights from the UK after disclosing plans to begin services from Manchester to New York JFK and Orlando this summer.

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    On International Women’s Day, female CEOs make up 4% of airline total

    2021-03-08T13:07:00Z

    The global airline industry can cite recent progress towards achieving a better gender balance in executive teams, even if it is sometimes a case of two steps forward, one step back – from a very low base.

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    IAG sees long-haul driving passenger revenues since September

    2021-02-26T15:26:00Z

    IAG carriers British Airways and Iberia have been generating the majority of their passenger revenues from long-haul flights in recent months, driven by resilient demand for visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travel.

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    IAG to operate 20% of capacity in first quarter after tumbling to €7.4bn loss

    2021-02-26T08:46:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG expects to operate just a fifth of its 2019 capacity in the first quarter after disclosing it swung to a €7.43 billion ($9.1 billion) operating loss last year. IAG posted a €1.47 billion loss for the fourth quarter, a period in which it ...

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    IAG names new Aer Lingus chief

    2021-02-25T17:05:00Z

    IAG airline Aer Lingus has appointed Lynne Embleton as its new chief executive, effective 6 April, replacing interim head Donal Moriarty.

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    Aer Lingus secures €150m loan from Irish state recovery fund

    2021-02-08T10:28:00Z

    Irish carrier Aer Lingus has tapped a state-backed pandemic recovery fund to secure €150 million ($180 million) in debt funding. The capital has been secured from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s (ISIF) €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund, which the country’s finance ministry established last year to support ...

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    Regional jets will be ‘tactical weapon’ in airline recovery: CityJet chief

    2021-01-13T15:24:00Z

    Regional jets are likely to become an important tool for Europe’s mainline carriers as the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis begins, according CityJet chief executive Pat Byrne.

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    US DOT approves Aer Lingus to join transatlantic venture

    2020-12-23T08:30:00Z

    The US Department of Transportation has granted antitrust immunity for Dublin-based Aer Lingus to join an existing transatlantic joint venture between Oneworld member carriers American Airlines , British Airways , Level, Iberia , and Finnair , finalising tentative approval granted in November. This approval by the DOT gives ...

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    DOT clears Aer Lingus’ entry into transatlantic joint venture

    2020-11-17T00:26:00Z

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively approved Aer Lingus’ entry to an existing joint business that includes American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair.

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    Stobart Group still plans airline exit despite Aer Lingus franchise setback

    2020-11-16T08:48:00Z

    Stobart Group still intends to divest its regional operator Stobart Air by the end of the financial year, despite Irish carrier Aer Lingus’s deciding not to renew a franchise agreement with the company. Aer Lingus has been using Stobart Air for regional connections for several years and Stobart Group ...

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    British Airways parent IAG takes €275m charge for staff cuts

    2020-10-30T08:03:00Z

    IAG has recorded exceptional charges of €275 million ($321 million) in the third quarter relating to staff restructuring at British Airways and Aer Lingus. The parent company says the restructuring corresponds to a reduction of 10,000 in employee numbers, of whom over 9,000 had left by the end of ...

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    Capacity ‘will go elsewhere’ if travel restrictions remain: Ryanair chief

    2020-10-13T12:40:00Z

    The chief executive of Ryanair’s mainline operation has warned the Irish government that the carrier is able to place its aircraft elsewhere in Europe, as he lamented the country’s current restrictions on international travel. Noting that Ireland does not have a state-owned flag carrier, Eddie Wilson states on Ryanair’s ...

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    British Airways chief Alex Cruz to step down, succeeded by Aer Lingus head Doyle

    2020-10-12T06:48:00Z

    British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz is to step down from his position, after four years, to be succeeded by Aer Lingus chief Sean Doyle. Parent company IAG states that the change is part of a management reshuffle that takes place “with immediate effect”, but has not elaborated on ...

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    Crisis spurs competition regulator to prolong Oneworld transatlantic pact

    2020-09-17T12:40:00Z

    UK competition regulators have imposed interim measures to address concerns over transatlantic routes operated under the Oneworld alliance’s joint business arrangement, having opted not to accept concession proposals put forward earlier this year. Oneworld carriers British Airways and American Airlines had offered slots at London Heathrow or Gatwick to ...

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    Walsh hands over IAG reins – and challenges – to Gallego

    2020-09-08T14:05:00Z

    Willie Walsh signed off as chief executive of British Airways and Iberia parent IAG during the group’s AGM today, while also confirming he is leaving the aviation industry after a four-decade career.

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    Aer Lingus staff to vote on new labour deal

    2020-06-26T18:23:00Z

    Aer Lingus staff represented by the SIPTU union are to be balloted after a deal was reached on new pay and conditions at the Irish carrier.

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    Aer Lingus set to cut up to 500 jobs

    2020-06-19T17:08:00Z

    Irish carrier Aer Lingus is warning it expects to cut up to 500 jobs citing the ‘catastrophic effect’ the coronavirus crisis having on the aviation industry.

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    Walsh to step down in September as IAG eyes ‘meaningful’ return in July

    2020-05-07T07:26:00Z

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh will step down in September as the British Airways and Iberia parent aims for a “meaningful” return of services in July. Walsh, who has led the group since is inception, was originally due to step down in March but delayed the move as the ...

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    Why airline CEOs should think counter-intuitively during a crisis

    2020-04-06T12:18:00Z

    Airline chief executives need to act swiftly during the coronavirus crisis, but should also remember that counter-intuitive actions might lead to better outcomes – particularly when it comes to short-term hits to the balance sheet. Those were among the key messages heard during the FlightGlobal webinar Airline chiefs on ...

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    IAG to accelerate retirement of older BA and Iberia aircraft

    2020-03-16T11:38:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is considering accelerating the retirement of older aircraft in the fleet – including some Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s – as part of the capacity-reduction measures being introduced to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking during a 16 March briefing, IAG chief executive ...