All Iberia articles – Page 2

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    Spanish carriers lead IAG recovery as restrictions impede BA and Aer Lingus


    Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling generated the greatest reductions in operating loss over IAG’s first half, which the group attributes to fewer travel restrictions and stronger demand in the Latin American and Spanish markets. Iberia cut its first-half operating loss by 62% to €330 million ($392 million) with Vueling ...

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    IAG-Air Europa tie-up faces scrutiny over Spanish route competition


    Iberia parent IAG’s planned acquisition of fellow Spanish carrier Air Europa is to face in-depth scrutiny by European regulators concerned over the potential competition effects on Spanish routes. The European Commission is opening a probe into the proposed takeover, which underwent a revision in the wake of the air ...

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    ​Airlines invited to bid for Oneworld London-US summer 2022 slots


    Airlines have been invited to apply for slots between London and the USA, as part of interim measures imposed to address concerns over transatlantic routes operated under the Oneworld alliance’s joint business arrangement.

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    Airline ‘nightmare’ could be nearing end: IAG chief


    The chief executive of British Airways and Iberia parent IAG believes the next few months are likely to see the beginnings of a recovery in air travel demand.

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    ​Iberia reconverts three A330s from freighters as demand rises


    Iberia is taking 29 narrowbodies out of storage and retuning them to service this summer, and is reconverting three Airbus A330s from freighter aircraft back into passenger jets.

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    BA owner IAG hopes for ‘decent’ summer season from July


    European airline group IAG is expecting a “decent” summer season from July onwards, following a slower-than-expected recovery in demand during the first half of the year.

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    IAG expresses confidence in liquidity position but caution on Q2 capacity


    European airline group IAG expects to operate around 25% of pre-crisis capacity in the second quarter of this year amid the continued impact of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Reporting its first-quarter performance on 7 May, the British Airways and Iberia parent cites uncertainty regarding the future path of the pandemic, ...

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    IAG sees long-haul driving passenger revenues since September


    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


    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 ...

  • Iberia Air Europa merger

    IAG aims to seal revised Air Europa purchase in second half


    Iberia parent IAG has confirmed it has struck an amended agreement with Globalia to acquire Air Europa for €500 million, half the price envisaged when the deal was originally agreed in November 2019.

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    IAG welcomes UK-EU liberalisation clause as it adapts ownership structure


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has welcomed the recognition of airline ownership liberalisation contained within the text of the new UK-European Union trade agreement. Ownership has been an issue for IAG during the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, because IAG controls both UK and EU carriers. IAG ...

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    How many jobs have Europe’s airlines cut in 2020?


    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in Europe’s airline sector since the crisis began, as carriers seek to reduce cash burn and ‘right-size’ for the eventual recovery in demand.

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    Iberia deploys first converted Airbus A330 freighter


    Iberia has put its first converted Airbus A330 freighter into service, operating on flights between Madrid and Los Angeles.

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    IAG looks to seal restructuring agreement with BA cargo operation


    IAG is turning to attention to securing personnel agreements with British Airways’ freight-handling operation, in order to round off its cost-saving and restructuring measures. Chief executive Luis Gallego, speaking during a third-quarter briefing, said that the company had achieved substantial savings at the UK flag-carrier but “still has to ...

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


    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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    IAG receives strong response to recapitalisation share offer


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has received a strong response to the share issue undertaken to reinforce the company’s liquidity. It has received acceptances for the entire batch of nearly 2.98 billion shares offered under the capital increase. IAG says that, by the end of a pre-emptive ...

  • Oneworld American Airlines

    Crisis spurs competition regulator to prolong Oneworld transatlantic pact


    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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    IAG dials back capacity outlook as recovery falters


    IAG has pulled back its capacity planning for this year and next, after the initial encouraging signs of booking recovery in the air transport crisis started to level off. It is expecting third-quarter capacity to be 78%, rather than 74%, down on last year’s figure, while the fourth quarter ...

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines


    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

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    Walsh hands over IAG reins – and challenges – to Gallego


    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.