All International Airlines Group ( IAG ) articles

  • Ryanair
    In depth

    European carriers aim to cut their way through the crisis

    2020-06-02T13:18:00Z

    While the short-term focus among European carriers has been on finding ways to survive the crisis and resume services, airlines have been quick to signal sizeable cuts to their operations with few expecting traffic to return to previous peaks before 2023

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    News

    IAG’s Walsh pessimistic and puzzled by UK quarantine scheme

    2020-05-11T10:54:00Z

    IAG chief Willie Walsh is pessimistic over the potential impact of a quarantine measure for inbound air passengers floated by the UK government. Prime minster Boris Johnson stated on 10 May that the quarantine – intended to prevent coronavirus re-infection from abroad – would apply to passengers arriving “by ...

  • Iberia Air Europa merger
    News

    Air Europa deal still makes sense but work to do to complete: Walsh

    2020-05-07T09:47:00Z

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes its planned acquisition of Spanish carrier Air Europa still makes strategic sense but notes work is still ongoing regarding pricing and competition issues before a decision on completion can be made. The Iberia and Vueling parent in early November outlined its ...

  • BA
    News

    IAG scales back planned deliveries to 75 over next three years

    2020-05-07T09:20:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG now expects to take delivery of 75 aircraft over the next three years as it reduces its fleet requirements in line with expectations that passenger demand will not return to pre-crisis levels before 2023. The new fleet plan marks a reduction of 68 ...

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    News

    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 ...

  • Iberia Air Europa merger
    Analysis

    How will crisis impact airline mergers?

    2020-05-01T13:26:00Z

    Airlines and regulators are having to adjust to a fast-changing landscape as they consider merger and acquisition plans, both those put in play before the coronavirus crisis hit and those that might emerge in its aftermath.

  • Iberia Airbus A350
    News

    IAG’s Spanish carriers secure €1bn in financing under state-backed loans

    2020-05-01T07:41:00Z

    IAG’s Spanish units Iberia and Vueling have secured financing for €750 million and €260 million respectively under a syndicated agreement which will be guaranteed by the state-owned bank Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO).

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    ​IAG cancels planned dividend payment

    2020-04-03T01:05:00Z

    IAG is withdrawing its proposal to pay a €0.17-per-share final dividend to investors, following the coronavirus shutdown. The group will instead propose, at its annual shareholders’ meeting, that all of its 2019 profit – save that already paid as an interim dividend – be added to voluntary reserves. ...

  • IAG
    News

    IAG not seeking state aid as Virgin appeals for government credit

    2020-03-16T13:31:00Z

    IAG has not approached governments for state aid to assist the company through the coronavirus crisis, chief executive Willie Walsh has disclosed. Speaking during a 16 March briefing, Walsh said the company had not followed other individual carriers in seeking financial assistance from governments. “Governments would expect airlines ...

  • British Airways 777-300ER G-STBE
    News

    IAG looks at recruiting passenger jets to serve critical freight lines

    2020-03-16T11:56:00Z

    IAG is considering recruiting some of its passenger aircraft for air freight operations, to ensure that essential cargo supplies are maintained as the coronavirus crisis persists. Chief executive Willie Walsh, speaking during a 16 March briefing, said that governments “need to appreciate” that there is a strong cargo demand, ...

  • British Airways 747-400 Oneworld
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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 ...

  • Iberia
    News

    IAG delays management changes as it braces for 75% capacity cut

    2020-03-16T07:46:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG’s management team is to remain in place for the time being, to help steer the company through the coronavirus crisis, as it prepares to cut capacity by 75% for April and May. IAG chief Willie Walsh is delaying his retirement, and his successor ...

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    Iberia hands Spanish slots to Volotea to ease IAG-Air Europa approval

    2020-03-06T23:57:00Z

    Spanish carrier Volotea is poised to ease Iberia parent IAG’s acquisition of Air Europa, by reinforcing competition on overlap routes that might otherwise attract European regulatory objections. Under a provisional agreement with IAG, Volotea would open at least two, and up to four, bases in Spain in order to ...

  • Waterside offices British Airways, IAG
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    Strong IAG full-year profits dip but coronavirus clouds 2020 outlook

    2020-02-28T09:26:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG’s operating profit before exceptional items slipped 5.7% for the full year in 2019 to €3.29 billion as its fuel costs rose.

  • A4E
    News

    How A4E is answering Europe’s airline sustainability challenge

    2020-02-20T14:38:00Z

    Sustainability is the hot topic for industry body Airlines for Europe (A4E) as it heads towards its annual Aviation Summit in Brussels on 3 March.

  • Qatar A350
    News

    Qatar Airways lifts IAG stake to 25%

    2020-02-19T09:04:00Z

    Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in British Airways and Iberia parent IAG from 21.4% to 25.1%.

  • Waterside offices British Airways, IAG
    News

    IAG removes non-EU ownership limit

    2020-01-17T11:36:00Z

    IAG has disclosed that the proportion of its shares held by “non-EU persons” has declined to 39.5%, from 47.5% in February 2019, enabling the group to remove maximum limits on non-EU ownership that ensure regulators class it as a European airline.

  • Tim Clark and Willie Walsh
    Analysis

    Clark and Walsh to leave formidable legacies at Emirates and IAG

    2020-01-15T11:05:00Z

    The coming year will see the retirement of two huge names within the airline sector who have been at the heart of some of the global industry’s most significant developments: IAG’s Willie Walsh and Emirates Airline’s Tim Clark.

  • Willie Walsh
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    IAG chief Willie Walsh to retire in June 2020

    2020-01-09T07:57:00Z

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh is to step down from his post on 26 March, and plans to retire completely on 30 June. He will be succeeded by Iberia chief executive Luis Gallego, says the British Airways and Iberia parent company. Walsh had previously signalled his intention to ...

  • LATAM Airlines Airbus A320neo
    News

    LATAM and IAG abandon joint venture plans

    2019-12-06T22:26:00Z

    LATAM Airlines Group has terminated plans to develop a joint venture agreement with alliance partner International Airlines Group (IAG) after deciding to leave the Oneworld alliance.