All International Airlines Group ( IAG ) articles – Page 2

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    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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    Fresh Europe travel restrictions ‘worst possible timing’ for airlines: analysts


    New restrictions on travel to and from the UK amid concerns over a new Covid-19 variant are the “worst possible timing” for airlines expecting a desperately needed boost in fortunes over the holiday period, in the view of analysts at Bernstein.

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    Ryanair wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Europe region


    Recipient of the Decade of Airline Excellence Award for the Europe region, sponsored by Cirium.

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    Losses prompt ​IAG review of fuel hedging


    IAG is examining its policy of taking out fuel hedges following massive losses from the financial instruments.

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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 cuts fourth-quarter capacity levels again


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has cut its expectations for fourth-quarter capacity, estimating that it will be 70% down on the previous year. IAG had already lowered its capacity forecast for the quarter to 60% down – from a previous 46% down – in early September. But ...

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


    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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    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 ...

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    For airlines, a focus on 'getting back to 2019 ' ignores reality


    As with many coronavirus crisis-related discussions – involving airlines or otherwise – it is tempting to focus on getting back to how things were, even at the cost of considering that some changes might be for the better.

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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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    IAG shareholders approve capital increase and director pay


    Shareholders have voted in favour of IAG’s proposed €2.75 billion ($3.25 billion) capital increase during the group’s AGM today, while also approving the directors’ remuneration package.

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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.

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    IAG’s Walsh warns against obtaining liquidity without structural reform


    Outgoing IAG chief Willie Walsh has warned that obtaining liquidity will offer a false sense of security to airlines unless they fundamentally adapt their business to reflect a different post-crisis market. Walsh points out that British Airways’ second-quarter operating loss of £711 million eclipses that of previous crises – ...

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    Air Europa acquisition remains justified: IAG’s Walsh


    IAG is striving to close the acquisition of Air Europa by the end of this year, undeterred by the impact of the air transport crisis, although it is reviewing the structure of the €1 billion ($1.2 billion) deal in response to the downturn. While outgoing IAG chief Willie Walsh ...

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    British Airways pilots strongly back cost-savings pact


    British Airways pilots have voted convincingly in favour of accepting a pay deal recently negotiated between the airline and its cockpit union. The union, BALPA, says that 85% of its members backed the deal, based on a turnout of 87%. BALPA expects around 270 compulsory redundancies but says ...

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    IAG to maintain Level’s Barcelona arm after crisis-driven retreat


    IAG is to maintain its Level operation out of Barcelona, having retreated from its expansion of the budget brand in other parts of Europe. The parent company indicates that it is cutting back Level’s long-haul fleet of seven Airbus A330-200s to just two aircraft. Level had four A330s ...