All posts tagged "International Airlines Group"

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    IAG Orders Airbus A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia

    International Airlines Group is ordering eight Airbus A321XLR aircraft for Iberia and six for Aer Lingus, plus...

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    Aer Lingus Launches Search for New North America Destinations

    Aer Lingus has announced plans to search for new destination airports in North America. The airline will...

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    IAG to Acquire Niki for €20m Through Vueling Subsidiary

    The International Airlines Group (IAG) is to buy assets of the Austrian holiday airline Niki, formerly part...

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    Heathrow Customer Charges Must Be Capped – IAG

    International Airlines Group has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to expand London Heathrow with a third runway...

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    IAG Agrees New Multi-Year Distribution Agreements with Travelport

    International Airlines Group has renewed its multi-year, full content agreements for British Airways and Iberia with Travelport. The agreements, which take place with immediate effect, give Travelport-connected travel agents worldwide access to published fares and inventory on all British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express flights. In addition the airlines will continue to...

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    IAG Orders Another 18 Dreamliners for BA

    International Airlines Group has reached agreement with Boeing for new long-haul aircraft for the group’s fleet at a cost of €3 billion. IAG plans to convert 18 existing Boeing 787 Dreamliner options into firm orders for British Airways. They will be used to replace some of the airline’s B747-400 aircraft between 2017...

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    Amadeus and IAG Sign New Long-term Content Agreement

    Amadeus has signed a new long-term content agreement with International Airlines Group. The agreement covers British Airways, Iberia, and Iberia Express. “Reaching a new content agreement with IAG has been a clear commercial priority for Amadeus for some time, in order to ensure that our subscribers can continue to access British Airways,...

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    Iberia Cancels 1,370 Flights as Strikes Resume

    Iberia is cancelling some 1,370 flights this week as workers began a second round of strikes yesterday (Monday 4th March) to protest against the loss-making company’s plans to lay off almost a fifth of its workforce. The Spanish Government has ordered that a minimum amount of services should remain, meaning 85% of...

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    Iberia Losses Wipe Out BA Profits

    International Consolidated Airlines Group has presented its consolidated results for 2012, which show that, before exceptional items, British Airways made an operating profit of €347 million while Iberia made an operating loss of €351 million. The operating loss for the year to 31st December 2012 was €23 million before exceptional items (2011:...

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    Iberia to Cut Capacity by 15%

    International Airlines Group has announced a plan to save Iberia after record losses and return it to profitability, including reductions in network capacity of 15% and in 25 aircraft – five long-haul and 20 short-haul. The main elements of the plan are: Stem Iberia’s cash losses by mid-2013 Turnaround in profitability of...

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    IAG to Make Cash Offer for Vueling

    The Board of International Airlines Group, parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has decided to make a cash tender offer for 100% of the share capital of Barcelona-based low-cost carrier Vueling. Iberia already owns a 45.85% stake in Vueling, acquired in 2009, and IAG expects to pay €113 million for the...

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    Ryanair Offers Bmibaby Rescue Fares

    The bmibaby website currently states that: “Following the sale of bmi to International Airlines Group (IAG), we have now started a consultation period with our staff to review future options for the bmibaby business.” It also announces that the last flights from Belfast City Airport to Alicante, Amsterdam, Birmingham, East Midlands, Faro,...

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    British Airways Back in Dublin and Belfast!

    The acquisition of the bmi group of airlines by International Airlines Group will result in British Airways-liveried aircraft once again operating from Dublin and Belfast to London Heathrow, but could result in more than 2,000 job losses, writes Neil Steedman. The deal raises many questions – only a few of which have...

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    Scottish Consortium to Buy BMI Regional?

    The Aberdeen-based consortium Granite Aviation is reported by the BBC to be in advanced talks with International Airlines Group to buy BMI Regional for about £20 million. The airline is also based in Aberdeen and operates 19 aircraft between smaller city airports. “An announcement on a possible deal is expected in the...

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    BMI Deal Completed

    International Airlines Group yesterday completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa. It is planned that bmi mainline will be integrated into British Airways and consultation has begun already with bmi mainline staff and their trade unions. A statement issued by IAG included: “bmibaby and bmi regional have not been sold prior to...

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    Iberia Pilots Commence 30 Days of Strike Action

    Up to 150 Iberia flights within Spain and to Europe and Latin America were grounded yesterday as pilots began their plan to strike for 30 days – every Monday and Friday until July – in protest against the launch of low-cost carrier Iberia Express. Iberia is taking the matter to the Spanish...