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IAG Signal ‘Meaningful Return’ to Service in July; Post Q1 Loss of $146 million

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, has announced a first-quarter (Q1) loss for 2020 of €535 million ($579 million). This compares with an operating profit of €135 million ($146 million) for the same period last year. Unsurprisingly the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted the consortium’s operations for the period resulting in a 10.5% reduction in capacity from Q1 2019. Significant losses on fuel hedging derivatives and foreign exchange transactions were also cited as contributing factors to the…

Aer Lingus Finishes Year Long Rebrand

Earlier in 2019, the flag carrier of Ireland, Aer Lingus, began a brand refresh, switching to a Euro-white livery. The airline is repositioning itself as the best way to get to Ireland and also as a gateway to the rest of Europe. The rebrand has changed just about every facet…

Aer Lingus Faces Delays with Airbus A321neo LR Orders

Expansion plans for Irish carrier Aer Lingus have been slowed down due to delivery delays of the carrier’s new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft. “I was counting on having four Airbus A321neo LR aircraft last summer,” said Sean Doyle, chief executive of Aer Lingus at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference…

Dublin Airport Begins Construction on North Runway

The construction of Dublin Airport's second runway has officially commenced. The new runway is 2.1 miles (3.2 km) long and is expected to be complete by 2021. The Prime Minister of Ireland said “Dublin Airport is our main gateway to the world and is crucial for Irish tourism, business and…

Aer Lingus Joins the Eurowhite Club with New Livery

For over 20 years, Aer Lingus has proudly flown a fleet of aircraft in an all green livery, paying homage to the Irish roots of the carrier. This changed on Friday when the airline announced its new brand image and livery. Now officially part of the Eurowhite livery club, the…

Aer Lingus Reintroduces Business Class on Key European Short-Haul Routes

Aer Lingus is continuing its transformation into a key player in the European aviation market, announcing this week that it will reintroduce a business class product into the short-haul market for the first time since 2002. As AirlineGeeks previously reported, Aer Lingus will refresh its brand, livery and uniform in 2019…

Aer Lingus to Roll Out Refreshed Brand Next Year

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has announced that it will be rolling out a new and refreshed brand in early 2019. The new brand will include the repainting of the aircraft's fleet, which is expected to take three years, as well as new crew uniforms, according to Aer Lingus Chief Executive…

Planned French ATC Strikes Will Affect Tuesday Flights

Travelers set to fly through French airspace on Tuesday may be greeted with a shock after numerous flights have been left as cancelled due to planned strikes by French air traffic controllers. A variety of airlines have had to put plans in place to accommodate passengers, such as with refunds…

An Irish Alliance: Aer Lingus and Ryanair Sign Flight-Connection Deal

Ireland's two largest airlines have agreed to a historic deal to connect short and long-haul routes out of the country's capital, Dublin. Flag-carrier Aer Lingus and eminent low-cost carrier Ryanair signed the cooperation agreement that will allow easier connection for customers looking to explore Europe and beyond. It's a particularly unusual move…

Aer Lingus Moves One Step Closer to IAG Takeover

Aer Lingus appears to be moving closer to a full takeover by the IAG group. On May 26th, the Irish government agreed to sell their 25% stake in the airline. The government believes the sale to IAG, which also owns British Airways and Iberia, will benefit Aer Lingus in the…