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IAG Reports Q1 Profit Result Despite Rising Costs and Challenging Winter

IAG (International Airlines Group), the parent company of Europe’s British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, on Friday reported a $152 million profit for the first quarter of 2019. Though the result is down in comparison to 2018, it is seen as a positive result considering the group’s competitors, AirFrance-KLM, Lufthansa and easyJet have all posted losses for the early part of the 2019 trading year, according to Reuters. However, IAG has advised that they do not forecast an increase…

IAG Announces 777X Commitment for British Airways

Just days after AirlineGeeks first reported a possible British Airways deal with Boeing for the manufacturer’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777X, British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) placed a commitment for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, with options for 24 more in the future. The aircraft will all…

EU Law Draft Poses Concern over Airline Ownership Structures post-Brexit

With the United Kingdom’s exit date from the European Union nearing and deal negotiations being involved in more complications than consensus, airlines have been preparing to protect their operations across different scenarios. So far, this includes EasyJet having set up EasyJet Europe as a "separate" airline based in Vienna 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…

Trip Report: Flying on LEVEL’s Airbus A330-200 in Economy and…

With low-cost transatlantic carriers digging into the bottom lines of major airlines, the response by many has been to reduce services and increase revenue through ancillary fees. However, the International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of airlines such as British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, had decided to take…

British Airways to Add 787-9 Dreamliner to Sao Paulo Route

British Airways announced that it will be adding two weekly flights from London Heathrow to the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. The good news, especially for premium flyers, is that the new frequencies will be operated using the airline’s attractive Boeing 787-9. Beginning on November 1, the new frequencies will…

IAG’s Low-Cost LEVEL Expands to Vienna for Intra-European Connections

Three Airbus A321s with LEVEL's livery will arrive into their new base in Vienna, Austria this week,  from where they will start operating routes within Europe next July. From Schwechat, they will fly to Malaga, Barcelona, Ibiza, Venice, Milan, Paris and Gatwick. Last January, IAG announced that it will expand its…

While Uncertainty Looms, Low-Cost Carriers Continue Preparing for Brexit

The United Kingdom and the European Union will be going their separate ways next spring, leaving many to wonder how airlines are preparing for potential changes. While both sides have already agreed to a transitional period to renegotiate air traffic rules until 2020, Ryanair and Easyjet are not taking this…

Norwegian Rejects Two Buyout Offers From IAG

Norwegian Air Shuttle confirmed on Friday that it has rejected two separate offers from International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, and Vueling. The news comes just weeks after IAG purchased 4.6 percent of the low-cost airline, which has created some tough competition for…

Norwegian Air Signals That Other Airlines May Be Interested in…

Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) CEO Bjorn Kjos has divulged that the airline has been approached by other parties interested in buying a stake in the Norwegian-based carrier after it was reported on April 12 that the International Airlines Group (IAG) had taken a minority stake. In an interview with Reuters…