International Airlines Group News

Iberia expands Madrid-Barcelona air bridge with Vueling partnership

Iberia expands Madrid-Barcelona air bridge with Vueling partnership

13th Feb 2017 Airline News

Iberia has unveiled its new walk-on air shuttle service between Madrid and Barcelona, known as the Puente Aéreo. The airline hopes the redesigned service will maintain its existing advantages, while adding flexibility, new facilities for customers, and more flights to choose from, thanks to the agreement reached with Vueling to operate this route jointly.

IAG carries 100m passengers in 2016

IAG carries 100m passengers in 2016

9th Jan 2017 Airline News

International Airlines Group carried more than 100 million passengers in 2016, a record for the group. In total, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling carried 100,675,056 passengers which was up by 14 per cent compared to 2015.

IAG chief criticises government Chinese visa delay

IAG chief criticises government Chinese visa delay

6th Dec 2016 Airline News Tourism News

International Airlines Group has criticised a year’s delay in introducing a ten year visa for Chinese visitors that would drive business and create jobs. The plan was announced in October 2015 during the Chinese state visit to the UK. Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, said: “China is the world’s second largest economy and we need to do all we can to encourage these trade links.

Travelport inks deal with low-cost carrier Vueling

Travelport inks deal with low-cost carrier Vueling

Travelport has signed a new agreement with Vueling, which sees the Spanish low-cost airline sign up for Travelport’s industry leading airline merchandising solution, Travelport Rich Content & Branding. The agreement continues Travelport’s long standing relationship with Vueling, and parent company International Airlines Group, and demonstrates the value the airline sees in Travelport’s innovative merchandising and retailing technology.

IAG to rollout Wi-Fi across short-haul fleet from summer 2017

IAG to rollout Wi-Fi across short-haul fleet from summer 2017

International Airlines Group will introduce high speed inflight Wi-Fi across its airlines’ short-haul fleets having reached agreement with Inmarsat to be the launch customer of its next generation European air to ground connectivity. Up to 341 short-haul aircraft will be fitted with Inmarsat’s next generation connectivity services to provide a 4G broadband network, giving customers the internet access they expect on the ground while in the air.

IAG warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision

IAG warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision

25th Oct 2016 Airline News

International Airlines Group has welcomed the decision to expand Heathrow but at the same time has warned the government cost to customers must not increase from today’s level if the airport is to have a future. Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said: “We’re pleased that a decision has finally been made but the cost of this project will make or break it.”

IAG signs joint business agreement with Qatar Airways

IAG signs joint business agreement with Qatar Airways

International Airlines Group has announced a joint business agreement between British Airways and Qatar Airways which will start on October 30th. The joint business will benefit customers by providing better links between the UK, continental Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, with a greater choice of flights and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. Earlier this year Qatar Airways Group increased its stake in IAG to 20.01 per cent.