BA, AA and Iberia transatlantic tie-up moves closer
The proposed transatlantic venture between British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia has moved closer to securing regulatory approval from the European Commission.
Iberia and Amadeus extend full content agreement until December 2014
Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry and Iberia, the leading airline in Spain and the European-Latin American market, have agreed to extend their full content agreement until 2014.
BA’s mushrooming pension deficit threatens Iberia merger
The odds of a merger between British Airways and Iberia have lengthened following news that the pension deficit of the British flag carrier has grown by £1.6bn over the past year. BA may now no longer be able to meet long-term payments to its entire workforce, which has been the main sticking point in the proposed tie-up with Iberia.
Iberia starts installing seats that convert into fully flat beds
Iberia is to replace the current lie-flat seat beds in its longhaul Business Plus cabins with upgraded versions that recline to a fully flat horizontal position.
Iberia passengers can check-in at Paddington train station in London
As of today, Iberia passengers flying from London Heathrow airport can check-in and print their boarding passes at Paddington train station in London before taking the Heathrow Express train to the airport.
BA and Iberia agree merger deal
British Airways and Spain’s Iberia have announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement for a merger following discussions at separate board meetings throughout yesterday.
Iberia threatened with more strikes
Unions representing Spanish airline Iberia’s cabin crew have revealed they will stage eight more days of strikes unless a pay agreement is reached.
Iberia plans new airline for short, medium haul flights
The Spanish national carrier Iberia has unveiled plans to create a new airline to handle its short- and medium- haul routes in an effort to reverse declining revenues, weak demand and mounting losses in the current economic crisis.
GOL and Iberia sign code-share agreement
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, and Iberia, Spain’s largest air transport group, announced today that the companies have signed a code-share agreement.
EU questions BA-AA-Iberia venture
The European Commission has voiced its concerns over the proposed transatlantic venture between British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia. These include the disproportionate hold the three airlines would have on key Europe-to-US routes from Heathrow to Miami and Dallas.
BA/Iberia tie-up moves a step closer
The rallying stock market could prove the catalyst for a long-awaited tie up between British Airways and Iberia. The surge in stocks over the past few weeks could help ease the Spanish flag carrier’s fears about BA’s £2.1 billion pension deficit and lead to the long-awaited link-up. The Spanish have long been concerned about the massive deficit, which could soar to nearer £3bn when the results of a revaluation of the fund are revealed next month.
Iberia to cut capacity to stem growing losses
Iberia has vowed to accelerate its cost-cutting programme after sliding further into the red over the second quarter. Jobs are set to go, aircraft withdrawn from its fleet and wages frozen as Spain’s largest carrier also warned that it would be heading for its first annual loss in a decade.