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Change of leadership as Iberia battles for profitability

Change of leadership as Iberia battles for profitability

27 March 2013 Airline News

International Airlines Group and Rafael Sánchez-Lozano have decided by mutual agreement that he will step down as chief executive of Iberia and from the IAG board with immediate effect. He will be replaced by Luis Gallego who is currently chief executive of Iberia’s subsidiary Iberia Express.

Finnair enters joint business with oneworld partners

Finnair enters joint business with oneworld partners

11 March 2013 Airline News

American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia celebrate a key milestone today as fellow oneworld alliance member Finnair announces its intent to join the transatlantic joint business, established by the three airlines in October 2010. Once Finnair joins the transatlantic joint business later this year, customers in North America and Europe will have increased choice of flights and services as well as more convenient connections to flights across the Atlantic.

Iberia strike begins in protest at layoffs

Iberia strike begins in protest at layoffs

18 February 2013 Airline News

Ground staff and cabin crew at Spanish flag-carrier Iberia have begun 15 days of strikes. Workers are reacting to plans to lay off 3,800 workers as managers seek to return the airline to profitability.

Iberia staff to launch strike action over job cuts

Iberia staff to launch strike action over job cuts

7 February 2013 Airline News

Passengers with Spanish airline Iberia are likely to face disruption in the coming weeks, with staff at the flag-carrier having announced 15 days of strikes. Staff are protesting against plans to cut 4,500 jobs at the carrier, roughly a quarter of the present workforce.

Iberia staff consider strike action against job cuts

Iberia staff consider strike action against job cuts

28 November 2012 Airline News

Union officials at Spanish flag-carrier Iberia have warned they may call workers out on strike over Christmas in protest against job cuts at the airline. Members of the UGT union, the second biggest in the country, are considering strike action between December 14th and 21st.

Iberia adds ‘Avios and Money’ option

Iberia adds ‘Avios and Money’ option

23 September 2012 Airline News

Iberia has launched a new product for members of the Iberia Plus loyalty programme, marking its 21st anniversary. “Avios & Money” enables members to pay for flights using both real money and “Avios”, the new name for frequent flyers points of the Iberia Plus programme.

American Airlines given approval for Iberia Express code-share

American Airlines given approval for Iberia Express code-share

31 August 2012 Airline News

American Airlines and Iberia Express, a subsidiary of American’s joint business partner, Iberia, received approval from the United States department of transportation for a new code-share agreement. This agreement allows American to place its code on flights marketed by Iberia, and operated by Iberia Express, between its Madrid hub and 14 destinations throughout Europe.