International Airlines Group is urging the government to make Heathrow airport provide a detailed breakdown of its expansion costs to ensure airlines’ customers are not ripped off.
International Airlines Group will launch flights to Montreal, New York, Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris Orly from July 2018 via Level - its low cost long-haul airline brand.
International Consolidated Airlines Group has reported a third quarter operating profit of €1,455 million before exceptional items. The figure is up from the €1,205 million reported last year.
Avis Budget Group and International Airlines Group have renewed and expanded their global partnership. As part of the exclusive multi-year deal, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be the only car rental brands available for booking through British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced a multi-year distribution agreement with British Airways and Iberia Airlines, enabling CWT customers to avoid the airlines’ proposed surcharge on bookings created within participating global distribution systems that agree to these terms with IAG.
Flight Centre Travel Group, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia meaning customers in the UK and Ireland will be exempt from the airlines’ new £8 surcharge per fare component on GDS bookings.
Vueling has announced the launch of its new customer loyalty programme, Vueling Club, in partnership with Avios. The new programme replaces Vueling’s previous Punto programme and offers members new benefits including free flights and more ways to get points from travel and everyday purchases.
Vueling has appointed Nick Ashton to the role of head of alliances. The newly created position, linked to Vueling Next, has a remit to maximise existing relationships and develop the company’s alliances strategy with a focus on customer experience and commercial optimisation.
Vueling will soon launch its new loyalty programme Vueling Club to replace the current Punto programme. From autumn 2017, Vueling customers will be able to collect and spend Avios to get free flights from the airline.
International Consolidated Airlines Group has reported second quarter operating profit of €805 million before exceptional items for the six months to June 30th. Passenger unit revenue at the group - which operates Iberia and British Airways - for the quarter was up 1.5 per cent, or four per cent at constant currency.
International Airlines Group is converting three Airbus A330-200 long-haul aircraft options into firm orders for Level, its new low cost long-haul airline brand which started operations in early June.