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Articles tagged “aer lingus”

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

Willie Walsh is not afraid to make decisions that anger employee unions and disappoint some passengers. That may seem like poor strategy, but it's a big part of the reason that International Airlines Group is in better shape than most of Europe's other airlines. Sometimes, an executive must make unpopular decisions to ensure the long-term success of a business.

3 weeks ago

British Airways Owner’s Revenue Growth Is Coming From a Surprising Place: Holidays

British Airways Owner’s Revenue Growth Is Coming From a Surprising Place: Holidays

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the years British Airways has quietly built up a substantial package holidays business and parent company IAG is reaping the benefits. Whether this can be replicated at other parts of the business, is another matter.

1 month ago

British Airways Owner Relying on Aer Lingus to Soften Brexit Blow

British Airways Owner Relying on Aer Lingus to Soften Brexit Blow

Brian Sumers, Skift

It looks like International Airlines Group knew it what it was doing last year when it acquired Aer Lingus.

4 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The transatlantic route has long been one of the world's most profitable ones. Then Norwegian Air came it and is upsetting long-held assumptions.

6 months ago

The 5 Airline Websites Best Designed for Up Selling Flyers

The 5 Airline Websites Best Designed for Up Selling Flyers

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Ideaworks believes that web design which makes it easier for consumers to know about and purchase a la carte ancillary products is essential to encouraging these sales. Call it hate-selling with a human face.

10 months ago

British Airways Owner’s Q3 Earnings Jump 39 Percent

British Airways Owner’s Q3 Earnings Jump 39 Percent

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Those profits could put it in a good position to make an acquisition or two.

1 year ago

European Commission Approves Aer Lingus Takeover by British Airways Parent

European Commission Approves Aer Lingus Takeover by British Airways Parent

Associated Press

We're interested to see how IAG's four airlines shape Western Europe and trans-Atlantic travel in the coming years.

1 year ago

Ryanair to Sell Aer Lingus Stake, Focus on Own ‘Successful’ Strategy

Ryanair to Sell Aer Lingus Stake, Focus on Own ‘Successful’ Strategy

Marisa Garcia, Skift

With these direct jibes at Aer Lingus, it's clear there the feisty O'Leary we thought we'd lost to 'nice' is still alive and kicking.

1 year ago

IAG Makes Competition Concessions in Review of Aer Lingus Bid

IAG Makes Competition Concessions in Review of Aer Lingus Bid

Gaspard Sebag and Joe Brennan , Bloomberg

IAG is offering concessions to EU competition authorities in bid to make its Aer Lingus bid pass muster. IAG hasn't broached the topic of giving up Heathrow slots but that is not out of the question.

1 year ago

Ryanair’s O’Leary Calls UK Regulator Demands ‘Bogus’ and ‘Ridiculous’

Ryanair’s O’Leary Calls UK Regulator Demands ‘Bogus’ and ‘Ridiculous’

Marisa Garcia, Skift

O'Leary has worked hard to polish a gentler image, but he'll fight this decision with all his former fervor.

2 years ago

UK Competition Watchdog Tells Ryanair It Holds Unfair Influence Over Aer Lingus

UK Competition Watchdog Tells Ryanair It Holds Unfair Influence Over Aer Lingus

Associated Press

Worst competition watchdog ever. Ryanair should have the right to charge whatever the heck it wants for its portion of Aer Lingus. We're definitely #teamoleary on this.

2 years ago

For British Airways Parent IAG, Buying Aer Lingus Means Courting Rival Ryanair

For British Airways Parent IAG, Buying Aer Lingus Means Courting Rival Ryanair

Joe Brennan and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

We so very much hope that the old Michael O'Leary returns here and makes Walsh do and say things he'd rather not do to buy the company he wants.

2 years ago