Articles tagged “aer lingus”

Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Stephen Kavanagh is staying on for a couple more months and will then serve as a non-executive director, both of which imply an amicable decision. New CEO Sean Doyle inherits an airline in decent financial shape but one that has its fair share of competitive challenges.

2 months ago

Ryanair Is Buying a Majority Stake in an Austrian Airline

Ryanair Is Buying a Majority Stake in an Austrian Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Not many people would have had Ryanair pegged as the potential partner for Niki Lauda's new Austrian airline. The Irish carrier has seldom chosen the M&A path in the past but an opportunity to take on Lufthansa in central Europe was probably too good an opportunity to turn down.

9 months ago

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

British Airways and Aer Lingus's owner International Airlines Group forecasts that its 2017 profits will have jumped by about a fifth over the prior year. The airline group priced its tickets profitably thanks to cheaper fuel and the collapse of competitors.

11 months ago

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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago