Articles tagged “iag”

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

4 weeks ago

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flybe lives to fight another day, but at what cost? The UK government is effectively giving a helping hand to some very rich companies, without providing any of the details. This deal stinks.

1 month ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Remade European Aviation: Now He’s Retiring

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Remade European Aviation: Now He’s Retiring

Patrick Whyte, Skift

He's been hinting at it for a while, but it's still something of a shock to hear that Willie Walsh is finally hanging up his boots. The Air Europa deal — should it come off — looks like his last hurrah.

1 month ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

3 months ago

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines think they can win over consumers, investors, and other stakeholders with their environmental spin. Ryanair is clearly doing some things right, but the sector has a structural problem that isn't going to be solved by tweaking the edges.

3 months ago

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's easier to understand IAG CEO Willie Walsh's sanguine tone on last week's earnings call given he clearly had this deal in the pipeline. If it goes through — and it's still a big if given the competition concerns — it will ease the pain of Delta's recent Latam deal.

3 months ago

Envious IAG Boss Congratulates Delta on Latam Move

Envious IAG Boss Congratulates Delta on Latam Move

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Delta's tactic of buying stakes in airlines across the globe is shaking up the world of airlines alliances, but the American carrier's gain is likely to come at the expense of others including IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia.

4 months ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has always talked a good game in relation to challenging British Airways but never quite delivered. Getting more slots at Heathrow Airport would give it ample opportunity to expand.

4 months ago

British Airways Owner IAG Cuts Profit Forecast After Strike Disruption

British Airways Owner IAG Cuts Profit Forecast After Strike Disruption

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's been a tough summer for a lot of European airlines with a number going out of business. IAG is in a pretty healthy financial state but has faced its own set of challenges, including a labor dispute at British Airways.

5 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Businesses invariably hate regulation, but sometimes it takes threats and fines to help change things for the better. Would airlines really be pushing their green credentials if consumers, governments, and the media weren't asking difficult questions?

6 months ago

British Airways Cancels Flights After Another IT Glitch

British Airways Cancels Flights After Another IT Glitch

Associated Press

It's been a pretty tough summer for British Airways already. Another IT failure adds to the airline's problems.

6 months ago

British Airways Owner Rips Into Heathrow Airport Over ‘Outrageous’ Expansion Costs

British Airways Owner Rips Into Heathrow Airport Over ‘Outrageous’ Expansion Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's strange to see an airport and its biggest customer at loggerheads. IAG CEO Willie Walsh is rapidly losing his patience with the expansion project, and the UK government might decide to follow suit.

7 months ago