Articles tagged “iag”

British Airways Parent Reveals Its Long-Haul, Low-Cost Carrier Level

British Airways Parent Reveals Its Long-Haul, Low-Cost Carrier Level

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's been a quick turnaround for IAG, which only announced plans for a low-cost, long-haul airline in December. The legacy carriers have clearly been spooked by Norwegian's initiatives and are now working to compete in this new landscape.

5 days ago

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa is investing in direct booking connectivity with corporations (and the commercial initiatives to make them happen). The technological and commercial Tarmac being laid may pave the way for others, like IAG's British Airways.

6 days ago

IAG Makes Bigger Bet on the Narrow-Body Long-Haul Revolution

IAG Makes Bigger Bet on the Narrow-Body Long-Haul Revolution

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Willie Walsh is one of the shrewdest airline bosses working today. If he thinks long-haul flying with narrow-body aircraft will work, you wouldn’t bet against him. The only problem for IAG and Walsh will likely be getting hold of the requisite aircraft.

4 weeks ago

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This, though, is what they wish it looked like in practice.

2 months ago

Has Personalization of Passenger Experience Entered a Critical Stage?

Has Personalization of Passenger Experience Entered a Critical Stage?

Nadejda Popova, Euromonitor

We may be further along than we were just a year ago, but there's still a long way to go.

3 months ago

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If the outcomes of past British Airways strikes and those of other European carriers are any indication, the odds of cabin crew walking away with better pay aren't in their favor.

3 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.

4 months 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.

5 months ago

British Airways Owner Feels Profit Pinch From Weak Pound

British Airways Owner Feels Profit Pinch From Weak Pound

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Even though IAG is still predicting a rise in full-year profits, its third quarter performance shows that it can't fully shield itself from the impact of Brexit. Still, given the current climate you'd expect its weaker rivals are looking on enviously.

5 months ago

EasyJet, IAG CEOs Say Market Overreacted to Brexit

EasyJet, IAG CEOs Say Market Overreacted to Brexit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Brexit is a big deal politically in the United Kingdom. But the decision should not affect the nation's airlines much.

7 months ago

Will Low-Cost Airlines Benefit From a Brexit-Induced Corporate Travel Slowdown?

Will Low-Cost Airlines Benefit From a Brexit-Induced Corporate Travel Slowdown?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If the UK economy moves into recession, companies will look to slash their corporate travel budget. Full service carriers like British Airways are likely to take the bigger hit, which could benefit low-cost airlines like easyJet.

7 months 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.

8 months ago