Articles tagged “iberia”

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

Sarah Young, Reuters

Although Level is a small division with just six planes, the crisis must be affecting parent company IAG severely if it's forced to make sacrifices like this to survive.

3 months ago

These Are the Barriers Preventing Business Travel Bubbles From Catching On

These Are the Barriers Preventing Business Travel Bubbles From Catching On

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Singapore’s so-called fast lane arrangement with China offers a glimpse into how employees could soon be traveling, but this type of shortcut won't be easy to replicate across the rest of the world.

3 months ago

EasyJet and IAG Make Massive Cuts in Battle for Survival

EasyJet and IAG Make Massive Cuts in Battle for Survival

Sarah Young, Reuters

Time is ticking away for airlines across the world. Of course some are in a better state financially than others but in reality the industry needs governments to step in and offer help.

6 months ago

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Alexander Cornwell and Paul Sandle, Reuters

Remember non-European Union nationals cannot own more than 49.9 percent of a European airline. So what's Qatar Airways' big plan for International Airlines Group?

7 months 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.

9 months ago

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The funding of French startup Mindsay may be small news. But interviews with its customers Iberia and CWT suggest that a second wave of chatbot technology has stopped frustrating travelers with as many misunderstandings as the earlier tech did. That's a big deal for the sector.

1 year ago

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG's outspoken CEO Willie Walsh has always been confident about post-Brexit flying rights — unlike some other airline bosses. The problem is the European Union seems to have other ideas.

2 years ago

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union's decision to investigate Lufthansa's surcharge represents a potential blow to the airline industry, which is attempting to wrestle back control from intermediaries. Although the transport commission confirmed an investigation, it doesn't appear that any decision is imminent.

3 years ago

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Human beings are adaptable animals and traveler behavior — for better or worse — may be shifting toward getting somewhat used to attacks in Europe, and proceeding with trips anyway especially when the attacks may impact particular cities rather than entire countries.

3 years ago

British Airways and Iberia Flyers Face Third Day of Cancellations, Delays

British Airways and Iberia Flyers Face Third Day of Cancellations, Delays

Associated Press

The union GMB tied the systems outage to layoffs in 2016. That's tough to evaluate because British Airways has been silent on what caused the mammoth outage.

3 years ago

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For economic reasons, the transatlantic aviation market has been a hotbed of innovation since the first direct flight almost 100 years ago. Building on the foundations set before, the new disrupters believe we are on the verge of a huge change. Will it last?

3 years ago

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Chiara Remondini and Brian Lysaght , Bloomberg

In a change from the past five years, investors have been running up the stock valuations of Air France/KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group, which have done acceptable jobs of negotiating a year marred by terrorism, air traffic disruption, and the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

3 years ago