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Articles tagged “iberia”

Airlines

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Online Travel

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

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.

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

Tourism

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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?

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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