Articles tagged “International Airlines Group”

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Perhaps it was not the best quarter for International Airlines Group, owner of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Vueling. But it was still a profitable one, and the group is among the better-run airline companies in the world. It will be fine.

4 weeks ago

Air France Unveils Its New Millennial-Focused Airline Joon

Air France Unveils Its New Millennial-Focused Airline Joon

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air France might need a low-cost airline. That part makes sense. But why is it trying so hard to attract millennials? Just offer cheap fares and reasonable service, and young people will fly your airline.

2 months ago

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Loyalty and Low-Cost Competition

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Loyalty and Low-Cost Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

Virgin Atlantic has a strong brand, but for years it has lagged far behind British Airways in most categories. The upstart has just been too small to be a bona fide competitor. But Virgin Atlantic is finally taking action to ensure it will be more nimble going forward.

2 months ago

Human Error Caused British Airways Computer System Failure

Human Error Caused British Airways Computer System Failure

Brian Sumers, Skift

We wish British Airways had explained what happened right away. But now that we know the situation, we understand why the airline gave little information after its late-May computer failure.

6 months ago

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging? Time will tell.

8 months ago

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has a large and seemingly loyal customer base. But it has been growing quickly, and its new Boeing planes are expensive to buy and operate. Plus, legacy carriers could prove to be tough competitors. Investors have reasons to be wary.

8 months ago

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

It's amazing it took this long for low-cost, long-haul airlines to reach critical mass. But IATA's Alexandre de Juniac is right. There's probably no stopping this trend now. People are demanding cheap international flights.

8 months ago

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

Brian Sumers, Skift

International Airlines Group likely has no choice but to try to take on Norwegian in London, Barcelona and elsewhere. The company likely learned its lesson from Ryanair and EasyJet.

11 months ago

The British Airways Cabin Crew Strike, Explained

The British Airways Cabin Crew Strike, Explained

Brian Sumers, Skift

Two-tiered pay scales may seem like a good idea in the beginning. But what happens six years later, when one employee group earns far more than another, even though both do the same job? British Airways is learning how hard it is to keep everyone happy.

11 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.

1 year ago

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a tough market for European airlines, who must deal with concerns about terrorism, as well as economic uncertainty. Things could get worse before they improve.

1 year ago