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  1. September 9, 2014

    Dubai looks to cement its super-hub status with $32bn investment

    Desert destination Al Maktoum International airport stands alone in the desert, on the fringes of Dubai. Closer to the...

  2. August 1, 2014

    Airlines divided over crossing Iraq after MH17 crash

    A split has emerged between airlines about whether it is safe to fly over war-torn Iraq, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

  1. August 1, 2014

    British Airways threatens to sever Gatwick baggage contract

    British Airways will consider terminating the contract with its baggage handler at Gatwick if there is a repeat of last...

  2. August 1, 2014

    Iberia to bolster fleet as IAG confirms profit guidance

    International Airlines Group on Friday unveiled plans to buy new long-range aircraft for Iberia, as a turnround plan...

  3. July 24, 2014

    Iberia to cut another 1,400 jobs

    Iberia has agreed a deal to cut up to 1,427 jobs among its pilots and ground staff, bringing to a conclusion its...

  4. June 30, 2014

    Airports: how to stay grounded

    Light the blue touch paper and stand well clear. Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye proposes increasing landing charges by an...

  5. May 9, 2014

    IAG reports progress in Iberia turnround

    International Airlines Group on Friday reported further progress with the turnround of Iberia, its lossmaking Spanish...

  6. March 6, 2014

    International Airlines Group chief’s package quadruples to £5m

    Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, is set to receive four times more for last year than he did...

  7. March 2, 2014

    BA parent thinks Scottish independence could be ‘positive’

    The head of the International Airlines Group, that owns British Airways, said on Friday that Scottish independence could be...

  8. February 28, 2014

    BA drives IAG swing back to profit

    International Airlines Group has swung into profit, driven by a strong performance from British Airways as well as...

  9. January 2, 2014

    Contentious Iberia revamp emblematic of European airlines’ woes

    Iberia starts 2014 with its contentious cost-cutting plan approaching a critical stage. The Spanish flag carrier – which...

  10. December 5, 2013

    Europe’s airline distinctions blur as strategies merge

    As recently as five years ago, it seemed the battle for supremacy in Europe’s skies was evolving into a contest between two...

  11. November 8, 2013

    IAG: come fly with me

    The shoe is not just on the other foot, it is tied tightly with a double knot. Here comes Michael O’Leary, chief executive...

  12. November 8, 2013

    IAG makes progress with Iberia restructuring

    International Airlines Group on Friday reported progress with the restructuring of Iberia, its troubled Spanish subsidiary,...

  13. November 7, 2013

    IAG streamlines BA and Iberia management

    International Airlines Group has streamlined the management of its two biggest airlines, British Airways and Iberia, and...

  14. October 28, 2013

    Willie Walsh to chair Ireland state debt agency

    Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, is to be appointed chairman of Ireland’s state debt agency as...

  15. October 22, 2013

    BA backs Heathrow over Boris island

    British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group vowed on Tuesday that it would not leave Heathrow for an...

  16. September 27, 2013

    May seeks to bring in joint European visa for Chinese tourists

    Theresa May, home secretary, has bowed to pressure from retailers and businesses who want to lure high-spending Chinese...

  17. August 14, 2013

    IAG places $5.4bn order with Airbus for Vueling expansion

    International Airlines Group on Wednesday highlighted an aggressive expansion plan for Vueling, its new budget airline, by...

  18. August 11, 2013

    Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

    The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

  19. August 2, 2013

    IAG welcomes signs of recovery at Iberia

    International Airlines Group moved to an operating profit of €245m in the second quarter from a €4m loss last year,...

  20. July 10, 2013

    UK aviation chiefs demand action to solve airport capacity crunch

    The UK aviation industry united on Wednesday to demand action to solve southeast England’s impending airport capacity...

  21. June 7, 2013

    A brief cabin encounter

    Most weeks I have a pretty good idea what I’m going to write about. By the time Wednesday morning rolls around, I set out...

  22. May 12, 2013

    Heathrow ready for U-turn over more flights

    Heathrow airport is preparing for a U-turn by dropping its support for contentious arrangements that would increase its...

  23. May 10, 2013

    Losses deepen at owner of BA and Iberia

    International Airlines Group’s pre-tax loss widened to €670m in the first quarter of 2013, as more restructuring costs were...

  24. April 23, 2013

    IAG poised to gain control of Vueling

    International Airlines Group is poised to secure control of Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline, in a move that should...

  25. March 27, 2013

    Iberia chief executive resigns amid unrest

    The head of Iberia has resigned following months of labour unrest at the lossmaking airline, as its parent company...

  26. March 7, 2013

    Spanish political worries circle Iberia

    A paradox permeates the labour unrest Iberia, the lossmaking Spanish airline. The longer the costly protests go on,...

  27. March 6, 2013

    IAG freezes Willie Walsh’s remuneration

    The basic remuneration of Willie Walsh, head of International Airlines Group, has fallen below that of the manager leading...

  28. February 28, 2013

    IAG sees €997m loss after Iberia charge

    International Airlines Group swung to a pre-tax loss of €997m last year after taking a €343m impairment charge on Iberia,...

  29. February 12, 2013

    Iberia faces 3,800 cuts under IAG plan

    Iberia pilots, cabin crew and ground staff face 3,800 job losses under a new restructuring proposal by International...

  30. February 10, 2013

    American and US Airways near tie-up

    American Airlines is putting the finishing touches to its merger with US Airways to create the biggest US carrier by...

  31. February 1, 2013

    Iberia faces more cuts after talks fail

    Iberia staff are facing deeper job cuts after the board of International ­Airlines Group, the Spanish airline’s parent, said...

  32. January 30, 2013

    Union requests IAG meeting on Iberia

    Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, is set to reject a request by a pilots’ union to meet to...

  33. January 27, 2013

    Deadline for IAG cost-cutting deal looms

    This is a big week for International Airlines Group and efforts to restore profitability at Iberia, its lossmaking Spanish...

  34. December 10, 2012

    Branson vows to hold on to Virgin stake

    Sir Richard Branson on Monday signalled he is not planning to relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic, as Delta Air Lines of...

  35. December 4, 2012

    Heathrow neighbours gain noise respite

    Heathrow airport has launched a trial that offers some people under its flight paths a break from the early morning roar of...

  36. November 27, 2012

    Iberia unions plan strikes to protest cuts

    Trade unions are planning a series of strikes in the run-up to Christmas at Iberia, the Spanish airline, in protest at the...

  37. November 19, 2012

    Legacy airlines struggle amid competition

    Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, signalled he was ready for a bruising confrontation with...

  38. November 9, 2012

    Iberia in fight for survival, chief says

    International Airlines Group warned on Friday that Iberia, its lossmaking Spanish subsidiary, was in a “fight for survival”...

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