IAG backs plan for net zero emissions by 2050

As logistics operators seek to reduce their environmental impact, more forwarders, express operators and now airlines are seeking to reach net-zero emissions over the next several decades. On Thursday, International Airlines Group (IAG) – parent group of carriers British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, LEVEL and Vueling – announced it would be the first airline group […]

British Airways set to enter day two of crippling pilot strike

A pilot strike at British Airways wiped out all but a handful of flights on Monday and is set to continue for a second day in the absence of talks between the union and management over a pay dispute. The unit of IAG SA is preparing to cancel almost all of its Tuesday timetable, amounting […]

Balpa offers to halt strikes if BA negotiates on new proposal

The British Airways Pilot Association (Balpa) may call off proposed strikes set for next week, Sept. 9 and 10, if British Airways resumes negotiations on a new proposal submitted by the union to BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz. It is not clear what the new proposal entails, and Balpa has not yet responded to a request […]

DB and Lufthansa reach settlement over price-fixing saga

The long running air cargo price-fixing cartel edged closer to resolution this week, as Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa reached an undisclosed settlement for the carrier’s alleged participation in a price-fixing cartel that operated between 1999-2006.   When Deutsche Bahn first filed the claim to German courts in 2013, it sought more than US$1.5 billion in damages from 11 carriers that had been found guilty by the U.S. […]

Cargolux signs labor agreements with unions LCGB, OGBL

Today, after a year of negotiations, Cargolux signed two new collective work agreements (CWAs) with unions LCGB and OGBL that will cover more than 1,300 employees at the airline.  One agreement extends from Dec. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019. The second will begin with the new year and extend through the end of 2022.   New terms dictate a 6% salary increase for ground staff […]

British Airways locked in negotiations to avert strike by pilots

British Airways is locked in talks with its pilot union in a last-ditch attempt to diffuse a dispute over pay and avoid a walkout by crew in the critical summer travel season. Management from the airline and representatives of the British Airlines Pilots Association, or Balpa, are meeting in London Friday at the U.K.’s state-backed […]

IAG Cargo launches online booking for pets

Putting a new spin on the emerging digital capacity-booking trend, IAG Cargo and its affiliate carrier, British Airways, are offering a new pet transportation service on its U.K.-based routes, which customers can use to book slots for their pets on the carrier’s flights via IAG Cargo’s website. The new offering is the result of a […]

British aviation groups generally applaud Heathrow decision

While the political questions about today’s vote on Heathrow’s third runway expansion is far from settled, most airfreight groups around Great Britain are applauding the decision – at least cautiously – as a victory for U.K. air cargo and world trade. “The decision to increase capacity at Heathrow is the right choice for the U.K. […]

IAG Cargo inaugurates London-Tehran service

Tehran’s re-integration into the global economy is driving demand for air cargo, said IAG Cargo, which today launched six flights per week to and from Iran. The route will be served by a British Airways 777-200 aircraft, with belly-hold capacity for six pallets and up to 20 tonnes of lift on each flight. IAG Cargo […]

Qatar Airways raises stake in IAG – again

For the second time in less than a month, Qatar Airways Ltd. increased its stake in IAG SA, an airline holding group with a portfolio that includes British Airways, Iberia Airways and other prominent airlines. Qatar Airways’ move to bump its stake to 15.1 percent comes on the heels of a recent jump from 9.99 […]

IAG Cargo focuses on new year

Referencing 2015’s challenging market conditions, IAG Cargo reported just over €1 billion in cargo revenue for 2015, which was up 3.2 percent year-over-year. Yield was down 4 percent compared to 2014 while capacity was up 3 percent. “The airfreight industry experienced another challenging year with capacity exceeding demand,” said Willie Walsh, IAG’s CEO. “IAG Cargo […]

LATAM, AA, IAG seek new partnership

LATAM, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia are shaking things up for 2016. LATAM – the newly rebranded entity comprised of Chile’s LAN Airlines and Brazil’s TAM Lineas Aéreas S.A. – said it will apply for antitrust immunity with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the relevant authorities in South America to form a joint […]

European General Court annuls EC cargo cartel fines

This may have been a stagnant year for cargo carriers, but at least nine of them may soon get a hefty Christmas present from the European General Court. In a rather surprising reversal, the court ruled against the European Commission on Wednesday, annulling nearly €800 million in fines that had been levied against the cargo […]
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