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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]

IAG reports healthy April

IAG, the holding company that controls Iberia and British Airways, bested its April 2014 figures with a 1.9 percent rise in cargo handled last month, buoyed by a 16 percent increase in Iberia’s traffic. The Spanish carrier handled 440 million tonnes of cargo, compared to 432 million in 2014. British Airways actually fell 1.1 percent. […]

IAG reports rise in Q1 load factor, decrease in revenue

IAG Cargo reported revenue of €246 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared to €250 million in last year’s in first quarter. This reflects a decline of just over 1 percent. Volumes for the cargo divisions of British Airways and Iberia fell 4.2 percent in Q1, year-over-year, to 1.3 billion cargo tonne kilometers. Tonnage […]

News Briefs: Swissport in Astana, East Midlands boom, V-Day flowers bloom

Swissport International will take over the ground handling at Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan. Airport Management Group, which took over six airports in Kazakhstan earlier this year, signed a memorandum of understanding with Swissport to phase in its services. Additionally a new joint venture, Swissport Kazakhstan, will take over passenger handling at Astana May 1 […]

Qatar Airways buys stake in IAG

In a move with possible long-haul airfreight implications for both carriers, Qatar Airways has purchased a 9.99 percent share of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Iberia and British Airways. The stake, worth about £1.15 billion (US$1.7 billion), strengthens a bond between the two carriers that began when Qatar joined the 30-member oneworld […]

Also in the News

This month, Chennualt International Airport (CWF) in Lake Charles, La., celebrated the opening of AAR Corp.’s new 118,000-square-foot MRO facility. The $21.5 million high-bay structure, known as Hangar H, is large enough to provide maintenance, repairs and overhaul capacity to various wide-body aircraft, including Boeing 747s, 767s and 777s, as well as Airbus A330s and […]

The week in brief

Emirates received its 50th A380. On the ferry flight for the A380, the Airbus Foundation and Action For Hunger sent 41 tonnes of cargo consisting of Plumpy Nut food bars to support several nutrition programs in the region, mainly in Yemen. The peanut-based food bars will be used to feed children five and under, suffering from […]
  • July 10, 2014

Two more Latin American routes for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo will begin flying Sept. 1 to Montevideo, Uruguay, and Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. Flights to the two new cities will grow IAG Cargo’s Latin American network to 16 destinations. The routes will be served from IAG Cargo’s hub in Madrid by Iberia Airbus A330 and A340-300 aircraft. Each flight will deliver between 9.4 […]
  • June 4, 2014

IAG Cargo flies more to Panama

IAG Cargo announced an increase in flights between its Madrid hub and the high-growth region of Panama. As of June, an additional weekly flight will be added to the existing five flights per week, before moving to a daily service in July. The route, served by Iberia’s A340-300, A340-600 and A330-300, will boost capacity in […]
  • April 15, 2014
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