LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
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British Airways owner confirms 50 aircraft 737 Max order

British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has finally confirmed an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, 3 years after showing interest in the airliner. The order consists of 25 Max 200s (currently used only by Ryanair) and 25 Max 10s (after certification). Industry sources have suggested that Boeing [read more]

A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (TransportMedia UK)
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Vueling adds raft of UK to Paris flights

Spanish based IAG airline Vueling (VY/VLG) has unveiled a raft of new routes from Paris Orly (ORY/LFPO) including six routes to the UK. From early November, Vueling will operate from Paris Orly to Birmingham (BHX/EGBB), Belfast (BFS/EGAA), Cardiff (CWL/EGFF), Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH), Glasgow (GLA/EGPF) and Newcastle (NCL/EGNT). For some airports, such [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380-800 G-XLEC (Image: TransportMedia UK)
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IAG calls for digital health passes

International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns British Airways, has called for the creation and use of Digital Health Passes in order to reopen the skies. The boss of IAG, Luis Gallego said that there needed to be a clear roadmap for easing travel restrictions and that included “international common testing [read more]

Heathrow Airport (Image: Graceful)

IAG’s Hangar 51 programme starts

International Airlines Group (IAG)’s Hangar 51 Global Accelerator Programme is getting underway with companies across a broad spectrum of aviation and travel innovations taking part. These range from contactless travel solutions through to recycling Co2 into aviation fuel. The start-ups are co-working remotely for 10 weeks with mentors and experts [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380-800 G-XLEC (Image: TransportMedia UK)
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BA parent IAG reports €6bn loss

British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has reported a €6bn loss in its Quarter 3 (Q3) financial results. The group, which also owns Aer Lingus, said Q3 had seen it run an operating loss of €5.9bn compared to a €2.5bn profit in the same period last year. IAG [read more]

Alex Cruz, British Airways' chief executive and chairman (Image: BA)
Airline news

Alex Cruz to stand down as British Airways CEO

International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed that Alex Cruz is to stand down as British Airways’ Chief Executive with immediate effect but will remain as the non-executive chairman. Cruz’s time at British Airways started in 2016 and has seen the airline go through significant changes including fleet upgrades, network changes [read more]