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Spanish Airline Iberia Snaps Up Biggest Rival, Air Europa for a Cool €1 Billion

The parent company of Spanish airline Iberia has today announced a deal to buy one of its biggest rivals for €1 billion.  Air Europa, which is Spain’s second-largest airline, will initially retain its own branding and identity although it will…

Owner of British Airways is Still Outperforming Rivals Despite Costly Pilots Strike Reveal New Results

The parent company of British Airways has just released its financial results for the third quarter of 2019 and it turns out that the European airline heavyweight is still outperforming many of its rivals in the region.  International Consolidated Airlines…

Owner of British Airways and Iberia Issues Profit Warning as a Result of Pilot Strikes

The owner of British Airways says it has taken a £121 million ($149 million) direct hit from a 48-hour walkout by pilots at the Heathrow-based airline on the 9th and 10th of September, as well as a third planned strike…

Now Iberia is Set to be Hit by Ground Staff Strikes in Barcelona and Madrid

The aviation industry has traditionally had a very strong and vocal trade union movement and this year is proving to be no different, especially throughout Europe.  We’ve seen a number of European aviation trade unions either threaten or suggest strike…

British Airways Parent Company Bucks Trend, Reports Huge Profits in Second Quarter

The parent company of British Airways and Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has today reported a profit of €960 million ($1 billion USD) for the second quarter of the year – up €60 million on 2018.  International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), is…

Who Would Have Thought: Iberia Reports Increased Customer Satisfaction Scores On New Plane

The Spanish airline Iberia is part of the European IAG airline group which hasn’t made any secret of the fact that Net Promoter Score (NPS) or customer satisfaction scores are one of its most important metrics for measuring success –…

Iberia Opens Up Cabin Crew Recruitment for Short and Medium-Haul Fleet

Iberia has recently opened up a new recruitment process for cabin crew (tripulantes de cabina /TCP) to join its short and medium-haul fleet.  The Spanish flag-carrier is accepting applications from both experienced and brand new cabin crew through its official…

Trump Bans All Flights from U.S. to Venezuela But Spanish Airlines Continue Operations

On Wednesday, the Trump administration banned all commercial and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela citing conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew travelling to or from” the country. The decision comes two…

Iberia Steps Up On-Board Recycling Efforts But Are International Aviation Rules The Real Problem?

According to the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) airlines spend over half a billion dollars annually dealing with onboard waste – most of which comes from leftover in-flight catering.  But while the international community becomes increasingly switched on about the…

Owner of British Airways and Iberia Beats Expectations in Latest Financial Results

The European airline group, IAG has beat market expectations, posting a profit of €1,460 million for the third quarter.  IAG is the Madrid-based owner of British Airways and Iberia, as well as low-cost Spanish carrier Vueling and Aer Lingus.  The group…

Iberia Chooses Catalan Designer, Teresa Helbig to Create a “Serene” and “Sophisticated” New Uniform

The Barcelona-based womenswear designer, Teresa Helbig has been chosen by Spanish flag carrier, Iberia as the new designer for a uniform collection which will be worn by over 6,500 of its front-line employees including cabin crew.  Announced at Mercedes Benz…

Iberia Is Looking For Japanese Flight Attendants Living In Spain To Crew Its Tokyo Flights

The Spanish airline, Iberia has announced plans to hire Japenese cabin crew who will be dedicated to working on the carrier’s Madrid to Tokyo route.  The news follows a decision from Iberia to increase its direct Spain to Japan service…

Iberia Regional Franchisee, Air Nostrum Is Looking For New Cabin Crew: Open Day In San Sebastián On 12th April

Air Nostrum, a privately owned Spanish airline which holds the franchise to operate Iberia’s regional services has announced plans to recruit new cabin crew.  Interested candidates can submit an expression of interest via the airline’s website and then attend an…

Spain’s Flag Carrier, Iberia Makes Plans to Cut Nearly 1,000 Jobs in New Downsizing

Spain’s largest airline, Iberia announced today plans to cut its workforce by up to 955 as part of a new redundancy drive that has been discussed with unions at the airline.  Iberia flies to over 110 destinations in 40 countries…

More and More Airline’s Are Turning Their Safety Demonstrations Into Destination Promo Videos

The humble airline safety video started off as a simple and efficient way to brief passengers quickly and consistently.  The only problem was that passengers found them dull – before long, many passengers just weren’t paying any attention to the…

News Roundup – 12th July 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Spanish airline, Iberia has been fined €25,000 for making new female cabin crew take pregnancy tests.  The airline argued it was looking after the well-being of new recruits but authorities on the Balearic island of Mallorca disagreed and called the…

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