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Iberia Owner IAG Buys Air Europa for €1 Billion

IAG, parent company of Iberia and British Airways, has announced the acquisition of Spanish airline Air Europa for 1 billion euros.

FlightStats: Alitalia Most Punctual Airline in the World for January

Alitalia was named most punctual airline in the world for January 2018 by US independent data services society FlightStats.

ECTAA Slams IAG’s Plans to Charge Fee on GDS Bookings for British Airways and Iberia

ECTAA has condemned the IAG’s decision to apply a 9.5 euros surcharge to British Airways and Iberia tickets booked via GDS.

Travelport Extends Customized Offers, Welcomes 150 Airlines On Board

Travel commerce platform leader Travelport announced today at the CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin, that 150 airlines have joined its system and can now make customized or personalised offers to both individual travel agencies or corporations.

British Airways, Iberia Select Travelport’s Airline Merchandising Technology

Travelport has announced new agreements with British Airways and Iberia that sees both airlines sign up for its airline merchandising solution, Travelport Rich Content and Branding.

Iberia Allows Online Check-in on Purchase of Flight Ticket

Iberia has launched a new free service allowing customers to check-in online as soon as their have purchased their tickets, regardless of the flight date.

Iberia To Fly Direct From Athens To Madrid In Winter 2014

Spanish airline Iberia announced on 23 October that it was extending direct flights between Athens and Madrid during the winter months, three times a week.

Iberia Resumes Flights To Athens, Greece

Spanish airline Iberia has resumed its year-round services connecting Athens and Madrid.

British Airways And Iberia Renew Distribution Agreement With Travelport

International Airlines Group (IAG), has renewed its multi-year, full content agreements for British Airways and Iberia with Travelport.

Qatar Airways Offers Double Miles To Frequent Flyers

Qatar Airways has launched a special double miles offer for its frequent flyers and cardholders of all oneworld member airlines' frequent flyer programs.
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Iberia Invites Customers To Bid For Upgrades To Business Class

Iberia is offering its customers the chance to bid for upgrades to available Business seats in certain flights via the Spanish airline’s website.
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Iberia Relaunches Flights To Athens For Summer 2013

Spanish airline Iberia recently relaunched flights between Madrid and Athens. The airline offers four flights per week on the Athens-Madrid route.
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Iberia Resumes Madrid-Athens Route

Spanish airline Iberia recently announced it would resume its flights between Athens and Madrid during the summer months.
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Amadeus, IAG Sign New Long-Term Content Agreement

Amadeus has signed a new long-term content agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups.
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Iberia Cuts Flights To Athens From Madrid

Spanish airlines, Iberia, recently announced it would stop flight services from Madrid to Athens this month as part of a restructuring plan.

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...

European Single Sky Program Ratified

In a landmark occasion for European air transport, the contract for the definition phase for the Single European Sky Implementation Program was ratified on November 17 by 29 partners in the Air Traffic Alliance, the vice president of the European Commission and the director...

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

European Airlines Create Online Travel Portal

Nine of Europe's leading airlines recently unveiled plans to move into the online travel market with the launch this year of a new online travel service, that sells flights and other travel products direct to the consumer.

SETE Questions Government’s Tourism Data And Methods

A delegation from the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) met with Prime Minister Costas Simitis last month, at his request, where the tourism professionals expressed their belief that the government has failed to take tourism seriously.