Aer Lingus is now part of International Airlines Group (“IAG”).
IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It was established in 2011 with a view to pursuing consolidation in the aviation industry and maximising cost and revenue synergies between member airlines. Aer Lingus joining IAG will be the next step in this process.
In the coming years we expect that Aer Lingus will play an increasingly important role in both the London and UK aviation market. This is because, through its hubs in Dublin and Shannon, it is the only airline in Europe to offer US Customs & Immigration pre-clearance.
Aer Lingus also has a substantial presence in the UK regions. It serves a large number of UK regional airports not served by British Airways. These include Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Liverpool and Newquay and East Midlands Airport.
On this page we’ll be summarising the main developments as Aer Lingus is integrated into IAG and we start with a summary of the current status of the transaction:
We expect to hear more announcements from IAG and Aer Lingus with regard to its integration with other IAG group airlines and new Aer Lingus routes in the coming weeks, specifically on IAG’s annual investor day on Friday 6 November.