International Airlines Group (IAG) history, profile and corporate video
International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (IAG) is an Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company with its registered office in Madrid, Spain, and its global headquarters in London, England. It was established in January 2011 through a merger between British Airways and Iberia, the flag carriers of the United Kingdom and Spain respectively. Both companies became wholly-owned subsidiaries of IAG.
Since its foundation, the Group has expanded its portfolio of operations and brands by purchasing other airlines, such as BMI (2011), Vueling (2012), Aer Lingus (2015), and Air Europa (2020). It also owns the Level brand and Avios.
International Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent company of the Group and it engages and works with its portfolio of world‑class brands and operating companies, including Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, vueling, IAG Loyalty, IAG Cargo, and IAG GBS.
Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland, founded in 1936.
British Airways is a global airline and the UK’s flag carrier, connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain for more than 100 years.
Iberia was founded in 1927 and is the largest Spanish airline and the leader between Latin American and Europe. Additionally, to its passenger’s business, it is also involved in aircraft maintenance, airport handling services, and cargo.
LEVEL is IAG’s low-cost airline brand that offers an affordable, easy and warm travel experience.
Vueling is one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, with special relevance in the Spanish domestic market, as well as in France and Italy.
IAG Loyalty provides innovative loyalty products and services to the airlines and commercial partners, beyond simply the management of the Avios currency for which they are most well known.
IAG Cargo is the cargo division of the International Airlines Group (IAG) that combined the strength of five airlines – British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and LEVEL. It operates an extensive air freight network with the opportunity for customers to also charter aircraft.
IAG Global Business Services (GBS)
Since launching in 2014, IAG GBS has transferred and restructured services, implemented new technology, created new ways of working, and delivered cost savings.
With more than 64 000 employees, International Airlines Group (IAG) is considered one of the world’s largest airline groups, with a fleet of over 500 aircraft. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.iairgroup.com/en.
**Video published on YouTube by “IAG“.