Posted on: 24 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
The European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA) has welcomed three International Airlines Group (IAG) carriers – British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express – as members of ELFAA, the trio joining fellow IAG carrier Vueling as members of the Association.
The three IAG airlines recently withdrew from the Association of European Airlines (AEA) over policy disagreements.
ELFAA secretary general John Hanlon commented, “ELFAA is pleased and proud to welcome British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express and looks forward to representing such respected and successful airlines. This cements ELFAA’s position as the largest European airline group for passengers within Europe. Our new members will further strengthen our credentials as the major stakeholder group on European legislative and regulatory matters. They will add more weight to our voice on behalf of European consumers, who have benefited so greatly from the EU’s liberalisation of air transport.”
Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, remarked, “We look forward to working with ELFAA and its member airlines on a full range of policy and regulatory issues including the pursuit of further aviation liberalisation.”
The existing ELFAA members being joined by the IAG threesome are easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Sverige Flyg, Transavia.com, Vueling, Volotea and Wizz Air.