November 12, 2009, Workers of CTA and SITCPLA cabin attendants unions at
Iberia Airlines have called for an extended strike action for eight
days. The original strike plan began
26 and 27th, 2009. A second was called for on October 30, a one day
sick out and now a two day strike from November 10 to 11, 2009. The
unions are also calling for strikes for December 1, 2 and December 14-18
in order to put pressure on
have called for eight more days because there is no will to reach an
agreement,…our wages have been frozen since 2005 and...this will
continue until 2011" statement from the SITCPLA union. The CTA and
SITCPLA unions representing the cabin crew have forced Iberia Airlines
to cancel some 800 plus flights.
Aéreas de España, S.A. is the flag carrier airline of
Iberia Airlines, with Iberia Regional (operated by an independent
carrier Air Nostrum), is a part of Iberia Group. In addition to
transporting passengers and freight, Iberia Group carries out related
activities, such as aircraft maintenance, handling in airports, IT
systems and in-flight catering. Iberia Group airlines fly to over 102
destinations in 39 countries. Via code-sharing arrangements with other
companies, it offers flights to another 90 destinations.
British Airways and Iberia Airlines are holding merger talks on
British Airways has reported their total revenue is down 13.7 per cent. Passenger revenue was down 13.6 per cent, on capacity down 3.0 per cent. Yields were down 12.2 per cent, 18.2 per cent excluding exchange, largely as a result of lower year on year surcharges and sales mix within cabin class.
BA cargo business
continues to be impacted by the worldwide decline in demand for
airfreight although its performance compares favorably with market
trends which saw volume declines of some 13 per cent during the period.
Cargo revenue declined by 30.9 per cent, with cargo volumes,
measured in cargo tonne kilometres, decreasing by 8.1 per cent,
reflecting some stabilization in declining volumes.
Cargo yields declined by 24.8 per cent driven by significantly
lower levels of fuel surcharges, in line with lower fuel prices and
significant market price declines.
Operating costs were down 8.7 per cent, despite the weakening of sterling compared to the same period last year. Fuel costs for the period were down 17.8 per cent on last year. Other operating costs decreased by 4.3 per cent due to the continued delivery of the cost reduction initiatives launched last October. Operating costs include a charge of £48 million for restructuring. Unit costs are down 5.2 per cent. Excluding fuel, the impact of exchange and restructuring costs, our unit costs are down 5.5 per cent.
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