IAG boss: European short-haul flights close to pre-Covid levels
Bookings for both for business and leisure are almost back to pre-pandemic levels despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, says Luis Gallego
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not having any material impact on consumers’ confidence to travel in Europe this year, the head of Aer Lingus and British Airways has said.
Luis Gallego, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG), said demand for short-haul flights to European destinations were almost back to pre-pandemic levels.
“At group level, we don’t see any impact from the war in Ukraine on our bookings. For example, booking levels for British Airways are now back to 88 per cent of 2019 levels. Business bookings are back to 67 per cent of 2019 levels, while leisure bookings are close to 100 per cent,” Gallego told the Business Post.