Worldwide Airways Group has reported an working lack of €452 million for the third quarter of economic 2021.
The determine compares to a lack of €1,923 million seen throughout the identical interval final yr.
The group – which controls British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus – reported working losses of €2,487 million for the primary 9 months of the yr, down from €5,975 million for a similar interval final yr.
Luis Gallego, IAG chief govt, stated: “There’s a big restoration underway and our groups throughout the group are working exhausting to seize each alternative.
“We proceed to capitalise on surges in bookings when journey restrictions are lifted.”
He added: “All our airways have proven enhancements with the group’s working loss greater than halved in comparison with earlier quarters.
“In quarter three, our working money circulation was optimistic for the primary time for the reason that begin of the pandemic and our liquidity is larger than ever, reaching €12.1 billion on a professional forma foundation on the finish of October.
“The complete reopening of the transatlantic journey hall from Monday is a pivotal second for our trade.
“British Airways is serving extra US locations than any transatlantic provider and we’re delighted that we are able to get our prospects flying once more.”
Within the brief time period, IAG stated it was targeted on on the brink of function as a lot capability because it might, setting the corporate as much as return to profitability in 2022.
Nonetheless, losses are anticipated to complete €3 billion this yr.
“Our groups are creating alternatives,” stated Gallego, “and implementing initiatives to rework our enterprise and getting ready it for the long run in order that we emerge extra aggressive.
“This consists of initiatives reminiscent of our new short-haul operation at Gatwick, Vueling’s growth at Paris-Orly, Aer Lingus’ companies from Manchester to the US and the Caribbean and our new upkeep mannequin in Barcelona.”