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According to this source (which I cannot verify or confirm as accurate !!) the remaining Iberia LHR-MAD services will transfer to BA in a few months

(a Google translation of a Spanish website)

Iberia unions announced Monday that in a few months will operate the flights between Spain and the UK to transfer them to British Airways, just as you will do with American Airlines for certain routes to the United States.
The decision has fallen like a stone within the company, and after knowing the Sepla pilots union has withdrawn from negotiations, attempting to address Annex 10 on the shield to quedase without applying airports, which for the union was a red line.

Attendees at the meeting between the management and unions Iberia have detailed assignment of flights to British affect not only the Madrid-London, but all flights that operate from other airports in Spain to the English capital. Company officials have denied this to a financial newspaper.

The atmosphere of strong discouragement has invaded much of the template to this news, which adds to the known last week that Anglo shareholders and directors had raised expel IAG’s Iberia holding that conformed with its merger with BA.

Sources close to the representatives of the Spanish company workers have expressed their regret at the decision announced Monday in a meeting, feeling that their efforts when it comes to ‘accept “Iberia Express and salary cuts have failed to lot.

Those affected have asked the Government intervention in Iberia similar to that have been made ??with Repsol, Telefónica or even in the attempt of the U.S. carrier AT & T by absorbing or start buying a shareholding.
They have also ensured that the Spanish company is losing a good number of customers your flight tickets more expensive, so that search engine companies like British itself offer cheaper tickets and eventually take the reservation.

In this context, they are more in the airline industry who now better understand Abel Matutes landing in the capital of Air Europa, after a few months you will hope that Iberia had browsed the flight, reaching new fleet and Iberia Express for short and medium haul, although expectations have been dashed.

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