British Airways stated that currency movements cost it €148m (£124m) in the latest quarter of trading, due to the weak pound. IAG reported underlying operating profits of €555m for Q2 2016 (April-to-June), up from €530m for Q2 2015. IAG said its business had been affected by terror attacks, strikes and the uncertainty around the UK’s EU referendum. “This led to a softer than expected trading environment, especially in June,” said IAG chief executive Willie Walsh. The airline group has also scaled back its forecasts for profit growth across 2016. It now expects operating profit to rise by a “low double

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