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IAG boss: Central body 'must not set airspace guidelines'

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh has said it would be "unsafe" for a central body to decide which airspaces firms are allowed to fly over.

He explained that the "circumstances are very different" for each airline.

Mr Walsh's comments come as IAG, the parent company of British Airways, moved into profit for the first half of the year after an improved performance from its Spanish airline, Iberia.

The group made a pre-tax profit of 155m euros ($207m; £123m), compared with a 177m-euro loss a year ago.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 1 August.

  • 01 Aug 2014