British Airways Agreement
“Since the non-pilot unions started to engage us, we have been able to reach agreements, and the remaining large parts of ba are chosen… [If approved], it means there will be no need for new contracts, there will be changes to existing contracts,” he said. British Airways has thus remained somewhat unprotected in South America. The establishment of this loyalty partnership and a code-sharing agreement that could be concluded shortly would help the British airline. In September 2010, Willie Walsh, now CEO of IAG, announced that the group was considering buying other airlines and had drawn up a shortlist of 12 possible acquisitions.  In November 2011, IAG announced an agreement in principle to purchase British Midland International from Lufthansa.  The following month, a contract was entered into for the purchase of the airline and the sale was completed on March 30, 2012 for $172.5 million.  The airline has created a new subsidiary based at London City Airport, which operates Airbus A318.  With the creation of an “open skies” agreement between Europe and the United States in March 2008, British Airways created a new subsidiary called OpenSkies (formerly “Project Lauren”).  The airline began operations in June 2008 and left directly from Paris to Newark.  However, on September 2, 2018, it suspended operations when it was replaced by level flights on this route.
 “Last Tuesday, the company announced a new partnership with British Airways to earn miles, and the agreement will offer even more flight options to customers looking to experience new experiences in more than 170 destinations on offer. Smiles customers can redeem miles via the website, app, call center. In July 2008, British Airways announced a proposed merger with Iberia, another oneworld airline, in which each airline would retain its original brand.  The agreement was confirmed in April 2010 and in July, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation authorized the merger and began coordinating transatlantic routes with American Airlines.   On 6 October 2010, the alliance between British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia officially began operating. The alliance is estimated to generate $230 million in annual savings for BA, in addition to the $330 million saved through the merger with Iberia.  This merger was completed on January 21, 2011, which gave rise to International Airlines Group (IAG), the world`s third largest airline by annual revenue and the second largest airline group in Europe.   Prior to the merger, British Airways held 13.5% of Iberia, giving it ownership of 55% of the Combined International Airlines Group.
The remaining 45% was received by Iberia`s other shareholders.  As part of the merger, British Airways ended independent trading on the London Stock Exchange after 23 years in the FTSE 100 index.  Proposals for the creation of a joint British airline comprising the assets of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and British European Airways (BEA) were first presented in 1953 due to difficulties encountered by BOAC and BEA in negotiating flight rights over the British colony of Cyprus. BOAC has increasingly protested that BEA is using its subsidiary Cyprus Airways to circumvent an agreement that would not allow BEA to serve routes further east than Cyprus, particularly to the increasingly important oil regions of the Middle East. BOAC President Miles Thomas argued for a merger as a possible solution to this disagreement and supported the idea of Rab Butler, then Chancellor of the Exchequer.