The normally low profile Luis Gallego, Chief Executive, IAG, has blasted the UK Government for the current airport chaos with a Sunday Times interview by Jim Armitage published yesterday.

In a briefing at British Airways Waterside headquarters Gallego challenged Transport Minister Grant Shapps' claim that “poor planning and overbooking flights” was to blame for many of the problems during the recent holiday.

Whilst admitting that “all sides” had made mistakes, Gallego, in charge since Willie Walsh's departure to IATA, said that the UK Government's policies were the key reason why transport chaos was worse in Britain than in Spain or Ireland, where IAG owned the major airlines.

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