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How to buy British Airways shares | 160.16p

Invest in British Airways by buying International Consolidated Airlines shares in just a few minutes.

Airlines have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and this has had a big affect on the share price of many airlines, including British Airways. Those looking to invest in British Airways will need to buy IAG shares, which is the parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia.

British Airways (BA) is part of the International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (LON: IAG) and the flag carrier airline of the UK.

Can I buy British Airways shares?

While you can't invest directly in British Airways, you can buy International Consolidated Airlines shares, which is the company that owns British Airways. International Consolidated Airlines is listed on the LSE with stock code IAG.LSE the current share price is 160.16p (25 minute delay).

British Airways is owned by International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) a leading Airlines business based in the UK. It opened the day at 156.26p, after a previous close of 157.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 153.36p to a high of 161.12p. The latest price was 160.16p (25 minute delay). British Airways (IAG) is listed on the LSE and employs 50813 staff. All prices are listed in Pence sterling.

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  5. Research British Airways (International Consolidated Airlines) shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your British Airways (International Consolidated Airlines) shares. It's that simple.

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Open156.26pPrevious close157.5p
High161.12pChange2.66p
Low153.36pChange %1.6889%
Close160.16pTimestamp2021-10-21
Volume25168463GMT offset0
IndustryAirlinesCurrency symbolp
CodeIAGCountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameInternational Consolidated Airlines Group S.AISINES0177542018
ExchangeLSECUSIPN/A
Currency codeGBXSectorIndustrials
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees50813

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British Airways stock overview

British Airways is the UK's flag carrier airline and has been in operation since 1974. It was formed following the merger of British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways. In January 2011, British Airways and Iberia signed an agreement to become IAG, and the new holding company began trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IAG) and Madrid Stock Exchange (BMAD: IAG) the same month. IAG is also part of the FTSE 100 Index on the London Stock Exchange.

Is now a good time to invest in British Airways?

The IAG share price has tumbled in recent weeks as a result of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on air travel. According to investing publications like the Motley Fool, it may be a good time to buy IAG shares as the company believes it is well-placed to weather the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. IAG will be grounding at least 75% of its fleet and furloughing around 35,000 staff in order to cut expenditure. According to the Motley Fool, it should have enough liquidity to survive months of potential shutdown. Investors that believe the company will survive the ongoing crisis may see the current IAG share price as potentially undervalued, and therefore a good time to invest in IAG stock.

Where can I buy British Airways stocks?

If you want to invest in British Airways through it's parent company IAG, you can buy its shares on the following exchanges:
Region Stock Exchange Stock code
UK London Stock Exchange LSE: AIG
Europe Madrid Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Madrid) BMAD: AIG

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