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IAG Partners with Plug and Play To Redefine The Flying Experience Through Startup Collaboration

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, a corporate innovation platform and an early-stage venture capital investor worldwide, to work together on the eighth edition of the Hangar 51 Accelerator program, in collaboration with their operating companies.

The partnership with Plug and Play includes Plug and Play Mobility, located in the UK, and Plug and Play Travel & Hospitality, located in Vienna, Austria. 

Hangar 51 is IAG’s innovation team and the accelerator is focused on solving valuable business challenges together with the most innovative startups. Startups worldwide are invited to apply to join the program, where they can test their technology under operational conditions.

Through the Hangar 51 Accelerator program, the selected companies will:

  • Work with airlines or operating companies on a proof of value, with the possibility of a commercial contract if successful.
  • Gain a deep insight into aviation operations and develop their understanding of aviation customer needs and preferences.
  • Benefit from introductions across the Group and the broader industry.

International Airlines Group (IAG) is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 585 aircrafts flying to over 250 destinations and carrying more than 115 million passengers in 2023. The Group was created in 2011 and includes the airlines British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, and IAG Loyalty and IAG Cargo. It is a Spanish-registered company with its corporate office in London, United Kingdom. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Spanish stock markets.