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British Airways Owner IAG Shares Rally on US Travel Reports

Sam Boughedda trader
Updated 20 Sep 2021

Shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG) are rallying in Monday afternoon trading after it was reported by the Financial Times that the US will relax travel restrictions for UK and EU visitors From November.

According to the report, the White Huse will reveal a new travel policy on Monday morning (afternoon in the UK/Europe). It would signal the end of a travel ban that has lasted 18 months and seen travellers who have been in certain regions, including the EU and UK, for the previous 14 days, unable to enter the US.

The Financial Times said the announcement will mean vaccinated passengers from the UK and Europe will be able to travel directly to the US from November. 

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Predictably, airline stocks with routes to the US have surged on the news. For example, IAG, which accrues a large amount of revenue from US routes, particularly London to New York, has seen its share price jump over 10% to 164.5p. 

Lufthansa shares have also rallied, currently trading at 8.67, up over 5.6%.

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Sam is a trader and lead stock market writer at AskTraders. After starting his career in the forex market, Sam now focuses on stocks, specifically consumer staples.