International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh has received options over shares worth up to £1.7 million.

This comes in the latest three-year executive performance plan of the group that owns British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling.

The stock options follow payouts last year which took Walsh’s pay to more than £6.4 million, the Times reported.

In addition to his £850,000 basic salary and another £240,000 in pension and benefits, Walsh received £1.36 million in annual incentive awards and £4 million in a long-term incentive vesting plan.