Rod Eddington is to stay on as chief executive of British Airways after his contract expires next year, and says he is in no rush to seek a merger to match the Air France-KLM deal. Next year Eddington will move to a 12-month rolling contract. Responding to the Air France-KLM merger, Eddington is sceptical of the near-term benefits, saying that 'both airlines have made a certain commitment not to pursue [labour] synergies. We don't have deal fever,' says Eddington, who adds that BA's main focus is on its restructuring, which has led to a headcount reduction of 11,000 over the last two years.

Source: Flight International