All British Airways articles

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    British Airways outlines return of more long-haul services

    2020-07-02T17:29:00Z

    British Airways has outlined plans to restart services to a raft of destinations in July, including some long-haul routes.

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    Committee accuses BA of ‘calculated’ bid to shed staff during crisis

    2020-06-13T07:57:00Z

    Cross-party parliamentarians in the UK have sharply criticised British Airways’ restructuring measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the airline of a “calculated” attempt to use the crisis to weaken employees’ terms and cut jobs. The transport select committee’s inquiry into the impact of the pandemic on ...

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    IAG and Ryanair threaten legal challenge to UK’s quarantine plan

    2020-06-05T13:24:00Z

    Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways parent IAG, has disclosed that the group is considering legal action over the UK government’s mandatory two-week quarantine for travellers arriving in the country from 8 June.

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    Parliamentarians grasp at BA slots and ownership as carrier plans job cuts

    2020-06-04T11:59:00Z

    Parliamentarians have urged the UK aviation minister to explore whether pressure can be put on British Airways’ lucrative slots at London Heathrow to deter the carrier from measures to shed thousands of jobs. Under-secretary of state for transport Kelly Tolhurst, who has responsibility for aviation, was even asked if ...

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    BA A321 low-thrust take-off traced to temperature entry error

    2020-05-14T11:14:00Z

    British Airways has highlighted to crews the importance of avoiding distraction while conducting take-off calculations, after a low-thrust incident involving an Airbus A321’s departure from Glasgow. The aircraft, bound for London Heathrow on 24 November last year, was being prepared for a full-length take-off from runway 05. As ...

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    BA CityFlyer looks to rejig Edinburgh crew base and cut pilot numbers

    2020-05-12T18:22:00Z

    British Airways’ CityFlyer division is looking at changes to its Edinburgh crew base and cutting 72 pilots as part of restructuring being introduced in response to the coronavirus crisis. CityFlyer primarily operates out of London City and Edinburgh, using a fleet of Embraer 190s and 170s. The airline ...

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    IAG’s Walsh pessimistic and puzzled by UK quarantine scheme

    2020-05-11T10:54:00Z

    IAG chief Willie Walsh is pessimistic over the potential impact of a quarantine measure for inbound air passengers floated by the UK government. Prime minster Boris Johnson stated on 10 May that the quarantine – intended to prevent coronavirus re-infection from abroad – would apply to passengers arriving “by ...

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    BA and American offer London slots to ease transatlantic pact concerns

    2020-05-07T19:52:00Z

    Oneworld alliance carriers British Airways and American Airlines have offered slots at London Heathrow or Gatwick to address competition concerns on transatlantic services arising from their joint business arrangement. The measures have been put forward ahead of the expiry, after 10 years, of a binding commitment made in 2010 ...

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    Walsh to step down in September as IAG eyes ‘meaningful’ return in July

    2020-05-07T07:26:00Z

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh will step down in September as the British Airways and Iberia parent aims for a “meaningful” return of services in July. Walsh, who has led the group since is inception, was originally due to step down in March but delayed the move as the ...

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    British Airways mass redundancies reflect pared-back ‘new normal’

    2020-04-29T11:32:00Z

    British Airways‘ drastic announcement that it could cut up to 12,000 jobs is the latest suggestion that normality in the airline industry is a thing of the past and efforts should turn instead to preparing for a slimmed-down ’new normal’ once travel restrictions begin to lift.

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    Grounded commercial aircraft around the world – in pictures

    2020-04-22T11:41:00Z

    Parked aircraft have become commonplace at airports in all regions as the coronavirus outbreak prompts border restrictions and plummeting demand for air travel

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    BA's first A350 damaged in ground shunt with Emirates 777

    2020-04-14T15:31:00Z

    British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 has been damaged in a ground accident which also involved an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER at Dubai. Images circulating on social media indicate that the trailing edge of the A350’s left-hand horizontal stabiliser struck – or was struck by – the left-hand elevators of the ...

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    BA crew members ratify furlough deal

    2020-04-08T12:48:00Z

    British Airways’ plan to furlough more than 30,000 employees – a mix of cabin crew and ground staff – has been overwhelmingly ratified by union members.

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    Can pilots hold onto their jobs? Careers under threat as demand for flights collapses

    2020-04-03T12:36:00Z

    Almost 20 years ago, the aftermath of 9/11 saw a raft of lay-offs among flightcrew as demand for flying collapsed. Now, amid an even bigger crisis for aviation, we assess the likely impact on cockpit careers

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    ​BA to furlough 30,000 staff: GMB union

    2020-04-02T16:09:00Z

    British Airways will furlough more than 30,000 employees under the UK government’s job-retention scheme amid the coronavirus crisis, in a move the GMB union describes as “a relief”. “GMB and our sister union Unite have fought hard to secure members’ terms, conditions and job security. We believe the ...

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    British Airways suspends flights from Gatwick

    2020-03-31T11:03:00Z

    British Airways has suspended operations at its London Gatwick hub, citing “challenging” market conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Gatwick is the UK’s second-busiest airport after London Heathrow , and BA’s second-largest hub. Cirium schedules data shows that the carrier serves 75 destinations from Gatwick . ...

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    IAG to accelerate retirement of older BA and Iberia aircraft

    2020-03-16T11:38:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is considering accelerating the retirement of older aircraft in the fleet – including some Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s – as part of the capacity-reduction measures being introduced to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking during a 16 March briefing, IAG chief executive ...

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    IAG delays management changes as it braces for 75% capacity cut

    2020-03-16T07:46:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG’s management team is to remain in place for the time being, to help steer the company through the coronavirus crisis, as it prepares to cut capacity by 75% for April and May. IAG chief Willie Walsh is delaying his retirement, and his successor ...

  • BA A319
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    Rushed taxi led BA A319 to depart with wrong take-off data

    2020-03-12T11:12:00Z

    Pilots of a British Airways Airbus A319 believe a rushed departure from an unintended London Heathrow intersection contributed to a failure to update take-off calculations. The aircraft (G-EUOG) took off from runway 27L’s intersection N4E on 2 October last year, despite the pilots’ having calculated performance for an N2W ...

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    BA takes back Flybe’s Heathrow remedy slots

    2020-03-10T10:00:00Z

    British Airways has reacquired London Heathrow slots from defunct UK regional carrier Flybe which had originally been divested to satisfy competition regulators. Flybe had been serving several routes from Heathrow before the airline ceased operations in early March. Documentation from UK airport co-ordinator ACL states that slots for ...