All British Airways articles – Page 2

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    ​BA to furlough 30,000 staff: GMB union


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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


    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


    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 ...

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    Strong IAG full-year profits dip but coronavirus clouds 2020 outlook


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG’s operating profit before exceptional items slipped 5.7% for the full year in 2019 to €3.29 billion as its fuel costs rose.

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    Court rules Heathrow third-runway plans unlawful on climate grounds


    The UK’s court of appeal has today ruled that plans for a third runway at London Heathrow airport are unlawful because they do not take into account the government policy relating to climate change.

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    British Airways checks newest A350-1000 after Tel Aviv hard landing


    British Airways is expecting to put a four-week old Airbus A350-1000 back into service on 23 January, after precautionary checks following a hard landing at Tel Aviv. The aircraft (G-XWBD) had registered the abnormal landing as the aircraft touched down on runway 12 at about 05:30 on 20 January, ...

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    British Airways offers promotional prices on Flybe-contested domestic routes


    British Airways has included domestic routes in a ticket sale launched two days after the UK government disclosed a rescue deal for regional carrier Flybe.

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    IAG chief Willie Walsh to retire in June 2020


    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh is to step down from his post on 26 March, and plans to retire completely on 30 June. He will be succeeded by Iberia chief executive Luis Gallego, says the British Airways and Iberia parent company. Walsh had previously signalled his intention to ...

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    BA begins offsetting domestic flight emissions


    British Airways has begun offsetting the emissions from all of its UK domestic flights as part of its ambition to become carbon neutral by 2050. As of 1 January 2020, emissions released by BA flights are being offset through investments in verified carbon-reduction projects around the world. BA ...

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    China Southern joint venture deepens British Airways relationship


    China Southern Airlines has taken its partnership with British Airways up a notch, entering into a joint venture agreement with the Oneworld alliance member.

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    Paint shop mishap damages BA's latest A350-1000


    Airbus is undertaking repairs to a British Airways Airbus A350-1000 after the twinjet was damaged during the final stages of the production process.

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    British Airways identifies initial route for 787-10


    British Airways is to use its first Boeing 787-10 on services to the US city of Atlanta, following delivery of the twinjet in January.

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    IAG details business-class refit schedule for BA fleet


    IAG expects over half of the roll-out programme for British Airways’ business-class reconfiguration to be completed within the next two years.

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    IAG still finalising 737 Max's place in short-haul fleet plan


    IAG has yet to clarify the mix of its future Boeing 737 Max fleet, as it continues discussions to firm up the tentative agreement for 200 of the type unveiled in June this year.

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    BA will still have 777-200ERs in 2030


    ​British Airways will turn next year to replacing its large fleet of older-generation Boeing 777s, but indicates it will retain some of the aircraft until at least 2030.

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    IAG's Walsh vows to retire within two years


    ​IAG chief executive Willie Walsh plans to retire within the next two years from his post at the helm of the British Airways and Iberia parent company.

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    IAG's Walsh highlights environmental dilemma over tankering


    IAG chief Willie Walsh has highlighted the conflict between operational, economic and environmental considerations arising from the policy of tankering fuel.