All British Airways articles – Page 2

  • Heathrow T5

    British Airways temporarily limits Heathrow short-haul ticket sales


    British Airways is limiting sales of tickets for its short-haul flights from London Heathrow Airport for at least one week, citing an earlier request from the hub to restrict new bookings. Heathrow announced in mid-July that it would cap daily departing passenger numbers for the summer peak season at 100,000, ...

  • British Airways 787-c-British Airways

    Referencing lag still hampering Heathrow personnel ramp-up


    IAG chief Luis Gallego hopes the operational situation at London Heathrow will improve by the end of the year, but stresses that multiple parties need to co-operate to increase resilience at the hub. Speaking during IAG’s second-quarter briefing, Gallego said that punctuality figures show there are still days where “we ...

  • Iberia A350-c-Iberia

    Spanish carriers strongest as IAG returns to second-quarter profits


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is expecting an operating profit for the full year, pre-exceptions, and for the third-quarter figure to improve significantly on that in the second. IAG has turned in an operating profit of €293 million ($299 million) for the three months to 30 June, although the ...

  • Airbus

    IAG orders 37 more Airbus A320neo-family jets


    British Airways and Iberia owner IAG has ordered a further 37 Airbus A320neo-family twinjets, as its single-aisle modernisation effort continues. Announcing the deal on 28 July, IAG says 12 of the A320neo options it took in August 2013 – which covered up to 220 single-aisle jets – have been converted ...

  • Heathrow airport

    Heathrow airport caps daily passengers and tells airlines to halt ticket sales


    London Heathrow airport has announced a capacity cap for the peak summer travel season and requested that its airline customers stop selling tickets for the period, citing the challenges posed by the “legacy of Covid”.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    Changes at the top as airline operational woes continue


    The unbecoming spectacle of more airlines cancelling flights – having spent the past two years desperate to ramp-up operations – has continued this week. And while IATA used its recent AGM to play down the scale of the problem, it nevertheless acknowledged that airlines and the wider industry have work ...

  • KLM Boeing 737 at Amsterdam Schiphol, with ITA aircraft in background

    British Airways recruits KLM operating chief de Groot


    KLM chief operating officer Rene de Groot is to step down from his role to take up the same position at British Airways.

  • EasyJet at London Gatwick

    Gatwick airport caps summer flights amid operational woes


    Gatwick airport will cap the number of flights operated from the facility in July and August, as it attempts to overcome the operational challenges that have dogged the air travel recovery in markets including the UK’s.

  • BA A319 G-DBCF incident-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Jolt from runway patch upset BA A319’s inertial reference system


    UK investigators believe an uneven surface repair at Edinburgh airport caused jolting shock to the nose-gear of a departing British Airways Airbus A319, which subsequently suffered inertial reference system drift during its domestic flight to London Heathrow. The irregularity on runway 06 induced a sudden vertical load into the nose-gear, ...

  • Kulula-c-Kulula

    Comair on the brink after failing to secure fresh funding


    Grounded South African operator Comair is set to be liquidated as the carrier’s administrators have concluded there is “no reasonable prospect” it can be rescued after failing to secure the necessary additional funding.

  • 737 Max 10-c-Boeing

    IAG single-aisle renewal ends uncertainty over 737 Max commitment


    IAG’s decision to order a combination of Boeing 737 Max 10s and Max 8-200s puts an end to scepticism as to whether a tentative agreement for 200 aircraft, three years ago, would survive crises affecting the Max and the broader air transport industry, as well as changes of IAG management. ...

  • 737 Max 10

    IAG to order up to 150 737s including Max 10 and high-density Max 8


    British Airways and Iberia parent company IAG has agreed to order up to 150 Boeing 737 Max jets. The order will comprise 25 737 Max 10 variants, plus 25 of the high-density 737 Max 8-200. IAG is also taking 100 options, it states. The twinjets – powered by CFM International ...

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    EasyJet and others act to ensure ‘operational resilience’


    EasyJet’s announcement this week that it would be removing six seats from its Airbus A319 jets might seem counterintuitive for a low-cost carrier, but it reflects creative thinking as the sector tackles a troublesome staffing shortage.

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    Airline Business Podcast: Reining in the recovery and Chinese market reversal


    Graham and Lewis discuss big airline expectations from the recent results season, alongside the operational challenges that threaten to limit the recovery and the uncertainty regarding what might follow. And as more of the Asia-Pacific region brings down border restrictions, they consider the impact of China’s continued ‘zero-Covid’ policy on ...

  • British Airways aircraft and logo

    British Airways trims capacity plan to tackle operational challenges


    IAG expects to operate 80% of pre-crisis capacity across this year, less than the 85% it had originally targeted after British Airways scaled back its planned flights this summer in a bid to make its operations more resilient.

  • British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, Level

    IAG sees profits from second quarter onwards on summer ramp-up


    European airline group IAG expects to be profitable from the second quarter and for the year as a whole on sharply ramped-up operations, after cutting operating losses before exceptionals by a third to €754 million ($797 million). The British Airways and Iberia parent reported a more than trebling of revenues ...

  • British Airways, American, Virgin aircraft at Heathrow Nov 18

    UK airlines baulk at Heathrow’s downbeat winter travel outlook


    An association representing UK airlines does not share the downbeat winter season outlook released by Heathrow airport this week, accusing the London hub of seeking to “drive up passenger charges”.

  • BA Gatwick-c-British Airways

    IAG fortifies Gatwick with BA Euroflyer and Vueling expansion


    IAG is reinforcing its presence at London Gatwick with the restoration of British Airways short-haul operations, while Spanish division Vueling is opening new services with slots on loan from the flag-carrier. British Airways is establishing a new subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, which will operate short-haul services from Gatwick later this year. ...

  • BA sustainable fuel-c-British Airways

    BA starts taking delivery of commercial-scale sustainable fuel


    British Airways has taken delivery of an initial batch of sustainable aviation fuel under its agreement with Phillips 66, staking a claim as the first airline to start using such fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK. The Humber refinery, in the north-east of the country, is producing ...

  • British Airways A350-1000

    IAG keen to add widebody aircraft in 2022 amid transatlantic and Latin America recoveries


    British Airways and Iberia owner IAG is planning to add 15 widebody aircraft to its fleet in 2022 following a lull in deliveries last year, as it seeks to meet recovering long-haul travel demand.