All British Airways articles – Page 2

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    In depth

    European airline summer fades with clouds still on supply and demand horizon


    After a summer in which travel demand was everything European carriers could have dreamt of, accompanied by nightmare operational challenges, attention is turning to what extent both trends might reappear next year

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    Airline partnership activity intensifies


    In January, we posed the question: ‘If 2022 is not the year for new airline partnerships, when will be?’ It seemed logical that the Covid-19 crisis would prompt wounded carriers to see greater value in shoring up their market positions and/or expanding networks via closer relationships with other operators. And ...

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    BA and Qatar Airways significantly expand scope of joint business


    British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the expansion of their joint business to include dozens of countries from their respective networks. The 26 September announcement marks the realisation of a plan first announced in December last year and expands an existing joint business covering connections between Doha and London. ...

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    Ryanair upgrades full-year traffic forecast after BA’s winter cuts


    Ryanair has upgraded its full-year traffic forecast to 166.5 passengers, from 165 million, as it announced extra capacity on its UK services for the coming winter season.

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    Aer Lingus and British Airways sign for sustainable fuel at San Francisco


    IAG carriers British Airways and Aer Lingus will both benefit from a sustainable aviation fuel agreement covering their operations to San Francisco. The airlines have reached a deal with Californian renewable fuels firm Aemetis which involves its delivering 78,400t – around 26 million gallons – of fuel to the carriers ...

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    BA A350-1000 struck tail during go-around after prolonged float


    UK investigators have determined that a British Airways Airbus A350-1000 suffered a tail-strike during a go-around at London Heathrow when its first officer initially applied full nose-up pitch input after the twinjet briefly touched down. The aircraft, inbound from Dubai on 2 January, had been arriving to runway 27L with ...

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    IAG takes 20% stake in Air Europa


    British Airways and Iberia owner IAG has converted a loan to the parent company of Air Europa into a 20% stake in the airline.

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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”.

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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, ...

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    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.

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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.