All British Airways articles – Page 7

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    American, British Airways launch pre-departure coronavirus testing programme


    American Airlines and British Airways will collaborate to launch pre-departure free coronavirus testing on some flights between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    Fresh lockdown prompts British Airways to suspend Gatwick flights


    British Airways is suspending flights at London Gatwick airport as a result of the fresh national lockdown in the UK which took effect today. The Oneworld carrier, which consolidated flights at London Heathrow airport during the first wave of the pandemic earlier this year, says it is reducing flights ...

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    What messages do BA and EasyJet chiefs have for Greta Thunberg?


    Sustainability was firmly establishing itself as the airline industry’s greatest long-term challenge before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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    747 exit boosts sustainability effort: British Airways chief


    British Airways’ decision to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s will accelerate the airline’s sustainability efforts, according to recently appointed chief executive Sean Doyle.  

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    IAG looks to seal restructuring agreement with BA cargo operation


    IAG is turning to attention to securing personnel agreements with British Airways’ freight-handling operation, in order to round off its cost-saving and restructuring measures. Chief executive Luis Gallego, speaking during a third-quarter briefing, said that the company had achieved substantial savings at the UK flag-carrier but “still has to ...

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    British Airways parent IAG takes €275m charge for staff cuts


    IAG has recorded exceptional charges of €275 million ($321 million) in the third quarter relating to staff restructuring at British Airways and Aer Lingus. The parent company says the restructuring corresponds to a reduction of 10,000 in employee numbers, of whom over 9,000 had left by the end of ...

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    BA heritage-livery 747-400 to become cinema and conference venue


    One of the British Airways Boeing 747-400s painted in a retro livery for the airline’s centenary is to be preserved as a cinema and conference venue. The aircraft (G-CIVB) carried the Negus Negus colour scheme initially adopted by the airline following its emergence in 1974 from the ...

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    Ex-British Airways 747-400 to be preserved as UK film set


    One of British Airways’ recently-retired Boeing 747-400s is to be preserved as a film set at an airfield 40km south of London Heathrow. The aircraft (G-CIVW), manufactured in 1998, was parked in March having served its entire commercial life with the UK operator. It will be transferred on ...

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    New BA chief cites ‘risk we will not see beyond this crisis’


    The new chief executive of British Airways has called for the urgent introduction of pre-flight coronavirus testing to save the UK’s airline industry.

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    ‘All airlines are going bankrupt’: UK industry body chief


    UK airlines desperately need a coronavirus testing regime in place avoid a “really, really bleak winter” for the industry, according to Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK. 

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    Cyberattack probe: How British Airways security flaws let data theft unfold


    Cybersecurity investigators have detailed the British Airways customer data theft which has resulted in a £20 million ($26 million) fine being imposed on the UK flag-carrier. The figure is in line with the expectations of parent company IAG, which had disclosed in its first-half results that it was setting ...

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    Why weaponising British Airways’ slots is a complicated crusade


    When British Airways disclosed its intention to restructure its operations under the onslaught of the pandemic, the prospect of its slashing its workforce – and the perception of corporate ruthlessness – led to an extraordinary call for retaliation within UK political circles. BA’s strategy ignited an intense parliamentary discussion ...

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    Cruz leaves British Airways with unfinished business


    Ultimately it perhaps is not that surprising that the stepping down of IAG’s long-term group chief executive Willie Walsh should be followed by the departure of British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz. Walsh stepped down as leader of BA parent IAG in September, after delaying his initial departure to ...

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    British Airways chief Alex Cruz to step down, succeeded by Aer Lingus head Doyle


    British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz is to step down from his position, after four years, to be succeeded by Aer Lingus chief Sean Doyle. Parent company IAG states that the change is part of a management reshuffle that takes place “with immediate effect”, but has not elaborated on ...

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    Flypast marks British Airways 747s’ final Heathrow departure


    British Airways’ final pair of London Heathrow-based Boeing 747-400s have departed the UK hub, following the airline’s decision to retire the type from service. Aircraft G-CIVB, painted in the ‘Negus’ heritage livery for the airline’s 100 th anniversary, lifted off at 08:40 on 8 October, followed immediately by ...

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    IAG receives strong response to recapitalisation share offer


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has received a strong response to the share issue undertaken to reinforce the company’s liquidity. It has received acceptances for the entire batch of nearly 2.98 billion shares offered under the capital increase. IAG says that, by the end of a pre-emptive ...

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    BA adds back Bahrain and South Africa as part of October expansion


    British Airways today resumed flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bahrain, part of a number restored routes as it steps up its network this month after suspending a swathe of services during the global pandemic.

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    Cruz control: how BA chief dealt with parliamentary probe


    While MPs attempted to pin down the flag carrier’s dealings with its employees, the airline’s boss made sure the transport select committee was left in no doubt about the state of the industry.

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    Crisis spurs competition regulator to prolong Oneworld transatlantic pact


    UK competition regulators have imposed interim measures to address concerns over transatlantic routes operated under the Oneworld alliance’s joint business arrangement, having opted not to accept concession proposals put forward earlier this year. Oneworld carriers British Airways and American Airlines had offered slots at London Heathrow or Gatwick to ...

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    British Airways competes head on with Virgin Atlantic in Lahore


    British Airways will compete with Virgin Atlantic on its recently-announced London Heathrow -Lahore route, having disclosed its own plans to serve the Pakistani city from October. The IAG-owned carrier will operate four flights a week to Lahore from 12 October, using a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The carrier’s ...