WestJet, Canada’s number two airline, has confirmed an inbound interline deal with British Airways. The pact will mean passengers will soon be able to travel across both airlines on a single itinerary. Passengers and their baggage will be transferred from their BA flight onto WestJet’s services without having to purchase a separate ticket. Although an […]
Premium travel only carrier OpenSkies has announced that it would be keen to add capacity to its fleet. Currently flying four Boeing 757s between Paris and New York, and Paris and Washington, there are plans to add a third route some time in the New Year. Currently being considered are transatlantic destinations including Boston and […]
Following the devastation of the world’s banking crisis in which business travellers all but disappeared, British Airways has announced that, in October, it carried 4.6 per cent more premium class passengers than in the same month a year ago. Overall, passenger numbers were up for the airline by 3.9 per cent on last October. However, […]
Airlines have been hitting out at Air Passenger Duty (APD). British Airways said that on some long-haul flights APD could mean a fare increase of up to 55 per cent. The UK government has called APD an environmental tax. BA claims it is already paying twice over for the amount of carbon it emits, even […]
As neither side seems to be gaining any headway in the dispute between British Airways and cabin crew union Unite, the fight looks set to return to the courts. Unite said it intends to go to the Court of Appeal with a claim that BA’s staff reduction plans, the catalyst for the ongoing arguments, was […]
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has told British Airways that it should review its practices regarding takeoffs and landings after the regulatory group finished its investigation of an incident last year which saw a BA aircraft depart from the wrong runway. According to the report issued by the AAIB, the flight, which departed on 26 […]
Spanish airline Iberia announced profits of €31 million during the second quarter of 2010, which the firm attributes to the successful implementation of cost savings initiatives as well as increased demand for international travel. The successful second quarter is a significant departure from the €73 million loss the firm suffered during the same period in […]
UK flagship carrier British Airways is likely to face further strike action in February 2010 as flight attendants prepare for another ballot. Unite, the union representing the BA crew, is said to be in the planning stages for a strike ballot as soon as January, which could possibly see the airline hit by strikes in […]
In the shadow of the Royal Mail’s industrial action British Airways have been desperate to tell customers that it will be business as usual in the period leading up to Christmas. Unite, the union that represents the interests of the airline’s cabin crew, has announced that it may be asking 14,000 members to take part […]
British Airways has announced that as of today it will be offering passengers daily flights to and from Las Vegas. BA has also announced a four day ticket sale on its non-stop flights to encourage passengers to take advantage of the new route. Executive Vice President Americas for British Airways, Simon Talling-Smith said that the […]
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