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As a reaction to the rising price of oil, British Airways has announced that as of this Thursday it will be adding an extra £10 to the fuel surcharge on its long haul tickets. Because the new charge applies to each sector of a journey taken, the price of a return ticket to many destinations […]

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 […]

Singapore Airlines Cargo has become the latest in an embarrassingly long line of global carriers to be charged with involvement in illegal price fixing. The airline has agreed a plea offer with the US Department of Justice of US$48 million. The airline was accused in the US of the felony of fixing cargo rates over […]

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 […]

Air France-KLM has announced that it is keen to add new routes to its roster in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The carrier is particularly keen to concentrate on the bourgeoning Chinese market. Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, Air France’s chief executive, said he would like to see up to five new routes opening up in Asia […]

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, […]

Lufthansa owned, UK based, Bmi has announced plans to challenge British Airways by flying daily services to the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The airline has already put tickets on sale and the first flight is scheduled for 1 December. British Airways began its daily service in 1999 and up until now has been the only UK […]

Airline passengers trying to get to destinations within France face delays, disruption and cancellations as French air traffic control walks out on strike today. The controllers will join fellow public service workers to show their disapproval of President Sarkozy’s plans to push up the age of retirement. The closure of French airspace has resulted in […]

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 […]

British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia have announced that they are planning on acquiring other global airlines, once their own merger into International Airlines Group (IAG) is finalised later this year. The announcement was made by BA head Willie Walsh during a recent visit to Mumbai, and although he said there are some 12 potential […]