British Airways passengers could soon breathe a sigh of relief as the disruptive battle between the airline and its cabin crew may finally be at an end. BA and Unite union bosses have reportedly agreed on a deal which they will be recommending to staff later today. It is believed that the airline may finally […]
The ongoing conflict between British Airways and the union representing it cabin crew could soon be over as a clinical psychologist is brought in to help. The Unite union has until the weekend to let BA know whether there will be disruption over the Easter weekend. Last month, crew members voted for a fourth time […]
International Consolidated Airlines Group boss Willie Walsh has said the British Airways will continue to run a full service to Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the north of the country earlier last month. He has also confirmed that the carrier is interested in cementing its links with Japan Airlines following its […]
A number of Middle Eastern airlines have recently announced that they will be increasing passenger capacity out of Manchester Airport. Emirates has said that because customer demand was consistently high from the northern city it would be adding a service to Dubai on 1 May. Fellow Arab carrier Qatar Airways has also announced that it […]
The rising price of crude oil and the continuing political and social instability in the Middle East has caused major UK travel agents to announce they will be adding fuel surcharges to the price of their holidays. Both Thomas Cook and Thomson have announced levies which could increase the price of an airline ticket by […]
The newly formed International Airlines Group has announced a €90 million net profit for the final quarter of last year ending 31 December. The figure is an improvement on a deficit of €130 million recorded for the same period a year earlier. The reversal of fortune is mainly due to better yields and revenue on […]
British Airways customers planning to go away with the airline over the school half-term or at Easter may have to rethink their plans as cabin crew once again vote in favour of industrial action. Although no dates have yet been confirmed, the union has not ruled out staging strikes over the holidays. The latest ballot […]
A survey conducted by the union representing the interests of British Airways’ cabin crew suggests that most employees of the airline have witnessed or been the subject of bullying. The result of the poll of 2,000 employees is unlikely to ease tensions between the flag-carrier and its staff. A dispute between cabin crew and the […]
An analysis of airline statistics by the Civil Aviation Authority has revealed that the number of people travelling in premium class plunged by nearly a quarter as the world’s economies went into recession. In 2008, after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, there was a 4.6 per cent drop in travel in and out of Britain by […]
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 […]
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