Articles tagged “british airways”

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite playing a key role in European airline consolidation over the last few years, it seems IAG's arch dealmaker Willie Walsh is now happy to sit back and let others fight it out.

2 weeks ago

The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines supports a trade group that rails against almost everything Qatar Airways does. But this summer, United will put its customers on Qatar Airways jets to fly across the Atlantic. This is interesting, right?

2 weeks ago

British Airways to Increase Partner Award Pricing

British Airways to Increase Partner Award Pricing

Grant Martin, Skift

It will soon cost more to use British Airways Executive Club Avios to book partner awards, diluting the overall value of the UK's largest airline's loyalty program.

2 weeks ago

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Another victory for London Heathrow in its pursuit of a third runway but as we've said many times before, there's still a long way to go.

3 weeks ago

British Airways CEO Says Transformation Is Not Over Yet

British Airways CEO Says Transformation Is Not Over Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz has not always done the popular thing, but the changes he has made have made British Airways a more financially stable airline.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

1 month ago

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

Madhu Unnikrishnan and Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue revealed one of aviation’s worst-kept secrets by announcing flights to Europe. The move will attract fire from competitors, but even so, JetBlue is not risking the company with these new routes.

1 month ago

British Airways Unions Threaten Labor Action Over Pay

British Airways Unions Threaten Labor Action Over Pay

Irene García Pérez and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz is in a rough spot. His employees have the leverage to disrupt the airline's operations. But Cruz can't give away too much, or his airline will be unable to compete with discounters on short-haul routes.

2 months ago

Does British Airways Have Its Mojo Back?

Does British Airways Have Its Mojo Back?

Brian Sumers, Skift

British Airways probably will never win back its past magic. But the airline can get better and as it strives to improve, it should look forward, not back.

2 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: British Airways CEO on Remaking an Iconic Company

Skift Forum Europe: British Airways CEO on Remaking an Iconic Company

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alex Cruz said fixing British Airways would take several years. After three years on the job, he appears to be making progress. But there's more work ahead.

2 months ago

British Airways Updates Its Business Class Seat and Adds a Privacy Door

British Airways Updates Its Business Class Seat and Adds a Privacy Door

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

British Airways was the first airline to create a lie-flat business class seat. But its design had not been updated in years, and it has not been competitive for awhile. The airline needed an upgrade.

2 months ago

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

European airline CEOs pick which rival airline they'd love to run given the chance. There's a certain amount of truth behind their nonchalance at the end of a long day at an industry event.

3 months ago