Articles tagged “british airways”

Labor Wants a Bigger Slice of British Airways’ Profits

Labor Wants a Bigger Slice of British Airways’ Profits

Benjamin Katz and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

By many accounts, International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, is the most successful airline company in Europe. It's no surprise British Airways employees want a piece of the profits. But the parent company always keeps a close eye on costs, so it will be interesting to see what British Airways offers.

1 week ago

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Bloomberg, Benjamin Katz

A lot of airline company CEOs are boring. Not International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh. He tells it like it is, as does Alex Cruz, who leads British Airways, a member of the group.

1 month ago

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

Richard Holmes, Skift

To the delight of local tourism authorities, British Airways has been only too happy to fill the gap left by an ever-shrinking South African Airways. This week, Durban was the latest African city to welcome a direct route to the United Kingdom.

1 month ago

British Airways Owner Hasn’t Quite Given Up Hope on Landing Norwegian

British Airways Owner Hasn’t Quite Given Up Hope on Landing Norwegian

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Willie Walsh loves a deal and it sounds like he is still keen. If Norwegian can sort out a cash injection, then a potential acquisition is even more attractive.

1 month ago

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit is likely to impact transatlantic flying in one way or another simply because the UK is such an important travel destination. We'll have to wait and see what the UK Competition and Markets Authority decides to do in this case.

2 months ago

British Airways Weathers Yet Another PR Crisis

British Airways Weathers Yet Another PR Crisis

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It's been a series of missteps and cutbacks for British Airways since Alex Cruz took the helm in 2016. What can the airline reasonably do to improve its public image?

3 months ago

British Airways May Face Fine for Data Breach

British Airways May Face Fine for Data Breach

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The degree to which British Airways is responsible for the data breach may lead to a fine, but does little to comfort customers who've been burned.

3 months ago

Hackers Steal Customer Credit Card Data From British Airways

Hackers Steal Customer Credit Card Data From British Airways

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The breach of customer data and credit card information from British Airways is just another reminder of the many cybersecurity risks faced by global airlines.

3 months ago

European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Fringe airline routes are always susceptible to geopolitical changes, and at the moment, flights to Tehran just aren't pulling their weight. The beauty of the business though is if things change, they can always go back.

4 months ago

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG is still willing to play the long game with Norwegian. If the price of fuel keeps rising, you'd imagine that the acquisition price would come down.

4 months ago

China Southern Explores Joint Venture With British Airways

China Southern Explores Joint Venture With British Airways

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Looks like the Chinese aviation market is still on track to become a dominant global force over the next few years.

5 months ago

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers see an opportunity with flights out of Paris, adding to the woes at Air France-KLM. What will be the catalyst to bring about real change at the Franco-Dutch carrier?

5 months ago