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Articles tagged “british airways”

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

Willie Walsh is not afraid to make decisions that anger employee unions and disappoint some passengers. That may seem like poor strategy, but it's a big part of the reason that International Airlines Group is in better shape than most of Europe's other airlines. Sometimes, an executive must make unpopular decisions to ensure the long-term success of a business.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Owner’s Revenue Growth Is Coming From a Surprising Place: Holidays

British Airways Owner’s Revenue Growth Is Coming From a Surprising Place: Holidays

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the years British Airways has quietly built up a substantial package holidays business and parent company IAG is reaping the benefits. Whether this can be replicated at other parts of the business, is another matter.

1 month ago

British Airways Owner Feels Profit Pinch From Weak Pound

British Airways Owner Feels Profit Pinch From Weak Pound

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Even though IAG is still predicting a rise in full-year profits, its third quarter performance shows that it can't fully shield itself from the impact of Brexit. Still, given the current climate you'd expect its weaker rivals are looking on enviously.

1 month ago

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The UK government will be deciding the issue of whether to approve a third Heathrow runway within the next week or so. It's no secret which way British Airways wants the decision to go.

2 months ago

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

Brian Sumers, Skift

China is a long way from being an open market, but for carriers in China and the UK, this is welcome news. And since it means more flights, and more competition, it could lead to sightly lower fares.

2 months ago

Three Months In, UK Travel Industry Learning to Live With Brexit

Three Months In, UK Travel Industry Learning to Live With Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the UK government seemingly determined to sever all ties with the European Union, things don’t look great for the travel industry. For the time being there’s not much companies can do but hope for the best.

2 months ago

British Airways Starts Charging for Food on Short Haul Flights

British Airways Starts Charging for Food on Short Haul Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways took a page out of Ryanair's playbook on its plans for short-haul catering. And while the planned fee structures aren't too galling, it may still rub some legacy passengers the wrong way.

2 months ago

British Airways Is Giving Away Free First Class Upgrades to Business Class Passengers

British Airways Is Giving Away Free First Class Upgrades to Business Class Passengers

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways wants to get more people into its business and first class seats, so it's launched a multi-pronged campaign to scale up visibility of the products. As part of that effort, some lucky business class passengers are going to be given free upgrades to first class.

3 months ago

EasyJet, IAG CEOs Say Market Overreacted to Brexit

EasyJet, IAG CEOs Say Market Overreacted to Brexit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Brexit is a big deal politically in the United Kingdom. But the decision should not affect the nation's airlines much.

3 months ago

British Airways Hit by Another IT Glitch

British Airways Hit by Another IT Glitch

Associated Press

British Airways' latest problem doesn't look to be quite as bad as Delta's recent outage. Still, it could end up hurting its reputation as well as its finances.

3 months ago

British Airways Cuts Back Its Business-Class-Only New York to London Service

British Airways Cuts Back Its Business-Class-Only New York to London Service

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Given the proximity, it's difficult to tell whether BA's decision had anything to do with Brexit. Still, if there is an economic slowdown in the UK, expect to see premium bookings taking a hit.

3 months ago

British Airways Will Resume Flights to Iran

British Airways Will Resume Flights to Iran

Associated Press

It's positive sign of increased normalization with the once-pariah country.

3 months ago