Articles tagged “british airways”

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 hours 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.

15 hours 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.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Parent Chooses Boeing’s New Widebody to Replace Aging Jets

British Airways Parent Chooses Boeing’s New Widebody to Replace Aging Jets

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

The Boeing 777-9 is a gigantic airplane for its time, and not all airlines are sold on it. But London is a huge market, so it's no surprise British Airways is confident it can fill all those seats.

3 weeks ago

British Airways Parent Places New Restrictions on Non-EU Shareholders

British Airways Parent Places New Restrictions on Non-EU Shareholders

Irene García Pérez , Bloomberg

The UK's departure from the European Union still isn't sorted yet, which means companies like IAG are putting contingency plans in place.

1 month ago

The Secret to 72 Years of Profit at South Africa’s Comair

The Secret to 72 Years of Profit at South Africa’s Comair

Richard Holmes, Skift

Do airlines need non-airline businesses to survive? If one company’s unbroken 72-year run of profits is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding yes.

1 month ago

British Airways Takes Tough Line With Unions Amid Brexit Uncertainty

British Airways Takes Tough Line With Unions Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Britain's flagship carrier is refusing to offer its staff a standard three-year accord. It's proposing only a one-year deal due to uncertainty about Brexit. While unions dislike the move, British Airways does need to manage the risks of the UK's planned exit from the European Union in March.

2 months ago

British Airways Rules Out Further Norwegian Offer

British Airways Rules Out Further Norwegian Offer

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Is this the end of the story? We're willing to bet that this one still has more twists and turns to come.

2 months ago

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG's outspoken CEO Willie Walsh has always been confident about post-Brexit flying rights — unlike some other airline bosses. The problem is the European Union seems to have other ideas.

2 months ago

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

UK airports are seeing lots of new investment. Expansion is good, but will Brexit end up being a spoiler for Heathrow and Gatwick?

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Says It Has Enough Cash to Get by in Slower Winter Months

Norwegian Air Says It Has Enough Cash to Get by in Slower Winter Months

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Struggling Norwegian Air continues to assure investors while mapping out its future. One thing is nearly certain, 2019 will bring changes to the once, high-flying industry disrupter.

3 months ago

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

3 months ago