Articles tagged “british airways”

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This, though, is what they wish it looked like in practice.

2 weeks ago

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

British Airways’ Parent IAG Plans New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights from Barcelona

Brian Sumers, Skift

International Airlines Group likely has no choice but to try to take on Norwegian in London, Barcelona and elsewhere. The company likely learned its lesson from Ryanair and EasyJet.

3 weeks ago

The British Airways Cabin Crew Strike, Explained

The British Airways Cabin Crew Strike, Explained

Brian Sumers, Skift

Two-tiered pay scales may seem like a good idea in the beginning. But what happens six years later, when one employee group earns far more than another, even though both do the same job? British Airways is learning how hard it is to keep everyone happy.

3 weeks ago

Five of the Most Creative Airline Patents from 2016

Five of the Most Creative Airline Patents from 2016

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines and suppliers can't innovative? Every year, they file for many unusual patents to protect their intellectual property. The problem? Most of the ideas never hit the market.

4 weeks ago

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If the outcomes of past British Airways strikes and those of other European carriers are any indication, the odds of cabin crew walking away with better pay aren't in their favor.

1 month ago

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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 months ago