Articles tagged “british airways”

British Airways Reportedly Lays Off 350 Pilots and Puts 300 in ‘Pool’ for Rehire

British Airways Reportedly Lays Off 350 Pilots and Puts 300 in ‘Pool’ for Rehire

Juby Babu, Reuters

This reported "fire and rehire" strategy will give the airline more flexibility, but the rift between unions and British Airways will only get wider now.

2 weeks ago

UK Airports Warn 20,000 Jobs at Risk as Travel Slump Continues

UK Airports Warn 20,000 Jobs at Risk as Travel Slump Continues

Sarah Young, Reuters

This dire outlook could improve if the government agrees to several measures, including dropping the quarantine, but unfortunately it's not got a great track record in looking out for the aviation sector.

2 weeks ago

These Are the Barriers Preventing Business Travel Bubbles From Catching On

These Are the Barriers Preventing Business Travel Bubbles From Catching On

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Singapore’s so-called fast lane arrangement with China offers a glimpse into how employees could soon be traveling, but this type of shortcut won't be easy to replicate across the rest of the world.

4 weeks ago

Parliament Members Call British Airways a ‘National Disgrace’ Over Treatment of Workers

Parliament Members Call British Airways a ‘National Disgrace’ Over Treatment of Workers

Sarah Young, Reuters

Backlash against the UK's quarantine policy for travelers is getting uglier, with British lawmakers lashing out at British Airways and its parent company. The airline is burning through $25 million in cash a day, but is cutting 12,000 jobs excessive?

4 weeks ago

Ryanair CEO Boasts Airlines Will Fill 1,000 Flights a Day Because Brits Will Ignore Quarantine

Ryanair CEO Boasts Airlines Will Fill 1,000 Flights a Day Because Brits Will Ignore Quarantine

Kate Holton and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

This might sound like Michael O'Leary in a more bullish mood than usual with his latest claim Ryanair will fill its daily flights to Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece from July — but this time he's probably right.

1 month ago

British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet Could Sue to Overturn UK Quarantine Rules

British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet Could Sue to Overturn UK Quarantine Rules

Kylie MacLellan, Reuters

When public health conflicts with airline operations perhaps erring on the side of safety measures isn't a horrible thing.

1 month ago

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

If anyone knows how to drive a bargain, these three low-cost carriers do. Expect airports across Europe to struggle to say no to their demands.

1 month ago

IAG’s Chief Willie Walsh Says British Government is Holding Back Travel Recovery

IAG’s Chief Willie Walsh Says British Government is Holding Back Travel Recovery

Sarah Young, Reuters

Willie Walsh is saying what a lot of people are thinking right now: the British government's confused messaging is harming the sector.

2 months ago

British Airways Plans to Cut 12,000 of Staff After Earlier Furloughs

British Airways Plans to Cut 12,000 of Staff After Earlier Furloughs

Rupert Neate, The Guardian

It's a desperate measure for desperate times. With potentially one in four jobs being axed, hopefully it's the last "difficult" decision CEO Alex Cruz will need to make in this crisis.

2 months ago

BA in Union Talks to Suspend Around 32,000 Workers

BA in Union Talks to Suspend Around 32,000 Workers

Kate Holton, Reuters

Unite has had a lot of run-ins with the airline recently. In the past. it's often held the upper ground, but this time round things are different and staff will have some tough calls to make that will determine how BA emerges from the crisis.

3 months ago

British Airways Suspends Flights From Gatwick Airport

British Airways Suspends Flights From Gatwick Airport

Sarah Young, Reuters

With capacity set to fall by 75 percent over the next two months, the airline can better weather the storm and turn its focus to Heathrow.

3 months ago

UK Airlines Demand Tax Breaks After Government Rules Out Financial Support

UK Airlines Demand Tax Breaks After Government Rules Out Financial Support

Sarah Young, Reuters

The major airlines are desperate for a break, but with a government that assumes they've deep pockets, their calls for help will likely fall on deaf ears.

4 months ago