Articles tagged “british airways”

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Norwegian's CEO seems to be a lot more relaxed about the possibility of selling the company than he was just a few weeks ago. He may still think the airline can thrive independently but if the price is right we should expect a sale.

10 mins ago

British Airways May No Longer Want More Superjumbo Jets

British Airways May No Longer Want More Superjumbo Jets

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways is one of the only airlines in the world that might want to take more Airbus A380s, if the price is right. Considering the narrow market, Airbus may have to make British Airways an offer it can't refuse. Otherwise, the airline will look elsewhere for large jets.

3 weeks ago

Qatar Airways Considers Loaning British Airways Widebody Jets

Qatar Airways Considers Loaning British Airways Widebody Jets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A Gulf blockade has been bad for Qatar Airways' business and the carrier needs to be creative to ensure it keeps generating cash. One way to do that is by loaning planes to British Airways, in which Qatar Air is a major investor.

2 months ago

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Airlines usually like the certainty that hedging brings. If prices go up, then Norwegian could be in a lot of trouble.

2 months ago

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Brian Sumers, Skift

Why can't business class passengers have nice things? Here's one problem: When airlines upgrade their amenities, passengers often steal them.

2 months ago

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A U.S. safety watchdog ordered restrictions on 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a glitch was discovered in their Rolls-Royce engines. The flying public should be grateful for corruption-free, airline safety inspectors who are willing to err on the side of caution.

2 months ago

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Christopher Jasper, Benjamin Katz and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Worldwide, the airline industry is booming. But there's at least one problem. Airlines are struggling with reliability problems with two engines types — one from Pratt & Whitney and the other from Rolls Royce. Airlines are having to remove planes from service, and they hate that. Aircraft only make money when they fly.

2 months ago

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Jonas Cho Walsgard and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

There we have it: Norwegian's CEO doesn't want to do a deal with IAG. That's not necessarily the end of the story, however. These things can change pretty quickly.

2 months ago

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

Jonathan Stearns and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "the first industry over the cliffs will be flights" in a Brexit deal, and then perhaps the UK would reexamine its decision. That's not a bad idea at all.

3 months ago

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines have long hoped for a technological development that would enable them to take back control from travel's middlemen. The New Distribution Capability was supposed to be that solution, but change of this magnitude takes time. At the moment, the British Airways parent seems more than happy to eat up the cost.

4 months ago

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Rachel Tepper Paley, Bloomberg

It's funny. There's no mention of how long the it took for the outbound flight from London to reach New York. If a tailwind helped Norwegian Air set a speed record on the New York to London leg, the flight in the other direction must have taken forever.

5 months ago

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Do you also have whiplash? Earlier this week, a senior Airbus executive said the manufacturer may have to kill the A380 program because of a lack of sales. But soon after, Airbus said it sold at least 20 to Emirates. Now comes word British Airways may want more. Perhaps the end is not near for the superjumbo.

5 months ago