Articles tagged “british airways”

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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

Will Low-Cost Airlines Benefit From a Brexit-Induced Corporate Travel Slowdown?

Will Low-Cost Airlines Benefit From a Brexit-Induced Corporate Travel Slowdown?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If the UK economy moves into recession, companies will look to slash their corporate travel budget. Full service carriers like British Airways are likely to take the bigger hit, which could benefit low-cost airlines like easyJet.

5 months ago

Qatar Airways Again Raises Its Stake in British Airways Owner IAG

Qatar Airways Again Raises Its Stake in British Airways Owner IAG

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

IAG stock is relatively cheap now so, it makes sense that Qatar Airways took this chance to add to its shares in the company.

6 months ago

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a tough market for European airlines, who must deal with concerns about terrorism, as well as economic uncertainty. Things could get worse before they improve.

6 months ago

Top 10 Airline Sites in the U.S., UK and India for June 2016

Top 10 Airline Sites in the U.S., UK and India for June 2016

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Budget airlines' strategy of focusing on direct bookings allows them to grab a larger share of web traffic and gain ground in the direct booking wars.

6 months ago

British Airways Owner Says Brexit Won’t Spur Operational Changes

British Airways Owner Says Brexit Won’t Spur Operational Changes

Richard Weiss and Ryan Chilcote, Bloomberg

Willie Walsh sees a $2 billion shortfall because of fuel purchases in U.S. dollars as "very technical, mechanical." Ya, the Great Depression was merely a correction too.

7 months ago

British Airways Expects Demand and Profits to Drop After Brexit Vote

British Airways Expects Demand and Profits to Drop After Brexit Vote

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The owners of British Airways say it doesn't see a long-term risk due to the British exit from the EU — we'll see how that turns out — but in the near term, the vote is expected to hurt profits.

7 months ago

UK Airline Stocks Plunge Following Pro-Brexit Vote

UK Airline Stocks Plunge Following Pro-Brexit Vote

Victoria Bryan, Reuters

It's going to be a bumpy few weeks (or months, or years) as the implications of the vote unfold.

7 months ago