BRITISH AIRWAYS NEWS

 

International Airlines Group takes stake in Norwegian as it mulls acquisition

Breaking Travel News  2018-04-12 12:18:35

International Airlines Group has acquired a 4.61 per cent minority ownership position in Norwegian Air Shuttle. The group ? which owns British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia ? said it considers the low-cost ...

British Airways takes off for Phoenix, Arizona

Breaking Travel News  2018-03-27 08:50:30

British Airways has announced it is bringing back an additional non-stop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning today. The flag-carrier will initially operate the service on Tuesdays and ...

O?Leary?s winning hand with Lauda

Air Transport World  2018-03-20 17:25:00

Michael O?Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner ...

British Airways refreshes cabins of Gatwick-based 777s

Air Transport World  2018-03-07 19:39:00

British Airways (BA) has refreshed the cabins of its 10-strong Boeing 777 fleet based at London Gatwick Airport with World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats. read more

Air China to open Chengdu-London route in May

Air Transport World  2018-03-02 20:33:00

Air China plans to open service from Chengdu to London in May as part of a West China international expansion strategy after British Airways (BA) suspended the route in January 2017.read more

British Airways to add basic economy fare to transatlantic routes

Breaking Travel News  2018-03-02 11:34:27

British Airways will launch a basic economy price point to battle competition in the increasingly crowed transatlantic market. With Norwegian and a series of other low-cost carriers growing their presence ...

Airlines turn to technology to solve overbooking puzzle

Reuters  2018-02-13 15:40:19

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Being offered cash at the gate to take a later flight because of overbooking may become a rarity if technology being examined by major airlines such as British Airways , JetBlue ...

British Airways bringing Wi-Fi to long-haul fleet

Breaking Travel News  2018-02-06 03:46:38

British Airways has started powering some of its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi, with its first three connected aircraft now in service. The airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft ...

British Airways offers lounge access at Innsbruck, Ibiza, and Seville

Breaking Travel News  2018-02-02 10:07:20

British Airways? customers travelling from Innsbruck, Ibiza, and Seville will now benefit from access to new lounges. The use of the partner lounges, exclusively for the airline?s customers travelling ...

'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

BBC News  2018-01-20 12:43:05

The British Airways flight to Mauritius was delayed at Gatwick Airport for several hours.

'Drunk' British Airways pilot is hauled off of Gatwick flight by armed police

The New Zealand Herald  2018-01-20 04:25:05

A British Airways pilot has been hauled from a packed flight by armed police seconds from take-off after his cabin crew suspected he was drunk. Staff on the 300-passenger flight who thought they could ...

Price takes up chief marketing role with bmi

Breaking Travel News  2018-01-17 15:37:32

bmi has appointed Antony Price as director marketing & customer with immediate effect. Price brings over 20 years? aviation experience and has held senior leadership positions with Air New Zealand and ...

Passenger left covered in bites after a $7500 British Airways flight

The New Zealand Herald  2018-01-13 00:21:20

Given the hefty price tag and prestige, it's the last place you would expect to find bedbugs.But a man has complained of being bitten by the insects in British Airways business class.Passenger Mike Gregory, ...

British Airways over-hauls catering in World Traveller cabin

Breaking Travel News  2018-01-08 11:04:17

British Airways is today announcing a multi-million-pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity ...

Monarch slot deal sees British Airways offer biggest Gatwick season in a decade

Breaking Travel News  2018-01-04 15:35:33

British Airways stepping its operations at Gatwick, with summer 2018 is set to see the airline?s biggest schedule there in almost a decade. In summer 2017 the airline operated around 1,000 flights a week ...

BA owner IAG to buy insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki

Reuters  2017-12-29 21:59:25

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British Airways' owner IAG said on Friday it would buy Niki, Air Berlin's insolvent Austrian holiday airline, for 20 million euros ($24.01 million) and provide additional liquidity ...

IAG is remaining bidder for insolvent airline Niki: source

Reuters  2017-12-28 13:44:46

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British Airways owner IAG is negotiating exclusively with Niki's insolvency administrator to take over the collapsed Austrian airline, a source close to the process said on Thursday.

IAG among bidders chosen for Austrian airline Niki: sources

Reuters  2017-12-22 16:02:08

BERLIN (Reuters) - IAG , the owner of British Airways and low-cost carrier Vueling, is one of the four bidders selected for the final stages of talks over the assets of insolvent Austrian airline Niki, ...

British Airways begins biometric boarding at LAX

Air Transport World  2017-12-19 16:26:00

British Airways (BA) has begun trialing self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the US, working in partnership with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).read more

British Airways signs codeshare deal with China Southern Airlines

Breaking Travel News  2017-12-19 09:38:04

British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.