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11 ноября, 03:01

BA to review 'fuel tankering' after Panorama revelations

Carrying excess fuel saves airlines on fuel bills but has adverse environmental impactBritish Airways has pledged to review its practice of making aircraft carry tonnes of excess fuel to avoid filling up at destination airports, which saves money but drives up CO2 emissions.Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, admitted that using the method – called “fuel tankering” within the industry – was “maybe the wrong thing to do” despite the financial incentive behind the practice, because of its environmental impact. Continue reading...

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23 октября, 20:30

Heathrow accuses BA of acting against UK and consumer interests

Airport boss hits back in third runway row by saying airline is trying to slow down expansion Heathrow has accused British Airways of acting against “the consumer and national interest” by attempting to slow down expansion of the airport and depriving passengers of lower fares.BA’s parent company, IAG, has complained to the regulator about the approximately £3.3bn Heathrow will spend on preparations for the third runway, accusing the airport of covering up costs that will affect airlines. Continue reading...

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10 октября, 21:49

Willie Walsh urges BA boss to 'make a deal' and resolve pilot strike

CEO of airline owner IAG says it is frustrating to be on sidelines of pay disputeThe chief executive of British Airways’ owner has expressed sympathy for striking pilots, and urged – with thinly veiled criticism – the airline’s boss to “get involved” to negotiate a deal.Willie Walsh, the chief executive of IAG, raised hopes for a resolution to a pay dispute that saw the first pilot strikes in British Airways history, admitting it was “frustrating for me at times” to be on the sidelines of the dispute. He said it was a matter for BA’s management, but added that there was a “deal to be done” and he was “sure pilots’ issues could be resolved”. Continue reading...

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10 октября, 02:01

BA to offset domestic flight emissions from next year

Announcement comes as parent company commits to net-zero carbon flying by 2050 British Airways will offset all domestic flight emissions from next year, after its owner IAG became the first airline group to commit to net-zero carbon flying by 2050.IAG’s chief executive, Willie Walsh, said that the company would reach the net-zero target largely through offsetting but pledged its airlines, including Aer Lingus and Iberia, would also substantially reduce emissions through sustainable fuels and replacing older aircraft. Continue reading...

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08 октября, 11:12

EasyJet says BA and Ryanair strikes have boosted its profits

Airline says headline pretax profits will be £420m to £430m, down on last year’s £578mEasyJet has been given a lift by recent strikes at rivals British Airways and Ryanair, which boosted its revenues and profits.The budget airline expects to make headline pretax profits of £420m to £430m for the year to 30 September. This is at the top end of City forecasts but will still be below last year’s profits of £578m. Continue reading...

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26 сентября, 12:09

Blaming pilots for ailing profits could lead to more strikes, BA told

Pilots’ union issues warning as BA’s parent company reveals it took a €137m hit from walkouts British Airways pilots have warned the airline that it risks prompting more strikes after BA blamed industrial action for falling profits and took a €137m hit from the walkouts.International Airlines Group warned of a 6% drop in annual profits after revealing the high cost of strikes this month that led to more than 2,000 flight cancellations. Continue reading...

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26 сентября, 10:08

Profits warnings from British Airways, Pearson, and Imperial Brands – business live

The City has been rocked by a trio of profit warnings from airline group IAG, publisher Pearson and tobacco firm Imperial Brands Introduction: IAG profits warning Pilots strike cost €137m alreadyGround staff and budget airline problems hit profits tooVaping backlash hurts ImperialPearson profits slump as print textbooks shunned 6.04pm BST Here’s my colleague Gwyn Topham on BA’s troubled relations with its pilots.British Airways pilots have warned the airline that it risks prompting more strikes after BA blamed industrial action for falling profits and took a €137m hit from the walkouts. International Airlines Group warned of a 6% drop in annual profits after revealing the high cost of strikes this month that led to more than 2,000 flight cancellations. Related: Blaming pilots for ailing profits could lead to more strikes, BA told 3.48pm BST The FTSE 100 is on track to finish at an eight-week high - even though today’s financial results are mostly bad.President Trump’s trade war optimism is helping - even though it’s light on detail, and perhaps aimed at distracting the markets from this week’s whistle-blower revelations. Putting them all to shame was the FTSE, which let rip with a 100 point surge, leaving it at 7380 and near an 8-week peak. This despite some serious casualties amongst its ranks: Pearson fell 14% on problems in its US higher education courseware business; Imperial Brands shed 11% thanks to fears surrounding the crackdown on vaping in America; and IAG lost 3.5% as it took a heavy hit from the month’s pilot strike.Keeping the FTSE buzzing was its commodity sector, obviously influenced by Trump’s trade deal rumours, alongside the continued misery of sterling. The pound failed to make any in roads regarding a recovery of yesterday’s losses; instead the currency spent much of the day flat, paralysed by all the recent talk of a general election. Continue reading...

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21 сентября, 02:00

Две крупнейшие авиакомпании уходят из Украины

Brussels Airlines и British Airways закроют свои авиасообщения с Украиной, каждая компания имеет важные причины... Сообщение Две крупнейшие авиакомпании уходят из Украины появились сначала на ХВИЛЯ.

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20 сентября, 16:09

Две европейские авиакомпании прекратят полеты в Украину

Две европейские авиакомпании закрывают рейсы в Украину: Brussels Airlines и British Airways. Об этом сообщило... Сообщение Две европейские авиакомпании прекратят полеты в Украину появились сначала на ХВИЛЯ.

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20 сентября, 12:53

BA reinstates half of flight schedule after pilots cancel strike

British Airways to restore hundreds of flights and rebook thousands of passengersBritish Airways will operate more than half its normal flight schedule next Friday after a strike by pilots was called off.Although BA had stopped selling tickets for 27 September and started cancelling bookings, it will merge some services and operate more than 400 flights on the day. It is also offering to rebook thousands of cancelled passengers. Continue reading...

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18 сентября, 17:04

British Airways pilots call off second September strike

Union says it hopes airline will negotiate seriously but it is time for period of reflection British Airways pilots have called off a strike due next Friday, the union said.The second strike, following action on 9 and 10 September, was scheduled for 27 September. Continue reading...

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09 сентября, 21:14

Banks have only themselves to blame for PPI reckoning

Some bankers may have thought that PPI products were justified, but it was a scamWhat a suitably embarrassing end to Lloyds Banking Group’s misadventure in mis-selling PPI, or payment protection insurance. For the umpteenth time, the bank’s estimate of the cleanup bill has collided with reality and come up short.A rush of claims by punters, ahead of the August deadline, has forced a £1.2bn-£1.8bn increase in Lloyds’ provisions, taking the total to roughly £22bn. For the entire UK banking industry, the eventual tally now seems likely to land above £50bn, an astonishing sum. For good measure, the regulator’s odd Arnold Schwarzenegger adverts have helped to terminate the last £600m chunk of Lloyds’ £1.75bn share buy-back programme, the one the board was so proud of. Continue reading...

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09 сентября, 19:59

I don’t want to strike, but British Airways has left me with no choice | Anonymous

After years of pay and pension cuts, we pilots were told we’d benefit when the airline returned to profit. That hasn’t happenedWhy are pilots earning six-figure salaries going on strike? On the face of it, I do a highly respected and sought-after job and I am paid handsomely for it. Yet this week I am going to strike, and I feel hugely conflicted. My heart feels that I do not want to inflict a strike on British Airways, to which I have given the lion’s share of my working life; or on my passengers, for whom I make safety and commercial decisions every working day. Related: BA cancels 'nearly 100% of flights' in pilot strike over pay Continue reading...

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09 сентября, 14:46

British Airways cancels virtually all flights on day one of pilot strike

More walkouts planned over pay dispute, with no resolution in sightThe start of a 48-hour walkout by British Airways pilots forced the national carrier to cancel virtually all flights on Monday, with no sign of a resolution ahead of more planned strikes.Heathrow Terminal 5, BA’s main operating hub, was almost deserted, when it would normally be bustling with passengers. BA carries about 145,000 passengers on an average day. Continue reading...

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08 сентября, 18:58

BA cancels 'nearly 100% of flights' in pilot strike over pay

Balpa union calls 48-hour walkout with further action planned for 27 SeptemberThe first-ever strike by British Airways pilots started at midnight on Sunday night, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and travel disruption for thousands of passengers.Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) have said they will walk out for 48 hours in a long-running dispute over pay, with a further strike set for 27 September if the row remains unresolved. Continue reading...

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06 сентября, 14:59

Why are British Airways pilots going on strike for the first time?

Reasons cited include pay dispute, cost-cutting policies and loss of confidence in managementWhat has gone so wrong that British Airways pilots earning six-figure salaries are angry enough to strike? On Monday and Tuesday, the majority of BA’s 4,300 pilots based at Heathrow and Gatwick will down tools for the first pilot strike in the airline’s history. BA would usually operate almost 800 flights a day carrying 145,000 passengers, most of which would have now been cancelled or rebooked.In the midst of Britain’s political turmoil, it seems fitting that the flag carrier should also be lumbering into crisis. In cost and cancellations, the strike will likely eclipse even the bitter BA cabin crew dispute of 2010-11. An eight-month pay negotiation has broken down, despite an offer worth 11.9% over three years having been made. Continue reading...

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05 сентября, 19:31

British Airways spurns olive branch offer from pilots' union

Balpa offers to call off strikes on 9 and 10 September but airline rejects proposal as ‘cynical’British Airways has rejected an olive branch from pilots’ union Balpa to hold talks and call off next week’s strikes, describing the offer as a “cynical” proposal that would cost the airline an additional £50m.Most of BA’s 4,300 pilots based at Heathrow and Gatwick are due to go on strike on Monday and Tuesday over pay and conditions for the first time in the airline’s history. While BA has not confirmed the number of cancellations, it is expected that only a small number of its more than 800 daily flights will take off. Continue reading...

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31 августа, 18:00

Strikes, IT failures, customer unrest: can BA pull out of this nosedive?

The carrier is trading on past glories with glitzy ads that fail to reflect years of cost-cutting. But the firm insists it is investing for changeThe recent TV advert celebrating British Airways’ 100th anniversary was framed as a love letter to Britain, narrated by national treasures such as artist Grayson Perry, astronaut Helen Sharman and a phalanx of sporting stars.“We love you, Britain,” gushes Oscar-winner Olivia Colman. Continue reading...

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29 августа, 19:53

Pilot strikes will not affect UK flights, Ryanair tells customers

Airline claims more than 95% of UK pilots will work next week despite industrial actionRyanair has told its customers that all of its UK flights will take off as scheduled next week, despite the three-day strike called by the pilots’ union Balpa.The airline said more than 95% of UK pilots had confirmed that they would work their rosters during the industrial action, due to take place on Monday to Wednesday, 2-4 September. Continue reading...

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27 августа, 12:41

British Airways drafts in extra staff to deal with pilot strike chaos

Airline has about 730 workers handling thousands of phone calls and social media messages British Airways has drafted in almost 100 extra staff to deal with a flood of complaints from customers trying to rebook flights and chase refunds in the run-up to next month’s pilot strikes.The airline said it had about 730 staff handling thousands of calls and social media messages after customers were told their flights would be affected by pilot walkouts on 9, 10 and 27 September. About 640 customer service workers usually handle queries on a normal day. Continue reading...