Union leaders will question new British Airways boss Willie Walsh over the future of thousands of jobs after he announced there were “further opportunities” for efficiencies, it was revealed today.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2005
British Airways announced another major boardroom departure today following the resignation of its chief financial officer.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2005
MICHAEL O'Leary, the outspoken boss of Ryanair, received no increase in his salary or bonus despite delivering a 30% rise in profits at the airline last year.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2005
TENS of thousands of passengers remained stranded last night as British Airways battled to clear a backlog of flights at Heathrow Airport following an end to unofficial action by its staff.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2005
BRITISH Airways has cancelled all flights into and out of Heathrow Airport until this evening because of the unofficial strike by baggage handlers.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2005
Tens of thousands of air passengers were hit by travel chaos today when a lightning strike by baggage handlers grounded British Airways flights at Heathrow Airport.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2005
BRITISH AIRWAYS posted strong quarterly profits yesterday but warned its annual fuel bill was likely to be £75 million (€108 million) more than previously thought.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2005
British Airways posted strong quarterly profits today but warned its annual fuel bill was likely to be £75m (€107.8m) more than previously thought.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2005
British Airways is set to embark on an acquisitions-led expansion drive, it emerged today.
Sun, 10 Jul, 2005
The boss of British Airways warned today that the aviation industry could lose as much as $7bn (€5.7bn/£3.85bn) this year as high oil prices take their toll.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2005
British Airways ushered in a new era of expansion today with its first new long-haul service for nearly three years.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2005
NEW British Airways chief Willie Walsh had good news yesterday as the airline beat market expectations with its full-year results.
Sat, 14 May, 2005
British Airways today announced pre-tax profits of £415m (€609m) for its last financial year, a sharp rise on the £230m (€337m) a year earlier.
Fri, 13 May, 2005
British Airways is to announce another increase in its fuel surcharge after seeing the price of oil continue to soar, a newspaper report said today.
Sun, 20 Mar, 2005
THE two executives who left Aer Lingus in tandem with new British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh are unlikely to join their former boss — for now.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2005
FORMER Aer Lingus boss Willie Walsh has landed the €850,000-a-year job as chief executive of British Airways.
Wed, 09 Mar, 2005
Mining stocks were the talk of the London market today as the FTSE 100 Index languished in negative territory.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2005
British Airways has begun the search for a new chief executive to replace Australian boss Rod Eddington later this year, it was reported today.
Sun, 06 Mar, 2005
British Airways today reported a 40% fall in third-quarter profits, but said the number of passengers carried last month lifted by 4.3%.
Fri, 04 Feb, 2005
British Airways today confirmed its UK airports director had left the group, four months after the staffing crisis that sparked travel chaos at Heathrow.
Sun, 12 Dec, 2004
British Airways today said it had made progress towards becoming a "more robust airline" after unveiling half-year profits of £335m (€479.6m).
Mon, 08 Nov, 2004
British Airways has sold its 18.24% stake in Qantas, the Australian airline said today.
Thu, 09 Sep, 2004
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) took the latest step in getting its house in order yesterday when it announced plans to sell its 18% stake in Australian carrier Qantas for AUD$1.1 billion (€630 million).
British Airways cancelled six flights today as the airline continued an investigation into how its staff shortage problem escalated last week.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2004
British Airways staff are to get free air tickets for enduring the stress of this month’s travel chaos – but thousands of passengers must fight for compensation.
Mon, 30 Aug, 2004
British Airways today pledged to carry out an investigation into a staff shortage that sparked travel chaos at Heathrow Airport last week.
Sun, 29 Aug, 2004
Bosses of trouble-hit British Airways today vowed to put their recent difficulties behind them as they joined airport staff to help cope with the UK Bank Holiday exodus.
Sat, 28 Aug, 2004
Air travellers will hear later today if they face the threat of disruption when a union representing thousands of British Airways check-in staff announces the result of a strike ballot.
Fri, 13 Aug, 2004
British Airways is to pass on the impact of rising oil prices by more than doubling the fuel surcharge paid by long-haul passengers.
Mon, 09 Aug, 2004
British Airways is to pass on the impact of record oil prices by increasing the fuel surcharge paid by long-haul passengers, it was reported today.
Sun, 08 Aug, 2004
The biggest union at British Airways is to ballot baggage handlers and check-in staff in a dispute over pay, heightening the threat of airport chaos later in the summer, it was announced today.
Wed, 28 Jul, 2004
British Airways staff are poised for annual bonuses of around £1,000 (€1,500) if the airline improves margins sufficiently, it emerged today.
Fri, 23 Jul, 2004
British Airways won’t bid for Aer Lingus Group Plc chief executive Rod Eddington told shareholders yesterday.
Wed, 21 Jul, 2004
British Airways said today it was on the road to recovery after one of the worst periods in its history but warned that cost-cutting remained key to its profit.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2004
BRITISH Airways is mulling a possible takeover bid for Irish state airline Aer Lingus, BA’s chief executive officer has been quoted as saying.
Mon, 19 Jul, 2004
Bosses of British Airways have given up their annual bonuses despite notching up a 70% rise in annual profits.
Mon, 07 Jun, 2004
British Airways CEO Rod Eddington has called on Russia to abandon charging all airlines for flying in its airspace.
Mon, 19 Apr, 2004
British Airways chief executive Rod Eddington has urged the European Commission to "keep its sights high" when open aviation area talks resume next week.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2004
British Airways was today expected to unveil a sharp improvement in third quarter profits.
Mon, 09 Feb, 2004
British Airways unveiled plans today to cut costs by £300m (€435m) in a move expected to lead to up to 4,000 job losses.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2004
Airline giant British Airways was today set to announce a fresh package of savings which unions fear will lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.
British Airways’ chief executive Rod Eddington said that it may be appropriate to put sky marshals on board an airliner to prevent a hijacking, but that standards must be set to make sure it is done safely.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2004
British Airways made a lacklustre start to its latest stint back in the ranks of Britain’s top-flight companies today.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2003
British Airways are planning a new round of job cuts in the new year, a British newspaper has claimed.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2003
British Airways was today given clearance to return to the top flight of the London stock market.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2003
British Airways today looked certain to secure a return to the prestigious list of London’s top 100 shares.
Airlines British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and bmi have joined forces to call on the British government to approve a third runway at Heathrow, it was announced today.
Sun, 07 Dec, 2003
British Airways is poised for a return to the FTSE 100 Index following a six months absence, it was reported today.
Sun, 30 Nov, 2003
British Airways reported that Q2 profits were 57% lower after cutting ticket prices and a strike by staff.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2003
British Airways chief executive Rod Eddington said the airline was considering a merger with Spanish carrier Iberia.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2003
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