Tag: British Airways

British Airways Trials Biometric Technology at Four U.S. Airports

British Airways is trialling biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Customers are breezing through new biometric boarding gates at Orlando International Airport, with the airline managing to board flights of almost 240 customers in around ten minutes. Working in partnership with the Greater Orlando […]

British Airways Owner Calls for Break-up of Heathrow Monopoly

Heathrow’s monopoly should be broken-up with the ability for terminals to be run by third parties, creating competition and lower costs for customers, says International Airlines Group (IAG). In a submission to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), IAG says that Heathrow’s expansion provides a great opportunity for independent companies to design, build and run commercial […]

British Airways in Talks Over New A380 Order

British Airways is in talks with Airbus over the proposed acquisition of new A380-800s informed sources have told Bloomberg news. Last year, the IAG International Airlines Group unit was linked to the purchase of between six and seven used A380s but, according to the sources, is now considering acquiring a larger number of new-build aircraft. […]

British Airways A320 Deals with the Gear Problem at Amsterdam

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUC performing flight BA-446 from London Heathrow, EN (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam’s runway 06 when the crew initiated a go around reporting a gear problem. The aircraft requested a long downwind and 15nm final approach while working the checklists, the crew subsequently advised […]

British Airways to Recruit New Captains

BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains. The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network. BA […]

Twin Airline Pilots Retire By Landing Final Flights 30 Seconds Apart

Twin brothers who work as British Airways pilots celebrated their 60th birthdays by walking off their last ever flights, only 30 seconds apart. Captains Jeremy and Nick Hart both fly A320 aircraft on short-haul routes for British Airways. After being born 30 minutes apart they decided a fitting end to their flying careers would be […]

British Airways Pushes New Technology In Aviation First

British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. In partnership with Heathrow, the eco-friendly Mototok tugs will allow British Airways staff to prepare aircraft for departure […]

Airlines Fly Lower After Barcelona Attack

Airline stocks took a nosedive on Friday morning as the horrific van attack in Barcelona the previous evening was felt likely to hit tourism to the region. British Airways and Iberia owner IAG and EasyJet both shed 3% in early trading, while Ryanair was 5% lower on the open, before all three pared losses as […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Begin 16-Day Strike Over Wages

After 26 days of strike action taken already this year in connection with a protracted pay dispute, BA cabin crew began a further 16-day strike at 00:01hrs on July 1, which will last until 23:59hrs on July 16. The strike is being held by members of the Unite union who work on both long-haul and […]

British Airways To Lose €80 Million After Weekend IT Catastrophe

British Airways (BA), the UK’s flag-carrying airline has been left to lick its wounds after a backup generator failed to kick-in immediately following a power surge and which knocked out its whole of the carrier’s computer system on Saturday. This left the airline having to cancel all weekend flights from both Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, […]