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British Airways Owner IAG Raises Є 1.2 Billion in Bond Issue
The UK Removes 87% of Countries from Red Travel List

Reading Time: < 1 minute Traveling to the UK from now on will be easier as the United Kingdom removes 87% of countries on its red travel list. For most of 2021, South Africa has been on the list of these countries. Currently, it will drop off the list along with Mexico, Brazil, and 44 other nations. The following countries […]

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Airlines told to avoid Afghanistan airspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghanistan’s aviation authority said on Monday the country’s airspace had been “released to the military” and advised airlines to avoid its air corridors, prompting major airlines to divert flights in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The authority did not specify which military, given the collapse of local security forces in the face […]

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British Airways Adds Thousands of Extra Seats Between the US, EU and UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways plans to add extra seats on some routes from London to the US following the government’s announcement about no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers from the US and EU. The new policy comes into force on August 2nd, so British Airways wants to be ready for a surge in bookings. “Within a […]

British Airways Owner IAG Raises Є 1.2 Billion in Bond Issue
British Airways Owner IAG Raises Є1.2 Billion in Bond Issue

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways and Aer Lingus owner IAG raised Є1.2 billion ($1.43 billion) in a bond issue. The company explained the raised funds would help it get through the rest of the pandemic. Originally, IAG planned to raise Є1 billion, but the demand was higher than expected, enabling it to raise Є1.2 billion. According to IAG, […]

British Airways Has Secured A £2 Billion State Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways, a part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), to which Iberia and Aer Lingus belong, has received a £2 billion loan guaranteed by the state-backed credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF). The agreement implies that BA will borrow the money from a syndicate of banks, but the Government will be partially liable if […]

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British Airways Closes Lounges in London Heathrow Due To UK Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the UK government announcement of a ban on non-essential travel during a four-week national lockdown period, British Airways are closing all their lounges at London Heathrow airport from 5 November. UK Government legislation does not officially communicate a mandatory requirement to keep the lounges closed; hence, concerns about the passengers’ safety might be the […]

British Airways Boeing 747 to Become Film and TV Set

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will land at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. In July, the British airline announced that it was grounding its fleet of 747s following the damaging impact that the Covid-19 […]

Willie Walsh steps off controls of IAG

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willie Walsh steps down as CEO of IAG to Luis Gallego after the British Airways and Iberia owner’s annual meeting on Tuesday, informs Reuters. Former pilot Walsh delayed his departure from International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG.L), which he created by dragging BA and Iberia into the modern age of budget flying, taking a tough line […]

First of Last British Airways Boeing 747 Leaves the Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways retires its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their last commercial services. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, departed from London Heathrow on 18 August at 9 am local time under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 magnificent years of flying. British […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]