Tag: British Airways

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, […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it […]

1,000 Flights Likely to Be Canceled as a Result of French ATC Strike

Many airlines will be severely affected by a week of disruption caused predominantly by striking French air traffic control (ATC) staff. While Air France has indicated that this will not affect long-haul routes and only a handful of medium-haul ones, flights to the south and west of the country will be badly hit. The French […]

British Airways Braces For Two-Day Cabin Crew Strike

British Airways (BA) said it canceled 11 flights out of London Heathrow as a two-day strike by some cabin crew began. The dispute is over what the Unite trade union describes as “poverty-level pay” for members of BA’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew. Mixed fleet staff serve both short- and long-haul services out of Heathrow. The […]

British Airways Launches Longest Non-Stop Flight from UK

British Airways launched a four times weekly service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Santiago (SCL) in Chile on 3 January. Instead of greeting British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Heathrow with a traditional water arch salute, Santiago’s fire fighters brought out the biggest Union Flag in South America to greet the 787-9 as it touched down […]