Tag: British Airways

Airbus Could Be Squeezing in More Seats Onto Its A380 Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes AIRBUS could be making a controversial change to the biggest passenger jet in the world — and you might not like it. The European aircraft manufacturer is looking to squeeze in an extra economy seat in each row on its A380 jumbo jets, bumping the total number of seats from 10 across to 11. This […]

British Airways to Launch Its Longest Nonstop Route

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires. The four-a-week flight will be served […]

British Airways Airbus A380 Lands With Square Tire

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft which took of from Hong Kong, landed at London Heathrow Airport with a square tire. The aircraft, an Airbus A380, registration G-XLEB, was performing flight BA32. According to AvHerald, the crew received a tyre pressure indication after reaching top of climb. Checking flightradar24 data, it is seen that the […]

A Mixed Bag For Europe’s Airlines in Q1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some of Europe’s largest airline groups have unveiled their Q1 financial results in the past week, serving up a varied set of earnings but nevertheless giving credence to IATA’s prediction that 2016 will see a jump in the continent’s profitability.   For some, reduced fuel prices and higher customer demand are still aiding improved performance […]

Irony in The Sky: Drones Banned in London Airspace During Obama Visit

Reading Time: 1 minute US President Barack Obama is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere – but the unmanned planes will be banned in London and Windsor airspace during his official visit on Thursday. The ban comes after a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hit a passenger plane at […]

Drone Hits British Airways Plane Approaching Heathrow Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said. The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object – […]

Greece Flights Hit by Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flights in Greece were at a standstill on Thursday after air traffic controllers called a 24-hour strike over pension reforms sought by the country’s creditors. The strike, due to end at 20:59 GMT, halted all flights into and out of the country, Athens airport said. “Nothing is moving today,” its press office said. The strike […]

Further Job Cuts Planned For Iberia

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2012 the loss of 4,500 jobs at Iberia was announced during a period of restructuring where the airline reduced its fleet by 25 aircraft and its network capacity cut by 15% in a bid to reverse cash losses by mid-2013 and raise profits by at least €600m. These job cuts came hot on the […]

Bed Bugs on British Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute A British airways plane had to be taken out of service due to a infestation of bed bugs, it has emerged. Cabin crew reported the issue on the Boeing 747 travelling from the US to Heathrow last week. One passenger was bitten at 30,000 feet while other travellers reported seeing the critters and their eggs, […]

Preflight Tests for Fire-Damaged British Airways Jet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flightworthiness tests have been conducted in Las Vegas on a British Airways jet that was damaged by an engine fire while passengers escaped an aborted takeoff almost six months ago, officials said Friday. An airline official wouldn’t say when the repaired Boeing 777 will be flown out of McCarran International Airport, or where it will […]