Tag: British Airways

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 […]

FTEJerez to Supply Graduate Pilots to easyJet

Reading Time: 1 minute Flight Training Europe (FTE Jerez) has been selected by easyJet to provide pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains. In a release from FTE, it was stated that easyJet plans to assess and recruit current FTEJerez students and graduate pilots with a view to offering a number of flying opportunities as easyJet […]

Female British Airways Cabin Crew Win The Right To Wear Trousers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two-year battle ends with airline allowing all crew to forgot the skirt and union hailing a victory for equality and common sense. An argument over who wears the trousers at British Airways has been won by the workers, after the airline agreed to allow all cabin crew, male and female, to keep their legs covered. After […]

British Airways To Exit London City If Charges Raised

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has warned it would consider leaving London City airport should any new owner raise service charges to cover the GBP2 billion (USD2.915 billion) asking price. In August last year, the airport’s majority shareholder, Global Infrastructure Partners, put the airport up for sale with several entities – Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Atlantia Spa, Macquarie […]

Concorde Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, returned to Heathrow today to inspect the iconic supersonic aircraft, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first commercial flight. “She’s looking ship-shape and remarkably good 40 years on! I’m delighted that, parked in her position at the end of runway 27L, millions of customers […]

British Airways to Recruit a Record Number of Pilots and Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history. The record crew numbers will help fly the airline’s growing aircraft fleet – with 13 brand new 787-9s and A380s […]

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]