British Airways’ operation at Gatwick Airport has seen 40 per cent more customers travel and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it serves, according to latest figures released by the carrier..
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and British Airways have announced an increase in direct flights from the UK to the popular Indian Ocean destination. British Airways flights from London Gatwick will now include two additional departures per week, bringing the total to five, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
British Airways is set to add an English sparkling wine to their first class menu this month. The airline will be listing Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs from the West Sussex based winery as their guest sparkling wine in First for six months.
Members of Unite working as cabin crew for British Airways mixed fleet have announced a further round of strikes. Cabin crew in the mixed fleet will walk out for seven days from Friday as part of their on-going pay dispute, taking the total number of strike days to 26.
Unite has announced that its cabin crew members working for British Airways Mixed Fleet will take a further six days of strike action at the start of February. Members of the union are continuing a dispute over what the organisation brands “poverty pay”.
International Airlines Group is mulling the launch of a new low-cost transatlantic carrier to rival the growth of Norwegian Airlines. IAG - owner of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling – is planning to use Airbus A330s from Barcelona, the home base of Vueling. The move will allow Vueling to provide feeder traffic for long-haul services.
Members of the Unite union working as cabin crew for British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ have announced a new 48-hour strike. The industrial action is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 10th. United argues the decision was unavoidable after the airline refused to extend the mandate of an ongoing strike vote to allow for talks to resolve a dispute over pay to continue.
Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal.
Representatives from Unite and British Airways are meeting in London today to as the union prepares to call cabin crew out on strike over Christmas. Ahead of the tales, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am delighted that British Airways has heeded our calls for talks.”
Winter sports fans will have a direct gateway to some of Europe’s top snow resorts from Stansted tomorrow with the launch of new British Airways flights to the French Alpine city of Chambery. The well-timed weekend flights will give customers easy access to some of the top snow and ski resorts like Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Meribel and Courchevel.
Cabin crew at British Airways have voted in favour of strike action over what they argue is low pay. Some 79 per cent of the crew that took part in the ballot voted for strike action, with over 2,500 members of the Unite members who crew routes to dozens of destinations now considering action. This could come as soon as December 21st.