Willie Walsh News

Willie Walsh to headline Business Travel Show

Willie Walsh to headline Business Travel Show

Willie Walsh - chief executive of IAG and president of London Chamber of Commerce - will officially open the Business Travel Show next week. Walsh will present a welcome address to thousands of corporate travel buyers and suppliers at 09:45 Tuesday February 5th on the show’s Centre Stage.

Walsh goes on offensive over ‘hugely negative’ APD

Walsh goes on offensive over ‘hugely negative’ APD

5th Oct 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airline Group, has called for the British government to look at the full negative effect Air Passenger Duty is having on the economy. For the good of the economy, Walsh argued chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne needed to look past the fixation with deficit reduction.

Walsh eyes Portuguese TAP

Walsh eyes Portuguese TAP

1st Aug 2011 Airline News

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh has revealed his group is considering a bid for rival carrier TAP Portugal. TAP is being privatised by the Portuguese government as a condition of the recent bail-out of the country by the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

BA surrenders hope of Heathrow third runway

BA surrenders hope of Heathrow third runway

22nd Jun 2011 Airline News

British Airways has given up hope of a third runway being built at Heathrow Airport. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of the airline’s parent company International Airlines Group, said his focus would now turn to expanding operations in cities such as Madrid.

BA boss heckled by cabin crew at AGM

BA boss heckled by cabin crew at AGM

14th Jul 2010 Airline News

British Airways warned its patience with unions representing striking cabin crew had been “exhausted”, at an annual meeting that saw chief executive Willie Walsh booed and heckled by shareholders and staff.

Willie Walsh: I won’t back down from unions

Willie Walsh: I won’t back down from unions

8th Jun 2010 Airline News

British Airways boss Willie Walsh has sent a defiant message to striking cabin crew, saying he will fight “for as long as it takes” to win the bitter battle to break the union’s stranglehold on the struggling airline.