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Brown snubs BA for Virgin

Brown snubs BA for Virgin

18 August 2009 Airline News

British Airways has suffered another blow after losing a contract to Virgin Atlantic to fly Gordon Brown and his entourage to the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

BA to sell ad space on boarding passes and website

17 August 2009 Airline News

British Airways has become the first major European scheduled airline to sell advertising space on its boarding passes as it seeks new revenue to stem record losses. Jaguar has become the first company to advertise on its website, whilst advertising on boarding passes will start in October.

BA shows green shoots of recovery

6 August 2009 Airline News

British Airways has given its shareholders the first piece of good news this year by reporting an improvement in passenger volumes and fewer empty seats in July. However premium traffic continued to slide as business passengers downsized to economy.

BA “confident” of striking deal with cabin crew

3 August 2009 Airline News

British Airways says it is edging towards an agreement with cabin crew unions over its cost-cutting proposals. With the two sides set to resume talks this Thursday after a 14-day cooling-off period, the airline feels confident of striking a deal that would avert strike action.

BA posts worst loss since privatisation

31 July 2009 Airline News

British Airways has sunk to new a low by posting record pre-tax losses of £148m for the three months ending 30 June, its first quarterly loss since privatisation in 1987. But passenger numbers stabilised during the period and are showing some signs of improvement for the peak summer months.

Strikes loom as BA talks with unions disintegrate

24 July 2009 Airline News

Negotiations between British Airways and cabin-crew unions Unite and GMB have ground to a halt, sparking fears of strike action. The failure to reach an agreement over plans to cut up to 3,700 jobs and freeze pay now leads to the two sides entering a 14-day cooling off period.

BA given £680m cash boost

20 July 2009 Airline News

British Airways has been given a lift after the trustees of its pension fund agreed to forgo £330 million in guarantees. The bail-out comes on top of last week’s agreement by institutional investors to raise £350 through a convertible bond.