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.
International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh has launched a heated attack on the UK Government for damaging the aviation industry during a summit in Beijing.
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.
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.
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.
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of IAG, has expressed a renewed interest in buying Bmi, in a bid to gain the airline’s valuable slots at Heathrow. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association summit in Singapore, he said a potential deal hinged on whether current owner Lufthansa was willing to sell.
BA and Iberia boss Willie Walsh has warned that the EU must delay plans to charge non-European airlines under the emissions trading scheme in order to avoid a trade war between the EU and the US and China. He has also called instead for a global ETS.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, has said a British Airways test flight over the north of England and Scotland, where the ash cloud was meant to be at its densest, on Tuesday “found nothing”.
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.
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.