Friday, 19 April 2019

Tag Archives: British Airways

British Airways announces huge Boeing order

LONDON: British Airways on Thursday announced a multi-billion dollar deal to buy up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets, after Airbus said it would no longer make the A380 superjumbo. BA-parent IAG said its British carrier would purchase 18 Boeing 777-9 planes, while an option for a further 24 ...

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British Airways stops selling its shares to outside EU citizens

LONDON: The parent company of British Airways and Iberia has stopped the sales of its stock to investors outside of the European Union. EU-ownership rules dictate that more than half of an airline’s stock must be held by shareholders that are based within the economic bloc. International Consolidated Airlines Group ...

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British Airways returns to Pakistan after 10 years

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: British Airways, the United Kingdom’s national carrier, has announced to restart flights to Pakistan after ten years. “British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan – especially on trade and ...

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BA says 185,000 more customers affected in cyber attack

LONDON: British Airways owner IAG on Thursday said that a further 185,000 customers may have had their personal details stolen in a cyber attack earlier this year. This includes the holders of 77,000 payment cards whose name, billing address, email address, card payment information have potentially been compromised. A further ...

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British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

LONDON: British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. The almost two week long hack did not involve travel or passport details, the airline said, adding that it ...

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Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

AFP BRUSSELS: Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France’s failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers. They say repeated strikes by French controllers, particularly in Marseille, are having a devastating impact ...

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British Airways pilot taken off plane, suspected of being drunk

LONDON: A British Airways pilot was taken off a plane on suspicion of being drunk, officials said, before the aircraft took off from London’s Gatwick Airport. The pilot was removed and arrested Thursday night before the British Airways Boeing 777 departed to Mauritius. The incident delayed the flight’s departure by ...

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International Airlines Group steps in to purchase stricken Niki

LONDON: International Airlines Group is to buy assets of the Austrian airline Niki, formerly part of the airberlin group. The deal is worth €20 million and will provide liquidity to Niki of up to €16.5 million. The transaction is being made by a newly formed subsidiary of Vueling which will ...

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British Airways passengers to board in order of their ticket price

LONDON: Passengers will soon be boarding British Airways planes according to how much they paid for their flights. From next month, those who pay the lowest fares will have to wait at the departure gate and board after everyone else. The carrier will introduce a “group boarding” system on all ...

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British Airways apologizes to bed bug-bitten travellers

LONDON: A Canadian family who says they were bitten all over by bed bugs on a flight to England is now getting an apology from the airline. New Westminister resident Heather Szilagyi, her seven-year-old daughter Molly and her fiancé, Eric Neilson, were on an overnight British Airways flight from Vancouver ...

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