Monday, 18 January 2021

Tag Archives: British Airways

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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Britons face airport delays due to new EU security rules

LONDON: The Government has been urged to pressure EU states to adequately staff their airports as British holidaymakers face more delays due to new security measures. Passengers have queued for up to four hours at airports this week, with some EU states criticised for not bringing in extra staff. The ...

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BA throws support behind new Heathrow runway plan

LONDON: The owner of British Airways has thrown its support behind a new third runway plan for London’s Heathrow airport from the wealthy founder of the Arora hotel group who claims he can cut the price of the project by up to £7bn. “Arora’s Heathrow proposal is a welcome alternative ...

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British Airways left to count cost of weekend IT meltdown

LONDON: Shares in the parent company of British Airways fell yesterday after a huge IT failure left 75,000 passengers stranded over a holiday weekend, dealing a major blow to an airline that once marketed itself as “the world’s favourite”. The British flag carrier had to cancel all flights from London’s ...

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