Archive for the 'British Air' Category

British Airways cuts costs

Monday, July 6th, 2009

London, UK – Also delayed the delivery of Airbus A-380s (WAPA) – British Airways announced a 20% cost-cutting plan for this year, to face economic difficulties caused by the international air transport crisis. Among them there is also the delay of the delivery of 12 Airbus A-380s ordered by the carrier. The airline announced that […]

Heathrow’s new terminal will not be ready for 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Heathrow’s flagship new terminal, hailed as the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics, will not be ready for the event. By David Millward, Transport Editor Last Updated: 11:48AM BST 02 Sep 2008 Telegraph Heathrow Terminal 5 The shambolic opening of Terminal 5 earlier this year has thrown the timetable into complete disarray Photo: AFP/Getty Images […]

Virgin Atlantic ready to take on BA

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

By Mark Kleinman Last Updated: 1:26am BST 31/08/2008 The Telegraph Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has engaged heavyweight City advisers to engineer its role in a round of airline industry consolidation likely to be fuelled by the high oil price and an increasingly tough operating environment. People close to Virgin Atlantic say that Credit Suisse […]

Airlines mock decision to award BAA Olympics role

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

VisitTimes Online BAA has been appointed as a security adviser to the organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in a move that has been ridiculed by airlines, which have criticised the airports operator for long queues and poor service. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is using BAA as an adviser on issues such as selection […]

Australia- Flight of the airlines

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

It’s the end of the affair for Australia and continental carriers, writes Peter Needham. Where have all the European airlines gone? One by one, the airlines based in continental Europe that used to fly to Australia have departed permanently. They are still represented here but they no longer fly their own aircraft into this country. […]

BA sends bags by road to Milan

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Rashid Razaq, Evening Standard 02.04.08 Related Articles Beyond a joke, fumes businessman stranded after three cancelled flights %3Cbody%3E%3Cdiv%20id%3D%22adDiv%22%3E%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A// British Airways is sending thousands of suitcases by road to a sorting office in Milan because of the huge backlog created by chaos at Terminal 5. The airline will use lorries to transport some of the 20,000 […]

Simon Calder: Terminal 5 is a breathtaking display of institutional hubris

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

BA’s botched Terminal 5 opening is sadly typical of Britain’s transport system 29 March 2008 The destinations may have been different – Norway and South Africa rather than Norfolk and Suffolk – but the breathtakingly botched opening of Heathrow Terminal 5 was the week’s second example of corporate complacency in the face of transport meltdown. […]