News Cantor Fitzgerald had offices on the top floor of the World Trade Centre's north tower.

Cantor Fitzgerald lost hundreds of employees in the attack, and accused American Airlines of negligence.

BA boosted by Kinnock call to allow sale of runway slots

NEIL KINNOCK, the European Transport Commissioner, yesterday promised moves to allow airlines to sell their landing and take-off slots - one of the most sensitive issues in the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines.

France hits at BA in new air war

FRANCE is preparing to ban foreign rivals from making long-haul flights out of Paris's Orly Airport. The move is intended to shelter state- owned Air France from two of its biggest rivals, British Airways and American Airlines which plan to merge, French airport unions said.

BA expects a boost from higher earnings

BRITISH AIRWAYS, Europe's largest airline, is expected to post a substantial rise in first-quarter earnings tomorrow, which could bolster the company share price, writes Hilary Clarke.

BA begins to feel the summer heat

AS SUMMER sales go, the decision by British Airways to sell off 2 million tickets at bargain basement prices this weekend takes some beating. To put the offer into perspective, that is equal to 6 per cent of its annual passenger traffic. It is, of course, not an act of complete philanthropy towards the travelling public. Many of the seats on offer would otherwise have remained empty, others are on routes where business traffic has dried up for the summer. The promotion will also act as a loss-leader, tempting some passengers into travel agents and ticket shops where they will end up paying the full-fare. Then there is the sheer public relations value of the exercise, which is considerable.

Outlook: A few dome thoughts

THE SECRETARY of State for Trade and Industry, Peter Mandelson would like to make a statement about the British Airways/American Airlines alliance. But before that, he wishes to make a rather longer statement about his role in the Millennium Dome.

Brussels gets tough on BA/American merger

BRITISH AIRWAYS will be forced to accept tough conditions on airport runway slots and route dominance in exchange for EU clearance for its planned merger with American Airlines, the EU's Competition Commissioner, Karel Van Miert, said in an interview with The Independent.

BA set to accept tougher conditions

BRITISH AIRWAYS' two-year battle with the European Commission to win approval for its alliance with American Airlines is expected to end in the next two weeks with the UK airline accepting a compromise deal.

Bluechip: Profitable BA is set to fly high again

FOR a one-time stock market high flyer, British Airways has fallen to earth with a bump since it peaked at 748p in the middle of 1997. Although it has since recovered to 652p, the shares are still well off their highs and have lagged the market by almost 10 per cent in the past year.

Outlook: In the end, Ayling may have to take off

Outlook nn delays to BA's american link, ionica's problems and why newcastle's head-hunting will be hard

US airlines team up

US airlines team up

Van Miert rejects airlines' criticism of competition policy

The European Commission's senior competition official hit back at European airline bosses yesterday, rejecting their criticism of Commission competition policy and accusing them of not being interested in true liberalisation, particularly on the most lucrative routes.

Ayling's high-flying ambition

Youthful and personable-looking, British Airways chief executive Bob Ayling doesn't come across as a strike-breaker.

Travel: She's got a ticket to ride, but they don't care

There is surely no worse travel nightmare than this, writes Simon Calder. It is 4.30am, and you are 6,000 miles from home at a check- in desk at the world's highest international airport. You have just learnt that your mother has died suddenly.

Brussels may ease conditions to approve BA alliance

Karel Van Miert, the European Competition Commissioner, gave the first hint yesterday that Brussels is prepared to compromise over the concessions it is demanding in return for approving the British Airways- American Airlines alliance.
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