Willie Walsh got a new job this month: the Irish government hired the British Airways supremo as chairman of advisers to its state debt agency. And the latest evidence of the impact of Mr Walsh’s drastic cost-cutting at International Airlines Group (IAG) suggests the Irish couldn’t have found a better person for the job.
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Saturday 04 June 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Outlook The end of the dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew is to be welcomed, but there may be a lesson to be drawn from the way in which the agreement was finally reached. Note that a settlement has been agreed within a few months of new leaders taking the helm at both BA and Unite, the trade union that represents the staff. Was that the key?
Saturday 07 May 2011
The airline formed by the merger of Iberia and British Airways yesterday laid bare the industry's battle to combat soaring oil prices, saying its fuel costs had rocketed by nearly a third in its first quarter.
Friday 06 May 2011
British Airways and merger partner Iberia posted smaller losses today in the pair's first set of results since joining forces in January.
Sunday 01 May 2011
International Airlines Group announces its first set of quarterly results since it was formed out of the merger of British Airways and Iberia.
Saturday 30 April 2011
May is the month to catch the Spanish capital at its most enticing, with a feast of cuisine and culture to enjoy.
Friday 01 April 2011
Willie Walsh accepted his first annual bonus in three years as the boss of British Airways after the airline handed him a £420,000 windfall last year.
Monday 28 March 2011
British Airways cabin crew have voted by more than 8-1 to stage fresh strikes in their long-running row with the airline.
Sunday 27 March 2011
British Airways will face the renewed threat of strikes by its cabin crew tomorrow when the result of the latest ballot in a long-running dispute will be announced.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Wednesday 16 March 2011
The top-tier index may have finished weaker last night for the fifth day in a row as fears rose over the effects of the earthquake in Japan, but Next was one of the few wearing blue thanks to an easing in the price of cotton.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Travel giant Thomas Cook is re-introducing fuel surcharges, blaming ever-rising oil prices for supplements that could add as much as 4 per cent to holiday costs.
Friday 25 February 2011
Passengers flying with British Airways and its partner carrier Iberia are likely to face further fuel surcharges, the boss of the merged airlines said today.
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