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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.

David Prosser: Unions and employers both have much to lose

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?

Turbulence for BA, Iberia as fuel bills rise by a third

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.

BA and partner Iberia's losses down

British Airways and merger partner Iberia posted smaller losses today in the pair's first set of results since joining forces in January.

First quarterly results since BA / Iberia merger

International Airlines Group announces its first set of quarterly results since it was formed out of the merger of British Airways and Iberia.

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May is the month to catch the Spanish capital at its most enticing, with a feast of cuisine and culture to enjoy.

Bonus for ex-BA boss after profits

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.

BA cabin crew vote for more strikes

British Airways cabin crew have voted by more than 8-1 to stage fresh strikes in their long-running row with the airline.

BA braced for strike ballot result

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.

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Market Report: Falling cotton price puts Next in pole position

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.

Thomas Cook adds fuel surcharge to holiday bills

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.

BA-Iberia may raise fuel surcharges

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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