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Iberia struggling with turnaround

MADRID, May 11 (UPI) -- An airline industry analyst said the former Spanish national airline Iberia remains mired down by past practices.
Airline plans for 16-nation eurozone

Airline plans for 16-nation eurozone

MADRID, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The parent company of Spain's national airline Iberia said it was reviewing the firm's business plan given the possibility that Spain could exit the eurozone.

Britain takes steps to cut Heathrow lines

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Immigration officers are being added at London's Heathrow International Airport to cut waiting time at passport control, officials said Tuesday.

Deal could end BA walkouts

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- The Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association said it reached a preliminary agreement with BA that could end a series of costly work stoppages.

Walsh says strike has not grounded BA

BERLIN, June 7 (UPI) -- British Airways Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said Monday that striking flight crew members had failed to stop the airline from flying.

British Airways cabin crews set to strike

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Talks between British Airways and cabin crews have fallen apart, a union official said, as members prepared for a five-day walkout set to start Monday.
Ash cancels more flights in Britain

Ash cancels more flights in Britain

LONDON, May 18 (UPI) -- Airline passengers in Britain faced flight cancellations and delays in a new round of no-fly alerts caused by ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

BA and Iberia move close to a deal

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Airways Thursday warned no deal was guaranteed as the board of directors at the Spanish airline Iberia agreed to a merger with BA.

British Airways to trim workforce by 3,000

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- British Airways said Friday it would cut 3,000 jobs as it lost more than $484 million from April through the end of September.

Ridgway criticizes BA strategy

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive Officer Steve Ridgway said British Airways was trying to stifle competition as it considered merging with Australia's Qantas.

BA and Iberia discuss possible merger

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Spanish airline Iberia and British Airways are discussing a merger plan that would maintain the two separate brands, the companies said Tuesday.

British Airways adds fuel charges

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Business and first-class passengers on all British Airways flights are being hit with a higher surcharge to cover rising fuel costs, company officials say.

BA executive humble on terminal problems

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- British Airways Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh told a British transportation committee that problems at a new terminal were his responsibility.

Heathrow terminal directors depart

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- Two British Airways directors are leaving the company just weeks after Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 opened with a long list of problems, BA said Tuesday.

British Airways pilots call for new CEO

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- British Airways pilots want airline Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh fired over problems at London Heathrow's new Terminal 5, the pilots' union said.
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Willie "Bowler" Walsh was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Blackrock and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1912 until 1915.

Walsh first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Cork senior team in the early part of the 20th century. He first tasted success in 1912 when he captured a Munster winners’ medal following a 5-2 to 3-2 defeat of Tipperary. The subsequent All-Ireland final saw Cork take on arch rivals Kilkenny. A close game ensued, however, a Sim Walton goal gave ‘the Cats’ a lift and helped them to a 2-1 to 1-3 victory over Cork and a second consecutive All-Ireland title.

Cork lost their provincial crown in 1913; however, in 1915 ‘the Rebels’ were back. An 8-2 to 2-1 defeat of Clare gave Walsh a second Munster winners’ medal. Cork later lined out in the All-Ireland final with Laois providing the opposition. Walsh’s side were the overwhelming favourites going into the game and took a 3-0 to 2-2 lead at half-time. A terrible downpour hampered the hurling with some players lining out in their overcoats. At full-time Laois were the champions for the first and only time in their history.

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