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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.

Airline apologizes for London troubles

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- The head of British Airways has apologized for widespread flight cancellations and delays at the newly opened Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport.

British Airways finalizes Boeing 787 order

SEATTLE, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- British Airways Thursday finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-8s Dreamliner aircraft and 16 787-9s and Brazil's GOL Linhas ordered 34 Boeing 737 jetliners.

British Airways strike called off

LONDON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The two-day strike against British Airways by its largest union was called off Monday after the union agreed to a 4.6 percent pay increase, the airline said.

British Air cancels Heathrow flights

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- British Airways Thursday canceled all London Heathrow Airport flights on two days next week as cabin crews prepared to strike for the first time in a decade.

British seeks to avert three-day strike

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- British Airways, Europe's third-largest airline, called for outside mediation Monday to avert a three-day strike by cabin crew over pay, pensions and staffing.

British Airways to allow crosses

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British Airways, reversing its previous policy, said Friday that employees can wear crosses and other religious symbols on the job.

U.K. airlines slam terror plot handling

LONDON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Simmering anger among British airlines over the government's handling of last week's alleged terror plot discovery could lead to hefty lawsuits.

British Air in spat with airports operator

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Angry words have been exchanged between British Airways and the operator of London's Heathrow airport over mandatory flight reductions.

BA to chop the number of its managers

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British Airways will cut nearly 600 management jobs, more than one-third of its managerial posts, in a bid to save $86 million.

'America, land of the free ride' - BA head

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The outgoing chief of British Airways is blasting U.S. airline policy for promoting inefficiency and protecting unprofitability.
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