British Airways boss: ‘Cost cutting not to blame’ for mass delays
The boss of British Airways has insisted that outsourcing jobs and cost cutting was not to blame for the ‘catastrophic’ computer system failure which left tens of thousands of passengers stranded. He has insisted he would be staying in his job.
1,500 airport staff vote for Christmas strike over pay
If you’re hoping to join the great Christmas getaway next weekend then beware: check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at 18 airports across the country have voted for a 48 hour strike from December 23rd. Pilots at Virgin Atlantic and British Airways cabin staff are also planning industrial action over the festive period.
BA owner buys BMI
The owner of British Airways is buying BMI from Lufthansa – giving it control of more than half of Heathrow’s take-off slots.
Heathrow-Gatwick rail link would create aircraft hub
A high-speed railway connection linking Heathrow and Gatwick airports is being considered by ministers as an option to expand London’s air capacity.
Long-running BA cabin crew strike close to end
Talks between the union and British Airways management concluded on Wednesday “to the satisfaction of both parties”. The unions will consider the latest offer on Thursday.
UK snow: who pays for the airport mayhem?
As Britain battles a sixth day of travel chaos, Patrick Winters of Airfinance Journal looks at who pays for the snow delays, and how the airlines will fare.
Christmas travel disruption: how many people affected?
Hundreds of thousands of people may not reach their Christmas destinations abroad because of the travel chaos in Britain and elsewhere in Europe. Channel 4 News looks at the full picture.
Unite boss McCluskey warns of ‘inevitable’ strikes
Ken McCluskey, new leader of the country’s biggest union, pledges to lead the fight against the coalition government’s cuts – and refuses to rule out the possibility of a general strike.