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British Airways

Industrial Action Threat as BA Talks Break Down

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has announced that its talks with British Airways have broken down without agreement. The two organisations had been holding conciliation talks at conciliation body ACAS over recent days in a long-running dispute over pay

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IAG Announcement Gives MAX Desperately Needed Boost

After several turbulent months, Boeing’s embattled 737 MAX airliner has been bolstered by a Letter of Intent for 200 examples from International Airlines Group (IAG). The deal, worth in excess of $24bn at list prices, is the type’s first sale

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Royal Seal of Approval

Her Majesty The Queen has visited British Airways headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow, as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. During her visit on May 23, the Queen was introduced to cabin crew who were dressed in heritage uniforms from across

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Revamp for BA at Johannesburg

British Airways (BA) has announced that its two airline lounges at Johannesburg/OR Tambo will close this week to undergo refurbishment works. BA’s Galleries First and Galleries Club facilities at the South African hub will be out of use for guests,

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US Carriers Lead Global Brand Race

Brand Finance, an independent business valuation and strategy consultancy, has published its 2019 rankings of major global airlines. It charts carriers by estimating likely future revenues via the calculation of a royalty rate that would be charged for the brand’s

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First Look: BA’s New ‘Club Suite’

British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat, which the carrier has branded as its ‘Club Suite’. The Heathrow-based airline has confirmed the product will debut on the first of its Airbus A350-1000 jets in July. An enormous step

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Third BA Retrojet Revealed

The third in a series of four British Airways (BA) heritage liveries has entered service. A second Boeing 747-400, G-BNLY (c/n 27090), has returned to the Landor colours it wore when delivered on February 10, 1993. The design, worn by

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British European Airways Reappears

British Airways has unveiled the second of a series of heritage liveries to mark its centenary later this year. The aircraft, Airbus A319 G-EUPJ (c/n 1232), touched down at London/Heathrow on March 4 in its new British European Airways (BEA)

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British Airways Orders 777X

British Airways (BA) has committed to purchasing 42 Boeing 777-9s, with the carrier signing a firm deal for 18 aircraft, plus options for a further 24. The February 28 contract, valued at up to $18.6bn, is part of the airline’s

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BA Confirm Retro Livery 747

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has confirmed plans to paint up to four jets in historical liveries. The first will be in the style of its predecessor BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), with a Boeing 747,

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