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British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, headquartered in London, England, near its main hub at Heathrow Airport. It is the second largest airline in the United Kingdom, based on fleet size and passengers carried, behind easyJet. In January 2011 BA merged with Iberia, creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), a holding company registered in Madrid, Spain. IAG is the world's third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest in Europe. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the FTSE 100 Index. British Airways is the first passenger airline to have generated more than $1 billion on a single air route in a year.

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Fresh moves by IAG and KLM to weather the crisis [Video]

Fresh moves by IAG and KLM to weather the crisis

IAG, the owner of British Airways, said it planned to raise 2.75 billion euros from shareholders to prop up its finances and allow it to survive what could be a longer-than-expected collapse in flying,..

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BA aims to sell shares, dodge bailout - sources [Video]

BA aims to sell shares, dodge bailout - sources

British Airways-owner IAG plans to raise money from investors and avoid a government bailout, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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British Airways Retires Fleet Of Boeing 747s [Video]

British Airways Retires Fleet Of Boeing 747s

According to CNN Business, British Airways will retire 31 Boeing 747 jets, four years ahead of schedule. The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out the demand for air travel, and many airlines are cutting..

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British Airways retires 747 fleet early [Video]

British Airways retires 747 fleet early

British Airways, the world's largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the novel coronavirus pandemic sent air travel into freefall. Francis..

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Declining travel due to pandemic forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747s [Video]

Declining travel due to pandemic forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747s

British Airways is to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s with immediate effect.The airline has used the craft since July 1989 and is currently the world’s biggest operator of the 747-400 model.

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Johnson and Starmer clash over BA redundancies [Video]

Johnson and Starmer clash over BA redundancies

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clashed in the House of Commons over how airline British Airways are dealing with redundancies. During PMQs Starmer called on the Prime Minister to personally intervene...

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European stocks sink on second wave fears [Video]

European stocks sink on second wave fears

European shares sank Wednesday as infections soared in some U.S. states and second-wave fears rose globally. Julian Satterthwaite reports

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EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place [Video]

EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place

EasyJet aircraft took to the skies for the first time since March 30 on Monday, as the British carrier resumed a small number of mainly domestic flights after weeks of lockdown. Ciara Lee reports

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Huw Merriman: British Airways is 'barrelling down' on its own employees [Video]

Huw Merriman: British Airways is 'barrelling down' on its own employees

Conservative MP Huw Merriman, chairman of the Commons Transport Select Committee, talks about the group's findings on the conduct of British Airways throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

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British Airways’ treatment of staff a national disgrace, MPs say [Video]

British Airways’ treatment of staff a national disgrace, MPs say

British Airways’ treatment of its workforce during the coronavirus pandemic “is a national disgrace”, MPs have said. The Commons Transport Select Committee accused the airline of a “calculated..

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As Britain imposes quarantine airlines issue legal warning [Video]

As Britain imposes quarantine airlines issue legal warning

Britain's quarantine plan was rushed into existence, is out of proportion and should be challenged in the courts, according to the head of easyJet which has joined rivals in threatening legal..

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Global stocks and euro gain ahead of U.S. jobs report [Video]

Global stocks and euro gain ahead of U.S. jobs report

World stocks held their ground near three-month highs as the euro hit its highest level since March 10, thanks to Europe's stimulus boost, fueling hopes for a global rebound. Ciara Lee reports

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British Airways pilots back job loss deal

british airways pilots back job loss deal
LONDON: British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 per cent with 270 jobs lost, according to aviation union BALPA. The deal, announced Friday, comes as the..
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British Airways pilots to vote on deal over job and pay cuts row

Union says 'hugely disappointing' nearly 300 jobs still to be axed despite three-month negotiations
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British Airways retires entire 747 fleet early

british airways retires entire 747 fleet early
British Airways (BA) PLC, the world’s largest operator of Boeing Co 747s, is to retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the COVID-19 pandemic sent air travel into freefall. For..
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Viral Video Falsely Claims British Airways is Shutting Operations

viral video falsely claims british airways is shutting operations
A viral video on social media claims that British Airways has applied to dismiss its entire workforce from 15 June and is shutting down its operations. However, no such announcement has been made by..
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Union goes to British Airways investors to stop job, pay cuts

union goes to british airways investors to stop job, pay cuts
London — The trade union battling British Airways (BA) has met investors in its parent company IAG, seeking to ramp up pressure on the airline over plans to cut staff, pay and conditions. BA plans to..
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British Airways' treatment of staff 'a disgrace', say MPs

MPs say the airline's planned job cuts are a "calculated attempt to take advantage" of the virus crisis.
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BA, easyJet and Ryanair fight British quarantine with legal action

ba, easyjet and ryanair fight british quarantine with legal action
British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair said on Friday they have begun legal action against the British government's quarantine policy in a bid to overturn what they see as overly strict rules. ......
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UK's airlines go legal against two-week self-quarantine rules

uk's airlines go legal against two-week self-quarantine rules
London: The biggest airlines operating in the UK sued the government to overturn its requirement that people arriving in Britain self-isolate for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. British Airways..
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British Airways to sell art collection to raise cash

The airline's collection includes art by Damien Hirst and Bridget Riley, with one work worth £1m-plus.
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British Airways does not attend meeting with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel

British Airways and its parent company IAG did not attend a meeting on Thursday with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel, with the meeting meant to discuss the UK's new quarantine plans.
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Has Shearings collapsed and can customers get a refund on booked trips?

has shearings collapsed and can customers get a refund on booked trips?
Coach travel has always been a popular custom in the UK (Picture: Getty) With ‘normal’ still a long way off, coronavirus continues to impact businesses across the world – with the travel industry..
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BA owner says burning cash, quarantine plan will make it worse

British Airways owner IAG has exhausted every avenue to shore up its finances and is burning through cash, its CEO said on Monday, as the aviation industry warned of the fresh damage it would suffer if..
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Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs and leave Gatwick

virgin atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs and leave gatwick
More bad news from the airline industry – just a week after British Airways announced it was axing almost a quarter of their staff, Virgin Atlantic have now said they too will have to cut thousands..
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British Airways to make up to 12,000 workers redundant, parent IAG says


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British Airways to lay off 28,000 employees, 60% of its workforce

british airways to lay off 28,000 employees, 60% of its workforce
The United Kingdom's flagship airline British Airways (BA) will temporarily lay off 28,000 employees, which is a staggering 60% of its entire workforce, news agency PTI reported. The move comes amid..
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Britain to spend 75 million pounds getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds ($93 million) to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin..
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British Airways due to make pilot redundancies: union

British Airways is due to make an unspecified number of pilots redundant according to UK pilot union BALPA, as the airline seeks to reduce its costs to try survive the coronavirus crisis.
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Airlines seek cost cuts and aid to survive coronavirus

British Airways warned of job losses and Norwegian Air said it had "weeks not months" to avert collapse, as airlines look for cost cuts and government help in the face of a crippling travel slump..
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Coronavirus to drive European airline industry shakeout

The coronavirus will accelerate a Darwinian shakeout in Europe's overcrowded airline industry that ultimately benefits Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG, industry experts predict.
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Two British Airways baggage handlers test positive for Covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate

two british airways baggage handlers test positive for covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate
Two British Airways staff have been sent home to self-isolate and recover after contracting coronavirus, Public Health England have confirmed to the airline. It’s the second big hit to the UK’s..
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Two British Airways staff test positive for virus, have been isolated

Two British Airways members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus, have been isolated and are recovering at home, the airline said on Friday.
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Flybe 2nd British Airline to Fail, Stranding Travelers

flybe 2nd british airline to fail, stranding travelers
The struggling British airline Flybe has collapsed, leaving passengers stranded and told to find their own way home. UK Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement Thursday that financially troubled..
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Former British Airways steward reveals his top tips for getting a flight upgrade (and yes, ...

former british airways steward reveals his top tips for getting a flight upgrade (and yes, ...
Business and first class on planes are a world apart from economy - and so there is almost no greater thrill for a passenger than being upgraded from the back to the front. Want to know how to snare..
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Airlines at center of storm as coronavirus spreads

European airlines stepped up their warnings over the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, with British Airways-owner IAG and Finnair flagging a hit to profits and easyJet reporting a big drop in demand into..
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British Airways cancels mainland China flights until end of March

British Airways said on Monday all its flights to mainland China had been canceled until the end of March as the government continues to advise against all but essential travel to the country due to an..
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British Airways flight crosses Atlantic from New York to London in under five hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours.
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British Airways records fastest ever New York-London flight at more than 800mph, as Storm Ciara ...

british airways records fastest ever new york-london flight at more than 800mph, as storm ciara ...
A British Airways flight has likely broken the fastest-ever subsonic New York to London crossing time after reaching speeds of more than 800mph. ...
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Ex-PM David Cameron's bodyguard 'left gun in aeroplane toilet'

A Met Police officer is being investigated after the incident on a British Airways flight to the UK.
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David Cameron bodyguard suspended after 'leaving loaded gun in plane toilet'

Passport belonging to Mr Cameron reportedly found alongside firearm by passenger on British Airways flight
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British Airways, Iberia suspend direct flights to mainland China amid virus fears

British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China, one of the biggest names in aviation to do so, as worries grow about the impact of the spreading coronavirus on global..
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U.S., Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city on Wednesday while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China where deaths from a virus leapt to 133 and major..
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British Airways, Lion Air and Seoul Air suspend all flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak

British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the coronavirus outbreak.
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Japan, U.S. pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the..
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Coronavirus: British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China

UK government has warned against travel to country and is working on evacuating stranded Britons
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British Airways suspends bookings for China flights after coronavirus warnings

British Airways has suspended bookings on its website for direct flights from London to Beijing and Shanghai until March, after warnings over travel to China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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UK government help for Flybe compliant with state aid rules - PM's spokesman

uk government help for flybe compliant with state aid rules - pm's spokesman
The British government's support for regional airline Flybe is fully compliant with rules on state aid, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, after British Airways owner IAG..
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British Airways owner's boss Willie Walsh to step down

The chief executive of British Airways owner International Airlines Group is set to retire.
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