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Airlines launch legal action against UK over quarantine

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:30 PM

British Airways, EasyJet, and Ryanair say Britain's quarantine policy for arrivals will have 'a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy and destroy thousands of jobs'

ARRIVALS. Travelers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London on March 19, 2020, after being flown back from Cuba. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

British Airways parent dives into huge quarterly loss

May 07, 2020 - 4:35 PM

International Airlines Group posts a net loss of 1.68 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in the 1st quarter of 2020

BRITISH AIRWAYS. An aircraft of the airline parked in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs

Apr 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

British Airways' parent company International Airlines Group says it is slashing jobs as passenger demand will take 'several years' to return to 2019 levels

VIRUS IMPACT. A plane of British Airways, which is temporarily laying off thousands of employees. File photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

British Airways temporarily lays off 28,000 staff – union

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:15 AM

Around 60% of British Airways' workforce would be affected

VIRUS IMPACT. A plane of British Airways, which is forced to cancel flights over the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Top airlines axe flights as coronavirus saps demand

Mar 03, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Ryanair predicts that the novel coronavirus outbreak would spark more European airline collapses in a sector already marked by fierce competition

HACKED. British airline reveals massive hack with hundreds of thousands of users affected. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

British Airways fined £183m over computer theft of passenger data

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:58 PM

In a statement, IAG says the UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the UK Data Protection Act, totalling £183.39 million or around $229.7 million

BRITISH AIRWAYS. A British Airways Airbus A320 commercial plane with registration G-TTOB is landing at Geneva Airport on March 22, 2019 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Airlines halt Hormuz flights amid U.S.-Iran crisis

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The suspensions come after the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States issued a Notice to Airmen 'prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'

STRAIT OF HORMUZ. A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:59 AM

BA advises anyone who believed they may have been affected to contact their bank or credit card provider and follow their recommendations

HACKED. British airline reveals massive hack with hundreds of thousands of users affected. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Nutty issue: Singapore Airlines stops serving peanuts

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The Singapore flag carrier joins other airlines which have stopped handing out peanuts as snacks to customers

DREAMLINER. File photo of Singapore Airlines (SIA) world's first Boeing 787-10 aircraft taxis to the terminal after its arrival from Boeing's production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina at Singapore Changi Airport on March 28, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

May 28, 2017 - 3:24 PM

BA cancelled all its flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday May 27 after the IT failure which shut down all of the carrier s check in and operational systems

NOT GOING ANYWHERE. Travelers wait stranded at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 after British Airways flights where cancelled at Heathrow Airport in west London on May 27, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Dubai airport raises capacity with new extension

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Around 85 million passengers are expected to pass through Dubai International Airport in 2016

epa05178337 A handout photograph released by the Dubai Airport on 24 February 2016 shows the British Airways Boeing 747 flight 105 after landing at Dubai airport new Concourse D, Dubai, UAE. Reports state the new Concourse D was officially opened on 24 February with cost of 1.2 billion US dollars, and is expected to increase the capacity of the airport by an additional 15 million passengers annually. EPA/DUBAI AIRPORT / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Europe 'big 5' airlines launch new alliance

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Airlines for Europe A4E alliance calls for an end to excessive fees paid by travellers

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, 2 injured

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:02 AM

2ND UPDATE The Federal Aviation Administration says the fire broke out in the plane s left engine prompting the crew to abort takeoff

Image courtesy Bradley Hampton/Twitter

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Health ministers from west African nations hit by Ebola will gather in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday to discuss responses to the epidemic

French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) staff members standing wearing protective gear at the MSF ELWA hospital in Monrovia, 21 August 2014. Zoom Dosso/AFP

iPhone 6 preview (TechRap)

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In just 3 months Apple should announce the new iPhone we go over everything you need to know about yet to be released smartphone

WebHits: Visiting Mum

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:00 AM

A young man who left his home when he was 17 is reunited with his mother

EU approves Delta-Virgin Atlantic airline deal

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:14 PM

The European Commission concludes the deal does not raise competition concerns

DELTA IN CHARGE. Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Photo from Virgin Atlantic's official Facebook page