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British Airways Forms New Codeshare With Kenya Airways

Connectivity is considered to be the very heart of an airline's success because what more could passengers ask for besides convenient and seamless connections to wherever they wish to go. Whilst it might currently seem impossible for any airline to fly to every available destination from its hub, but connections can still be made through codeshare agreements with various airlines. British Airways recently announced a brand new codeshare with Kenya Airways. In the new codeshare, the Oneworld carrier plans to…

British Airways A380 To Return to Service

During the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, British Airways grounded its Airbus A380 fleet, including 12 of the aircraft type. The potential for any change in the future seemed quite uncertain as the pandemic — and the year — went on. Just a couple of months ago,…

British Airways To Axe Its Short-Haul Network At London Gatwick

There had been some hints throughout the past several months, but this time there is an official communication by the carrier itself: following a failed negotiation with the pilots’ union BALPA (British Air Line Pilots Association), British Airways had decided to cancel almost all its short-haul flights from London Gatwick…

British Airways Plans Austin and San Diego resumption

The Covid-19 virus has caused havoc all over the planet and brought virtually all international leisure travel to a standstill. Over the last couple of months, there have been signs of recovery in air travel, with domestic flight numbers increasing. Another major sign of recovery is surfacing, the resumption of…

British Airways Adds New Destinations to 2022 Summer Network

British Airways announced on Wednesday the expansion of its 2022 summer schedule with the addition of flights to the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The airline will connect its hub at London Heathrow's Airport with the islands of São Miguel and Terceira, Portugal. Flights will be operated on a weekly…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…

British Airways Adds Subsidiary to Restructure Short-Haul Operations

The recovery of the aviation industry from the effects of the pandemic is contingent on multiple factors including government restrictions on travel, vaccination rates and individual airlines’ abilities to adapt to the new environment. This week the Wall Street Journal reported that British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG)…

UK ‘Traffic Light’ Travel System Review Provides Some Relief for…

This week provided some relief for the U.K.'s aviation industry with a revision of the government’s much-maligned "traffic light" system of country classification for international passengers returning into England. Germany, Austria and Norway were among seven countries added to the "green list," over the course of the week, though travelers…

British Airways Hints at Return of A380s With Extended Maintenance…

almost all commercial aircraft variants, regardless of manufacturer, have felt some type of impact from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Airbus A380 has certainly been dealt the worst of it when the greater majority of the global fleet was grounded. Worse still, international carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa…

International Airlines Group Aims for 75% of Pre-Pandemic Capacity by…

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced its Q2 results on Friday that indicated progress in the consortium’s recovery from the pandemic. The parent company of the U.K. and European airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL revealed an operating loss of €967 million ($1,148 million) that compares to…