All posts tagged "British Airways"

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    Air Berlin Joins Oneworld Next Month

    Air Berlin will become a member of the Oneworld alliance on 20th March, while Niki Airlines, which is part of the Air Berlin Group and which commences services from Shannon to Austria this summer, will join as an affiliate member. Air Berlin, whose entry into Oneworld is being sponsored by British Airways,...

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    BA to Resume Flights to Libya

    British Airways plans to resume flights from London Heathrow to Tripoli from Tuesday 1st May 2012, following a thorough security review in conjunction with the UK Government and the Libyan authorities. The airline will fly to and from Tripoli three times a week.

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    BA Introduces First Retrofitted B777-200

    The first of 18 British Airways B777-200s to be retrofitted with the airline’s new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats has commenced operating the London – New York Newark route. The aircraft has also been fitted with BA’s new Thales AVOD IFE system in all cabin classes.

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    IAG Buys BMI for £172.5m Cash

    British Airways and Iberia parent company International Airlines Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG have today reached a binding agreement for IAG to acquire British Midland International for £172.5 million (€206.8m) in cash, although the price is subject to significant reductions. BMI comprises three distinct business units – bmi mainline, bmi regional and...

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    Prize Draw Produces Nine Lucky Winners

    As always, the 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards event offered all attendees the chance to win a...

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    Join the Awards Party – and Win a Prize!

    As always, the 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards event, taking place this Friday at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, will offer all attendees the chance to win one of many great lucky draw prizes, including tickets for two from leading airlines. To whet your appetite, these will include the following – and we...

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    Britain – Nigeria, a Route of Rejection?

    First, a Nigerian airline was denied slots at London Heathrow. Then the Nigerian government threatened to cut British Airways flights in Lagos in retaliation. Then the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority imposed fines of $135 million on BA and $100 million on Virgin Atlantic (they operate 21 return flights a week from Britain...

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    Qatar Airways Wins World’s Best Airline Award

    Over 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 nationalities have voted Qatar Airways as World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax Awards announced at the Paris Air Show. Turkish Airlines won Best Airline in Europe, while easyJet won Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe. Other winners included British Airways (Best Business Class Lounge), Etihad Airways...

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    BA Rolls Out iPads Worldwide

    British Airways announced yesterday that customers worldwide will benefit from a new level of customer service thanks to specially equipped iPad 2s being issued to 2,000 senior cabin crew from next week. This comes after a three-month trial involving 100 senior crew members responsible for delivering service to customers onboard the airline’s...

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    British Airways Hosts Its Best Agents

    British Airways took over the wonderful Wilde’s Restaurant in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel to host more than 60...

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    IAG Tables Offer for BMI

    Sky News City Editor Mark Kleinman has reported this evening that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has tabled a proposal to buy BMI from Lufthansa. “Discussions between the two sides are understood to be at an early stage and could involve a full takeover of the...

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    Iberia Express Takes Off Next Summer

    IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, will launch a new low-cost carrier, Iberia Express, in summer 2012. Based at Barajas Airport in Madrid, the airline will commence with four aircraft and may have 13 by the year-end. These will be existing Iberia aircraft, but new pilots and cabin crew...

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    BA Brand Campaign Backs £5bn Investment

    British Airways’ biggest brand advertising campaign for a decade coincides with a five-year programme of investment. The campaign, on TV, in newspapers and online, showcases the airline’s heritage and highlights the characteristics that make British Airways special: decades of flying know-how, thoughtful service and British style. By placing new emphasis on its...

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    Four-cabin BA Service on London-Moscow

    From 25th March 2012, British Airways’ three daily return flights between London and Moscow Domodedovo Airport will change from a short-haul service offering two cabins to a long-haul operation with a choice of up to four cabins, including the new First cabin. Flights are available to book now, and whichever cabin is...

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    Business Travel Launch at The Lost Society

    ‘Business Travel’, the website, monthly ezine and quarterly magazine for Irish business travellers and bookers, held a launch reception at The Lost Society night club in Powerscourt House, Dublin, last Thursday evening that was attended by an eclectic mix of business travellers, travel agents, TMCs, and representatives of airlines, hotels, media and...

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    BA Seat Sale on Long-haul Flights

    British Airways has announced a new sale that offers passengers from Ireland reductions of more than 30% on long-haul flights to destinations across the globe. The seat sale, which will continue until 20th September 2011, offers passengers the chance to take advantage of savings in all British Airways cabins: First, Club World,...