Virgin Atlantic war with British Airways continues

Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner

Standing in a brand new British Airways A380, at an altitude of 35,000ft over the Atlantic, Willie Walsh couldn’t resist having a dig at an old rival. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline had, he said, made a bad mistake launching a domestic service from London’s Heathrow airport. “It’s looking terrible. The fact is they […]

Turbulent times for European flag carriers as budget airlines take flight

Air France pilots are now into the second week of a strike over management plans to step up development of its budget Transavia unit where pilots are paid considerably less. The strike has forced Europe’s second largest airline after Lufthansa to ground around half of its flights and is costing it €20 million per day, […]

US Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with British Airways

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld® member British Airways, further enhancing its relationship with the London-based carrier. Beginning today, customers can book tickets on codeshare flights for travel beginning May 14. Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare […]