British Airways

NEWS: British Airways – confirmed up to 36,000 staff furloughed, B747s at Bournemouth, some services resume late April, single runway at Heathrow

BA furloughs up to 36,000 staff Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, which represents thousands of workers employed by British Airways, has today (Thursday 2 April) reached agreement with BA about how workers will be protected during the coronavirus crisis. The staff include ground workers, cabin crew and head…


NEWS: BA to leave Gatwick – could Gatwick close?, Marriott another data breach for up to 5.2 million people & BA explores Ryanair merger for low cost long haul?

British Airways to leave Gatwick temporarily As I predicted, with Gatwick North terminal closing, BA are moving their operation to Heathrow on a temporary basis. In a statement they said “Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule…



NEWS: UK Government helps stranded travellers, BA refund voucher changes and extends credit, Virgin’s remaining routes and ABTA’s requests to government

UK Government helps stranded travellers The government announced on Monday that they will be helping UK nationals to travel home. Where commercial flights exist, airlines should try to book travellers on an alternative route home or another airline. This should be at no or minimal additional cost. Dominic Raab advised…