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No sign of Brexit aviation threat being heeded

by John Whelan – irishexaminer.com Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary and the British Airline Pilots’ Association general secretary Brian Strutton may have little in common, but they are in agreement that the UK needs to urgently close out an agreement with the EU on access to the EU’s Open Skies framework post- Brexit. Fresh anxiety was pumped into the concerns of both and the wider aviation industry in mid- December when the EU …

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IAG acquires slots from failed carrier Monarch Airlines

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, has acquired the lucrative take-off and landing slots over at London’s Gatwick Airport, from failed carrier, Monarch Airlines. The administrators disclosed they were completing an exchange of Monarch’s slots for others currently owned by IAG but did not specify the amount IAG was paying under the arrangement to get the more valuable slot times. “As well as representing an excellent recovery …

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Flights between EU and Britain unlikely to be grounded—IAG CEO

International Airlines Group CEO, Willie Walsh, firmly believes that flights between Britain and the European Union will not be grounded once the former leaves the bloc. British Finance Minister Philip Hammond recently remarked that if Britain left the EU without a deal in place, this could result in flights being grounded. But Walsh, whose IAG owns British Airways, believed otherwise and said so in his remarks to a parliamentary committee. …

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British Airways asks UK authorities to resolve long airport delays at immigration controls

British Airways (BA) has requested border authorities of the UK to address “serious inefficiencies” that are causing long queues at airport immigration controls with the impending exit of Britain from the European Union. BA shared that the cause was a new electronic gate system that was introduced last year. This caused long wait in queues, sometimes lasting more than an hour. This made even worse during the busy holiday period …

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IAG chief pushing for all-inclusive air transport agreement

International Airlines Group (IAG) Willie Walsh is angling for a broad air transport agreement that would afford airlines from the UK and the other 27 European Union member nations “all the freedoms of the air” after Brexit. Walsh asked negotiators from both sides of the fence to settle on a pact that was “similar” to, if not “more open” than, the open-skies frameworks the European bloc has with the United …

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Qatar Airways to service British Airways flights during 16-day strike

Qatar Airways has been given permission to operate flights on behalf British Airways, on a “wet lease” agreement during a cabin crew strike that is expected to last 16 days. The strike is part of an ongoing dispute, which started over crew wages between the British carrier and mixed fleet cabin crew who operate the airline’s long and short-haul services. The latest development revolves around sanctions on union members who …

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European Commission called to address airline distribution concerns

The European Commission is being urged to address “dangerous developments” in airline distribution amid concerns regarding discrimination against so-called neutral channels. A letter was sent to regulators in Brussels from an array of travel agency groups and lobbying organizations, such as the European Travel and Technology Services Association, which has the Global Distribution System and a number of online travel agencies as members. The letter warned that the decision by …

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Global IT system malfunction could prove costly for British Airways

British Airways (BA) might be hit with a massive bill for compensation for thousands of passengers who were stranded as a result of a global IT system malfunction. On Saturday, BA was forced to ground all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after the system crash, causing uproar at the said airports. The dilemma continued the following day with more flights getting cancelled. Passengers were seen spending the night at the …

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