Posts Tagged ‘ Willie Walsh ’

Cutting carbon emissions

May 31st, 2021 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Willie Walsh said that a 10-12% cut in carbon emissions by airlines could be an immediate benefit if politicians agreed on better use of air space.

The bold and the desperate

May 26th, 2021 | By

Sounding like the title of a spaghetti western, Simon Calder from the Independent used this phrase last week.

Profiteering and scams

Apr 21st, 2021 | By

Willie Walsh yesterday accused the operators of PCR testing as “profiteering” due to the high prices they charge.

Two ministers don’t make a summer

May 14th, 2020 | By

A holiday this summer with no hassle looks like one being just in the UK. And that is always supposing that the four governments allow you to move about

Reading the runes from BA

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

What it really means is that it indicates the airline bosses see a contraction in business for quite a period and not just a few months.

Saturday snippets: 24th February 2018

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

In a week that saw International Tourist Guide Day, Adrian looks at the smaller tourist and travel stories such as a new helicopter link to the Scillies, price increases ar Disney and Universal and the cancellation of a project to have a zip wire in the Lake District

What’s hot: October 2016

Sep 30th, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world for October

Saturday snippets: 2nd of July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By
Brindley Place, Birmingham

Yes, the rumbles from Brexit continue but Adrian also covers the largest rodeo in the world, Otto the octopus and the non-decision about airport expansion.

Airport rumblings

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

No sooner had the government kicked into touch for six months the decision on where airport expanson would occur in the south east than the bitter arguments are starting.

Aer Lingus to become part of IAG?

Jan 27th, 2015 | By

What imact will the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by BA owner, IAG, have for passengers?

Walsh in blinkers

May 26th, 2014 | By

He says we will be making a mistake if we don’t let Heathrow expand and thinks a second runway will be built at Gatwick as there is less political fallout. But it is obvious that Heathrow is still the apple of his eye.

Concern for airline passengers

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The boss of British Airways and Iberia, Willie Walsh, yesterday hit out at Heathrow saying that it was ripping off passengers by use of excessive charges. Is there truth behind this or is it just two businesses playing politics to get the best deals for themselves?

Will no-frills airlines get a shake-up?

Aug 5th, 2013 | By

At the end of last week, British Airways announced their results. As part of that, it was announced that their no-frills subsidiary, Vueling, had done well. The Times wrote, “The boss of British Airways has thrown down the gauntlet to low-cost airlines by setting out plans for an aggressive expansion of Vueling…”

Competitiveness report shows UK world’s worst for flight taxes

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

UK the worst for air taxes

It’s the Willie and Mikey show!

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

I thought I was dreaming a minute ago. On BBC’s Breakfast, Michael O’Leary from Ryanair and Willie Walsh of the holding company that owns British Airways and Iberia were standing side-by-side having a go at the government about APD.