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Old March 29th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #101
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British Airways commits to Singapore
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Publication Date : 26-03-2013


British Airways (BA) is sticking to Singapore as its hub between London and Australia - despite the decision by its long-time partner Qantas to dump Changi Airport for Dubai.

BA's new Southeast Asia head Rob Williams said: "This remains the hub for Europe-Australasia for BA. I know for other carriers this is now changing but we are committed to Singapore."

From Sunday, Qantas will operate its Australia-Europe flights via the Middle East instead of Singapore, as part of a new deal with Dubai-based Emirates.

The move will end 17 years of close ties between "The Flying Kangaroo" and BA, which had existed as a single airline entity in Singapore with a common office and management team.

Williams, who moved to Singapore earlier this month, told The Straits Times: "Our key hub is London and in terms of the flying that we do to Australia, we operate through Singapore. We always have and we are very happy with that."

Business travellers prefer to stop in Singapore, as do leisure passengers, he said, adding: "This just absolutely works for us."

BA flies twice a day from London to Singapore, which is one of 17 Asian destinations it serves.

On whether there are plans to add more flights on that route to fill the gap when Qantas exits the market, he said: "We're entering a new phase of our operations here so we will study the market. If there is demand for more capacity, we will put in the capacity."

After this week, Singapore Airlines will be the only other carrier to operate Singapore-London flights, with three daily services. This will go up to four in October.

Said Williams: "I only want to fill two flights a day at the moment, which is the right amount of flying between our London hub and Singapore. If they (SIA) choose to fill four, that's fine."

BA offers a very competitive product, he said, with a four-cabin aircraft that includes the popular premium economy cabin.

The service operates out of Heathrow's less-congested Terminal5, which Williams claims offers travellers a better experience. He said: "Don't forget, that when people get there I can take them to a lot more places in Europe and North America very easily with our extensive network."

BA flies 11 times a day between London and New York - one of 27 North American cities it serves from London.

SIA is a "major player" on the Australia-Europe route and has been increasing capacity in and out of Australia, as well as to points in Europe, said spokesman Nicholas Ionides.

The airline has extended its reach in both markets through partnerships with other carriers such as Virgin Australia and Scandinavian Airlines.

Williams said: "For BA, it's business as usual out of Singapore to London. But we're on our own now and the battle is on with other carriers that fly the routes we do."
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Old March 30th, 2013, 03:20 AM   #102
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IAG is a very undeserved thread on this forum anyone know why?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...92Q0U420130327

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IAG on Wednesday raised its takeover offer for Spanish budget airline Vueling (VULG.MC) by almost one third after the Barcelona-based carrier rejected a previous bid.

IAG, which owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia and already holds a 45.85 percent stake in Vueling, upped the offer to 9.25 euros (£7.87) per share from 7 euros previously.

It also said it would extend the acceptance period for the offer to 48 days from 39 days and drop to 4 percent from 90 percent the shareholders acceptance level for the bid.

Shares in Vueling surged after the announcement by 8.8 percent at 9.23 euros at around 4.05 p.m. British time, following a temporary trading suspension.

Acquiring Vueling would help IAG boost its short-haul business and halt losses in Spain in the face of tough competition from cheaper operators and a deep economic crisis.

The company said on Wednesday that Iberia Chief Executive Rafael Sanchez-Lozano had stepped down after months of strikes at the airline.

Loss-making Iberia plans to lay off over 3,000 workers and cut salaries to stay afloat.

Vueling's board said earlier this month that the 7 euros per share offer did not reflect the value of the company. Shares in Vueling traded at 8.42 euros prior to the trading suspension, having risen 17 percent year-to-date.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #103
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IAG is a very undeserved thread on this forum anyone know why?
I am not sure why. With the takeover of bmi and labour dispute at Iberia, they are never far away from the news.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 12:45 AM   #104
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Rumour has it, the A380 on display at the Paris Air Show will be one of BA's.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:31 AM   #105
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And speaking of BA, question: I recall BA operating LHR-MNL via HKG. It was scrapped in the mid-2000s because of high taxes imposed by the Philippine government (which has then been removed this year). On top of that, BA is exploring new markets as it expands its reach even further, and it has looked into MNL once again as a destination.

Question: should BA return to MNL, will it be routed still via HKG before it was suspended, or will it be a nonstop flight? Also, what would be the likelihood that the route, should it be resumed, be operated with a B772 or B77W, if not a B744?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:05 PM   #106
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Rumour has it, the A380 on display at the Paris Air Show will be one of BA's.
I think it's more than a rumour, it was sold as "confirmed" news around. -XLEA will be on display before being flown to LHR to begin short haul routes, which haven't been announced yet. Should've been Madrid, but the apparent lack of A380-capable pushback tractors brought everything back to the drawing board.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:40 PM   #107
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I think it's more than a rumour, it was sold as "confirmed" news around. -XLEA will be on display before being flown to LHR to begin short haul routes, which haven't been announced yet. Should've been Madrid, but the apparent lack of A380-capable pushback tractors brought everything back to the drawing board.
It will be a shame if it isn't Madrid, I was quite looking forward to making a booking. I cannot think of a more suitable BA short haul route.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:51 PM   #108
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It will be a shame if it isn't Madrid, I was quite looking forward to making a booking. I cannot think of a more suitable BA short haul route.
LHR to FRA sounds more of a better route. Two cramp airports could use the A380 shuttle flights.
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LHR to FRA sounds more of a better route. Two cramp airports could use the A380 shuttle flights.
LHR-CDG is a very popular route too -- AF has used the A380 on that route before. What about LHR-FCO, LHR-IST, or even LHR-DME? Those are pretty good destinations for shuttle flights.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 10:08 PM   #110
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LHR to FRA sounds more of a better route. Two cramp airports could use the A380 shuttle flights.
FRA could work as BA does use 767's for the early morning flight out of LHR. However, what makes it less likely is the lack of suitable gates at FRA. Almost all of BA's A319/320 flights operate from remote stands. Negotiating with the airport operator to get A380 stands for a relatively short period of time is not going to be straightforward. Madrid is 767 throughout the day and with lots of connecting passengers.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:31 PM   #111
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British Airways Boosts Boeing 787 Order With Iberia Set for More

British Airways (IAG) parent IAG said it will buy 18 additional Boeing Co. (BA) 787s and possibly more Dreamliners for its Iberia arm once restructuring measures for the Spanish unit take hold.

British Airways is exercising existing options for 787s to be delivered from 2017 through 2021 and phase out Boeing 747-400s, IAG said in a statement today.

IAG said it has also secured an unspecified number of additional delivery slots for future Iberia needs,
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IAG has exercised all of it's 18 options for the 787, plus it seems that they have "bought" new options for a future order for Iberia.

With this order they boost BA total orders to 42, there's no info in the article if it will be -8s or -9s.


This news comes days after the Wall Street Journal reported that IAG was about to order the A350.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...9300K620130401

IAG also expressed their interest in the 777X recently.


It looks like IAG is busy working on the future of their wide body fleet.

They have about 150 planes to replace (all A340, 747, 767 and 772) in the next 2 decades, with a total of 50 outstanding orders (A333, A380, 77W, 787) there are still 100 more to be filled. Enough for some big orders for both Airbus and Boeing, starting with this 787 order.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:38 PM   #112
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This is probably an indication that BA will, as the reports suggest, order the A350 soon. Great to see their new long haul fleet taking shape. Presumably the A350 order announcement will come when they roll out their first A380 in full colours.
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British Airways Parent IAG Wins Vueling Backing for Takeover Bid
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British Airways' Lebanon passengers can fly 'Red Carpet Route' in style on airline's first A380:

British Airways has announced that the airline's first Airbus A380 will fly on the 'Red Carpet Route' to Los Angeles, with tickets now on sale. The home of Hollywood will be the inaugural destination for the first A380 to be operated by a UK airline, benefiting passengers from Lebanon flying to Los Angeles via London Heathrow.

The double-decker superjumbo is due to be delivered to British Airways in July and seats are now on sale for flights from October 15, 2013.

The arrival of the A380 has entailed a multi-million pound redevelopment of British Airways' Heathrow engineering base to support maintenance of the world's largest commercial aircraft type. This included two 24-tonne roof 'eyebrows' being lifted into place in one of the hangars to raise the height of the entrance to accommodate the A380's 24-metre tailfin.


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Old April 30th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #116
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Arriving as BA15 from London-Heathrow.
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Taken over control of veuling as sharholder accepted IAGs offer.
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BA's livery looks pretty cool on the A380. Starting to like it more and more. Can't wait to see it in the USA!
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