JetBlue appears to have secured a second permanent daily slot at London’s Heathrow Airport beginning in Summer 2023. This allows the carrier to operate double daily flights into one of the most difficult markets to secure access.
Iberia will shift to a revenue-based earning scheme for its loyalty program at the end of November. British Airways will soon follow.
Their overlap in the inflight connectivity segment could derail the proposed merger between Viasat and Inmarsat. UK regulators announced plans to further investigate the competitive impact of the deal.
The battle to win over more premium passengers on the world’s highest revenue route* will take a major turn later this year. American Airlines and British Airways will formally consolidate operations at JFK Terminal 8, with a new suite of lounges and premium check-in area, among other changes.
British Airways will install its updated Club Suites business class across its Heathrow-based 777 fleet. Retrofits are expected to complete by the end of 2022.
The British Airways A380 is officially coming back. The airline will use its largest aircraft to carry passengers to warm, sunny destinations as part of a significant rebound in long-haul service volume for the winter.
The British Airways A380 fleet should be in tip-top shape for flying through at least 2027. The carrier signed a contract extension with Lufthansa Technik (LHT) that calls for the planes to be maintained at LHT’s Manila base. But current conditions suggest not all the planes will return to service.
British Airways has plenty of premium services capacity at its Heathrow home base and far too few passengers using it. Package holiday travelers this summer will benefit from that excess.
The British Airways “Baby ‘Bus” A318 is no more. Previously operating between London City and JFK, the carrier officially scrapped G-EUNA this week, bringing an end to that era of business travel.
Intelsat has a plan to emerge from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It involves slashing debt owed by more than half, from $15 billion to $7 billion. But the debtors must agree to those losses. If not, the company faces a more dire outcome, including the likely liquidation of its recently acquired Gogo Commercial Aviation business.