BA confirms further changes to London Gatwick short-haul timetable for Winter 2013 season

British Airways has confirmed further changes to its London Gatwick short-haul timetable for the Winter 2013 season, which starts on 27 October 2013.

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International Airlines Group still intent on pursuing 100% ownership of Vueling

International Airlines Group is clearly not satisfied with owning over 90% of Vueling. Although this gives IAG full control of Vueling for all practical and accounting purposes, the airline group is clearly intent on having 100% ownership of Vueling. On Friday, IAG made a further offer for the remaining 9% of Vueling’s shares listed on the stock exchange in Spain.

As stated before, IAG has been coy about its intentions regarding Vueling, save for stating it will remain a separate subsidiary in the IAG group. However, IAG is clearly very keen on pursuing full ownership and control of the airline.

easyJet to expand further at London Gatwick airport as Flybe sells take off and landing slots

easyJet is to expand further at London Gatwick airport next year as Flybe has today announced it is to sell to easyJet its portfolio of 25 take off and landing slots at the airport for £20m.

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BBC2 to go behind the scenes at London Heathrow next month with “Airport Live”

The BBC has announced that it is to go behind the scenes at London Heathrow airport next month with “Airport Live”. Over four consecutive nights from Monday 17 June to Thursday 20 June, the BBC will be live from the control tower and airport terminals of London Heathrow.

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Virgin Atlantic reports another year of heavy financial losses

Virgin Atlantic has reported another year of heavy financial losses. The airline has today published its financial results for the year ended 28 February 2013.

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New & Noteworthy: Virgin America and easyJet report financials

Here are a few new & noteworthy items for today, Tuesday 15 May:

Virgin America publishes its quarterly results. The Cranky Flier delves into the numbers. (The Cranky Flier)

easyJet publishes solid half year results. The airline is evaluating an order for next generation short-haul aircraft (easyJet Investor Relations)

easyJet to also offer fast track security for business passengers at 27 airports. (easyJet Media Release)

BaxterStorey takes on British Airways catering contract for UK lounges; some passengers disappointed

When London Heathrow Terminal 5 opened a little over five years ago (the opening was a day many will never forget!), much was made by BA of the introduction of its “Galleries” lounge concept. At Heathrow, this comprises the “flagship” Concorde Room for first class passengers and Concorde Room cardholders, a Galleries First lounge for BA Executive Club Gold cardholders, three Galleries Club lounges and a Galleries Arrivals lounge for arriving passengers. The lounges were designed by what was then known as Davies & Baron. The lounges feature bespoke Osborne & Little patterns, bold statements such as horse lamps as well as more subtle art and design statements.

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