Tag Archives: British Airways

Video and photos: British Airway’s special Dove livery celebrating the London Olympics by Pascal Anson

British Airways has launched a special ‘Dove’ livery celebrating the upcoming London Olympic games of 2012. Nine Airbus A319’s will wear this new livery for the next one year. As part of our BA Great Britons programme, designer Pascal Anson was chosen to create a unique aircraft livery to celebrate London 2012. His beautiful design is based on a dove, …

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Lufthansa analysis, Part 1 – Cutting capacity to boost profitability

When OneWorld members British Airways and Iberia together announced a 555 million Euro net profit under the umbrella of International Airlines Group (IAG), it provided almost a calming influence to the volatile European airline industry. After financial failures of Hungarian carrier Malev and Spanish carrier Spanair, earlier this year, many in the global analyst community predicted further pain amongst Europe’s …

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FDI is not a panacea; but a step in the right direction

When new Indian civil aviation Minister Ajit Singh announced that the national government would soon begin the process of allowing 49% foreign direct investment (FDI) by international carriers into India’s airlines Tuesday, India’s flailing airline industry breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Following a 75 minute meeting with finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, Singh stated, “the question was to allow foreign …

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Plane spotting photos: Two ‘Top shots’ in two days. Night photography at Mumbai airport

Earlier this year, the Aviation Photographers India Foundation, had a chance to go airside at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and take photos, thanks to the support by the DGCA and MIAL. Two night pictures in the spirit of Christmas both of which made ‘Top Shot’ at JetPhotos. British Airways Boeing 777-300ER G-STBB. Observe the “Sky Interior” with the soft …

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Plane spotting video: The Boeing heavies at Bangalore — 744 Freighter, 777F, MD-11F, 747-400

Today’s episode features Boeing heavy aircraft at Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore. Three freighters — Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F, Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 744F MegaArk, AeroLogic Boeing 777F and a British Airways Boeing 747-400 heavily loaded with a full load of passengers, their baggage, and tanks full of fuel for its 11 hour flight to London Heathrow. Observe the steep climb angle …

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Kingfisher Airlines: ending in bankruptcy or survival by blackmail ?

India’s fun airline which invites you to “fly the good times” is sending shock after shock to all its stakeholders. In the last two days the airline has cancelled almost 80 flights leaving passengers across the country, running from pillar to post as their travel plans went in to complete disarray. From an earlier announcement that the airline would cancel …

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Boeing delivers Atlas Air their first 747-8 Freighter meant for British Airways

Yesterday, US airframer Boeing delivered the first 747-8F Freighter to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The delivery is the first of nine 747-8Fs ordered by the cargo carrier. The aircraft is powered by General Electric’s GEnx-2B67 engines. Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-8F G-GSSD in British Airways World Cargo livery. Delivery flight.  The aircraft painted in a British Airways World Cargo …

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British Airways revives 1983 livery in tribute to retiring Boeing 757 fleet

In 1978, with launch orders from the erstwhile Eastern Air Lines and British Airways, Boeing commenced the venerable Boeing 757. Eastern Air Lines put the aircraft into commercial service on January 1, 1983, followed by British Airways on February 9, 1983. British Airways has operated the 757 for 27 years, longer than any other operator, with the aircraft reaching a …

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Photos: Full frontal of British Airways Boeing 777-200ER G-YMMS at Bangalore

Last week, the Aviation Photographers India very kindly received permission from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Bengaluru International Airport Limited for its members to do airside photography for a few days, a permission for which the foundation extends its sincere thanks. I had the pleasure of joining the expedition on a few days. Below is a British …

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Video: The making of British Airways Boeing 777-300ER G-STBA

British Airways is taking delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER registration G-STBA. The new aircraft will offer 297 seats in a four class configuration including First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller. G-STBA features an all-new interior including the new World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) cabins along with a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system …

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Kingfisher Airlines becomes member elect of oneworld with British Airways as mentor

Kingfisher Airlines has officially become a member elect of the oneworld® alliance after its Chairman Dr. Vijay Mallya signed a formal membership agreement with all 12 of existing partners and members elect of the alliance. Ahead of Kingfisher is Russia’s leading domestic carrier S7 Airlines which is expected to join the alliance later this year. Kingfisher Airlines will bring 56 …

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Kingfisher Airlines to join oneworld alliance, will Jet Airways join Skyteam?

Ever since Kingfisher Airlines had a fare war with British Airways on the Bangalore London Heathrow sector over a year ago, there have been behind the scene parleys between the two airlines on cooperation rather than competion. Bangalore Aviation learnt of these negotiations in January, but were requested to hold on till the deal came through. This report on oneworld …

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BBC interviews hero British Airways pilot from Heathrow crash two years ago

BBC has published the first interview with Captain Peter Burkill who commanded the British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMM which crash-landed at London’s Heathrow Airport on January 17, 2008. Captain Burkill and his co-pilot John Coward were hailed as heroes for avoiding a disaster, but Burkill is modest and in the interview says “I did a good job on the the …

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Air France, Lufthansa, and British Airways to reduce Bangalore and India operations

European majors Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa are reducing their flights to the silicon city of India and the home of Bangalore Aviation — Bangalore. Air France and Lufthansa cut frequency From the soon to start Winter schedule, Air France and Lufthansa will reduce their current daily operations to six flights a week. Air France flies an Airbus A330-200 …

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