Tag: Alex Cruz

British Airways’ boss replaced amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’

By Theo Leggett, BBC News Business correspondent  British Airways has announced it is replacing its chief executive Alex Cruz as the airline navigates "the worst crisis" facing its industry. Mr Cruz, who has been with BA since 2016, will be immediately replaced by Aer Lingus b...

British Airways faces record £183m fine for last year’s data breach

British Airways faces record £183m fine for last year’s data breach

British Airways (BA) is facing a record fine of £183 million for last year's data breach of its security systems and is set to lodge an appeal against the decision. The carrier is owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and said it was "surprised and disappointed" by the penalt...

BA CEO hails AI and calls on experts to help continue its transformation

BA CEO hails AI and calls on experts to help continue its transformation

British Airways chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Alex Cruz has laid down the challenge to artificial intelligence (AI) experts to help him transform the customer journey. Cruz asked delegates at the AI Summit at London Tech Week to help his team of 80 data scientists offer customers ne...

All four British Airways heritage liveries come together at Heathrow Airport

All four British Airways heritage liveries come together at Heathrow Airport

British Airways yesterday (9 April) for the first time brought together its four heritage liveried aircraft which were repainted to mark the airline’s centenary this year. The aircraft were placed alongside an Airbus A319 in the current Chatham Dockyard livery, to capture a rare image of some o...

Negus design to complete British Airways heritage livery set

Negus design to complete British Airways heritage livery set

British Airways (BA) has today revealed the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – a Boeing 747 painted in the Negus design. The 747-400, registration G-CIVB, entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport last Saturday where it is being repa...

Latest British Airways heritage livery enters service

Latest British Airways heritage livery enters service

British Airways (BA) on Saturday (9 March) welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design - which flew on BA aircraft between 1984-1997. The 747, registration G-BNLY, touched down at Heathrow Airport and entered service in t...

British Airways celebrates centenary with British European Airways livery

British Airways celebrates centenary with British European Airways livery

British Airways has today revealed the second design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary - an Airbus A319 will be painted in the colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor - British European Airways (BEA). The announcement comes after huge crowds turned out...

BA Boeing 747 painted in iconic design to make first flight from Heathrow today

BA Boeing 747 painted in iconic design to make first flight from Heathrow today

A British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) will makes its first flight (BA117) today (19 February) from Heathrow Airport to New York's JFK International Airport. The aircraft landed at Heathrow yesterday after flying fr...

British Airways and American Airlines to move into joint JFK terminal

British Airways and American Airlines to move into joint JFK terminal

British Airways is to move into a new location in Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport alongside American Airlines. The airline is investing in a new, improved terminal alongside the US carrier as part of a significant reinvestment by the Port Authority of New York and N...

British Airways to paint 747 with classic livery to celebrate 100th birthday

British Airways to paint 747 with classic livery to celebrate 100th birthday

As part of its 100-year birthday British Airways said today it will be painting a Boeing 747 in the much-admired design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The livery from the 1964 – 1974 BOAC era will adorn a B747, reg: G-BYGC. The aircraft will leave the paint shop...

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