British Airways Chief Executive Officer Keith Williams said he’s hopeful about settling a two- year dispute with cabin crew after the carrier’s pilots approved a labor agreement that includes a pay raise.
Expatriate workers are fleeing Egypt in increasing numbers after political unrest prompted more than 1,200 to quit Cairo in rented business jets and airliners in the past 2 1/2 days, emergency-flight broker Air Partner Plc said.
Europe’s air-traffic controllers can’t agree on whether it’s safe to fly through the Icelandic ash cloud as airports in Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam reopen while London’s Heathrow hub remains closed.
British Airways Plc is investigating an incident in which an emergency alarm was sounded in the cabin of a Boeing Co. 747 warning passengers that the jumbo jet was about to make an emergency landing on water.
U.K. airports including Heathrow are starting to open after the government, the Civil Aviation Authority and manufacturers agreed on volcanic ash tolerance levels and inspections, Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said.
Singapore Airlines Ltd. flew an extra flight to Rome and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. put larger planes on flights to the city as carriers try to clear backlogs of passengers stranded by a shutdown of European airspace.