British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

Business Aug 8, 2019

British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long lines at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in a little more than two years. Wednesday's woes are the latest in a ...

Queen Elizabeth marks 100 years of British Airways

Business May 24, 2019

Queen Elizabeth marks 100 years of British Airways

Queen Elizabeth saw the ticket from her first long-haul flight after her coronation when she visited British Airways' Heathrow headquarters on Thursday to mark the airline's centenary. The ticket was for a trip to Jamaica with her husband, Philip, in November 1953. "Name of passenger: ...

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

World Jan 4, 2019

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late on Thursday. "While I can't go into detail about exactly what we have, I can confirm this was an investment ...

Top U.K. doctor: Ebola screening should be improved

World / Science & Health Jan 1, 2015

Top U.K. doctor: Ebola screening should be improved

Britain's Ebola screening procedures should be improved, the country's chief medical officer said Wednesday, after a nurse was cleared to fly hours before she was diagnosed with the disease. Nurse Pauline Cafferkey flew from London to Glasgow on Sunday after returning from Sierra Leone. Her ...

U.K. mayor wants to close Heathrow

Business Jul 16, 2013

U.K. mayor wants to close Heathrow

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he will submit plans to close the British capital's Heathrow Airport on the grounds that it's too noisy and replace it with a four-runway hub in one of three locations east or north of the city. The government could buy ...