1 JUNE 2009
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BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) may bid for some of bmi’s landing slots if they become available according to CEO Willie Walsh speaking to analysts in New York last week and reported by the Financial Times. bmi is due to be sold to Lufthansa (LH) but that is in dispute AERBT 25 May 2009. Mr Walsh did not say how he would use the extra slots or how BA would pay for them. BA has a less slot percentage than LH at Frankfurt and AF at Charles de Gaulle. In another move the airline said that it is committed to First Class but on selective routes. A new premium product is being developed. There is no First Class to the Caribbean. www.ba.com
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