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Bmi’s acquisition will make 1,200 workers redundant: BA

Bmi’s acquisition will make 1,200 workers redundant: BA

British Airways (BA) has confirmed that as many as 1,200 people will lose their jobs in its £172 million takeover of rival carrier Bmi.

The warning emerged just a day after BA announced that 600 workers at Gatwick Airport were at risk of losing their jobs or be move to another company as a part of its cost-cutting efforts.

BA claims that without its acquisition of the Bmi from Lufthansa, all of the 2,700 jobs at the loss-making carrier would have been lost.

BA chief turns down 334,000 Euros for annual bonus

Willie Walsh

Mr. Willie Walsh the chief executive of British Airways has decided to turn down the annual bonus of shares which worth 334,000 Euros. This has been informed by the BA officials.

For the consecutive second year, Mr. Walsh has turned down the bonus.

The salary of the chief executive remains 735,000 Euros in this year as compared to 674,000 Euros last year after giving up the payment of the month July as a part of cost cutting.

British Airways scraps Kolkata-London air service

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata witnessed last direct flight to London by British Airways as the airline has decided to withdraw direct services between the two cities after operating the route for 80 years. However, the government operated, Air India has resumed flights to Heathrow via Delhi on the same day.

NIIT Technologies Signs Multi Million Pound Deal With British Airways

Software major NIIT Technologies has clinched a multi-million pound pact with UK`s premier airline, British Airways.

As per the proposed three-year outsourcing deal, NIIT will offer support and testing of business applications across various business segments of the airline.

The contract, which follows a twelve year bond between the two conglomerates, is one of the largest ever deal to be inked by NIIT Tech.