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    1. October 25, 2013

      Short cuts: Heston Blumenthal in a food festival in Italy; Toronto’s $130m indoor aquarium

      Italy Heston Blumenthal is to host a food and skiing festival at the foot of Mont Blanc in February 2014. Blumenthal, chef...

    2. August 18, 2013

      Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

      The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

    1. May 22, 2013

      Agriculture: Polish food exports remain healthy in spite of scandal-hit beef

      It has been a bruising year so far for the image of Polish food products. In January, Mette Gjerskov, Denmark’s minister for...

    2. May 16, 2013

      Virgin Atlantic chief vows return to profit

      Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic’s new chief executive, on Thursday pledged to return Sir Richard Branson’s airline to profit...

    3. May 10, 2013

      Losses deepen at owner of BA and Iberia

      International Airlines Group’s pre-tax loss widened to €670m in the first quarter of 2013, as more restructuring costs were...

    4. March 6, 2013

      IAG freezes Willie Walsh’s remuneration

      The basic remuneration of Willie Walsh, head of International Airlines Group, has fallen below that of the manager leading...

    5. February 28, 2013

      IAG sees €997m loss after Iberia charge

      International Airlines Group swung to a pre-tax loss of €997m last year after taking a €343m impairment charge on Iberia,...

    6. February 17, 2013

      Virgin Atlantic weighs joining SkyTeam

      Virgin Atlantic is likely to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance following its far-reaching move to form a...

    7. February 12, 2013

      Brussels to bar Ryanair’s Aer Lingus bid

      Ryanair has lashed out at Brussels’ “political” move to block its takeover of Aer Lingus, as the EU once again stymied chief...

    8. December 11, 2012

      Delta’s Virgin deal to put pressure on BA

      British Airways faces stronger competition on its core transatlantic routes after Delta Air Lines on Tuesday unveiled plans...

    9. December 10, 2012

      Branson vows to hold on to Virgin stake

      Sir Richard Branson on Monday signalled he is not planning to relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic, as Delta Air Lines of...

    10. December 9, 2012

      Delta and Virgin set to unveil tie-up

      Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are preparing to announce a partnership on flights between London and North America as...

    11. December 3, 2012

      North Atlantic venture eyes Virgin assets

      Virgin Atlantic is looking at joining a north Atlantic joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM as part of...

    12. November 19, 2012

      Virgin set to boost short-haul ambitions

      Virgin Atlantic is on Monday expected to unveil ambitious plans to break into the short-haul domestic market from Heathrow...

    13. FT Data

      November 14, 2012

      Countries' average body mass: a weighty subject

      Today, World Diabetes Day, is a good time to look at what countries weigh. Not in economic heft or population numbers, but...

    14. November 6, 2012

      Text Analytics: making sense of unstructured data

      Scrooge in Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ knew a thing or two about the ill effects of eating close to bedtime. Doubting his...

    15. October 24, 2012

      EasyJet wins UK slot for Moscow flights

      The UK’s aviation regulator has backed the notion that budget airlines can offer an alternative to full-service carriers by...

    16. October 3, 2012

      Apology long time coming, says Branson

      The Department for Transport’s midnight mea culpa has been a long time coming, says Sir Richard Branson. The entrepreneur’s...

    17. September 30, 2012

      Revamped BMI set for take-off

      It took almost a year of false hopes, funding struggles and protracted negotiations involving two national carriers but, in...

    18. September 9, 2012

      Virgin Atlantic chief to quit

      The chief executive of Virgin Atlantic is set to leave the lossmaking airline after more than a decade at the helm. Steve...

    19. August 30, 2012

      O’Leary focusing on the wrong priorities

      One of the most amusing aspects of Ryanair’s opportunistic third attempt to buy Aer Lingus is how Michael O’Leary, chief...

    20. August 20, 2012

      Virgin enters short haul market

      Virgin Atlantic is embarking on a significant change to its business strategy by starting to operate short haul flights in...

    21. August 3, 2012

      BA challenge helps push Virgin into loss

      Virgin Atlantic slipped to a pre-tax loss of £80m in 2011-12 as it was hit by higher fuel prices and a stronger competitive...

    22. August 3, 2012

      IAG cuts guidance on Iberia woes

      International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, on Friday cut its financial guidance for 2012, saying...

    23. July 20, 2012

      IAG cancels bond backed by Heathrow slots

      International Airlines Group has pulled plans for an innovative bond that would have used take-off and landing slots at...

    24. June 4, 2012

      EU airline consolidation: flightplans on hold

        How many airlines does Europe need? Certainly not 40, providing 8.5 per cent more seat capacity in 2011 compared with...

    25. May 15, 2012

      Lufthansa loss brings change in the air

      Christoph Franz is seeking to bring some order to the sprawling empire created by his predecessors. Lufthansa’s chief...

    26. May 11, 2012

      IAG hurt by fuel costs and BMI charges

      International Airlines Group reported a worse than expected first-quarter operating loss of €249m and expects to break even...

    27. May 10, 2012

      IAG sells BMI Regional for £8m cash

      International Airlines Group has agreed to sell the regional division of BMI to a group of Scottish investors for £8m in...

    28. May 3, 2012

      Lufthansa to cut 3,500 jobs

      Lufthansa has unveiled plans to cut 3,500 jobs as it reported a worse than expected operating loss of €381m in the first...

    29. April 29, 2012

      BA calls on adviser to step down

      British Airways has asked Lord Jones of Birmingham to step down from his advisory role at the company after joining the...

    30. April 23, 2012

      Lord Jones on board at Flybe

      Lord Jones, the former director-general of the CBI, has signed on as a director at Flybe, the Exeter-based regional airline....

    31. April 22, 2012

      BA pilots commit to savings in BMI tie-up

      British Airways will be squeezing more work out of its flight crews following the takeover of BMI, after pilots struck a...

    32. April 22, 2012

      Issues up in the air after BMI takeover

      When International Airlines Group completed its deal to buy BMI from Lufthansa last week, both buyer and seller could rest...

    33. April 20, 2012

      IAG secures discount to complete BMI deal

      International Airlines Group has completed its purchase of BMI from Deutsche Lufthansa but will pay much less than the...

    34. April 18, 2012

      BMI pensioners face cuts to benefits

      Members of BMI British Midland’s pension scheme are braced for cuts to their benefits after Lufthansa, current owner of the...

    35. April 17, 2012

      BMI sale price poised to fall

      BMI’s sale price looks increasingly likely to be reduced by tens of millions of pounds when International Airlines Group...

    36. April 15, 2012

      Virgin fights approval of BMI takeover

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline will appeal against what it claims was Brussels’ “lightning speed” approval...

    37. April 15, 2012

      Fears fade of UK unemployment hitting 3m

      Unemployment may still have further to rise this year as a result of slow economic growth, though fears of the total topping...

    38. April 12, 2012

      More job losses underline economy’s fragility

      Almost 2,000 job losses were announced on Thursday, underlining how fragile the UK labour market remains in spite of recent...

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