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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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