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British Airways deals with victims of hacking
08.07.2021 – 06:52 UTC
British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) paid an undisclosed sum to settle a complaint lodged by passengers and staff who were affected by a massive data breach in 2018, senior court-appointed lawyers have revealed. PGMBM law firm on July 6.
The national airline belonging to the IAG International Airlines group has already paid a fine of £ 20million (US $ 27.6million) ordered by the UK Information Commissioner’s office for failing to protect the personal and payment card details of approximately 430,000 of its customers and employees. .
The 2018 cyberattack continued undetected for two months during the busy summer vacation period before a third party informed the airline. The fine, reduced by £ 183.4million (US $ 253million) due to the financial impact of the pandemic, was the biggest penalty of its kind imposed by the human rights watchdog. data at the time.
In the latest settlement, PGMBM said in a statement that an agreement was reached through mediation involving the law firm and the airline, avoiding the need for a public trial. after its last deposit …
Ryanair acquires easyJet winter slots at Stansted
28.06.2021 – 02:45 UTC
Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) has acquired 296 weekly slots at London Stansted from easyJet (U2, London Luton) for the winter season 2021/22, having already made a similar exchange, but for the summer slots, Last year.
The ACL’s disclosures indicate that the exchange will be effective November 1, 2021. Due to the seasonality of slot allocations, the previous summer slot exchange will not, per se, affect slot allocation. winter. However, now that Ryanair has acquired both summer and winter slots, it will keep them on the basis of historical rights for future seasons.
The Irish low-cost airline has so far filed a fictitious schedule with no indication of its planned winter network at Stansted.
easyJet announced in 2020 that it would close its Stansted base to focus on London Luton and London Gatwick in the Greater London area (both bases are operated by easyJet UK). However, the airline continues to serve Stansted from other bases.
easyJet had 326 weekly slots allocated in the initial winter 2021/22 season …
Pressure mounts in UK to lift travel restrictions
25.06.2021 – 00:05 UTC
Legal action against UK government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions gathers momentum with the country’s largest tour operator, TUI Group and a number of airlines joining a challenge led by Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group (MAG).
The legal offer – backed by easyJet, the owner of British Airways IAG International Airlines Group and Virgin Atlantic – is an attempt to make the government more transparent in how it determines which countries are on the green, amber and red lists under the UK “traffic light” system for international travel. The system ranks countries according to their COVID-19 risk and imposes quarantine measures on travelers upon their return to the UK accordingly.
The result has been that the UK travel industry effectively remains closed as the rules require a 10-day quarantine for arrivals from all countries in the European Union and the United States, which are on the Amber List. . The UK government still advises against travel to most countries, with the exception of a handful which are on the green list.
Judicial review was …
British Airways reviews Gatwick operations – report
23.06.2021 – 01:05 UTC
British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) said it would continue to operate most of its short-haul flights from London Heathrow until October, while operating some of its long-haul flights from London Gatwick to a time when travel demand has not yet returned, and restrictions on international travel remain in place.
In an emailed statement to ch-aviation, the airline was responding to a report from Britain’s The Telegraph that it revived plans to ditch Gatwick, Britain’s second-largest airport, in favor of focusing on its operations at Heathrow. The review reportedly followed instructions from IAG International Airlines Group, BA’s parent company FTSE 100, fearing BA could lose its lucrative take-off and landing slots at Heathrow if not used, reported the newspaper.
“Until the end of October, most of our short-haul flights will continue to operate from Heathrow. This allows us to ensure a smooth, uninterrupted and efficient operation across our business at a time when demand is not yet returning and international travel restrictions remain in place. We’re still stealing some of …