Last quote by Willie Walsh
Willie Walsh quotes
We will not stay in London City at the levels we are today if these charges increase. Quite honestly the margins we make at London City would not support any increase in charges.
Acquiring Aer Lingus would add a fourth competitive, cost-effective airline to IAG, enabling us to develop our network using Dublin.
We're hopeful that Ryanair will see this as an attractive offer for their stake in Aer Lingus and we will wait to see what Ryanair and the Ryanair board says in response to this.
They've (Ryanair) been absolutely consistent throughout in stating that the board of Ryanair would consider any offer if and when the offer was made. I'm sure they will wait to see the formal offer documentation and give that documentation very careful consideration.
There are no hawks in BA. The only thing that flies in BA are our aircraft. Those aircraft will continue to fly through this period of industrial action.
I deeply regret any inconvenience to the customers of British Airways. But I would like to make it clear that tens of thousands of BA people stand ready to serve our customers, and BA will be flying tomorrow, and will continue to fly through these periods of industrial action.
Over the next couple of days we're going to look at whatever steps we can take. We will look at our options to take operational changes, industrial relations options and clearly we will look to our legal options as well, to see if there's anything we can do to avoid or reduce the impact of this strike.
It's clear that when you put two companies together in a group structure like this that you can make savings in back office activities and as part of the core synergies that we have identified.
There's no way, absolutely no way, this business will exist in two years' time if people look at it as a temporary downturn. This business will not survive.
British Airways is moving into a period of loss. It can do very little about it but to take out capacity and to increase the fares that consumers pay. So, it is not a good news story and there is a lot of problems to face ahead.
This is the worst trading environment the industry has ever faced.
British Airways is cooperating fully with that investigation.
I apologise and I find it deeply regrettable that the policies we have in place were breached. We have not overcharged, the fuel surcharges that are in place are directly related to the price of fuel.