Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
Star Alliance is warning BAA that any delay to its move into London Heathrow”s Terminal 1 would be viewed as ”unacceptable.”
Speaking to ABTN today (2 April) in Istanbul, where Turkish Airlines formally became the 20th member of the alliance at a ceremony by the banks of the glittering Bosphorus, Star CEO Jaan Albrecht made it plain he does not expect his airlines to suffer as a result of BA”s much-documented Terminal 5 woes.
”Yesterday we had a meeting with BAA and we made it very clear from Star Alliance that a delay to a T1 move, just because of a further delay from BA, is by no means acceptable,” he said.
”We are very outspoken on that. London Heathrow is very high on our agenda and we are working closely with BAA to move into the new Heathrow East.”
Albrecht”s worries have been fuelled by rumours that BA might apply the brakes on fully moving to its new home, although the Star Alliance CEO put on a brave face.
”We have a Memorandum of Understanding signed with BAA - we have agreed,” he said. ”We will be moving there.”