Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
BRITISH AIRWAYS does not yet have a new chief executive in the form of the tough but genial Irishman Willie Walsh (left), but he is on his way. The former Aer Lingus chief executive has now arrived at Waterside and will formerly take over from 1 October, when Rod Eddington (right) officially departs. BA can hardly be said to be in a state of limbo with Terminal 5 now very much the focus of attention. Last Friday Eddington announced the full year profits which amounted to ”415m, pre-tax compared with the ”5m the year he arrived. Staff is down by 20,000 mainly by outsourcing, and the elimination of the small regional aircraft is the main cause of the fleet reduction from 366 to 290. And of course Concorde.