Commentaries

Branson alert: not another IPO

July 29, 2009

Is there anything less plausible than the idea of an IPO of Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture that is the latest jewel in Richard Branson’s crown?

Business (class) is grim for British Airways

July 3, 2009

british-airwaysFewer people are “flying the flag” these days.

And British Airways is feeling the pinch — particularly in business class.

The carrier’s latest figures show BA carried 3.8 percent fewer passengers in June than last year, with most of the fall in premium class seats, where traffic dropped by nearly 15 percent.