In his first public appearance since being named British Airways’ new CEO last week, Sean Doyle set out plainly the impact of the pandemic on the airline by comparing its losses during the global financial crisis to today. “During the 2008/09 financial crisis, in quarter one 2009, we lost £309 million. In quarter two this year, we reported a loss of £711 million. That was at the very start of the crisis. It’s now October. And we know this is not a short term issue. The huge reduction in travel and especially business travel has forced us to restructure our

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