British Airways boss tells MPs airline is still ‘fighting for survival’

Álex Cruz says aviation sector likely to be permanently changed by coronavirus crisis

British Airways may never be the same again after the pandemic, according to the chief executive, who told MPs the industry faced permanent structural change.

Álex Cruz defended job losses and pay cuts at the airline, telling the transport select committee that BA was still fighting for survival. It flew only 187,000 passengers last week compared with 1 million during the same period in 2019, and was operating only 25-30% of its schedule.

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