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Company Watch - British Airways.

Apr 30, 2007

British Airways yesterday signaled its intent to delist its American Depository Shares from the New York Stock Exchange and terminate its reporting obligations under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, a move it said will save it approximately [pounds sterling]10 million ($20 million) annually. British Air will file the required form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission "on or about" May 8 and its deregistration form "as soon as practicable" after June 4. Its American Depository Receipts will trade on the over-the-counter market. BA said that only 3% of its shares are held in the ADS program and that the average trading volume for the year ended March 31 was less than 5%. New SEC rules allow foreign issuers to deregister if trading volume is sufficiently low. Apr 26, 2007

British Airways has airbrushed a scene of arch-rival Sir Richard Branson out of its in-flight James Bond movie "Casino Royale", sources close to the company said. Apr 24, 2007

British Airways is very close to completing the last of its new round of deals with the major global distribution systems in the shape of an agreement with Amadeus, Business Travel News has learned. Though details have not been released, sources said that, like the other GDSs, Amadeus likely would offer British and Irish travel agencies an opt-in program providing full BA content in return for a charge per ticket. If an agency chooses not to accept the opt-in arrangement, it instead will face surcharges from the airline. Apr 24, 2007

British Airways has approached a number of private equity companies about making a consortium takeover bid for Spanish airline Iberia, British Air said on Monday. Apr 23, 2007

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