Voici un lien et quelques extraits d'un article 'factuel' du FT, qui mérite d'être lu.
BA launches fresh round of cuts
By Kevin Done, Aerospace Correspondent
Published & Last updated: July 3 2009 19:51
Voilà le point focal : empêcher le "cash" de fiche le camp !British Airways is launching a fresh round of capacity reductions and job cuts to staunch mounting losses and to slow the outflow of cash from the business.
Voilà pour l'A380 ! Il semble que le report de livraison le plus court soit inférieur à une période de 5 mois.It is reducing capital spending and deferring deliveries of new aircraft, including delays of up to two years in its orders for the Airbus A380 superjumbo, which was being purchased as a new flagship for the BA long-haul fleet.
Voilà pour 2009.It was further cutting capital spending this year from £725m to £580m.
Comme dans l'hôtelleri, en temps de crise, .... où il faut remplir les chambres, .....dans le transport aérien, il faut remplir les sièges !BA is struggling ...with a sharp fall in revenues because of shrinking demand for air travel, in particular from its most lucrative premium business passengers.
The decline has been exacerbated by a steep drop in yields or average fares, as airlines are forced to discount fares heavily to try to fill empty seats.
BA a le courage et la franchise de le dire, sans tourner autour du pot!.....The airline said on Friday its premium traffic volumes in June, measured by revenue passenger kilometres, had fallen by 14.9 per cent year on year.
Signe encourageant, ... ou non ?The rate of decline was no longer worsening, however, with premium and non-premium volumes stable at an underlying level for more than three months.
Il y en a qui ont souffert davantage !Cargo volumes fell by 9.8 per cent in June year-on-year, while non-premium passenger volumes dropped by 1.3 per cent.
C'est peut-être lui qui a raison.BA is seeking to cut its workforce by nearly 10 per cent from 40,600 at the end of March (on the basis of equivalent full time jobs).
The BA total headcount is about 45,000 including about 10,000 part time employees.
Willie Walsh, BA’s chief executive, has warned the airline is in “a fight for survival” and said two weeks ago the worst of the recession for the airline industry was “still ahead.”
Compt tenu de ce qui précède, .....cela représente une bonne combinaison de bon sens, de logique et d'inévitabilité !BA has been seeking to renegotiate with Airbus the timing of its pre-delivery payments for new aircraft in an effort to conserve its cash resources.
Voilà le détail.It said on Friday it had reached agreement with the European aircraft maker (Airbus) to delay the first six of its 12 A380s by an average of five months - the first will still come in spring 2012 - while the second six had been delayed by an average of two years with the last due in autumn 2016 instead of 2014.
Le ciel du transport aérien reste incertain & compliqué, ..... mais "challenging", effectivement !The start of deliveries of 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, originally due to start in 2010 has already been postponed to at least 2012 because of Boeing‘s difficulties in developing the new jets, and recent further problems at Boeing could add further delays to 2013 easing the pressure on BA’s cash recources.