British Airways to increase Middle East capacity by 3% over winter 2010/2011
British Airways CEO, Willie Walsh, stated forward bookings for Gulf services "have not been affected by the experience that our customers have seen during the industrial action" by cabin crew. Mr Walsh added that the carrier plans to increase capacity in the region by 3% over winter 2010/2011 (Arabian Business, 17-Aug-2010). Mr Walsh added that there is “significant increases in demand” in the Middle East region. “We believe there is some scope for capacity and we will be increasing slightly our flying there next winter," he said.