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British Airways | 1,200 UK redundancies but hopes over Glasgow jobs

British Airways has said it will look to create jobs at its engineering facility in Glasgow, after owner IAG announced its purchase of airline BMI could lead to 1,200 UK redundancies.

British Airways has said it will look to create jobs at its engineering facility in Glasgow, after owner IAG announced its purchase of airline BMI could lead to 1,200 UK redundancies.

The news came as BA began consulting with unions on plans to integrate BMI into its operations.

The proposed UK redundancies will mainly affect BMI’s head office at Castle Donington and regional airports.

BA said it would look to create jobs in Glasgow from January 2014.

An unspecified number of jobs may become available then, as a contract for BMI aircraft heavy maintenance work outside the UK expires.

The sale of BMI by Lufthansa to AIG was announced in December and regulatory approval was granted by the European Commission on 30 March.

The deal is expected to take effect on 20 April, IAG said…

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British Airways says 1,200 jobs could be lost

British Airways, part of International Airline Group, said 1,200 jobs were under threat as a result of plans to integrate UK regional airline BMI into its Heathrow operations.

The airline said on Thursday it had begun a consultation with unions over the proposed job cuts.

Last month, BA was given regulatory approval from the European Commission to buy BMI from German carrier Lufthansa. The deal is expected to be completed this month.

BA said the integration plan for BMI, which is losing more than 3 million pounds ($4.8 million) a week, would retain about 1,500 jobs, including around 1,100 cabin crew, pilots and engineers based at Heathrow…

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