Comair, a South African franchisee for British Airways, suspends all flights after the company announced that it has run out of funds. Budget airline Kulula.com, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comair, has also suspended all flights.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that British Airways will require passengers to test negative for COVID-19 before arriving at the John F. Kennedy International Airport due to the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 in the United Kingdom.
British Airways CEO Álex Cruz is fired as the airline struggles with both reduced passengers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and heavy criticisms from labour unions and MPs for massive firings and large pay cuts. Sean Doyle, CEO of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, immediately assumes his position.
The government-imposed curfew on the people of Egypt causes European airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France, to alter their schedules, with some cancellations and some passengers being redirected to different countries.
The European Commission finds that Qantas, British Airways, Air France, Japan Airlines and seven other carriers fixed the price of air cargo between 1999 and 2006 and fines each airline involved millions of euros.