‘No BA tailfin change’

British Airways has denied reports that it is to change its aircraft liveries after pressure from American Airlines. – A strategic alliance between the two airlines was cleared by the European Commission last week.

British Airways has denied reports that it is to change its aircraft liveries after pressure from American Airlines.

A strategic alliance between the two airlines was cleared by the European Commission last week. It will now be considered by US authorities.

A BA spokesman says the only pressure which would cause a change in the livery would be from consumers, and that 78 per cent of US consumers like the then Newell and Sorrell-designed image.

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