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British Airways Pension Deficit Now GBP3.7 Bln
British Airways said on Monday that its pension deficit had increased to GBP3.7 billion pounds (USD$6 billion), giving Spain's Iberia a get out clause if it wants to call time on their long-planned merger.
BA said an actuarial review had revealed a GBP1 billion deficit at its Airways Pension Scheme (APS) and a further GBP2.7 billion black hole at its New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS).
That compares with a funding gap of GBP1.5 billion identified by trustees at the end of March 2008. "The airline and trustees will now work together to develop a recovery plan, a process which will involve the company consulting with employees and their trade unions," the company said, adding that the deadline for the process was June 30.
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