Malian and French troops continue Islamist offensive
A Malian soldier holds a machine gun in a jeep on the road back from Mopti, on January 19, 2013 in Kongena. West African leaders Saturday sought urgent financial and logistical aid from the United Nations for a regional force in Mali to boost a French-led offensive against Islamists bearing down from the north. (AFP/Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.