Obama returns to White House following US election victory
US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One followed by daughter Sasha at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 7, 2012. Obama returned to Washington emboldened by his re-election but facing the daunting task of breaking down partisan gridlock in a bitterly divided Congress. Obama told Americans 'the best is yet to come' after defying dark economic omens to handily defeat Mitt Romney, but his in-tray is already overflowing with unfulfilled first term wishes thwarted by blanket Republican opposition. (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.