Thousands attend protest against austerity measures in Madrid
Demonstrators protest on Calle Alcala during a march by thousands of people on February 23, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Public health workers, civil servants and disaffected citizens converged on central Madrid to protest against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. (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.