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British Airways

British Airways, often shortened to BA, is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size. When measured by passengers carried, it is second-largest in the United Kingdom behind easyJet. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for one week over security concerns, Lufthansa follows with a one-day suspension

On 20 July 2019, British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo, Egypt for the next seven days. "The safety and...

British Airways and the Red Arrows meet again at the Royal International Air Tattoo

Spectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows. Flight...

12-year old Dutch boy almost succeeded to fly British Airways to Los Angeles without a boarding pass

Heathrow Police are investigating how a 12-year old boy was able to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without ticket yesterday. The child...

British Airways announces move to Beijing Daxing from 27 October

British Airways has today announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27...

British Airways unveils new lounge in San Francisco

British Airways unveils its new lounge in San Francisco, the third US lounge to benefit from the airline’s investment plan for its customers, following...

British Airways faces fine of GBP 183 million over theft of customer data

British Airways may receive a fine of 183.39 million pounds (almost 205 million euros) due to a data breach in 2018. As a result,...

British Airways Boeing 777 returns to London Heathrow after fumes in the cockpit

On 3 July, a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER (G-YMMU) operated flight BA119 between London Heathrow, U.K. and Bangalore, India. Flying over Southeast England, however,...

British Airways increases frequency between Scotland and London Heathrow next winter

Airline to operate almost 200 flights a week between Scotland and London Heathrow British Airways is to increase its winter schedule between Scotland and...

British Airways launches route to Croatian city of Split from London City Airport

British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual Yacht Week...

British Airways flight takes off to San Diego, California to celebrate Father’s Day

To celebrate Father’s Day (this year in the UK on 16 June) British Airways surprised some of its fathers and their sons and daughters...

British Airways “BOAC” Boeing 747 to join Red Arrows for Royal Tattoo

RED, WHITE AND BLUE AT THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO The Red Arrows will join forces with a special British Airways B747, which has been...

British Airways cancels Boeing 747 domestic upgrades, originally scheduled on 25 August

What should have been a highlight for plane spotters and other aviation enthusiasts has now turned into a major fiasco. On 25 August, British...

British Airways returns to Pakistan after 10 years and touches down in Islamabad

British Airways today landed into Islamabad as it began its first service between the UK and Pakistan in 10 years. Crowds greeted the aircraft in...

British Airways flight to Washington D.C. returns to London Heathrow after flight attendant knocks himself unconscious

On 31 May, a British Airways Boeing 747 (G-CIVD) from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles D.C. took off uneventfully around 17:11 (UTC). One hour...

British Airways continues to rely on Air Belgium; back to Cairo

After many similar contracts with British Airways for flights to Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Dubai, New York, Newark and Toronto Pearson, Air Belgium has signed...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visits British Airways’ headquarters to mark the airline’s centenary

Her Majesty The Queen visited British Airways’ headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. While at Waterside Her Majesty The Queen...

British Airways launches thrice-weekly flights to Islamabad

The airline starts a three-per-week service on June 2 Customers will enjoy a state-of-the-art inflight experience on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner A...

Severe turbulence in British Airways Boeing 777 injures 14 passengers

On 6 May, a British Airways Boeing 777-200 (G-VIIR) operating flight BA2167 from London London Gatwick to Tampa, U.S. encountered severe turbulence during the...

Travel of the future happening now: 250,000 British Airways customers are using biometric technology on international flights

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US More than a quarter of a...

British Airways stops offering the Financial Times to passengers

British Airways (BA) has stopped offering the Financial Times (FT) to passengers in response to negative stories about it in the paper, a source...