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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 Airbus A350-1000 slightly damaged during hard landing at Tel Aviv Airport

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On 19 January, a British Airways Airbus A350-1000 (G-XWBD) operated flight BA163 between London Heathrow, United Kingdom and Tel Aviv, Israel. During landing at Tel...

Three British Airways cabin crew members killed in New Year’s Eve crash; another cabin crew member heavily injured

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On New Year's Eve, a Toyota Yaris and a lorry crashed near London Heathrow Airport. Two men (aged 23 and 25) died along with...

British Airways’ UK carbon emissions offsetting scheme takes off

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Airline to make all flights within the UK carbon neutral from 1 January 2020 British Airways to invest in verified carbon reduction projects ...

The four oneworld airlines in the Atlantic Joint Business build an even more extensive network for summer 2020

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The airlines in the Atlantic Joint Business (American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia) are opening additional routes across the Atlantic for the Summer...

British Airways to ‘Basque’ in new route to San Sebastian

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Flights to the Basque region of Spain are set to take off next summer when British Airways launches a new route to San Sebastián. It’s...

British Airways puts Portland, Oregon, on its route map

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British Airways will soon become the first airline to offer a year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon, US From June...

British Airways and China Southern Airlines launch joint business

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British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with China Southern Airlines, for travel from 2 January 2020. Seats are available for sale on...

British Airways colleagues surprised customers flying home for Christmas with a spontaneous performance in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow

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British Airways surprised unsuspecting customers as they arrived home this Christmas. The airline’s choir wowed 1000s of people as they arrived at London Heathrow’s...

Six new British Airways routes from London Heathrow: Pristina, Podgorica, Perugia, Dalaman, Bodrum, Rhodes

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Customers can start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways today announces it is launching six new European routes from London Heathrow for...

British Airways invests in brand new catering on London Gatwick flights

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British Airways has made a multi-million-pound investment in its catering on flights from London Gatwick, with reimagined and improved food across its short- and...

Dozens of British Airways flights delayed or cancelled after technical issues

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This morning, dozens of British Airways flights into the United Kingdom have been delayed or cancelled over technical issues, the airline confirmed on social...

British Airways takes delivery of its first brand new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020

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British Airways has today announced that it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route...

In a deal worth €1 billion, holding company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling takes over Air Europa

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International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) (Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level, Vueling, ...) this morning announced the definitive transaction of Air Europa. The third-largest...

South African air traffic controllers assign special squawk to British Airways flight after South African Rugby World Cup victory

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South African air traffic controllers have guided out last night's British Airways flight from Cape Town, South Africa to London Heathrow, United Kingdom with...

British Airways sponsors Blue Plaque for hero stewardess

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A former BOAC cabin crew member, who died in 1968 while evacuating passengers from an aircraft, has been honoured with a Blue Plaque for...

British Airways makes first flight into Beijing Daxing, the airport of the future

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British Airways has today made its first flight into Beijing Daxing International Airport The airline is the first international carrier to fly into...

South African Civil Aviation Authority cancels 12 flights of aircraft maintained by South African Airways Technical

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A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) inspection of the technical maintenance division of South African Airways (SAAT) saw British Airways, Kulula.com and SAA cancel 12...

Belgian consumer association Test-Aankoop/Achats objects against ten airlines who charge up to €160 to change typo in your name

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Belgian non-profit organisation Test-Aankoop/Achats which promotes consumer protection is taking legal action against ten airlines. Reason? Anyone booking a plane ticket but mistyping their (sur)name...

British Airways launches direct flights to Antalya in time for Summer 2020

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British Airways launches six-per week service between London Gatwick and summer hotspot Antalya, Turkey The new route begins on April 30, 2020, and...

Touch down in Toronto: British Airways’ new Airbus A350 arrives

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British Airways commenced the first North American long-haul service of its new A350 aircraft from Toronto today, following extensive trials and the launch of...