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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.

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...

British Airways to launch codeshare with Malaysia Airlines, adding 14 destinations to its network

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British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more benefits when flying between London and Asia thanks to a new codeshare agreement...

British Airways Airbus A320 declares “smoke in cabin” emergency minutes before landing at London Heathrow

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In the morning of 23 September, a British Airways Airbus A320 (G-EUYB) operated flight BA709 between Zurich, Switzerland and London Heathrow, United Kingdom. The...

British Airways again cancels most flights on 27 September

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British Airways warns that it will have to cancel almost all its flights again on 27 September due to a pilot strike. Since yesterday, the...

British Airways forced to cancel nearly all flights on Monday and Tuesday

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British Airways was forced to cancel nearly all flights on Monday and Tuesday after its pilots walked away from the cockpit. The industrial action,...

[Analysis] Pilots’ union BALPA has lost British Airways’ trust and agreement a long way off, says GlobalData

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Following the news that British Airways (BA) pilots are likely to strike on Monday and Tuesday next week after the company rejected the 11th-hour...

Milan Bergamo gets set for British Airways’ Gatwick service

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Milan Bergamo Airport yesterday welcomed British Airways’ high-frequency service from London Gatwick. Becoming the only link from the south of England to the East...

British Airways turns 100 and celebrates with its customers

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On Sunday 25 August 2019 British Airways celebrates its 100 birthday. The airline  is marking its centenary by celebrating with customers. Alex Cruz, British Airways’...

British Airways pilots to strike on 9, 10 and 27 September

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The British Airlines Pilots Association (BALPA), representing a major part of pilots working for British Airways have given a notice to the airline that...

British Airways’ remote-control pushback vehicles reach record 100,000 departures

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Automated pushback devices have reduced airside emissions and allowed the airline to reduce its fuel consumption The devices are part of British Airways’...

British Airways’ Airbus A350 gears up for its first long-haul flight to Dubai

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British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on...

British Airways to trial virtual reality entertainment in the skies

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British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

British Airways forced to cancel a number of flights and delay several others over IT-woes

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An IT systems issue is currently affecting check-in and flight departures at British Airways, the airline was forced to cancel some short-haul flights and...