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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 again cancels most flights on 27 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Court of Appeal rejects British Airways’ attempt to block pilot strikes

The Court of Appeal has rejected British Airways’ attempt to injunct BALPA’s proposed industrial action on a technicality. The legality of BALPA’s ballot has...

British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 touches down at London Heathrow

British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite. The...

BALPA: “British Airways pilots vote strongly for strike action”

93% of British Airways pilots associated with union BALPA (British Airline Pilots Association) have voted in favour of industrial actions. BALPA - representing 85%...

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,...