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 offers one-off opportunity to buy catering items

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For the first time in its history, British Airways has decided to unlock the doors to its warehouse this Christmas to give customers and...

British Airways Boeing 747 catches fire whilst parked at Castellón Airport

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On 23 November, a fire broke out in the cockpit of a British Airways Boeing 747-400 (registered G-CIVD) which was being scrapped at Castellón...

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial

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American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London...

British Airways will operate 52 long-haul routes alongside short-haul network in November

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British Airways will operate 52 long haul routes alongside its short-haul network this November as the airline continues to adapt to changing restrictions around...

British Airways’ retro liveried Boeing 747 “Negus” to be retired at Cotswold

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Cotswold Airport, United Kingdom will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors to enjoy. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d9897.661605163647!2d-2.048209!3d51.670539!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x127e48aebbd8043a!2sCotswold%20Airport!5e0!3m2!1snl!2sbe!4v1603704900416!5m2!1snl!2sbe&w=600&h=450] The Boeing...

British Airways Boeing 747 to become film set in new home at Dunsfold aerodrome

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A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft,...

British Airways Airbus A320 returns to London Heathrow after “smell of burning” and some crew feeling unwell

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On 21 October, a British Airways Airbus A320 (registered G-EUYD) operated flight BA2596 between London Heathrow, United Kingdom, and Verona, Italy. Shortly after take-off,...

In his first speech as British Airways’ CEO, Sean Doyle calls for pre-departure testing in lieu of quarantine

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In his first public appearance since being named British Airways' new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean Doyle gave the keynote address...

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz resigns as the industry faces its worst crisis

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Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company International Airlines Group (IAG) today announced the resignation of British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. After a transition period, Cruz...

“Doors to manual and cross check” for the last time, as British Airways says farewell to its final Boeing 747s

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British Airways’ remaining two Boeing 747 aircraft based at Heathrow taxied for take-off for the last time today. To commemorate the occasion the airline’s two...

British Airways’ final Boeing 747s cleared for take-off from London Heathrow this week

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British Airways’ last Heathrow-based Boeing 747s retire on the morning of Thursday 8 October Social media users are invited to share their memories...

British Airways increases October schedule to more short- and long-haul destinations – Brussels returns today

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British Airways is increasing the number of destinations it serves with a larger timetable of flights for its customers. From today, long haul services will...

British Airways re-launches flights from London Heathrow to Bermuda in Spring 2021

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British Airways has announced that from 28 March 2021, it will operate daily flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Bermuda. The flights will depart...

British Airways doubles up in Pakistan with direct flights to Lahore

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British Airways has today announced it will begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020. The ‘City of...

British Airways says goodbye to the first of its last Boeing 747 Jumbo jets

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British Airways will tomorrow retire its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their...

British Airways’ August schedule sees return to more destinations

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Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the...

British Airways retires the A318 “BabyBus” operating the London City-New York JFK route

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Shortly after having announced the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet, British Airways will now retire another iconic aircraft: the Airbus A318-112. British Airways introduced...

British Airways reaches agreement with its pilots on job protection package

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After nearly three months of negotiations over British Airways' proposals to make up to 1,255 pilots redundant and change terms and conditions by "fire...

British Airways starts new route to Montego Bay and returns to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia

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British Airways is to start a new route between Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica from October 13, 2020. Demonstrating its commitment to the Caribbean,...

Bleak travel demand forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747 fleet

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Due to the very bleak outlook for passenger demand during this coronavirus pandemic, British Airways is forced to retire its entire fleet of 31...

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