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.

Singapore and the United Kingdom commence trials to improve public health safety for aircrew 

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Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are commencing a series of trials to test the crew module of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...

How British Airways treats its loyal workforce is a national disgrace, MPs say

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The British commons transport select committee strongly condemned British Airways' behaviour and its parent company towards its employees during a time of international crisis....

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair launch legal action over UK government’s quarantine policy

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Airlines file legal papers at High Court over ‘disproportionate’ government policy British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched legal action against the government's controversial quarantine...

British Airways’ parent IAG plans to take legal action to challenge the quarantine imposed on foreign travellers

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British Airways' parent company IAG said on Friday 5 June that it is considering legal action against the government's decision to impose a quarantine...

British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ends up in soft ground during push-back

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On 4 June, a British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (registered G-ZBKP) was ready to operate scheduled flight BA3587 between Edmonton, Canada and London Heathrow,...

Trade union describes British Airways’ mass sacking as a “heartless decision” and a “stab in the back” of a dedicated workforce

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Reacting to the announcement by British Airways that it is to make 12,000 staff redundant, the leader of British and Irish aviation union, Unite,...

British Airways publishes 1Q 2020 results – may slash up to 12,000 jobs

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International Airlines Group (IAG) today announced its preliminary results for the first quarter of 2020 and continues to assess further cost reduction and cash...

British Airways adds extra flights a week from China to bring PPE to the UK

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21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used...

Sun-Air of Scandinavia launches Billund – Brussels route on 7 September

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Brussels Airport is pleased to welcome the return of Danish airline Sun-Air of Scandinavia, which flies in the colours of British Airways,...

British Airways helps thousands of British travellers return home from India

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British Airways is flying thousands of UK nationals who have been stranded in India as a result of the COVID-19 crisis back to the...

Push back incident at Dubai Airport damages stabilisers of both British Airways and Emirates Airline aircraft

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On 14 April, a British Airways A350-1000 (G-XWBA) operated flight BA106 between Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates and London Heathrow, United Kingdom. The aircraft,...

Drone footage of stored British Airways Airbus A380 fleet at Chateauroux Airport

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Half of British Airways' Airbus A380 has been flown in into Chateauroux Airport, France. Very soon, five aircraft of the same type will join...

[Coronavirus] British Airways flies vital medical supplies to Britain, including ventilators and PPE

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British Airways 777 aircraft containing crucial medical supplies for the NHS is on route to the UK, due to land later this afternoon Cargo...

[Coronavirus] British Airways suspends all flights from London Gatwick

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British Airways has been forced to temporarily suspend flights from the UK’s second-largest airport London Gatwick under mounting pressure due to the coronavirus crisis. Like...

[Coronavirus] A picture is worth a thousand words (part five): British Airways

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Like any other passenger airline, British Airways was forced to reduce flights amid travel restrictions and a huge drop in demand as a result...

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz sends internal memo to employees titled: “The survival of British Airways”

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British Airways CEO Alex Cruz has warned his 45,000 staff that the airline is under immense pressure amid the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak, despite of...

[Coronavirus] British Airways launches ‘book with confidence’ customer policy

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British Airways has decided to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks....

British Airways ambitions to remove a quarter of a billion items of single-use plastic from flights by the end of 2020

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British Airways today announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual...

British Airways increases frequencies to popular destinations (Miami, Seattle and Cape Town) in spring

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- Cape Town, Miami and Seattle British Airways is adding more flights to some of its most popular destinations in the US and South Africa...

British Airways opens up African destinations through codeshare agreement with Royal Air Maroc

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British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir. ...