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 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...

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...