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’ last Airbus A318 makes ultimate flight to Twente, The Netherlands, for dismantling

British Airways used to have two Airbus A318 aircraft, with an exclusive all-business lie-flat seat cabin, to operate the route…

British Airways invests in second sustainable fuel plant

British Airways is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its…

Unique BOAC 747-inspired suitcases auctioned for flying start

To mark the retirement of its 747 fleet, British Airways and luxury travel brand Globe-Trotter have teamed up to create…

British Airways flight to Athens makes emergency landing in Zurich after co-pilot falls unconscious

British Airways flight BA640 from London to Athens on 26 December was forced to make an emergency landing in Zurich…

The Netherlands and Belgium (followed by other European countries) ban flights from UK to prevent spread of Covid-19 mutation

Dutch government bans all passenger flights from the UK until January 1 as a ‘precautionary’ bid to limit the spread…

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia to speed-up the switch to hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft

ZeroAvia recently completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft as it aims to accelerate…

Last and final British Airways Boeing 747 arrives at new home in Wales

Today saw the very last British Airways flight of its iconic Boeing 747 "Queen of the Skies" as it made its…

Oxford researchers partner with American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld to analyse COVID-19 testing trials results

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have teamed up with researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the University of…

One of British Airways last Boeing 747’s arrives at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, United Kingdom

https://youtu.be/ryDaeeDTtXs Last weekend, one of British Airways’ last remaining Boeing 747 aircraft took to the skies for the final time,…

Permanent homes for last two British Airways retro-liveried Boeing 747’s

British Airways' Queens of the Skies will continue to inspire aviation enthusiasts across the United Kingdom for years to come,…

British Airways offers one-off opportunity to buy catering items

For the first time in its history, British Airways has decided to unlock the doors to its warehouse this Christmas…

British Airways Boeing 747 catches fire whilst parked at Castellón Airport

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

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

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United…

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

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

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

Cotswold Airport, United Kingdom will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors…

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

A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV…

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

On 21 October, a British Airways Airbus A320 (registered G-EUYD) operated flight BA2596 between London Heathrow, United Kingdom, and Verona,…

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

In his first public appearance since being named British Airways' new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean…

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

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

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

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

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