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British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

12 hours ago in Airline News

One of Britain’s fastest-growing taxes is 20 years old this week. Relentless rises in Air Passenger Duty mean that a family of four flying to a destination outside Europe will soon pay £284 in tax, compared with just £40 when the levy was introduced on November 1st, 1994. That seven-fold increase in APD has taken place while inflation has not even doubled over the same period. → Read More

British Airways flies into Bilbao for early 2015

British Airways flies into Bilbao for early 2015

3 days ago in Airline News

British Airways customers will be able to Basque in Bilbao next year when the airline starts a new double-daily service to the northern Spanish city on March 29th, 2015. The new route is matched by Spanish carrier Vueling, who currently fly from Heathrow and are moving their four times a week service to Gatwick, giving customers an even greater choice of flights between London and Bilbao. → Read More

Holidaymakers hit the slopes with British Airways winter schedule

Holidaymakers hit the slopes with British Airways winter schedule

4 days ago in Airline News

Holidaymakers are being offered a chance to head straight to the slopes or soak up the sun with British Airways as it unveils its winter schedules. The airline has increased flights to domestic and European short-haul destinations, including new routes for skiers to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen and to Fuerteventura, for those seeking winter sunshine. → Read More

British Airways launches new flights to Mediterranean

British Airways launches new flights to Mediterranean

9th Oct 2014 in Airline News

More Mediterranean sunshine will be on the cards for travellers flying with British Airways next summer when the airline launches four new routes from Heathrow. From 2015 May 1st, holiday-makers will be able to wing their way to the sun in Olbia in Sardinia, Kos and Corfu in Greece and Split in Croatia. → Read More

British Airways adds flight to Antigua and Barbuda

British Airways adds flight to Antigua and Barbuda

4th Oct 2014 in Airline News

Asot Michael, Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism minister, has revealed the destination will benefit from an additional flight with British Airways for the summer 2015. This increase comes following a meeting held with British Airways officials at the BA headquarters in England, but also on the back of the airlines growing confidence in the destination. → Read More

British Airways brings A380 to Washington DC

British Airways brings A380 to Washington DC

3rd Oct 2014 in Airline News

First and Club World customers heading to Heathrow on British Airways’ inaugural A380 from Washington today will have had the added bonus of enjoying the airline’s newly re-launched lounge at the US Capital’s airport. The upgraded lounge can now host 200 customers, thanks to 10,000 square feet of space. It features intimate bar areas, business facilities, fine dining, shower suites and a private VIP area. → Read More

British Airways links with X-Factor ahead of final auditions

British Airways links with X-Factor ahead of final auditions

30th Sep 2014 in Airline News

The X-Factor has teamed up with British Airways, as the official airline, to fly its celebrity judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for the final auditions. For the first time, the ‘judges houses’ episodes will air over three nights on ITV this Friday Saturday and Sunday at 20:00. → Read More

British Airways adds three new routes

British Airways adds three new routes

27th Sep 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Services to Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will commence in March 2015. → Read More

British Airways salutes London-New York Club World service

British Airways salutes London-New York Club World service

26th Sep 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has become the most successful commercial airline to operate a business class-only service between the world’s financial capitals, London and New York. Previous all-business class airlines that operated on the route between London and New York, such as Maxjet, Eos and Silverjet, all ceased trading within five years. → Read More

British Airways to return to Kuala Lumpur after 13 year hiatus

British Airways to return to Kuala Lumpur after 13 year hiatus

18th Sep 2014 in Airline News

British Airways is to resume direct flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in summer 2015. The daily service from Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-cabin Boeing 777-200ER, featuring 12 seats in First, 48 in Club World, 32 in World Traveller Plus and a further 127 in World Traveller. → Read More

British Airways prepares to fly into San Francisco

British Airways prepares to fly into San Francisco

10th Sep 2014 in Airline News

It’ll be California Dreaming’ all the way with British Airways when the airline’s new A380 starts flying to San Francisco next summer. The new service leads a raft of frequency improvements, including more flights to Miami and Cape Town. → Read More

British Airways to boost in-flight entertainment options on Boeing 747 fleet

British Airways to boost in-flight entertainment options on Boeing 747 fleet

5th Sep 2014 in Airline News

Some of British Airways’ much-loved Boeing 747s are to receive a cabin refresh including a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system. Customers travelling on the 18 selected 747s will be treated to double the choice of TV programmes and films thanks to the installation of Panasonic’s next generation eX3 entertainment system. → Read More

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