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British Airways launches new flights to Valencia, Spain

British Airways launches new flights to Valencia, Spain

3 days ago in Airline NewsTourism News

Culture vultures can visit Valencia when British Airways starts flights to Spain’s third biggest city later this year. The direct route from Gatwick begins on November 6th, with four flights a week, which rises to six a week for the summer 2016 season. Famous for its numerous festivals, fine historic buildings, striking futuristic architecture and great museums, Valencia has a thriving nightlife with brilliant beaches making it one of Spain’s must-see destinations. → Read More

British Airways brings British wines to the skies

British Airways brings British wines to the skies

21st Jul 2015 in Airline News

British Airways is serving up the best of British this summer in the form of a Bolney Estate Pinot Gris 2014 from the West Sussex located winery, plus tonic water from UK-based company, Fever-Tree. The airline will be serving the wine, which was a favourite tipple at Wimbledon this year, to its customers in the First cabin flying to and from the USA throughout August. → Read More

British Airways to launch 787-9 Dreamliner on Delhi route in October

British Airways to launch 787-9 Dreamliner on Delhi route in October

13th Jul 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways’ new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First class cabin, will start flying to Delhi from October 25th. The 787-9, the first of which is due to arrive with British Airways in September, is 20ft longer that its 787-8 predecessor, so as well as offering World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World, there’s also room for a new First class cabin – a first for the airline’s 787 fleet. → Read More

British Airways opens API data sources to developers

British Airways opens API data sources to developers

8th Jul 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

British Airways is opening up some of its flight information to IT developers in a trial to find innovative new ways for people to search for and buy British Airways flights. Application Programming Interfaces are sets of XML code that can be used to access services from a third party for inclusion in mobile apps or websites. → Read More

British Airways consolidates at Heathrow as Terminal 1 closes doors

British Airways consolidates at Heathrow as Terminal 1 closes doors

30th Jun 2015 in Airline News

British Airways has said farewell to Terminal 1 at London Heathrow Airport, consolidating its flights into two terminals from today. Heathrow Airport closed the doors on Terminal 1 yesterday for the last time after almost 47 years of service. The last flight to depart Terminal 1 was the BA970 to Hanover at 21:15, while the last arrival was the BA144 from Baku at 22:40. → Read More

British Airways reveals pilot’s eye view of Funchal landing

British Airways reveals pilot’s eye view of Funchal landing

15th Jun 2015 in Airline News

A new video from British Airways gives its customers a pilot’s eye view of landing into one of its newest destinations - Funchal, on the island of Madeira. The airport – one of the most challenging landings on the airline’s worldwide network – requires special approval from the Portuguese aviation authority for pilots to fly there. → Read More

British Airways re-launches On Business scheme

British Airways re-launches On Business scheme

11th Jun 2015 in Airline News

British Airways is to help businesses reach new heights with the re-launch of its On Business scheme, aimed at small and medium enterprises. Last year alone the On Business scheme saved firms £34 million on travelling to do business face-to-face, and the re-vamped programme will now enable travellers to choose between an immediate discount of at least five per cent off selected flights, or On Business points that can be used towards future trips and upgrades. → Read More

British Airways to welcome Apple Pay to UK

British Airways to welcome Apple Pay to UK

9th Jun 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

British Airways will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, which is set to transform mobile payments, when it launches in the UK. British Airways customers will be able to pay for flights, holidays and experiences in an easy, secure and private way. Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. → Read More

BBC Worldwide launches new portal in partnership with VisitBritain

BBC Worldwide launches new portal in partnership with VisitBritain

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, have announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, which will tell a compelling story of modern Britain. British Airways, one of the world’s leading global premium airlines, has been confirmed as the first company to join the partnership. → Read More

British Airways prepares for summer sun bank holiday getaway

British Airways prepares for summer sun bank holiday getaway

20th May 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways is expecting a staggering 626,735 people to fly with the airline over the coming May Bank Holiday weekend, in a bid to bask in the sun now that summer is on its way. UK holiday makers look set to make the most of the five days from tomorrow to May 25th to get some much-needed sun. The busiest days are expected to be Thursday, May 21st, with 134,337 customers flying with the airline and on Monday, May 25th when 135,523 people will take to the skies. → Read More

British Airways adds new winter holiday destinations from Gatwick

British Airways adds new winter holiday destinations from Gatwick

11th May 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Gatwick being added to the airline’s schedules. From October 27th additional seats will be up for grabs on seven extra flights a week to Funchal, Faro, Seville and Turin. → Read More

British Airways prepares new European routes for take-off

British Airways prepares new European routes for take-off

7th May 2015 in Airline News

British Airways customers will be spoilt for choice this winter, with another two new routes launching from Heathrow. From October 25th British Airways will start flying three times a week to Reykjavik in Iceland and twice a week to Salzburg in Austria, from December 5th. → Read More

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