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British Airways goes live with new website

British Airways goes live with new website

A brand new British Airways homepage and flight booking process for customers has gone live as part of a beta test to upgrade the airline’s hugely popular website and make it even easier to use. ba.com is viewed by over half a million unique users every day, using it to inspire, plan, and manage their trips around the world. → Read More

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

23rd Aug 2016 in Airline NewsTravel Events News

The British Airways plane flying Team GB home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been named ‘victoRIOus’ by the carrier. The gold-nosed plane will return the successful athletes to British soil today. The name, which was one of a short-list of four selected by the athletes and British Airways staff, was chosen by hundreds of fans on Twitter in a recent poll. → Read More

British Airways inks deal with China Eastern

British Airways inks deal with China Eastern

British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines. With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to Kunming, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing on a BA flight code, while the Chinese carrier will sell British Airways flights to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle on their MU flight code. → Read More

Iberia gains Japanese anti-trust immunity alongside oneworld partners

Iberia gains Japanese anti-trust immunity alongside oneworld partners

Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism has granted an extension of the anti-trust immunity to include Iberia in the joint business between Japan Airlines, British Airways and Finnair. The decision will allow the four airlines to cooperate commercially on flights between Europe and Japan. Iberia is expected to join the existing joint business between the other three airlines as from October 18th, 2016. → Read More

British Airways releases cockpit video of London City Airport landing

British Airways releases cockpit video of London City Airport landing

11th Aug 2016 in Airline News

British Airways has released a cockpit video showing the steep approach into London City Airport to celebrate the airline’s bespoke business-class only service completing 25 million miles – the equivalent to 100 trips to the moon or circling the earth 1,000 times. The footage, filmed from the pilots’ perspective in the flight deck, now gives everyone the chance to see the amazing aerial views of the capital’s iconic skyline. → Read More

British Airways i360 to open in Brighton

British Airways i360 to open in Brighton

2nd Aug 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, will open on Brighton seafront on Thursday. Groups of up to 200 visitors will glide up gently to a height of 138 metres in a futuristic, fully enclosed, hand-crafted glass viewing pod to admire breath-taking 360-degree views across Brighton, the South Downs and the beautiful south coast. → Read More

International Airlines Group reports robust results despite slump in sterling

International Airlines Group reports robust results despite slump in sterling

29th Jul 2016 in Airline News

International Consolidated Airlines Group has reported second quarter operating profit €555 million before exceptional items for the six months to June 30th, 2016. This compared to an operating profit of profit of €530 million for the same period last year. Removing recently acquired Aer Lingus from the figures would have left IAG with operating profits of €487 million. → Read More

British Airways launches meditation channel on long-haul routes

British Airways launches meditation channel on long-haul routes

11th Jul 2016 in Airline NewsSpa News

British Airways customers can now meditate their way to a more relaxing flight, thanks to a new in-flight entertainment channel on the airline’s long-haul routes. The Headspace video channel is packed with content designed to help travellers unwind in the air, by practicing simple meditation and mindfulness exercises. → Read More

British Airways inks with Winair for same day Dominica connection

British Airways inks with Winair for same day Dominica connection

10th Jun 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways and Winair have announced they will offer a cost effective, same-day route from London to Dominica, via Antigua. The new route will mean that British travellers can leave the UK at 10:30 and be in the hidden island paradise of Dominica with a rum punch in their hand by 18:30. → Read More

British Airways launches longest long-haul flight to Santiago, Chile

British Airways launches longest long-haul flight to Santiago, Chile

18th May 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago, Chile from January 3rd, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires. The four-a-week flight will be served by the airline’s newest aircraft, the four-cabin Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First cabin. → Read More

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

13th May 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways customers will soon be able to experience uninterrupted, direct flights to Doha and Muscat from Heathrow Terminal 5. Previously, customers flying to the Middle Eastern cities had to stop off in Bahrain en route Doha and Abu Dhabi en route to Muscat, but from October 30th both services will fly direct, reducing the journey time to both cities by approximately two hours. → Read More

BA extends pre-order meals to Gatwick long-haul flights

BA extends pre-order meals to Gatwick long-haul flights

8th May 2016 in Airline News

British Airways is rolling out its popular pre-order meal service for customers on long-haul flights from Gatwick. → Read More

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