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British Airways to return to Tehran this summer

British Airways to return to Tehran this summer

3rd Feb 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways customers will be able to take off to Tehran this summer when the airline resumes direct flights to the Iranian capital on July 14th. The route will launch as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016, giving customers even more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East. → Read More

British Airways holiday survey reveals hidden costs of dream break

British Airways holiday survey reveals hidden costs of dream break

29th Jan 2016 in Airline NewsTourism News

With 2016 well under way British Airways Holidays can reveal the true cost of a holiday – and it’s double what many think it is. A whopping 45 per cent of the total cost of a trip abroad will go on pre-holiday pampering, new clothes, extras at the airport, food and drink and items when away. → Read More

British Airways to serve Champagne de Castelnau Reserve Brut NV in Club Europe

British Airways to serve Champagne de Castelnau Reserve Brut NV in Club Europe

27th Jan 2016 in Airline News

British Airways is getting set to toast the first serving of its new champagne on short-haul flights from February 1st. Champagne de Castelnau Reserve Brut NV is the new champagne of choice for customers flying in the airline’s Club Europe cabin. The Reims-based champagne house, which was established in 1916, was chosen as the top tipple for short-haul travellers after a blind taste test, with quarter bottles of ‘Castelnau Brut NV’ winging their way on board. → Read More

British Airways celebrates ba.com Christmas birthday

British Airways celebrates ba.com Christmas birthday

24th Dec 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

Michael Jackson’s Earth Song was the festive number one, kids were going crazy to have the must-have ‘Pogs’ as presents, there was a run on Cranberries thanks to Delia Smith’s latest Christmas recipes – and ba.com was about to make its debut on the internet. The worldwide web was still finding its feet and few people really understood how big a difference the internet was going to make to their everyday lives. → Read More

International Airlines Group completes latest Airbus order

International Airlines Group completes latest Airbus order

21st Dec 2015 in Airline News

International Airlines Group has firmed up options for a further 15 A320neos. “IAG and its airlines are one of Airbus’ most prestigious and loyal customers with fleets and orders covering the full range of our products,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer – customers. → Read More

UK airlines bringing passengers home for Christmas

UK airlines bringing passengers home for Christmas

15th Dec 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways is preparing for Christmas 2015 with more than 450 of its pilots expecting to fly 35,000 customers across the world on December 25th. At the same time, easyJet has predicted this Friday to be the busiest Christmas getaway day in the airline’s history – with more than 204,000 passengers set to fly on over 1,300 flights across the network. → Read More

British Airways to launch Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Shanghai route

British Airways to launch Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Shanghai route

9th Dec 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways has announced that its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First cabin, will start flying to Shanghai from summer 2016. The airline also announced an additional three flights a week between Heathrow and Shanghai from February 20th, 2016. The new flights have been conveniently timed to fly overnight so offers a well-timed service for business travellers wanting to arrive in back in London in time for meetings. → Read More

British Airways embraces Apple Watch technology

British Airways embraces Apple Watch technology

2nd Dec 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

The use of the British Airways Apple Watch app has quadrupled in just four months, and in response the airline is introducing new scanners to make them easier, and faster to use. Customers will be able to slide their wrists under the new ‘Scan and Go’ devices to scan their boarding pass, print their own bag tags and speed through the airport.  → Read More

British Airways to sponsor moving observation tower in Brighton

British Airways to sponsor moving observation tower in Brighton

26th Nov 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

The world’s tallest moving observation tower, currently being built on Brighton seafront, was today named British Airways i360. The airline has signed a five-year deal, which includes full naming rights, with the developers of the Brighton beach attraction which has been conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects. → Read More

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

23rd Nov 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

In an industry first, British Airways is teaming up with Skyscanner to trial a new way to help customers make more informed decisions about the airline they’re flying with when they book with the airline via a travel search engine. The trial will see British Airways become the first global airline to offer tickets using the New Distribution Capability standard, an International Air Transport Association initiative that offers customers a more informative and flexible choice when booking airline tickets. → Read More

British Airways launches new routes to Greece

British Airways launches new routes to Greece

17th Nov 2015 in Airline NewsTourism News

Greece is the word for British Airways this week as the airline has added two new destinations to its 2016 summer schedule: Chania and Kalamata. Both sunshine routes will be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from April 30th, 2016. → Read More

British Airways welcomes latest A380

British Airways welcomes latest A380

12th Nov 2015 in Airline News

Last night, British Airways took delivery of its tenth A380, registration LEJ, when it touched down at Heathrow at 20:55 local time. The first, registration LEA, arrived with the airline in July 2013 and subsequent aircraft have arrived at the rate of approximately one every three months. → Read More

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