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British Airways launches digital cards for Executive Club members

British Airways launches digital cards for Executive Club members

British Airways is introducing digital Executive Club membership cards for customers with smartphones. The new feature launches in early December and is available to all Executive Club members with iOS and Android mobile devices, using the British Airways app. Customers can also download their digital membership cards from ba.com once they have logged in to their Executive Club account. → Read More

British Airways calls on ZEUS to detect future ash clouds

British Airways calls on ZEUS to detect future ash clouds

21st Nov 2014 in Airline News

In response to the Icelandic volcanic eruption in 2010 which caused widespread flight disruption to travellers, scientists at the Met Office and Natural Environment Research Council have developed a prototype ash detection device, capable of detecting small amounts of ash in the atmosphere. In time, this research could aid ash forecasting and also help airlines more accurately plan their flight and engineering operations. → Read More

British Airways welcomes millionth A380 passenger

British Airways welcomes millionth A380 passenger

17th Nov 2014 in Airline News

British Airways’ millionth A380 customer took flight earlier on the BA268 from Los Angeles to London departing at 08:45 – the first destination the airline’s superjumbo flew to on its inaugural flight. British Airways took delivery of its first A380, registration LEA, in July 2013. Following a complex introduction to service programme, the first flight departed to Los Angeles on September 24th, 2013. → Read More

British Airways to add second Poland destination after 75 years

British Airways to add second Poland destination after 75 years

13th Nov 2014 in Airline News

British Airways is to start direct flights from Heathrow to historic Krakow in May 2015 when it will become the second Polish city to be served by the airline. The new four times a week service from Terminal 5 will be operated by a combination of Airbus A319s and A320s, and offer customers a choice of 5,600 seats a month in Club Europe and Euro Traveller Cabins. → Read More

British Airways to bring A380 services to Miami in 2015

British Airways to bring A380 services to Miami in 2015

12th Nov 2014 in Airline News

There will be ‘More seats to South Beach’ as British Airways adds Miami to its Airbus A380 network next October with two daily flights to the Florida sunshine on board the superjumbo. The new A380 route to Miami is part of British Airways’ plans to enhance the usage of facilities in Terminal 3 and Terminal 5 by combining its operations in two terminals and moving out of Terminal 1. → Read More

British Airways adds new flight to Tobago from spring 2015

British Airways adds new flight to Tobago from spring 2015

8th Nov 2014 in Airline NewsTourism News

British Airways will commence an additional flight to Tobago from the spring of 2015 in a bid to increase airlift to the island. The company’s head of commercial at Gatwick Airport in London, Colm Lacy, earlier told the UK launch of the BA Tobago Legends Football Classic in London, England that BA was adding the flight because of increase demand for the route. → Read More

British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

31st Oct 2014 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

29th Oct 2014 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

28th Oct 2014 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

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