British Airways News

Unite calls new 48-hour strike at British Airways

Unite calls new 48-hour strike at British Airways

Members of the Unite union working as cabin crew for British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ have announced a new 48-hour strike. The industrial action is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 10th. United argues the decision was unavoidable after the airline refused to extend the mandate of an ongoing strike vote to allow for talks to resolve a dispute over pay to continue.

All change as major carriers switch terminals at Gatwick

All change as major carriers switch terminals at Gatwick

23rd Dec 2016 Airline News

Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal.

British Airways takes off for Chambery from Stansted

British Airways takes off for Chambery from Stansted

16th Dec 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Winter sports fans will have a direct gateway to some of Europe’s top snow resorts from Stansted tomorrow with the launch of new British Airways flights to the French Alpine city of Chambery. The well-timed weekend flights will give customers easy access to some of the top snow and ski resorts like Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Meribel and Courchevel.

Best of British as BA launches own brand gin

Best of British as BA launches own brand gin

24th Nov 2016 Airline News

British Airways is introducing its very own exclusive brand of gin for premium customers. The specially made tipple – British Airways Gin – will only be served to the airline’s First customers, from the bar of the prestigious Concorde Room at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. It has been blended for British Airways following extensive taste tests with First customers at the Concorde Room bar in London, by the award-winning Cambridge Distillery, the world’s first ‘gin tailor’.

British Airways signs codeshare with Alaska Airlines

British Airways signs codeshare with Alaska Airlines

20th Nov 2016 Airline News

British Airways has launched a new codeshare agreement with Alaska Air, which builds on the existing frequent flyer programme partnership between the two carriers. The codeshare deal, which is effective from November 23, will enable customers to book connecting flights on Alaska Air routes at ba.com, to seven destinations on the West Coast of America, and three in Hawaii.

Viceland takes to the skies with British Airways

Viceland takes to the skies with British Airways

British Airways is the first airline in the world to broadcast shows from the new lifestyle and culture TV network Viceland during their flights. The partnership with VICE Media follows the successful premiere of its critically acclaimed channel launched earlier this year on SKY for UK audiences and its launch in the US and Canada, and brings its award-winning programming to a truly international audience.

Qatar Airways expands British Airways codeshare deal

Qatar Airways expands British Airways codeshare deal

31st Oct 2016 Airline News

Qatar Airways has expanded its code-share agreement with British Airways, which will provide travellers with a wider choice of flights and an enhanced network. With the launch of British Airways’ non-stop service between London and Doha, travellers will benefit from seven daily flights from Heathrow, improving connectivity onto each airline’s network.