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Gatwick reorganises terminal operations as airport grows

Gatwick reorganises terminal operations as airport grows

2 days ago in Airline News

Gatwick Airport has conducted a strategic review of its terminal operations and has announced a plan to operate airlines out of single terminals in the future, as part of its bid to ease passenger journeys and simplify operations. Gatwick’s two largest carriers, easyJet and British Airways are the first to announce moves, with easyJet consolidating its operations out of the North Terminal, instead of being spread across both South and North, and British Airways moving its operation to the South Terminal. → Read More

British Airways offering free one-way upgrade to First

British Airways offering free one-way upgrade to First

4 days ago in Airline News

For a limited time lucky customers flying British Airways could enjoy the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First. → Read More

Ebola case confirmed on-board British Airways flight

Ebola case confirmed on-board British Airways flight

30th Dec 2014 in Airline News

A healthcare worker returning from west Africa has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after arriving in the United Kingdom on a British Airways flight. The female patient arrived in Glasgow on BA 1478 on Sunday, following connections in London Heathrow and Casablanca in Morocco. → Read More

British Airways unveils new lounge at Schiphol in Amsterdam

British Airways unveils new lounge at Schiphol in Amsterdam

18th Dec 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has opened the latest of its revamped lounges, this time at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The new business class lounge will measure 400sqm and accommodate up to 105 guests. The new lounge, which was designed by international interiors group Graven, will reflect the style and elegance of the airline’s flagship Galleries lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. → Read More

British Airways welcomes rail companies into fold with single ticket journeys

British Airways welcomes rail companies into fold with single ticket journeys

1st Dec 2014 in Airline NewsRail News

Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England. A single booking will now combine air and rail travel, with hassle-free connections, thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Heathrow Express and First Great Western. From December 5th these tickets will be available to book through travel agents for travel from 11 First Great Western stations.  → Read More

British Airways launches digital cards for Executive Club members

British Airways launches digital cards for Executive Club members

28th Nov 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

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

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