British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 2nd. The airline took delivery of its newest aircraft featuring its latest generation business class seat, Club Suite, on July 29th.
British Airways passengers on flights out of the UK have seen departures disrupted after a computer glitch hit check-in procedures. Passengers have been unable to check-in for flights online, with staff resorting to paper ticketing.
Pilots at British Airways are set to strike this summer after the Court of Appeal rejected calls for an injunction against industrial action from the carrier. The British Airline Pilots’ Association voted in favour of industrial action on July 22nd.
British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow earlier. The plane features the airline’s newest generation business class seat, the Club Suite.
As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design gourmet menus for customers travelling with the airline throughout August.
British Airways has cancelled all flights to Egyptian capital Cairo for a week. The flag-carrier said the move was a “precaution,” on security grounds.
The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20th. The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.
British Airways has announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from October. The new airport is approximately 50 kilometres from both Beijing city centre and the Xiong’an New Area and only 80 kilometres from Tianjin.
British Airways has unveiled its new lounge in San Francisco. The location becomes the third US lounge to benefit from the airline’s investment plan for its customers, following the recent opening of its first and club lounge at New York JFK’s Terminal 7.