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British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will all be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015.
British Airways Launches New Look Interiors And Celebrates With A Million Seats From £39 To European Destinations
• Entirely new look and feel for cabins on 95 short-haul aircraft • Club Europe 2:2 configuration retained with stylish makeover • Extra seats with low fares
British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and it launches its most advanced smart phone app yet. The intuitive app delivers personalised, relevant and time sensitive travel information at the touch of a button.
British Airways has added extra flights from Heathrow to Vienna, Stockholm and Athens for the Autumn, over and above its existing Winter 2014 schedule. Vienna leads the way with six additional flights per week, as well as an extra service to Stockholm on Tuesdays and to Athens on Saturdays, which all start from October 26. […]
British Airways and US Airways are launching a codeshare arrangement which will allow British Airways customers access to nearly 40 destinations in North America and the Caribbean. In the reciprocal arrangement, US Airways customers will be able to fly with British Airways to more than 70 destinations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
This month British Airways managers have been left scratching their heads as they’ve seen a huge increase in the number of High Life magazines disappearing from their aircraft.
Rugby giants Chris Robshaw, Bryan Habana and Jean De Villiers have undertaken one of the biggest challenges of their careers – taking on the might of British Airways’ largest aircraft, the Airbus A380.
New research from British Airways has uncovered some distinct patterns when it comes to where people prefer to sit on a plane.
London City Airport [LCY] and British Airways are expanding self-bag-tagging facilities for passengers checking in via self-service kiosks, following a successful trial last year.
HARMONDSWORTH, England, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — All companies in the customer service arena want to recognise their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new level, even enabling its staff to put a face to the name before the customer sets foot in the airport. The […]
British Airways has launched a ‘Go after the Games Sale’ offering savings of up to 27 per cent off flights and holidays. The sale follows the airlines recent ‘Home Advantage’ campaign encouraging Brits to stay in the UK during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to support Team GB and ParalympicsGB. The sale, which […]
British Airways has announced the introduction of its award-winning, new First class service on four of its popular Caribbean routes from Gatwick this summer. Customers flying on holidays to Barbados, Bermuda, St Lucia and Port of Spain in Trinidad will be able to experience the new British Airways premium cabin. The Gatwick-based Boeing 777-200 aircraft […]
CRAWLEY, England, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways will be rewarding customers who stay in the UK to cheer on Team GB and Paralympics GB. The cashback rewards on holidays are for travel after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and in line with specific athlete wins. British Airways will feature a new […]
British Airways has announced that One Direction, one of the world’s biggest bands, is to host the ultimate high-flying dinner date on BA jet. The fab five, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik, will take to the skies to help raise funds for Comic Relief. The charter flight will be given the original flight number BA1D. […]
British Airways is bringing a bit of winter sunshine to London City Airport by extending its popular Palma and Ibiza flights to a year-round service. At present the two Balearic Island destinations are summer-only but from October they will continue through the winter with two flights a week on Thursdays and Sundays. The news will […]
British Airways has revealed that millions of passengers flying to London Heathrow will be able to see a giant painting on the flight path featuring British World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis alongside the words “Welcome to our turf“. The image has been created by British Airways to welcome home Team GB and ParalympicsGB supporters and remind athletes […]
HARMONDSWORTH, England /PRNewswire/ — British Airways is serving up a feast of six new flights from London City Airport this summer with the first of the new services taking off to Mahon in Menorca. The airline will complete its Balearic Islands portfolio, launching flights to Mahon in Menorca. British Airways launched highly successful services to […]
British Airways is launching another new high rolling route from Gatwick with the start of flights to Las Vegas from October 29 2012. The three-times-a-week service will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777 offering a premium Club World cabin with fully flat beds. The new Gatwick route offers more choice and frequency from London […]
HARMONDSWORTH, England, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways has upgraded its website, ba.com, with the addition of a completely new homepage. The ba.com homepage has been comprehensively redesigned to make it easier to use and navigate, as well as making it more inviting and accessible to customers. Striking imagery has been added throughout the page with clearer […]
British Airways has launched a new service to Algiers from London Gatwick, which will commence from the start of the summer schedule. Flights to Algiers will move from Heathrow to Gatwick with seven flights a week. Algeria’s capital city, Algiers mixes past with present with 17th-century mosques and Ottoman-style palaces in the hilltop Kasbah city with a Mediterranean harbour. British Airways offer hotels in the city, including […]
British Airways will be the first airline to offer customers First class travel between London and Moscow
CRAWLEY, England, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways debuted the upcoming four class cabin experience on the route from London Heathrow to Moscow. From March 25, British Airways will be the first airline to offer customers First class travel between London and Moscow, as well as Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller […]
A team of ten British Airways cabin crew from Gatwick will walk with the fastest man in the world later this month for a cause that is close to all their hearts. The crew of BA2263 will operate a flight from London Gatwick to Kingston, Jamaica and then join world champion and current Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt for […]
HARMONDSWORTH, England, February 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With more than 900,000 people travelling with British Airways this February half-term, the airline is giving travellers a light-hearted helping hand with their top travel and baggage tips collected from their staff all over the airline. The videos, which are located on YouTube, can be found at: http://bit.ly/y0jiLN (Travel) and http://bit.ly/xNZFgE (Baggage). The videos include […]
HARMONDSWORTH, England, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways have announced a charity auction that will allow a pair of high-flying romantics to enjoy the ultimate Valentines dinner date. The airline is inviting couples to bid in the auction for the chance to be wined and dined on board the world’s most iconic aircraft – without even leaving […]
The design of the British Airways aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be ‘The Dove’ by up and coming British designer Pascal Anson. His artwork beat hundreds of entries in the BA Great Britons Programme, and was chosen by a judging panel including Turner-prize nominated artist and Royal Academician Tracey Emin, the Royal […]
British Airways is re-launching its award winning Executive Club for frequent fliers with a brand new ‘Bronze’ card tier. The new Bronze tier will bridge the gap between Blue and Silver tiers. Blue card holders will need just half the Silver threshold level to be promoted to Bronze. New Bronze card members will benefit from: […]
British Airways customers travelling through Gatwick will be the first in the UK to experience a new ‘Fast Travel’ service. The ‘Fast Travel’ initiative, which is part of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Simplifying the Business Programme, involves introducing automated and self-service capabilities into an airport to simplify and speed up the passenger experience. […]
CRAWLEY, England, October 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways has revealed its top holiday destinations for travellers still wanting to get away this October half-term for a late autumn getaway. Favourite locations for travellers include hotspots in destinations such as North America, Caribbean holidays and the Middle East. With increased frequencies of flights to Barbados […]
CRAWLEY, England, October 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways is offering winter sports fans the chance to fly their skis for free to the top three ski destinations from London City Airport. Customers who book flights to Chambery, Geneva or Zurich before October 31 will be invited to take an extra piece of hold luggage on […]
British Airways is celebrating the second anniversary of its unique business class-only service between London City and New York’s JFK. Launched in the middle of a deep recession, the service has defied sceptics to win over business travellers flying between two of the world’s biggest financial centres. Since it was launched on September 29, 2009, […]
CRAWLEY, England, September 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, customers on British Airways’ London Heathrow to Moscow service will be able to sample the airline’s award-winning services in First and business class from next year. The changes were announced during a UK trade delegation to Russia hosted by Prime Minister, David Cameron, alongside […]
British Airways cabin crew are using the latest iPad model to bring a new dimension to customer service in the air. The iPads enable cabin crew to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements, allowing them to offer a truly bespoke, personalised service. The iPad lets […]
CRAWLEY, England, August 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways is launching its September sale with big savings on flights to over eighty worldwide destinations. The sale, which began on August 25 and runs until midnight on Tuesday, 20 September, offers up to 33 per cent off in economy, up to 45 per cent off in […]
British Airways has revealed that more families than ever are choosing to fly from Gatwick airport as they jet off on holiday this year. The airline has already seen a ten per cent increase in family bookings compared to last year and the trend is set to continue through the summer. In July and August, British Airways […]
CRAWLEY, England, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways has announced the launch of two new routes to Faro and Malaga and added more frequency to the popular destinations of Nice, Palma and Ibiza. This means that British Airways now offers 39 leisure flights per week for this summer from London City Airport to top […]
CRAWLEY, England, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – British Airways is offering some great holiday deals to Europe with up to fifty percent off holidays when booking Club Europe, the airline’s business class. Club Europe (business class) holidays offer customers a range of benefits to make their holiday extra special, including: access to exclusive airport lounges, check […]
CRAWLEY, England, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways has introduced First class on its daily flights to Las Vegas from London Heathrow as the airline increases its capacity by 18 percent. The non-stop daily flights to Las Vegas ( http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-las-vegas/public/en_gb) from London Heathrow Terminal 5 launched in October 2009 will be served by a […]