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British Airways to Refresh Lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers British Airways has today announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well as revealing more details on its lounge improvements at Edinburgh and […]

British Airways Appointed Official Airline Partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB

British Airways has been appointed the official airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The airline will fly hundreds of athletes and support team, along with their equipment to and from the Games as part of the partnership. British Airways has been supporting British […]

Willie Walsh To Stand Down as IAG Chief Executive

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced today that Willie Walsh has decided to retire as chief executive. He will stand down from the role and from the Board of IAG on 26 March 2020 and will retire on 30 June 2020. Luis Gallego, currently Iberia chief executive, will succeed Willie. Antonio Vázquez, IAG chairman, said: “Willie […]

British Airways Decks the Arrival Halls For Surprise Festive Choir Performance

British Airways colleagues surprised customers flying home for Christmas with a spontaneous performance in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow The festive recital was given the West End seal of approval with Hamilton’s Musical Director, Richard Beadle, training up the choir More than half a million customers will fly with the airline over the festive season […]

Supersonic Sports Car: British Airways & Aston Martin Gear Up for Take-Off

In the airline’s centenary year and on the anniversary of Concorde’s final flight, British Airways is proud to announce a partnership with Aston Martin, with a limited-edition sports car that honours the supersonic aircraft. The luxury British car manufacturer has created the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition. Launching in October 2020 each vehicle will feature titanium […]

Soon to be Leaving on a Midnight Plane To Georgia with BA’s New Dreamliner

British Airways announced that it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route being Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude […]

BA Becomes First Airline to Use Next Gen AI & Video Technology to improve its Punctuality

Customers flying from Heathrow Terminal 5 can expect a faster getaway as British Airways employs latest artificial intelligence and wearable tech for staff preparing aircraft to depart Intelligent software captures every moment from when aircraft arrive at the airport until they depart to help spot areas to improve punctuality British Airways remains at the forefront […]

Golden Welcome for Pride of Britain

British Airways gave British Athletics a golden welcome home after their historic wins in Doha. Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith gave her trademark smile after being welcomed into the First cabin for the flight home, where her meals were gilded in gold leaf, she was showered in golden confetti by crew, and presented with a British Airways […]

Touch Down in Toronto: British Airway’s New A350 Arrives

British Airways commenced the first North American long-haul service of its new A350 aircraft from Toronto on 1st October, following extensive trials and the launch of its first long-haul service to Dubai last month. The new aircraft features Club Suite, British Airways’ latest generation business class seat, which offers customers direct-aisle access, doors for greater privacy and […]

British Airways must listen to its pilots, says BALPA as airline reportedly removes ‘mega perks’

The British Airline Pilots Association reports that strike action was supported virtually 100% in a dispute over pay and benefits. British Airways cancelled almost all flights with strike action due to continue today. BALPA said the strength of feeling amongst pilots should be a wake-up call for British Airways. Despite BALPA’s olive branch offer last […]