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British Airways confirms staff furlough

International Airlines Group has confirmed further cuts to its planned schedule, with only ten per cent of flights now set to operate in April and May. In mid-March, the group – which owns Iberia, British Airways and Aer Lingus – had unveiled plans to cut three quarters of departures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

British Airways Suspends All Gatwick Flights

British Airways will suspend all flights to and from London’s Gatwick airport amid a collapse in demand due to the coronavirus. The move follows EasyJet’s suspension of flights after the government advised against all but essential travel. British Airways told staff it was facing a challenging market environment in “unprecedented circumstances”, according to an email […]

British Airways extends revolving credit facility

British Airways has extended its United States dollar secured revolving credit facility for one year. The move, confirmed by International Airlines Group, will take effect from June 23rd. The amount available under the extended facility is $1.38 billion. Including the extended facility and some smaller additional facilities recently arranged, IAG has total undrawn general and […]

HRH Prince of Wales Tours British Airways Engineering Base at Cardiff

HRH The Prince of Wales has toured British Airways’ engineering base in Cardiff, seeing first-hand the changes, large and small, which the airline is making as it works towards more sustainable flying. In front of more than 400 BA staff, His Royal Highness was shown the nose-to-tail focus on sustainability from the heavy-weight investments in […]

Qatar Airways Increases its Stake Further in British Airways parent company IAG

Qatar Airways tightened it’s grip on British Airways by increasing it’s shareholding in International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A (IAG) from 21.4% to 25.1% on the 19th February, the british airlines owner. An announcement on the Qatar Airways website read: Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) is pleased to announce that it has increased its shareholding […]

Drinks to Automatic: BA Lounges to Trial AI-Powered Cocktail Maker at San Francisco & Newark

British Airways is exclusively trialling an automated cocktail maker in its San Francisco and Newark lounges. Cocktails are dispensed in under 45 seconds, adding a new dimension to the food and drink available for customers. Available until March 2020, British Airways’ First and Club World customers travelling from San Francisco and Newark will be able […]

British Airways Suspends All Flights To and From China

British Airways has confirmed it has suspended all flights to and from China due to Foreign Office advice following the Coronavirus outbreak which has now claimed 132 lives in China with nearly 6000 infected. A notice on their website BA.com read as follows: ‘Following Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel to mainland China […]

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 […]