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British Airways 747 to become a film set

A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will depart from Cardiff Airport at 13:30 as flight number BA1978E, landing in to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey an hour later. On landing it will be handed over […]

British Airways urges introduction of pre-flight Covid-19 testing regime

British Airways chief executive, Sean Doyle, has called on the government to introduce a pre-flight testing regime as part of an overhaul of its fight against Covid-19. Speaking this morning at the Airlines 2050 forum, Doyle said only an end to quarantine restrictions would allow the UK to rebuild its economy. He explained: “Our position […]

British Airways 747 Retirements

In July British Airways announced that all 31 of its remaining 747s had sadly flown their last commercial services as a result of the devastating impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the airline and the aviation sector. Full details of each retired aircraft are below. This log will be updated as each retirement date […]

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 […]