British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations. The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground…

British Airways Schedules Domestic 747 Flights

On the day of its birthday, British Airways has upgraded three of its domestic U.K. flights from their usual Airbus fleet. Three flights on August 25 will operate on Boeing 747-400s, expected to feature a retro heritage livery such as BOAC, Landor or Negus to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. These…

British Airways’ Alex Cruz Outlines Tough Decisions in Recent Interview

Last February, British Airways announced some of its best financial results on record Generating more than £2 billion ($2.53 billion) in profits for the year 2018, with an operating margin 15 percent higher than in 2017, the flag carrier stood firm amidst rising oil prices and widespread uncertainties due to…

Heathrow’s Hidden Gem: Visiting The British Airways Speedbird Centre

Every day, hundreds of British Airways flights depart and arrive from London's Heathrow Airport, a common occurrence for the better part of the last half-century.  For those passing through Heathrow or London itself, the British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre, located at British Airways' headquarters, is a little-known resource to learn…

British Airways to Launch Service to Milan’s Bergamo Airport

Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round…

International Women’s Day Recognized by the Aviation Industry

It has long been acknowledged that aviation has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. A fact recognized by the industry itself which is taking steps to correct the imbalance with a number of initiatives. IATA Director-General Alexandre de Juniac followed the association’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney last year by declaring…

British Airways Adds BEA to Retro Livery Line-Up

On Monday, British Airways debuted another heritage livery in celebration of their centennial. G-EUPJ, an Airbus A319, joins G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400 as the second British Airways jet to fly in heritage colors. G-BYGC was unveiled in February and is currently operating in the classic BOAC livery. [caption id="attachment_31827" align="aligncenter"…

The Centenary: British Airways Reveals Retro BOAC Livery on 747

As part of their 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has painted Boeing 747-400, registered as G-BYGC, into a retro BOAC livery. BOAC, or British Overseas Air Corporation, commenced operations on April 1, 1940. It was created by an Act of Parliament to become Britain’s state airline, forming from the merger…

British Airways’ Website and App Hit By “Malicious Criminal Attack”

British Airways faces another public relations nightmare as the company has advised that their mobile app and website were the target of a cyber breach which has compromised personal data, specifically the payment card information, of at least 380,000 customers. The breach was announced on Thursday and customers affected are…