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A British Airways Airbus A319 on approach to London's Heathrow Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

U.S., U.K. Airlines Call For Eased Travel Restrictions

On Monday, Reuters reported that the leaders of several airlines in the United States and the United Kingdom have called on their respective governments to ease travel restrictions between the two countries. The CEOs of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and British Airways agree that the high vaccination rates in the US and UK make it safe to restart travel.  Biden and Johnson G7 Meeting Later this week, U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

British Airways Begins Trialing IATA Digital Travel Pass

British Airways has begun trialing the IATA Travel Pass on flights to Switzerland this week. The airline is trialing the travel pass on flights from London's Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich. Trials began on June 1. The travel pass comes in the form of a smartphone app. Once downloaded, passengers…

British Airways Adds Sleep Pods to Lounges

On Monday, British Airways opened its brand new “Forty Winks” sleep lounge at London Heathrow International Airport. The lounge will feature complimentary meals and nap pods for eligible customers, including Club World travelers. British Airways wants to support its customers’ pre-flight health and wellness needs with the new lounge. Only…

British Airways Increases Frequencies to Leisure Destinations in Response to…

British Airways has announced that it will be adding more than 90,000 seats to leisure destinations in June. The news comes as the U.K. government has given Britons the green light to travel abroad starting May 17. The extra flights are primarily to Greece and The Canary Islands, both popular…

British Airways Set To Return To Hong Kong

British Airways will soon resume passenger flights to Hong Kong, following the lifting of the Hong Kong government's suspension on passenger services from the United Kingdom. This good news comes as Hong Kong has been known to be one of the strictest countries when it comes down to border restrictions…

British Airways Expands European Network as Leisure Heads to Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will be launching four new short-haul routes to Eastern Europe. The summer routes will begin in July, and all operate from the airline's London Heathrow home. The first of the flag carrier's new flights is on July 1 to Wroclaw. The other three services…

U.K. International Travel Plan Under Threat

The coronavirus infection curve has been flattened in the U.K. amid a successful vaccination rollout effort. The aviation industry has expected Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, would announce the reopening of the international travel on May 17. However, the government hasn’t lifted its travel restrictions. Currently, citizens must…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

British Airways’ Parent Company Posts $9 Billion Loss

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced an operating loss of 7.426 billion Euros ($9 billion) for the full 2020 financial year, a massive drop in comparison to the 3.285 billion Euro operating profit the conglomerate posted in the 2019 financial year. “Our results reflect the serious impact that Covid-19 has…

British Airways Signs New Agreements to Strengthen Liquidity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines have arranged several agreements with their national governments to save the business. However, none of them expected this crisis to last so long, and some carriers are asking their national institutions for new funds to survive the months to come. That is the case…