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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 are all part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. [caption id="attachment_31907" align="aligncenter" width="1985"] The British Airways Landor livery on a 747 (Photo: Karam Sodhi)[/caption] Despite no official announcement by the airline,…

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…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

British Airways Flight Scheduled to Land in Dusseldorf Mistakenly Arrives…

British Airways has apologized after its flight BA3271 from London City Airport — scheduled to fly nonstop to Dusseldorf, Germany — landed in Edinburgh, Scotland. The airline said in separate tweets that it was sorry for any inconvenience caused by the mistake but initially stated that the flight was diverted…

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…

British Airways Welcomes Last Retro Livery: Negus

British Airways unveiled the fourth and final retro livery as a Boeing 747-400 painted in 'Negus' colors touched down at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning, continuing the airline's 100-year centenary celebrations. The livery appeared in 1974 and was the first to bring back the name “British airways," which first…

Austin Celebrates Five Years of British Airways Flights

History was made in the capital of Texas when British Airways announced the first ever transatlantic flight to Austin in Sept. 2013. Six short months later, BA190 made its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London Heathrow, marking the first regularly scheduled transatlantic flight from Austin. As the first Chatham…

British Airways Debuts Much-Awaited Redesigned Business Class Product

British Airways has launched its new business class seat, known as the ‘Club Suite.' The airline also announced that the new seat will be first seen on their Airbus A350, which is due to be delivered in July. The ‘Club Suite’ offers direct aisle access, a suite door, lie-flat bed…

British Airways Reveals Third Retro Livery

British Airways has unveiled a third retro livery to mark the centenary year for the airline. The return of the Landor livery has been repainted on G-BNLY, one of the airline's 34 remaining Boeing 747-400s. This is the second retro livery to be painted on a British Airways 747. February…