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The new Barbados Airline Travel and Tourism Development Tax takes effect from 1 October 2018.  The charge or BBD140 (approximately GBP54) was announced by the Barbados Government in June 2018. The tax applies to all flights departing Barbados from 1 October 2018. The charge will be automatically added to all tickets issued from 1 October 2018 onwards, irrespective of when they ...

Members of the British Airways Executive Club can now collect double the Avios when they fly, thanks to a new offer from the airline. To be eligible to collect double Avios on flights, customers must register, book and fly by 31 December 2018. Customers must register for the offer before booking, which can be done here on the British Airways website and be a member of the Brit ...

British Airways is to launch new three-times-a-day flights from London City Airport to the Bavarian beer capital of Munich next year. The year-round flights, which start on 16 February 2019, means British Airways will offer four German routes from London City, with each-way hand baggage only fares to Munich from £59. As well as the new service British Airways will also add ex ...

British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city. The four-per-week service takes off from 31 March, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The new route takes the number of daily flights between London and Japan offered a ...

Customers can start plotting their Greek escape now as British Airways launches a new route to the island of Kos. Seats are available to book from 18 September 2018 with flights operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 15 May to 26 October 2019. Fares start from £70 one-way in Euro Traveller and £222 in Club Europe. Customers can choose to cut the cost of flights b ...

British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have today announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Seats are on sale from 6 September 2018 for travel from 27 September 2018. Br ...

British Airways and Heathrow baggage handlers 'escape from reality' in celebreation of Queen legend Freddie Mercury's birthday and Twentieth Century Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody, in cinemas 24 October. Mercury worked at a Heathrow baggage handler before he joined Queen in 1970 and to pay tribute to the legend, baggage handlers have teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing to bring Fred ...

British Airways is making a multi-million-pound investment in its shorthaul business class cabin, Club Europe. The spend is part of the airline’s current £4.5bn investment plan and will focus on enhanced food and drink. From 12 September 2018* the airline will introduce new menus with improved recipes and signature warm breads. There’s also a commitment to provenance, with di ...

British Airways is celebrating its busiest ever summer at London City Airport with news that more aircraft, more routes and more frequencies will be added to the network this winter. In the first of a number of new routes and extra flights announced for next year, a new year-round service will be launched to Rome from the Docklands airport. This service will commence on 11 Nov ...

During British Airways busiest ever summer, which saw it scheduled to carry over four million customers across its network in August alone, the airline has revealed some of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers. In the list are long-haul destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Short-haul destinations like Malaga, Nice, Amsterd ...