Today British Airways has revealed the initial destinations for its new Gatwick subsidiary, which will start flying from March 2022. Tickets to 35 shorthaul destinations will also be on sale from Tuesday 14 December 2021. The airline announced its intention to create a shorthaul standalone business at Gatwick in August, similar to its operation from London City Airport, which ...Read more
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BRITISH AIRWAYS LAUNCH ROUTES TO PORTLAND AND PITTSBURGH
As customers look to plan a trip next year, through the Atlantic Joint Business, customers will have a selection of new routes to choose from for Summer 2022. The Atlantic Joint Business is a joint venture that started in 2010, between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, with Finnair joining in 2013, LEVEL in 2017 and Aer Lingus in 2021. By bringing their network of ...Read more
TECHNOLOGY TRIAL TO TRANSFORM CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOR TRAVELLERS USING BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
British Airways has today become the first UK airline to trial a new video service transforming the experience for customers that use British Sign Language (BSL). The initiative is being trialled as part of the airline’s continued efforts to make travel simple and easy for customers with additional assistance needs.
BRITISH AIRWAYS AND PHILLIPS 66 AGREE SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL SUPPLY
British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited.
Thousands of tonnes of SAF will be produced for the first time in the UK at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery near Immingham and will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022.Read more
BRITISH AIRWAYS RETURNS TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Customers can now experience the real, relaxed and traditional Caribbean Island Trinidad and Tobago British Airways restarts its services to Port of Spain, just in time for peak Caribbean season.
FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FROM GATWICK TAKES OFF TO TAMPA
Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways first transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off today bound for Tampa, Florida.Read more
BLAKE LIVELY'S BETTY BUZZ LAUNCHES IN BRITISH AIRWAYS US LOUNGES
Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers is set to be rolled out across British Airways US lounges, starting with JFK and San Francisco airports.
The mixers only launched in September, by Blake Lively. Betty Buzz is a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers made with clean ingredients like real juice and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. Ideal for serving with spirits or tasty enough to be enjoyed on their own.Read more
BRITISH AIRWAYS POWERS FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FOLLOWING THE LIFTING OF US RESTRICTIONS WITH SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL
British Airways flight BA001 became the airline’s first flight to depart for the US this morning, as the country lifted restrictions imposed on British travellers for more than 18 months.
The BA001, the flight number previously reserved for Concorde, departed Heathrow at 08:30 this morning in a synchronised take-off with Virgin Atlantic’s VS3 flight. Both flights were bound for New York, JFK.Read more
BRITISH AIRWAYS AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC CELEBRATE US BORDERS REOPENING
Transatlantic rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join forces today to celebrate the reopening of the US to UK nationals.
In recognition of a long campaigned for and pivotal moment for the travel industry, for the first time ever, the airlines will come together in a unique show of unity, taking to the skies in a synchronised departure on parallel runways at Heathrow. British Airways flight BA001, a flight number previously reserved for Concorde, and Virgin Atlantic flight VS3, operating on A350 aircraft, will both leave London Heathrow for New York JFK at 8.30am on Monday 8 November 2021.Read more
BRITISH AIRWAYS CONTINUES TO UPGRADE FLEET WITH CLUB SUITE TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
British Airways is continuing with the roll out of its newest business class seat, Club Suite, as it continues to retrofit the seat across its Boeing 777 fleet, with the roll out expected to be completed by the end of 2022.