Category Archives: British Airways

British Airways’ incident with G-CIVM at Phoenix

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM (msn 28700) (Oneworld) LHR (SPA). Image: 926816.

British Airways flight BA 288 from Phoenix to London (Heathrow) on December 6, 2017 had to return to PHX after dumping fuel due to a “technical issue” according to the airline. The crew had to shut down one of the engines on the pictured G-CIVM.

Read the full report from Fox 10 in Phoenix: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM (msn 28700) (Oneworld) LHR (SPA). Image: 926816.

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British Airways expands its London City and regional operation

 

British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935974.

British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs.

Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to double its weekday services between London City and Milan Linate and add a new weekday service to Frankfurt from January.

In addition, there will be new summer services from Manchester and Edinburgh to Florence and a weekly service between Manchester and Dublin.

The extra flights are made possible with the arrival of two new 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft (pictured) in January and April 2018, bringing the total fleet number to 22.

The airline is also recruiting 20 new pilots and 20 cabin crew.

This year British Airways has launched dozens of new flights from London City, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol airports.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said: “The new Embraer 190 jets will be a welcome addition to our fleet as we continue to grow our route network and frequencies both from our home base at London City and from other UK regional airports. It enables us to expand both our business and leisure routes, with much improved schedules and timings to Milan Linate and Frankfurt.

“This year we have almost doubled the number of routes we operate compared to last year and the winter season brings a further five new routes, London City to Paris Orly, Prague and Reykjavik and Manchester to Chambery and Salzburg ahead of the new routes next summer.”

Copyright Photo: British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935974.

British Airways announces new regional flights for next summer to holiday destinations

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British Airways has announced it will increase flights from UK regional airports to some of the top European holiday hotspots for the summer of 2018.

In May this year, British Airways launched seven new summer-only routes from Manchester Airport and four from Birmingham and Bristol airports.

From May 2018 there will be extra weekend flights from Manchester to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, with Mykonos flights operating on Saturdays instead of Fridays,  an extra weekend flight from Birmingham to Palma and an extra weekend flight from Bristol to Malaga.

Additional summer routes include flights from Manchester to Alicante and Nice, from Birmingham to Malaga and Florence and from Bristol to Ibiza, Palma and Florence.

For snow and ski lovers, British Airways is also launching new winter-only services from Manchester to Salzburg and Chambery on December 15.

All flights operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating allowing every customer to have an aisle or window seat.

British Airways currently operates up to 10 return flights a day between Manchester and London Heathrow and a weekly service to London City Airport.

Copyright Photo: British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) (700th E-Jet) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 935975.

British Airways to launch London Heathrow – Kefalonia, Greece flights next summer

British Airways Airbus A320-232 G-EUYH (msn 4265) LHR (SPA). Image: 931167.

British Airways customers will have even more choice of holiday hotspots this coming summer with the launch of a new route to Kefalonia and more seats on sunshine services.

From May 15 until October 6, 2018, customers will be able to fly direct from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to the island of Kefalonia, home to some of Greece’s best beaches and the idyllic setting to Louis de Bernieres’ novel-turned-film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Flights will depart on Tuesday and Saturdays.

The island of Kefalonia (below) is renowned for its picturesque beaches, traditional fishing villages and stunning scenery and Myrtos beach is one of the world’s most photographed stretches of sand. It will be the first time the airline has operated to the Greek island.

Earlier this month British Airways announced it would start flying between London Heathrow and Corsica, with direct flights to Figari Airport operating every Sunday from May 27 until October 7, 2018. A new route to the historic Spanish city of Almeria will also launch with flights taking to the skies from March 27, 2018.

Next summer, Ibiza will go from four per week to a daily service, Mykonos will be served six times a week from four, while an additional weekly flight will be added on to the airline’s schedules to Olbia and Split.
Kefalonia timetable

Flight No. Day of week Departure time Arrival time Aircraft type
BA0646 Tuesday 11:55 17:30 A320
BA0647 Tuesday 18:20 19:50 A320
BA0646 Saturday 08:00 13:35 A320
BA0647 Saturday 14:30 16:00 A320

Top Copyright Photo (all others by British Airways): British Airways Airbus A320-232 G-EUYH (msn 4265) LHR (SPA). Image: 931167.

British Airways to welcome the 25th Dreamliner

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJF (msn 38613) LHR (SPA). Image: 924483.

British Airways is set to mark a milestone aircraft delivery on Friday (September 29), as it welcomes the 25th Dreamliner into its fleet.

The Boeing 787-8 aircraft will be making its maiden voyage to the airline’s Heathrow home with the flight number BA8625. It will depart Boeing’s Seattle factory on Thursday September 28 at 6.05pm local time and will land at Heathrow at 11.15am local time the following day.

The three cabin aircraft, with the registration G-ZBJI, will be the ninth 787-8 to join the airline’s fleet. British Airways also has 16 787-9s.  Two further 787-9 aircraft and three 787-8 aircraft will be delivered in 2018, followed by 12 787-10s to arrive between 2020 and 2023.

Captain Stephen Riley, British Airways’ director of flight operations, will be taking delivery of the aircraft, he said: “It is a great privilege to be the Captain flying to Heathrow in our newest aircraft. Some two-and-a-half years of work goes into the delivery of a new aircraft so it’s an exciting moment when we finally fly it home to join the fleet.

“The Dreamliners are fantastic aircraft both to fly as a pilot and to enjoy as a customer. They are incredibly technologically advanced and the most fuel efficient long-haul aircraft. They’ve also been designed with travellers’ comfort in mind, which means customers arrive at their destination feeling great.”

To find out more information about what goes on behind the scenes of a delivery flight, watch an interview with Captain Stephen Riley ahead of his trip to Seattle to collect the 787 aircraft.

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The 787s are the most technologically advanced aircraft in British Airways’ fleet. The aircraft consists of a carbon fibre fuselage, which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,000ft, which is 2,000ft lower than on other aircraft. This leads to greater humidity, reducing the drying effect of the cabin air, so customers arrive feeling more refreshed.

One of the most unique features on the Dreamliner is its wings, with a span of 197 feet (60 meters) the curvature allows the aircraft to climb better and increases fuel efficiency. The Dreamliner can also reach a maximum speed of 954 kilometres per hour with a range of 15,200 kilometres, allowing the airline to fly to destinations further afield such as Santiago in Chile and Mumbai in India.

The windows in the 787 are thirty per cent bigger than any other aircraft. It means customers can maintain eye level with the horizon, which lessens motion sickness. It is also around 40 per cent quieter than other aircraft, giving customers the ideal environment to get some shuteye.

British Airways took delivery of its first Dreamliner, a 787-8, in July 2013.The aircraft is made up of three cabins World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World. Two years later, in 2015, the airline took delivery of the next generation of the Boeings Dreamliner, a 787-9. This aircraft is 20 foot longer than the 787-8, allowing room for the airline to add a First cabin on board with an evolution of its First class seat.

Visit British Airways’ 360 degree interactive tour of its Dreamliner here.

Top Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJF (msn 38613) LHR (SPA). Image: 924483.

Loganair moves back closer to British Airways (again)

British Airways (London) has issued this statement:

British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with Scottish airline Loganair.

The new agreement, which comes into effect on September 1, 2017 when Loganair begins operating again as an independent airline, will enable customers from the Highlands and Islands to book directly onto services on British Airways’ global network at London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports, serving more than 200 destinations..

Loganair customers will be able to connect onto British Airways domestic services at Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, flying on a “through ticket”, with the facility to check in hold baggage at their departure airport straight through to their destination.

Loganair flights between the Highlands and Islands airports and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness under the new codeshare agreement will be eligible under the Scottish Governments Air Discount Scheme.

The new Loganair services to and from Manchester will also be included in the codeshare parthership, enabling customers to take advantage of new connections from points including Glasgow, Inverness and Norwich onto the growing family of British Airways services at the north-west hub.

Under the new agreement, British Airways is operating a codeshare with Loganair for the first time as an independent airline, although the two companies have had a business relationship that has stretched over a quarter of a century.    The airlines operated as franchise partners between 1994 and 2008 and have operated a code share agreement under the Loganair/Flybe franchise.

Photo: Loganair.

 

 

British Airways to resume flights to New Orleans

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (Karl Cornil). Image: 922460.

British Airways has announced it is returning to New Orleans from London (Heathrow) with Boeing 787-8 service operated four days a week starting on March 27, 2017.

BA operated the route between May 1981 and October 1982 according to Airline Route from London (Gatwick).

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (Karl Cornil). Image: 922460.

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