Category Archives: British Airways

British Airways to connect with Fiji Airways

British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-ZBKP (msn 38632) LHR (SPA). Image: 940677.

British Airways and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, have today announced a new partnership which will open up more routes between London and the South Pacific than ever before.

From today, British Airways will start selling flights between Singapore, Los Angeles and San Francisco and the Fijian gateway of Nadi direct on ba.com.

This new partnership comes just days after Fiji Airways signed up to become the first oneworld connect partner – a new platform for airlines to link up to the global airline alliance which includes British Airways as a founding member.  British Airways is one of Fiji Airways’ oneworld connect sponsors – enabling customers to enjoy more services and benefits when flying on either airline.

Fiji Airways operates international and domestic services to 12 countries and 31 cities, including Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-ZBKP (msn 38632) LHR (SPA). Image: 940677.

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British Airways to end service to Angola

G-ZBKS - 700th 787

British Airways is ending service to Luanda, Angola. The flag carrier will operate the last departure from Luanda to London (Heathrow) on June 9, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-ZBKS (msn 60628) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 941991.

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British Airways to resume London – Marrakech service

British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYO (msn 5634) LHR (SPA). Image: 931168.

British Airways is planning to resume the London (Heathrow) – Marrakech route (last served in October 2012) on October 28, 2018. According to Airline Route, the restored route will operate four days a week with Airbus A320s.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYO (msn 5634) LHR (SPA). Image: 931168.

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British Airways’ Toronto flight crew in celebration of the Royal Wedding – crewed by namesakes

British Airways cabin crew, all named Harry or Meghan, who will be operating today’s Heathrow to Toronto flight in celebration of the Royal Wedding at Heathrow Airport on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J Sims/Getty Images for British Airways)

British Airways made this announcement:

To celebrate the Royal wedding, the BA93 to Toronto, the city where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship took off, will today (May 19) be operated by an all-star crew of only Megan and Harry’s, pictured here.

The 10-strong cabin crew, made up of two Harry’s and eight Megan’s, are operating the flight that departs from Heathrow and lands into Toronto at 15:55 local time when the wedding reception will be in full swing. Senior First Officer, Harry Blake, will be behind the controls of the flight deck, alongside the Captain.

Megan Horsley, British Airways Customer Service Manager, who will lead the namesake crew, said: “Harry and Meghan’s relationship started across the Atlantic so it seemed fitting for all of us to take-off to Toronto on their special day. I’ve flown with another Megan once or twice before, but never seven so we might have to all call each other by our surnames during this very special flight!”

Photos: British Airways.

British Airways highlights its summer schedule

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

British Airways begins one of its busiest summers ever in the UK regions next week with the launch of new routes and additional flights from five regional airports.

The addition of two new Embraer 190 jets to the growing aircraft fleet means that almost 200,000 seats will be on sale to some of the most popular business and leisure destinations in Europe and the UK, an increase of 26 per cent compared to last year.

Brand new routes include Manchester and Edinburgh to Florence and Manchester to Dublin and there is extra capacity to Europe from other UK airports.

In addition to the new routes from Manchester, flights to Malaga and Palma de Mallorca have doubled and there is increased frequency to Nice and Ibiza.

There are also extra flights to Florence and Palma from Birmingham, extra flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma from Bristol and extra flights to Milan, Nice and Florence from Stansted Airport.

All regional flights operate on modern Embraer jets with a choice of Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins and two-abreast seating so that every customer can have either a window or aisle seat.

In addition to the regional services British Airways launches a twice-weekly summer service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Grecian island of Kefalonia on May 15. Flights will operate until  October 6.

British Airways is investing £4.5 billion for customers over the next five years, including the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft. The airline is also investing £600m specifically in Club World, including outstanding catering and luxurious White Company bedding – plus, from 2019, a new seat with direct aisle access.

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British Airways to start nonstop service to Durban

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (SPA). Image: 935593.

Currently passengers flying from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durban (DUR) with British Airways, must fly via Johannesburg and then continue with Comair to Durban, South Africa.

From October 29, 2018, BA will offer nonstop direct service, three times a week.

The service will be the only nonstop link between Europe and Durban and flights will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The timetable will have a morning arrival into Durban and an evening arrival into Heathrow.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (SPA). Image: 935593.

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British Airways to start Nashville service on May 4

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJI (msn 60626) LHR (SPA). Image: 940955.

British Airways will launch the only nonstop service between London (Heathrow) and Nashville starting on May 4.

British Airways commented on the new route:

To celebrate the new five-a-week service the airline welcomed country music star, Stella Parton, to Heathrow with the Nashville native strutting her stuff and sharing her top tips.

Stella, who has lived in Nashville for 50 years and whose birthday is on May 4, was photographed on board a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner as the airline’s newest fleet will serve the capital of Tennessee.

Stella Parton, who hails from one of America’s most legendary music families, said: “On behalf of all of the Nashville natives we are so excited to welcome a British invasion! Nashville is so much more than just a music town, it’s growing, it’s happening and we want people to come and see what fantastic things we have going on. I’ve been lucky enough to tour the UK many times so I can’t wait to be able to fly direct to London with no stop-over!”

For a taste of the deep south the airline will be serving traditional hot chicken on flights from Nashville to Heathrow Terminal 5 in all cabins until June 4.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by British Airways): British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJI (msn 60626) LHR (SPA). Image: 940955.

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