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Unique plane joins BA fleet

The first of two uniquely configured Airbus A318s which will operate the new longhaul service from London City to New York has been welcomed into the BA fleet.

British Airways on air after two year absence

British Airways launched its first new TV commercial for two years this month. The new campaign's concept 'Opportunity doesn't always live on your doorstep' seeks to encourage people to get out into the world and seize every opportunity, for business or pleasure.

BA takes delivery of new fleet’s first aircraft

British Airways took delivery of the first aircraft in its new regional fleet on September 3 at the Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

British Airways transports the beautiful people

British Airways will be bringing the beautiful people to the capital for London Fashion Week.

Dah Sing Bank and BA launch credit card

Dah Sing Bank and BA launch credit card

British Airways and Dah Sing Bank have announced the launch of the Dah Sing British Airways Platinum Card for customers in Hong Kong.

BA introduces first London City long haul flight

British Airways will launch the first ever long haul Club World service from London City airport this September.

BA staff opt for pay cuts

Nearly 7,000 British Airways staff have taken an early opportunity to apply for voluntary pay cuts in support of the airline's cost reduction programme. Of the 40,000-strong workforce, 6,940 employees had volunteered for unpaid leave, part-time working or unpaid work by June 24. Their actions will save the company up to £10 million.

Ashes cricket means hot fares from BA

The batting of Kevin Pietersen or the bowling or Andrew Flintoff could bring massive fare reductions, for fliers between England and Australia as the latest Ashes contest gets under way this month.

BA forges ahead with London City long haul

British Airways will launch the first ever longhaul route from London City airport in September, despite the general aviation downturn. The airline has taken the decision to press ahead with the launch and set a September 29 date for the first flights. Tickets for the twice-daily service to New York JFK are on sale now.

British Airways announces changes to winter schedule

British Airways' new winter schedule will include additional services from Gatwick to Bermuda (from five to six a week), Barbados (from nine to ten a week) and St Lucia and Port of Spain (from three to five a week).

Does 'no frills' mean extra bills?

British Airways is taking the fight for customers to the no-frills carriers by launching a 'value calculator' on It will allow customers to check the true cost of Ryanair and EasyJet's added charges versus the value of BA's full service.

BA’s May punctuality sets new record

British Airways has recorded its best ever May global punctuality performance with 87 per cent of flights departing on time. The strong performance built on a good April and busy Easter period when the airline saw more than 85 per cent of flights departing on time.

Young guns win BA Great Britons programme

A teenage wakeboarder and Britain's number one pistol shooter have won British Airways flights to train abroad courtesy of the BA Great Britons Programme. The BA Great Britons £500,000 travel fund offers up to 180 free flights a year until 2012 to aspiring talent in fashion, sport, performing arts, innovation, community and art and design.

George leaves his mark on BA learning centre

George Taplin (9) from Heathrow Primary School left his mark on the British Airways Community Learning Centre, as the 50,000th child to walk through its doors on June 1, 2009. His handprints and those of British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh will be displayed in the centre.

BA taps into gay travel market

British Airways is hoping to tap into the gay travel market by agreeing a new partnership deal with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA).