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Melt in the Maldives and shake in Sharm

British Airways is to launch new thrice-weekly direct services from Gatwick to both Male in the Maldives and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from October 25, 2009. This will be the first time British Airways has flown to the Maldives, but will be a return for the airline’s colours to the Red Sea resort.

BA slashes cost of business travel

British Airways has launched a sale with up to 40 per cent off its business class fares.

BA affirms support for transatlantic plans

Nearly 3,400 letters from business and consumer groups, airport officials and politicians from across the United States have been sent to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) supporting British Airways' plans for a transatlantic joint business with American Airlines and Iberia.

Life's a beach with BA

British Airways is to launch new twice-weekly services from Gatwick to Montego Bay and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, reinforcing its position as the airline with more flights to the Caribbean than any other UK carrier.

BA’s got the knowledge

British Airways is to provide complimentary black cabs and executive cars for premium customers to speed their ground journey to and from Heathrow airport.

BA announces ‘Air Force Scrum’

The official aircraft taking the British & Irish Lions team to South Africa for the impending Lions Tour has been named ‘Air Force Scrum’.

Viva Las Vegas

British Airways is launching new services from London Heathrow to Las Vegas on October 25, 2009. The daily service will be operated by a three class Boeing 777 offering new Club World with fully flat beds.

BA celebrates ‘Change for Good’

British Airways and UNICEF UK are celebrating 15 years raising millions of pounds for some of the poorest children in the world through the 'Change for Good' programme. Hollywood star Ewan McGregor, UNICEF UK Ambassador, praised British Airways' customers and staff for their support.

BA to open new lounge at Terminal 3

British Airways' luxurious new lounge for premium passengers and top tier oneworld members opens at Terminal 3 on May 11. The 300-seat Galleries Club Lounge is for eligible customers travelling to Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Helsinki, Vienna and Malaga.

BA rewards Great Britons

A real life Billy Elliott and a Services Disabled Ski team are this month's winners of the BA Great Britons Progamme launched by Sir Chris Hoy earlier this year. The BA Great Britons Programme is a £500,000 travel fund offering up to 180 free flights a year until 2012 to enable British budding talent to realise their dreams.

BA backs business in ticket giveaway

British Airways has this week launched a multi-million pound package of measures to help small and medium sized British businesses beat the recession and regain their rightful altitude.

Avis and BA announce new partnership deal

Avis and BA announce new partnership deal

Avis and British Airways are making history with the launch of a new exclusive five-year global partnership deal. Avis car rental is now extended to all British Airways customers worldwide and is available through all British Airways booking channels, including

BA invests in new technology to reduce delays

British Airways has invested £5 million in new advanced technology to reduce the delays and disruption caused by fog and poor visibility at Heathrow Airport.

British Airways heads south for summer

British Airways is launching new shorthaul and longhaul routes from Heathrow from March 29 as part of the new summer season. The airline will start flights from Heathrow to the southern French city of Toulouse and Atlanta, the gateway to the Deep South in the US.

Rugby fans invited to ‘name that plane’

British Airways is offering rugby fans the opportunity to name the official aircraft taking the British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa in May. A public competition will be held to select the name to be branded across the official British Airways aircraft taking the players, coaches and support staff to the republic.