British Airways announces partnership with ZeroAvia on sustainable flying

ZeroAvia recently completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft as it aims to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable aviation Partnership with British Airways is part of parent IAG’s Hangar 51 tech accelerator programme and reflects the importance the airline is placing on sustainability Announcement comes in the week… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes Carrie Harris as its new Head of Sustainability

London, UK, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced the appointment of Carrie Harris as its new Head of Sustainability, reflecting the increasing importance of sustainability for the airline. Harris joins British Airways from the airline’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), where she has been Group Sustainability Manager for the past… Read the full press release

British Airways Holidays launches Black Friday offers

London, UK, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Holidays is launching a range of Black Friday offers, with savings available across both short and long-haul holidays. Discounts will be available across all British Airways Holidays bookings made before midnight on Saturday 28 November 2020. That’s flight + hotel and flight + car holidays… Read the full press release

British Airways opens the doors to its warehouse for the ultimate Christmas gifts

British Airways offering a one-off opportunity to buy real aircraft items Trolleys, plates, crockery, champagne flutes, blankets and hot towels among the unique items available to buy to re-create a magical flying experience at home Special collectors’ items from the retired Boeing 747 aircraft available to purchase London, UK, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® launch optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial

London, UK, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial Tuesday, 17 November2020: American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest sunshine campaign

London, UK, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — To offer some much-needed sunshine as temperatures drop and Brits are asked to stay at home, British Airways is launching its latest sunshine campaign. The airline is offering great value flights and holiday packages for travel throughout 2021 to hot destinations across its network, including the Canary… Read the full press release

Triple your Avios earnings by spending through British Airways Avios eStore

Triple the normal Avios available by spending through the online shopping gateway British Airways Avios eStore featuring over 1,200 top UK brands 30% bonus also available for first time shoppers Customers can redeem Avios for flights and upgrades as well as hotels and car hire London, UK, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — With people staying at… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a range of luxury flight and holiday deals

London, UK, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (22 October, 2020) launched a range of luxury flight and holiday deals, offering incredible savings for travellers and available to a wide range of destinations across its global network. Club World (long haul business class) flights to New York start from £1,199 return… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new CEO at Airlines 2050: calls for introduction of reliable and affordable test before flying

London, UK, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In his first public appearance since being named British Airways’ new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean Doyle gave the keynote address at Airlines 2050: Beyond the Crisis, telling the industry that British Airways continues to play a crucial part in connecting Britain with the world and… Read the full press release

British Airways promotion: book a Reward Flight across long haul destinations for half the amount of Avios needed

British Airways launches promotion which halves the number of Avios needed to book a Reward Flight across long haul destinations Number of Avios needed to book a short haul Reward Flight also dropped by 25% London, UK, 2020-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is offering customers the chance to fly to any long… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces Flying with Confidence course as a live interactive webinar

Courses to now include reassurance on Covid-19 safety measures in place to inspire further confidence in travel London, UK, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever this October. More than 50,000 people have taken part… Read the full press release

British Airways launches services from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan

LONDON, UK, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (September 15, 2020) announced it will begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020. The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore, is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways… Read the full press release

British Airways’ on board magazine High Life now in new digital format

London, UK, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online to ba.com and will offer access to content for customers before, during and after a flight. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both… Read the full press release

British Airways retires first of its 31 Boeing 747 jumbo jets

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will tomorrow retire its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their last commercial services. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, will depart from London Heathrow on Tuesday, 18 August at 9am local time under flight… Read the full press release

British Airways extends Book with Confidence policy throughout September 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is extending its Book with Confidence policy for customers booking flights and holidays throughout September 2020, to cover journeys for a whole year, up to 31 August 2021. The policy allows customers to change the dates and destination of their booking without incurring a change… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes service to more destinations this August

LONDON, UK, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta,… Read the full press release

Discover a safe paradise and embrace a tropical escape at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Reopening our doors on the 15 July 2020 to our loyal repeaters and global travellers.

Maldives , 2020-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ —It’s our pleasure to announce that we are ready to welcome our loyal repeaters and global travellers again from 15 July 2020 onwards to your favourite idyllic paradise in the Maldives. In the archipelago of naturally scattered coral islands and atolls, the Maldives is purely surrounded by the… Read the full press release

British Airways has kept vital air links open to repatriate UK residents and fly much needed PPE equipment to the UK

In the last three months, British Airways has operated 134 worldwide repatriation flights, from 33 cities across 21 countries The airline, with IAG Cargo, continues to fly tonnes of PPE, medicine and vital food supplies into the UK each week LONDON, UK, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the last three months, while the… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes flying to more destinations across its network this July

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout July, British Airways will resume flying to more destinations across its network, albeit offering fewer frequencies due to reduced demand and the impact of the global quarantine restrictions. Across the UK and Europe, the airline will return to more short haul destinations by the end of… Read the full press release

SFO gradually restarts international flights

Resumption of international flights continues in earnest SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed the return of service from several international airlines in June 2020, including the following: June 4th China Airlines resumed passenger flights to Taipei, operating one passenger flight per week United Airlines resumed… Read the full press release

British Airways reconfigures two grounded 777-200 aircraft to operate as freighters

Two grounded British Airways 777-200 aircraft have had their seats removed and interiors stripped to carry more cargo First flight of revamped aircraft is to Beijing this afternoon to collect PPE for the NHS The airline, with IAG Cargo, has operated more than 80 cargo charter flights carrying tonnes of PPE LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-03 —… Read the full press release

British Airways increases number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK

21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS including PPE Cargo shipped in joint effort between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing… Read the full press release

Covid-19: British Airways flies thousands of UK nationals stranded in India back to the UK

LONDON, UK, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is flying thousands of UK nationals who have been stranded in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis back to the UK this week. The airline has already flown back thousands of travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or… Read the full press release

British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay booked travel

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is leading the way as the first UK airline to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks. The policy will be available for new bookings made between Tuesday 3 March 2020 and Monday 16 March… Read the full press release

British Airways launches offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (February 27, 2020) launched an offer across its premium seats and luxury holidays. Offers span 20 long-haul destinations in First and Club World, over 35 European routes in Club Europe as well as British Airways Holidays. With return fares starting from £1,195 or £275 return + 188,000 Avios, customers… Read the full press release

British Airways trials fully autonomous, electric mobility devices at JFK Airport

British Airways trials state-of-the-art, fully autonomous vehicles at JFK Airport to help customers navigate the airport terminal freely and independently Autonomous devices are the latest innovation to complement the airline’s investment in customer service, including the introduction of a specialist accessibility team British Airways aims to be the airline of choice for customers requiring additional… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (26 February 2020) announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual items of plastic and equivalent to more than 30,000 suitcases full of… Read the full press release

British Airways strengthens its New Distribution Capability platform with significant new initiative

British Airways’ initiatives will accelerate the benefits available to customers who book through NDC enabled travel agents Improvements include expanding Long Haul Additional Price Points across more routes and introducing extra price points on Short Haul Agents will have access to full servicing prior to ticketing LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British… Read the full press release

British Airways increases services from Heathrow to Miami, Seattle and Cape Town

London, UK, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is adding more flights to some of its most popular destinations in the US and South Africa from April*. The airline will be increasing its services from Heathrow to Miami, Seattle and Cape Town, offering those customers who want to travel during the busy spring… Read the full press release