Aviation decarbonisation projects supported by British Airways shortlisted for Government funding

Eight projects have been shortlisted for funding by the Department for Transport’s Green Fuels, Green Skies competition – part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, announced in November 2020  The grants will drive meaningful progress towards the development of sustainable aviation fuel plants in the UK and the decarbonization of the aviation industry  Projects… Read the full press release

British Airways’ new interactive map lets customers check travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination

London, UK, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers option to order snacks and drinks mid-flight directly to their seat thru new inflight digital ordering platform

British Airways has introduced a digital ordering platform for customers to purchase food and drink from its Speedbird Café menu in the air, directly to their seat on board The service will initially be available on selected routes from July 19, before rolling out across the rest of the short haul network on flights from… Read the full press release

British Airways offers more than 35,000 seats available for less than £50

British Airways is offering more than 35,000 seats for less than £50 each-way for travel across the UK this summer Two-night flight and hotel city breaks with British Airways Holidays are available from just £149pp, for cities including Edinburgh and Belfast The seats and hotel packages are available for travel on selected dates until September… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

British Airways launches four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer

London, UK, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer, supporting important business and tourism links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Over the next few months, the airline will start to operate 18 flights a week between George Best Belfast City… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes British Airways’ new services

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching four new domestic routes from Belfast City this summer, supporting important business and tourism links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Over the next few months, the airline will start to operate 18 flights a week between George Best… Read the full press release

British Airways will fly the British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa for the Lions Tour

London, UK, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (15-06-2021) announced it will fly the 37-strong British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa on June 27 for the eagerly awaited Lions Tour. The team will be heading directly to Johannesburg on a charter flight from Edinburgh, following The Vodafone Lions 1888… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests in the comfort of their own home

British Airways adds Wren Healthcare to list of Covid-19 discounted testing providers for customers on ba.com, offering at home tests administered by a specialist Airline’s customers have access to Covid-19 tests through a wide range of providers starting from £33 for antigen and £40.41 for PCR Customers can select from different test types to suit needs… Read the full press release

British Airways Holidays’ summer holiday packages features complimentary airport experiences at London Heathrow

Galleries Club Lounge access, premium check-in, Fast Track Security and priority boarding: British Airways Holidays customers to begin summer escapes with a touch of luxury. London, UK, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways Holidays has launched an exclusive offer for customers booking summer holiday packages, featuring complimentary airport experiences at London Heathrow Terminal… Read the full press release

New study: comprehensive Covid-19 testing programme can help re-open international travel, safely

London, UK, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The results of a joint testing trial conducted by American Airlines, British Airways and the oneworld Alliance shows that a comprehensive Covid-19 testing programme can help re-open international travel, safely. This is underpinned by analysis from researchers at the University of Oxford, who studied data on how passengers evaluate risk… Read the full press release

British Airways adds new power nap sleep pods at its ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge

To support customers’ health and wellbeing pre-flight, British Airways has launched a new ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge, which opened on May 17 Complimentary and self-service via the ‘Your Menu’ lounge app – customers do not need to pre-book The ’Forty Winks’ lounges will also feature in the Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New… Read the full press release

British Airways starts services to ‘green list’ destinations

British Airways’ first flight to a green list country was its BA492 service to Gibraltar which departed this morning at 07:10am The airline is operating 70 departures on May 17, including six services to ‘green list’ countries Following the first ‘green list’ flight to Gibraltar British Airways hosted a joint press conference with Heathrow, featuring… Read the full press release

British Airways the first airline to trial 25 second Covid-19 test

British Airways is the first airline in the world to conduct a trial of an ultra-rapid Covid-19 antigen test that display results within 25 seconds Highly intelligent saliva test can detect symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals with SARS-CoV-2, including variants Trial will initially be conducted by inviting flight and cabin crew members to take the test,… Read the full press release

British Airways to trial new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic

London, UK, 2021-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will be trialling new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic, that will enable customers to virtually queue at check-in by pre-booking their slot time in advance of arriving at the airport. The technology, that is optional for customers, will be trialled by British Airways for three… Read the full press release

British Airways launches 13 summer destinations

More than 93,000 new seats are up for grabs on British Airways flights from Tuesday 11th May Customers can now book to jet off to 13 summer destinations: 10 in Greek holiday hotspots, two destinations in the Canary Islands and one in Turkey British Airways says the new flights are due to the overwhelming interest… Read the full press release

BA CityFlyer launches services from London City Airport to Guernsey and Guernsey to Edinburgh this summer

London, UK, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching two additional routes this summer. Customers will benefit from London City Airport to Guernsey and Guernsey to Edinburgh, operating twice a week from 25 June 2021. Operating on Monday and Friday, Guernsey is the ideal UK holiday destination this summer with beaches and… Read the full press release

British Airways delivers emergency aid to Delhi to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India

British Airways, supported by its sister company IAG Cargo, flew 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi on Wednesday May 5, 2021   1,349 items of aid departed on an aircraft specially chartered by British Airways and supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reach the country urgently  British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said the airline has offered the free support as it “stands with its friends… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new advertising campaign “You make us fly”

London, UK, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — After one of the worst years in aviation history, British Airways has launched a new advertising campaign, putting its people and customers at the centre of the story about its return to the skies. “You make us fly”, which is the first TV advert since “A love… Read the full press release

British Airways announces two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport

London, UK, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (8 April 2021) announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar –… Read the full press release

British Airways invests in ZeroAvia to accelerate its journey towards a zero emissions future

It comes just weeks after British Airways announced a partnership with ZeroAvia through parent company IAG’s Hangar 51 accelerator programme to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying Investing in new technologies like zero emissions hydrogen-powered aircraft forms part of the airline’s longer-term plans to achieve net… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Feast Box and DO & CO to create a cook-at-home meal kit inspired by its First cabin dining experience

London, UK, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who are missing the skies and want to experience the culinary delights of first class dining can do so from their home thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Feast Box and DO & CO. The airline has teamed up with its premium catering partner… Read the full press release

British Airways raised over half a million pounds for Flying Start

Since March 2020 British Airways’ customers and colleagues have raised over £500,000 for Flying Start, the airline’s global partnership with Comic Relief   To celebrate and thank its customers and colleagues, the airline has teamed up with a host of celebrities to create a virtual flight for Red Nose Day Stars showing their support include Alison… Read the full press release

British Airways’ customers can now directly upload COVID-19 document certification on its website ba.com

British Airways’ customers eligible to travel to India will now be able to upload negative Covid-19 test results and other required documentation directly via ‘Manage My Booking’ on ba.com Once uploaded, British Airways will check the documentation matches the entry requirements and will allow customers to check-in online for their flight 24 hours before they… Read the full press release

British Airways protects Tier status of Executive Club members for a further year

Members whose Tier Point collection end date falls between 1 July and 31 December 2021, will have their Tier status protected for an additional 12 months, irrespective of how many Tier Points they earn. It means that no British Airways Executive Club member, including Bronze, Silver and Gold card holders will lose their Tier status… Read the full press release

British Airways launches Select and Select Pro refundable fares

London, UK, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (24 February, 2021) launched two new fare brands for its trade customers, which offer refundable options and enhanced flexibility. Select and Select Pro are both refundable fares, which will give customers the flexibility to cancel a flight and claim a full or partial… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Dettol to help keep customers and colleagues safe

British Airways and Dettol partner to offer customers a range of Dettol products in the air and on the ground The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supports the partnership   London, UK, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (16 February 2021) announced it will be partnering with trusted and… Read the full press release

British Airways announces partnership with LanzaJet to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel

British Airways is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, USA British Airways will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’s flights from late 2022 Deal also involves LanzaJet conducting early stage planning… Read the full press release

British Airways trials new travel health app, VeriFLY

British Airways will be the first airline in the UK to trial VeriFLY, a mobile travel health passport VeriFLY, will certify test certificates and required travel documentation on a personal mobile device, before leaving home and offer a fast track opportunity at the airport British Airways is working with joint business and oneworld partner, American… Read the full press release

British Airways and Nectar partner to give customers opportunity to convert Nectar points into Avios

From 25 January, existing balances and future points collected with Nectar can be converted into Avios, which can be redeemed through the British Airways Executive Club on flights, upgrades, hotel stays and more 400 Nectar points collected can be converted into 250 Avios and if customers wish to receive more Nectar points, then they can… Read the full press release