British Airways launches new direct route between London and Cincinnati

London, UK, 2022-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced a new direct route from London Heathrow to the Cincinnati region, starting from Summer 2023. Cincinnati will become the 27th US destination served directly from London by British Airways, which offers 300 transatlantic flights per week, the most of any UK carrier. Starting… Read the full press release

British Airways first UK airline to trial biometric technology enabling customers to travel through the airport without showing their passport

London, UK, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first UK airline to trial the use of biometric technology for international flights, enabling customers taking part in the trial to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without having to show their passport. Customers who sign up to take part in the airline’s… Read the full press release

New partnership enables British Airways Executive Club Members collect Avios through the Uber App

London, UK, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Uber users will soon be able to collect Avios on every journey they take by car, coach or train booked via the Uber app, by simply linking their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts. From later this month, Members of the airline’s loyalty programme will be… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers more sustainable travel choices with the introduction of new CO2llaborate programme in partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE

Customers can calculate their estimated impact on the environment and choose to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce their emissions, or purchase carbon offsets from certified climate projects British Airways’ corporate customers can now access a dedicated climate programme for companies to measure, reduce and manage the carbon emissions associated with business flying New… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrates its people, customers and the nation through its new advertising campaign ‘A British Original’

London, UK, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is launching its newest multi-channel advertising campaign and also its first with Uncommon Creative Studio and MG OMD. The new positioning, ‘A British Original’, is a celebration of British Airways’ people, its customers and the nation, which has helped make British Airways, a British Original…. Read the full press release

British Airways announces return of Dreamflight for its 34th annual trip

London, UK, 2022-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 190 deserving children set off on a holiday of a lifetime yesterday, courtesy of British Airways and UK-based charity Dreamflight. It’s the 34th year that the two organisations have come together to run the incredible trip to Orlando, Florida. Dreamflight supports young children across the… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes resumption of British Airways flights to Billund, Denmark

Manchester, UK, 2022-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways flights, operated by Danish airline SUN-AIR, will restart between Manchester and Billund on 31 October 2022. After a break of more than two years, the route will resume five times a week flown on SUN-AIR’s Dornier 328 Jet aircraft. Flights will operate on Monday mornings… Read the full press release

AGS Airports Ltd welcomes BA Cityflyer’s new London route from Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen, UK, 2022-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has added a new route to its Aberdeen International Airport network operating to London City this winter. Passengers will be able to fly on the new route from November to provide stronger domestic connectivity to London. Flights will begin operating on Tuesday 1 November 2022… Read the full press release

British Airways announces launch of online wine retailer The Wine Flyer

London, UK, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will soon be able to collect Avios towards their travels when ordering exclusively from a new online wine retailer. The airline has announced details of The Wine Flyer, which will launch on 4 October 2022 in partnership with IAG Loyalty. This dedicated online retailer… Read the full press release

IAG partners with Aemetis to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to British Airways and Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport

London, UK, 2022-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. has announced a multi-year agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power both British Airways and Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025. IAG, parent company of both British Airways… Read the full press release

British Airways’ initiative BA Better World Community Fund supported 30+ charities across the UK with £760,000 of funding

In April, British Airways launched a community-based initiative, the BA Better World Community Fund to support projects in communities across the UK Since its launch, the fund has reached more than £760,000 through donations and funding on the airline’s Crowdfunder platform The fund has supported more than 30 projects including providing funding for holiday clubs for children… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport welcomes resumption of British Airways’ nonstop service between Silicon Valley and London

Nonstop flights connecting Silicon Valley and London resumed June 13 San José, Calif., 2022-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A familiar tail returned to the flight line at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) last night with the resumption of British Airways’ daily, nonstop service connecting Silicon Valley and London following a two-year… Read the full press release

British Airways teams up with Trunki to launch limited-edition suitcase for its young flyers

British Airways has partnered with British brand Trunki to create a limited-edition suitcase for its young flyers ahead of the summer holidays The innovative ride-on suitcase has been exclusively designed for the airline and named Amelia the Aeroplane The suitcase will be available for customers to purchase from £45 London, UK, 2022-Jun-16 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

British Airways and American Express announce Companion Vouchers to solo travellers

London, UK, 2022-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers embarking on solo adventures around the world can now enjoy new benefits from their Companion Voucher, British Airways and American Express have announced. From today (13-06-2022), Cardmembers who have earned a Companion Voucher since September 2021 on either the British Airways American Express® Credit Card or… Read the full press release

British Airways inaugurates the only direct route between London and Oregon

London, UK, 2022-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 3, 2022) Portland, Oregon became the newest destination on the British Airways route map as flight BA0267 touched down at Portland International Airport (PDX) at 5.05pm local time. Creating the only direct route between London (Heathrow) and Oregon, the inaugural flight received a warm local… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International and Belfast City Airport partner to launch charter service for guests sailing on Wonder of the Seas this summer

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International has launched a British Airways charter for guests sailing on Wonder of the Seas this summer, in partnership with Belfast City Airport. Those taking a holiday aboard the world’s largest ship will be offered direct flights from Belfast City to Barcelona from 3rd July until 18th September… Read the full press release

British Airways launches the BA Better World Community Fund

The BA Better World Community Fund will further support organisations and projects in communities across the UK Charities and social enterprise groups are invited to apply for funding through the airline’s Crowdfunder page. The airline is supporting four organisations for its first round of funding, including Fantasy Wings, Global Grooves, Energy Garden and Black2Nature London, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways resumes European short-haul flying from Gatwick Airport

London, UK, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — After two years British Airways returns to international short-haul flying from Gatwick Airport today (Tuesday 29 March), as its first service departed for Larnaca at 6:25am. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the airline suspended its European operation at Gatwick Airport, moving a number of flights… Read the full press release

Gatwick reopens its South Terminal with around 570 flights a day

London, UK, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick reopens its South Terminal today (27/03/2022) and has gone from an airport with about 300 flights a day (26 March) to one operating around 570 flights (27 March) – making it the equivalent of opening a medium-sized airport overnight. Gatwick and its partners – including airlines,… Read the full press release

British Airways becomes the first airline in the world to use SAF produced on a commercial scale in the UK

British Airways becomes the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited SAF is produced from sustainable sources such as waste gases, crop and forestry residues, household and commercial waste and used cooking oil, and… Read the full press release

oneworld® Alliance to purchase up to 200 million gallons of SAF per year from Colorado-based renewable fuels producer Gevo

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of the oneworld® Alliance plan to purchase up to 200 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel per year from Colorado-based renewable fuels producer Gevo, in the second such joint commitment by the global airline alliance in four months. Delivery of the fuel is expected to commence… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to London Gatwick Airport

Award-winning airline will operate an environmentally advanced Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service, daily to London Gatwick The resumption of the service for Summer 2022 underlines the airline’s commitment to the UK , including 7 flights a day to London operated together with its strategic partner British Airways Doha, QATAR, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

British Airways and British Airways Holidays launch business class flight and holiday sale

London, UK, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For those who’d like to add a touch of luxury to their 2022 trips, British Airways and British Airways Holidays have launched a business class flight and holiday sale. Available until 28 March 2022, the offer applies to selected short and long-haul routes from London with a range… Read the full press release

Face coverings at Heathrow no longer mandated from Wednesday 16 March

From Wednesday 16 March, face coverings at Heathrow will no longer be mandated in Heathrow terminals, rail stations or office buildings British Airways and Virgin Atlantic welcomed the move, signalling they will be revising their onboard face covering policies as well Change in policy comes amid continued success of the vaccination programme and as society… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes new Loganair services from the Isle of Man

London, UK, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has today (11/03/2022) announced that it will launch services from the Isle of Man to both London City and London Heathrow airports from next month, marking a major step forward for the Isle of Man’s post-pandemic air connectivity. New services will… Read the full press release

British Airways provides insight into what’s happening behind the scenes at British Airways with the launch of its brand new podcast

British Airways new ‘The Check In’ podcast is created by colleagues, providing an insight into what’s happening behind the scenes at British Airways Episodes are hosted by four of the airline’s people with guests from different areas of the business Episode one is available to download now, with a focus on the airline’s BA Better… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to recognise the Sunflower

British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the Sunflower Satisfaction among customers with accessibility needs has more than doubled following the airline’s investment in recent years in a number of initiatives, including a specialist customer care team for travellers who require additional assistance Increasing the… Read the full press release

London City Airport adds Chambéry and Salzburg to its winter ski holiday roster

New routes added to London City’s winter ski holiday roster   Complements existing SWISS and British Airways services to Zurich and Geneva  As restrictions ease, Britons expected to flock to the Alps this half-term  London, UK, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — With this winter’s ski season now back on track, Brits and Europeans are… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces improvements to its customer experience as part of its commitment to sustainability

British Airways is making improvements to its customer experience and reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its customer journey The airline is introducing new plant-based menus across its lounges, removing single-use plastic bottles, installing water stations and offering colleagues training in sustainability A premium pre-Covid meal service will be re-introduced in Club… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Nuremberg to its Heathrow short-haul network

London, UK, 2022-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (2 February 2022) announced that it will be introducing a new destination to its Heathrow short-haul network, Nuremberg, located in Bavaria, Germany. Flights to this European city will initially operate four times a week from March 27. The schedule will then increase to… Read the full press release