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

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 and Qatar Airways to further extend their Joint Business

Carriers today announce that they have plans to further extend their Joint Business to offer customers a greater choice of destinations and routing options News follows British Airways’ return to Doha, with its first flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic This winter, the two airlines are operating up to six daily flights… Read the full press release

Tickets to 35 short-haul destinations now on sale for British Airways’ new Gatwick subsidiary

London, UK, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Today ( 14-12-2021) British Airways has revealed the initial destinations for its new Gatwick subsidiary, which will start flying from March 2022. Tickets to 35 short-haul destinations will also be on sale from Tuesday 14 December. The airline announced its intention to create a short-haul standalone business… Read the full press release

British Airways the official travel partner of the 2021 Diana Legacy Awards

London, UK, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is proud to have flown 15 young award winners from around the world to London for the 2021 Diana Legacy Awards as its official travel partner. The past and present winners travelled on British Airways flights from countries including the US, India, Italy and Germany… Read the full press release

British Airways to power its flights with SAF produced for the first time in the UK

British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have signed a multi-year sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) supply agreement Sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire will help power a number of the airline’s flights from early 2022   The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery will be the first to produce SAF at… Read the full press release

British Airways brings Betty Buzz to all its lounges in the US

London, UK, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers is set to be rolled out across British Airways’ US lounges, starting with JFK and San Francisco airports. The mixers only launched in September, by Blake Lively.  Betty Buzz is a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers made with clean ingredients like… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrates the reopening of borders between US and UK with one-off BA001 flight

New York, USA, 2021-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (08-11-2021) marked the reopening of borders between the US and UK, with a one-off return of its prestigious BA001 flight number which was previously used for Concorde.  Touching down at 11.15am local time, it was the airline’s first flight to arrive in the… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrates its first flight to depart for the US

British Airways first flight to the US since the lifting of restrictions for the majority of UK travellers departed for New York JFK at 0830 this morning in a synchronised take-off with Virgin Atlantic BA001, a flight number previously reserved for Concorde, is being directly powered by 35% sustainable aviation fuel – believed to be… Read the full press release

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join forces to celebrate return of US to UK nationals

Customers return to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights to the US on Monday 8 November as country relaxes entry requirements It marks the first day since March 16, 2020 that the vast majority of UK nationals have been able to fly to the US Airlines will celebrate the easing of restrictions with a unique show… Read the full press release

COP26: first ever passenger flight of British Airways powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) happened between London Heathrow and Glasgow Airport

British Airways teamed up with NATS, Heathrow, Glasgow Airport, Airbus and bp to demonstrate how the industry is moving towards a Perfect Flight Carbon neutral flight from London to Glasgow replicated a journey made 11 years ago, to show how new technology and more efficient operations are helping aviation decarbonise Airline’s new sustainability liveried Airbus… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new BA Better World sustainability programme

British Airways has launched its new BA Better World sustainability programme, describing it as its ‘most important journey yet’  The airline partnered with Airbus to paint one of its most modern, fuel-efficient A320neos in its new sustainability programme colours  British Airways also announced a new collaboration with bp to source sustainable aviation fuel in respect of all its flights… Read the full press release

British Airways adds extra seat on routes to the UK from the USA and EU

New bookings from the US surged by 95% within hours of the UK Government announcement British Airways is adding extra seats from US cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and European cities including Berlin, Geneva and Hamburg Additional flights will allow US and EU citizens to easily connect to a range of… Read the full press release

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, 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 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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

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’ 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

Aer Lingus welcomes Interim Report of the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery; calls on the Government to implement recommendations

Report calls for lifting of 14-day quarantine and easing of travel restrictions from 1 July Air transport key enabler of Ireland’s economic recovery Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus today (June 23, 2020) welcomed the Interim Report of the Task force for Aviation Recovery and called on the Government to implement… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus unveils new-look uniform from Irish designer Louise Kennedy

New uniform design is culmination of Aer Lingus’s brand refresh which commenced in 2018 Features 25 redesigned garments including new trouser option for female crew Uniform was last updated 22 years ago in 1998, also designed by Louise Kennedy Iconic green remains prominent in ‘Kenmare Green’ shade and more navy, entitled ‘Midnight’, introduced throughout Dublin,… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release