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

British Airways launches two-per-week summer service from Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can swing their way to charming Charleston next summer as British Airways launches a new route to the soulful South Carolina city. From April 4, 2019, British Airways will launch a two-per-week summer service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between… Read the full press release

British Airways to operate daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow next summer

Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years Additional two weekly services added on flight from London LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two… Read the full press release

British Airways starts direct flights to Osaka, Japan from March 31, 2019

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city. The four-per-week service takes off from March 31, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The new route takes… Read the full press release

British Airways reveals some of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers

Destinations from New York to Singapore included in the list of British Airways’ most popular routes in busiest summer on record 37,000 vegan meals ordered in July – up 32 per cent on the same period last year Airline predicts Pittsburgh, Santiago and Nashville to be among popular routes next year LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-27 —… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a year round four-per-week service to Pittsburgh from Heathrow

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will shortly become the only airline to offer a direct flight from the UK to Pittsburgh. From April 2, 2019, the airline will launch a year round four-per-week service to the Pennsylvanian city from Heathrow. The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline… Read the full press release

More than 3600 runners joined the first British Airways Run Gatwick event

LONDON, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British Airways Run Gatwick took place today (Sunday May 13), with more than 3600 runners putting themselves through their paces on routes through the Sussex countryside and around Gatwick Airport. The race, which incorporated an international half marathon, a corporate 5K and a family run attracted runners… Read the full press release

British Airways to increase frequency to Santiago and Washington D.C this winter

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is making the longest of long haul flying even easier and increasing the number of flights to Santiago and Washington D.C this winter. From October 28 the airline will boost the number of flights to the Chilean capital from four-per-week to five and will be adding three flights a week… Read the full press release

British Airways to operate three times a week service from Gatwick to Toronto beginning May 1

 Gatwick – Toronto service will operate three times a week, beginning May 1 British Airways in the midst of refreshing the cabins in its Gatwick long-haul fleet, including new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seat LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next… Read the full press release

British Airways unveils its brand-new World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats

British Airways unveils its brand-new World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats New World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins at Gatwick 50 per cent larger entertainment screens with swipe control Six-way adjustable headrests and leg and footrests in World Traveller Plus USB sockets at every seat LONDON, 2018-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest winter sun campaign

London, UK, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To bring some sunshine to Brits as the temperatures start to drop and the days start to draw in, British Airways is launching its latest winter sun campaign. The airline offers great value flights and holidays from Gatwick to destinations which include the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and the… Read the full press release