Tag: British Airways

British Airways Closes Lounges in London Heathrow Due To UK Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the UK government announcement of a ban on non-essential travel during a four-week national lockdown period, British Airways are closing all their lounges at London Heathrow airport from 5 November. UK Government legislation does not officially communicate a mandatory requirement to keep the lounges closed; hence, concerns about the passengers’ safety might be the […]

British Airways Boeing 747 to Become Film and TV Set

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will land at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. In July, the British airline announced that it was grounding its fleet of 747s following the damaging impact that the Covid-19 […]

Willie Walsh steps off controls of IAG

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willie Walsh steps down as CEO of IAG to Luis Gallego after the British Airways and Iberia owner’s annual meeting on Tuesday, informs Reuters. Former pilot Walsh delayed his departure from International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG.L), which he created by dragging BA and Iberia into the modern age of budget flying, taking a tough line […]

First of Last British Airways Boeing 747 Leaves the Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways retires 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, departed from London Heathrow on 18 August at 9 am local time under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 magnificent years of flying. British […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

British Airways Welcomes First Boeing 787-10 to the Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways has become the first airline in Europe (third in the world) to operate all three variants of Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Recently the brand new Boeing 787-10 has supplemented the fleet of  30 787s (12 -8s, and 18 -9s). Still 12 Boeing 787-10 aircraft are on the order list. The aircraft has reached the […]

British Airways to Cut up to 12,000 Jobs Due to the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit business of British Airlines. The parent company of the carrier has announced that British Airways will cut up to 12,000 jobs. According to International Airlines Group (IAG), in order to align operations with a low demand for air travel, British Airways needs to implement “restructuring and redundancy programme“. “The […]

Ground Accident: British Airways A350 and Emirates Boeing 777

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some minor aircraft damages happen even when planes are empty and most of them are put into hibernation. British Airways Airbus A350-1000 and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER were involved in ground accident in Dubai. Most probably, the BA’s A350 was being pushed back and getting ready to depart from the Dubai International Airport when it struck, […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]