Tag: British Airways

British Airways To Exit London City If Charges Raised

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has warned it would consider leaving London City airport should any new owner raise service charges to cover the GBP2 billion (USD2.915 billion) asking price. In August last year, the airport’s majority shareholder, Global Infrastructure Partners, put the airport up for sale with several entities – Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Atlantia Spa, Macquarie […]

Concorde Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, returned to Heathrow today to inspect the iconic supersonic aircraft, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first commercial flight. “She’s looking ship-shape and remarkably good 40 years on! I’m delighted that, parked in her position at the end of runway 27L, millions of customers […]

British Airways to Recruit a Record Number of Pilots and Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history. The record crew numbers will help fly the airline’s growing aircraft fleet – with 13 brand new 787-9s and A380s […]

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]