British Airways and Malaysia Airlines sign codeshare agreement

British Airways and Malaysia Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Oneworld alliance members Malaysia Airlines and British Airways have signed a codeshare agreement taking effect today. BA will codeshare on Malaysia Airlines-operated flights to 14 Malaysian destinations, as well as nine destinations in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam. In return, the Malaysian carrier will codeshare on BA-operated flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Subject to regulatory approval, the codeshare will then progressively extend to other European destinations…

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BALPA calls off BA strike for 27 September

BALPA calls off BA strike for 27 September

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced today it has called off the next strike scheduled for 27 September in the ongoing dispute between British Airways and its pilots.  Last week, British Airways pilots striked for the first time in the airline’s history, walking out for two days following failed negotiations between the airline and the pilots’ union over pay.  The strikes led to the cancellation of nearly 100% of BA flights, costing the airline…

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British Airways celebrates 100th birthday

British Airways celebrates 100th birthday

British Airways celebrated its 100th year anniversary over the weekend, with 25 August 2019 marking 100 years since the world’s first international scheduled flight launched under its predecessor, Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T). The airline has come a long way since that first flight between London and Paris operated on a single-engine De Haviland DH4A — it now flies over 145,000 passengers on 800 flights daily, serving 200 destinations worldwide. British Airways: A Short…

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BA pilots vote overwhelmingly for strike action

BA pilots vote overwhelmingly for strike action

British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted in support of industrial strike action, a ballot by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has revealed. The union, which represents pilots in the UK, announced the results on Monday afternoon, with a 93% vote in favour of industrial action on a 90% turnout. The dispute at British Airways relates to pay, profit sharing, and a so-called share save programme, according to the union. In a statement, BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said:…

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British Airways first A350 rolls out of paint shop

British Airways first A350 rolls out of paint shop

British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 was spotted this week rolling out of the paint shop in Toulouse, France, adorning the airline’s Chatham Dockyard design. British Airways will become the second European and UK-based airline to operate the largest A350 variant, following Virgin Atlantic, which is set to launch the A350 this summer on its London Heathrow-New York JFK service. British Airways currently has 18 A350-1000s on order, with delivery of the first aircraft expected this summer. Another…

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British Airways unveils new Club Suite

British Airways unveils new Club Suite

British Airways unveiled Monday its new ‘Club Suite’ business class seat, confirming that the product will arrive on the first of its A350 aircraft in July. The new business class will offer flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with a suite door for greater privacy and direct aisle access for all passengers. In addition, each seat will feature 40% more storage, a vanity unit and mirror, wifi, inflight entertainment screens of up to 18.5″ with gate-to-gate…

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BA to complete heritage livery set with Negus design

BA to complete heritage livery set with Negus design

British Airways revealed Thursday the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – a Boeing 747-400 painted in the Negus design. G-CIVB entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport last Saturday where it is being repainted with the first version of the Negus livery which adorned the British Airways fleet from 1974-1980, directly after the merger of BOAC and BEA which formed the airline known today….

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British Airways debuts A319 in BEA design, announces Landor livery

British Airways debuts A319 in BEA design, announces Landor livery

Last week, British Airways revealed that it would be painting an Airbus A319 in the colours of its short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA) to mark the airline’s 100th anniversary. Now, G-EUPJ has rolled out of the paint shop at Shannon Airport and will be arriving back at Heathrow Airport later this morning. British Airways will be operating the aircraft on its network across the UK and Europe, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires next year….

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British Airways to order up to 42 Boeing 777X aircraft

British Airways to order up to 42 Boeing 777X aircraft

British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) has committed to buying up to 42 Boeing 777 aircraft in a deal valued at $18.6 billion. IAG is ordering 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft with a further 24 options, which will be used to replace British Airways’ Boeing 747-400 and four 777-200 aircraft between 2022 and 2025. Each aircraft will be fitted with 325 seats in four cabins. “The new 777-9 is the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft…

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British Airways announces BEA as next heritage livery

British Airways announces BEA as next heritage livery

British Airways revealed on Friday the second design in its series of heritage liveries to mark its 100th anniversary. The airline will be painting an Airbus A319 (reg G-EUPJ) in the colours of its short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA). The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Shannon Airport this weekend. The announcement comes after huge crowds turned out to see the first heritage livery – a 747 in British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)…

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