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Average age of aircraft - 13.5 yrs, according to 23/04/19

British Airways is reported to have the following aircraft fleet:
1 Airbus A318 100
42 Airbus A319 100
67 Airbus A320 200
10 Airbus A320 Neo
18 Airbus A321 200
4 Airbus A321 Neo
12 Airbus A380
34 Boeing 747 400
46 Boeing 777 200
12 Boeing 777 300
12 Boeing 787 800
18 Boeing 787 200

British Airways is the largest airline in the UK and third largest in Europe with their main hubs at Heathrow and Gatwick.

The airlines origins date back to 1919 when the company Aircraft Transport and Travel launched the worlds first daily international air service with flights between London and Paris.

Through a succusion of companies joining together which were then nationalised, BOAC and BEA were formed in 1939. These two airlines were then combined in 1974 to create British Airways.

After considerable restructuring, British Airways was privatised and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1987, taking over British Caledonian in 1988 and DanAir in 1992.

In late 2009, British Airways announced that they had reached an agreent with Iberia Airways of Spain for a merger to be completed by the end of 2010. The two airlines have been working together with code share agreements for th last 10 years.

The airline now has a fleet of around 285 aircraft with most European flights using Airbus A319 - 321 though some flights use Boeing 737.

In January 2011, a merger between British Airways and Iberia Airways of Spain was finalised. The two airlines maintain their brands, both being owned by the newly formed AIG (Internatinal Airlines Group).

The airline has the subsidiary CityFlyer which operates from London City Airport

In 2017, British Airways transported around 45.2 million passengers, a 2% increase from the previous year.

UK and Ireland Departure airport for British Airways

Aberdeen(Dyce)(ABZ), flying to: UK

Belfast International(Aldergrove)(BFS), flying to: UK

Cambridge(CBG), flying to: Sweden

Cambridge(CBG), flying to: UK

Dublin(DUB), flying to: UK

Edinburgh(Turnhouse)(EDI), flying to: France, Italy, Spain

Edinburgh(Turnhouse)(EDI), flying to: UK

Glasgow(GLA), flying to: UK

Inverness(INV), flying to: UK

Jersey(JER), flying to: UK

London City(LCY), flying to: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland

London City(LCY), flying to: Ireland, UK

London Gatwick(LGW), flying to: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

London Gatwick(LGW), flying to: Ireland, UK

London Heathrow(LHR), flying to: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

London Heathrow(LHR), flying to: Ireland, UK

Manchester(MAN), flying to: Denmark, Sweden

Manchester(MAN), flying to: UK

Newcastle(NCL), flying to: UK

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News items relating to British Airways

 27/05/17     Widespread Computer Glitch Causes Havoc With British Airways Flights
World wide problems with British Airways computer systems have caused havoc, resulting in many delayed and cancelled flights today. Currently all BA flights from London Heathrow...More

 28/03/11     British Airways Cabin Crew Vote to Strike Again
Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin crew in the long running dispute with the airline, have announced today that their members have voted in favour of further strik...More

 30/11/10     British Airways - Iberia Merger Goes Ahead
Following aproval from British Airways shareholders on Monday, the merger between British Airways and Iberia gets the go-ahead. In a press release today, British Airways stated tha...More

 02/06/10     British Airways to fly all their South Africa Routes for the World Cup
In a press release published by British Airways outlining the flights they expect to run during next weeks cabin crew strike, the airline state that they will run their full schedu...More

 21/05/10     British Airways Cabin Crew Strikes Back On
Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin staff won their appeal yesterday against the previous court ruling that had stopped the planned strike. As a result, strikes ...More

 10/05/10     New British Airways Strike Dates Announced
Unite, the union acting on behalf of British Airways cabin crew have announced the following dates for strike action, amounting to a total of 20 days over 4 separate periods: 18 t...More

 12/03/10     British Airways Cabin Crew Strikes Announced for March
The union representing British Airways cabin crew has announced strike plans at a press conference today. The planned strikes are for the three days 20, 21, and 22nd of March, ...More

 13/11/09     British Airways and Iberia Airways Merger Agred
It has been announced that agreement has been reached for a merger between British Airways and Iberia Airways, to be completed by the end of 2010. Stop-start discussions have been...More

 18/10/07     British Airways to add more Polish and Turkish destinations from Gatwick
British Airways are to start flights to Poznan (their third destination in Poland) from Gatwick airport along witth flights to Antalya in Turkey. The former will commence on 30t...More

 22/09/07     British Airways list new Genoa route for the Spring
British Airways are to commence flights from London Gatwick to Genoaon the north west coast of Italy from 04/04/08. They have also announced that from 30/03/08, the flights to W...More

 08/02/07     British Airways to charge for extra bags
British Airways is to follow the low cost airlines and start charging for extra bags (more than 1 bag) on standard fares from the 13th of February....More

 29/01/07     British Airways Strike called off
The strike treatened by BA cabin crew for tommorrow, Wednesday and further dates next month have been called off following an 11th hour agreement as the result of extensive negotia...More

 25/01/07     British Airways talks break down
British Airways has announced with regret that talks aimed at reaching a settlement with the Transport and General Workers Union have broken. The Union has said it will call ou...More

 22/01/07     British Airways call in ACAS to attemp to avert planned strike action
British Airways have called in ACAS in attempt to reach an agreement and hence avoid the strike action planned for January 29-31, February 5-7 and 12-14. BA state that they believe...More

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