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British Airways

Flag-carrier and second-largest airline of the United Kingdom; part of International Airlines Group

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British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. It is headquartered in London, England, near its main hub at Heathrow Airport.

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Major airlines face up to likely winter blues [Video]

Major airlines face up to likely winter blues

British Airways-owner IAG and Air France-KLM released results Friday that showed the scale of the challenge facing airlines during the global health crisis. Francis Maguire reports.

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BA-owner IAG posts big loss, cuts flights again [Video]

BA-owner IAG posts big loss, cuts flights again

British Airways-owner IAG posted another big loss Thursday, and said it would fly even fewer planes over the coming months than it originally expected. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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BA calls on Government to scrap quarantine for international arrivals [Video]

BA calls on Government to scrap quarantine for international arrivals

New British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has called on the Government toscrap the self-isolation requirement for international arrivals, as “we do notbelieve quarantine is the solution”. He..

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British Airways fined £20m over data hack [Video]

British Airways fined £20m over data hack

British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, theInformation Commissioner’s Office has announced. Investigators found theairline should have identified the security weaknesses..

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British Airways boss pushed out after tough year [Video]

British Airways boss pushed out after tough year

BA boss Alex Cruz has been ousted after a tough year that saw him force through 13,000 job cuts at the carrier. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow [Video]

BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow

British Airways’ last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have embarked on their final flights, with one landing at St Athan Airfield in Wales, and the other at Kemble Airfield in the Cotswolds...

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The last Boeing 747 BA flight from Heathrow takes off [Video]

The last Boeing 747 BA flight from Heathrow takes off

British Airways’ final two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed fromthe airport on their final flight. The jumbo jets left the west London airportshortly after 8.35am on Thursday, as more..

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British Airways does not attend meeting with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel

British Airways and its parent company IAG did not attend a meeting on Thursday with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel, with the meeting meant to discuss the UK's new quarantine plans.
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Britain to spend 75 million pounds getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds ($93 million) to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin..
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Airlines seek cost cuts and aid to survive coronavirus

British Airways warned of job losses and Norwegian Air said it had "weeks not months" to avert collapse, as airlines look for cost cuts and government help in the face of a crippling travel slump..
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Two British Airways staff test positive for virus, have been isolated

Two British Airways members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus, have been isolated and are recovering at home, the airline said on Friday.
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Airlines at center of storm as coronavirus spreads

European airlines stepped up their warnings over the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, with British Airways-owner IAG and Finnair flagging a hit to profits and easyJet reporting a big drop in demand into..
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British Airways cancels mainland China flights until end of March

British Airways said on Monday all its flights to mainland China had been canceled until the end of March as the government continues to advise against all but essential travel to the country due to an..
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British Airways, Iberia suspend direct flights to mainland China amid virus fears

British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China, one of the biggest names in aviation to do so, as worries grow about the impact of the spreading coronavirus on global..
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U.S., Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city on Wednesday while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China where deaths from a virus leapt to 133 and major..
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British Airways, Lion Air and Seoul Air suspend all flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak

British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the coronavirus outbreak.
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Japan, U.S. pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the..
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British Airways suspends bookings for China flights after coronavirus warnings

British Airways has suspended bookings on its website for direct flights from London to Beijing and Shanghai until March, after warnings over travel to China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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South African flights disrupted after safety audit finds faults

South African Airways (SAA) and British Airways partner Comair were forced to reschedule at least a dozen domestic flights on Tuesday after a safety inspection at SAA's maintenance subsidiary used by..
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Climate activist climbs on top of British Airways plane in London

"Oh man I'm shaking... This is all about the climate and ecological crisis," partially sighted Parolympian James Brown said from the top of the aircraft
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British Airways cancels nearly all flights over pilot strike

British Airways said Monday that it had been forced to cancel almost all flights as a result of a pilots' 48-hour strike over pay. In a statement Monday, the airline said it had "no way of predicting..
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British Airways says it has 'no option but to cancel nearly 100%' of flights after pilots' strike

British Airways says it has had to cancel almost all flights as a result of a pilots’ 48-hour strike over pay.
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Pilots' strike forces British Airways to cancel virtually all flights

Many flights to and from U.S. among the nearly 850 expected to be nixed today as pilots demand bigger cut of corporate profits
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Plane spotting: Best aviation photos of August

Go plane-spotting around the world with this collection of aviation photos from Augus, including test flights and retro British Airways liveries.
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British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long queues at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer..
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British Airways says technical problems at London airports have been resolved

Problems with British Airways' computer systems, which led to cancellations, delays and long queues at London airports on Wednesday have been resolved, a spokesman said.
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British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 travelers; 100+ London flights canceled

British Airways said a "systems issue" was causing delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports.
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British Airways IT failures create chaos for passengers

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports in the airline's third major computer failure in a little more..
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British Airways flights disrupted by IT failures

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left passengers facing flight delays and long queues at airports on Wednesday in the midst of the peak summer holiday period.
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British Airways hit by problems with online check-in system

British Airways said on Wednesday it was experiencing problems with its online check-in system, and urged customers to allow extra time at airports.
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British Airways flight from London to Spain evacuated after filling with smoke

Spanish emergency services say they have responded to a British Airways flight that filled with smoke while landing and had to evacuate passengers.
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British Airways to resume flights to Cairo on Friday

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, will resume flights to Cairo following a suspension over security concerns, the airline told Reuters on Friday.
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EgyptAir executive says no 'logical reason' for British Airways cancellations to Cairo

An executive of state-owned EgyptAir said on Tuesday that British Airways' decision to suspend flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for several days was "without a logical reason."
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EgyptAir executive says Cairo airport is safe

An EgyptAir executive said on Tuesday that British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital for several days was "unexpected completely, and without a logical reason."
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British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo for a week, citing security concerns

The airlines paused flights to the Egyptian capital amid tensions tensions over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the region.
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Egypt expresses dismay to UK envoy over British Airways flight suspension

Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to Cairo.
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Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension

Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's capital.
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Air France to keep flying to Cairo

Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa to suspend flights to Egypt's capital over..
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British Airways says will follow U.S. guidance to avoid parts of Iranian airspace

British Airways said on Friday it will adhere to guidance from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to avoid parts of Iranian airspace and its flights will continue to operate using..
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Boeing announces first 737 Max deal since deadly crashes

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft
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