For over a century, British Airways has connected Britain with the world, and the world with Britain.
From its hubs at London City, London Gatwick and London Heathrow, British Airways’ flies to over 150 destinations worldwide, and is a founding member of the oneworld alliance. Since 2011 it has been a division of International Airlines Group (IAG), and sits alongside sister carriers Aer Lingus, Iberia, Level and Vueling. In addition, British Airways has Joint Business partnerships with American Airlines, China Southern, Finnair, Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Over the past few years British Airways has continually taken delivery of new aircraft, and now has one of the most modern fleets of any airline in the world. On long-haul flights, Boeing 747’s and older Boeing 777-200’s have been replaced by the Airbus A350-1000 (18 in total) and Boeing 787 (42 in total). On short-haul, older Airbus A319 aircraft are being swapped for newer members of the Airbus A320neo family (35 in total). This latest generation of aircraft are 25-40% more efficient than their predecessors, and contribute to a significant reduction in air and noise pollution.
British Airways has also invested heavily in the customer experience, and is in the process of rolling out its new long-haul Business Class product (the Club Suite) across all wide-bodied aircraft. This latest evolution of Club World comes with an aisle access guarantee, a much larger seat, more storage, and a door for greater privacy. In addition a new First Class product, also with a door, is fitted to some aircraft. On short-haul flights complimentary water and snacks have returned, alongside a new Speedbird Café menu of food and beverages available to purchase - including items designed by Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge.
British Airways has a long track record of leading sustainability in the airline industry, and was the first airline to commit to net zero CO2 emissions (by 2050). In addition, they were the first major airline to voluntarily offset all emissions from domestic operations (from 2020), and have invested in a variety of sustainable aviation fuel and next generation aircraft projects.