In 1972, a British Airways Board established by the United Kingdom government launched British Airways the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and it is the largest airline based on fleet size. This world class airlines offer great services from enough leg room and space for flat-bed seats. British Airways celebrated its 90th anniversary on August 25, 2009. With 90 years of flying with pride,, air travel has changed beyond all recognition.
The IATA code for this airline is BA.
Each decade saw new developments and challenges, which shaped the path for the future. Hence, British Airways is one of the world's most recognized airlines.
Where does British Airways fly to?
British Airways serves over 160 destinations, including 6 domestic and nearly 90 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia, with its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.
Being one of the few carriers serving destinations across all six inhabited continents, it flies to connect from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad to Kolkata.
British Airways flights take you to 150 destinations in almost 80 countries comprising Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America. The top sectors for British Airways are Chicago to New York, New York to Miami, Dublin to London and New York to Chicago where it operates weekly flights respectively. Also, occasionally they have flights from London to Florence and Johannesburg to Harare.
Frequent flyer programme
When you join the ‘Executive Club’ and fly with British Airways, you can claim Avios and Tier Points for the flights you have chosen. Spend your Avios on a range of benefits and experience the best of services that over seven million other members have already enjoyed.
British Airways codeshares with oneworld alliance and has additional commercial agreements with Aer Lingus, Bangkok Airways, Flybe, Loganair, Meridiana and WestJet.
When you travel with British Airways, the with-baggage fares include at least one bag per person of up to 23kg. A checked baggage can be up to 90cm x 75cm x 43cm. For large items or over sized bag additional charges may apply. Also you can check your allowances in Manage My Booking.
What to do before leaving for the airport?
You can use the PNR number on your air ticket to check the flight status and to check-in before you leave for the airport. Check-in from 24 hours before your flight departs. Print your boarding pass to avoid hassle. If you lose or forget your boarding pass you can print it again at a check-in kiosk at the airport.