British Airways Hub Airports:
London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways destinations
British Airways operates domestic and international flights - UK, Europe, North America, Caribbean, South America, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Far East and Australasia.
London Airports serviced by British Airways
London Heathrow (LHR)
London Gatwick (LGW)
London City (LCY)
London Stansted (STA)
London Luton (LTN)
Airport codes: London - All (LON), Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), City (LCY), Stansted (STN), Southend (SEN)
About British Airways
British Airways is the world's second largest international airline, carrying more than 27 million passengers from one country to another. Also, one of the world’s longest established airlines, it has always been regarded as an industry-leader. British Airways’ worldwide route network covers more than 216 destinations in 94 countries (including franchises, subsidiaries and oneworld partners).
The airline has a fleet of 312 aircraft, including 100 wide bodied long haul aircraft (57 Boeing 747-400s and 43 Boeing 777s).
British Airways is one of the founding partners of the oneworld alliance, which took off in February 1999. Fellow members now include American Airlines, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile and Qantas and Swiss. Besides oneworld, British Airways has one-on-one relationships with a number of airlines. It owns a 17 per cent stake in Qantas and 9 per cent in Iberia. It also fully owns subsidiaries such as British Airways CitiExpress. Members of British Airways’ franchise family include British Mediterranean Airways, GB Airways, Comair, Loganair and Regional Air. British Airways also "code-shares" with a number of other airlines - including , America West, Middle East-based Emirates, SN Brussels and Poland’s LOT.
Unlike many of the world's other leading airlines, British Airways is owned entirely by private investors, with more than a quarter of a million shareholders.
British Airways History
British Airways traces its origins back to August 1919, when its original predecessor airline, called Aircraft Transport and Travel, launched the world's first daily scheduled international air service, between Hounslow Heath, on the edge of today's London Heathrow, to Paris Le Bourget. Since those pioneering days, it has also taken the world into the jet age - with British-built Comets - the Autoland era, and into supersonic passenger flight.
British Airways website
The official British Airways website: British Airways