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Formed in January 2011, IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It is a Spanish registered company with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchanges. The corporate head office for IAG is in London, UK. IAG is the third largest airline group in Europe and, as of 2012, the sixth largest in the world based on revenue.
Open Skies is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways that operates flights between Paris and New York. The airline was set up in 2008 following the deregulation of the aviation market between Europe and the USA (hence the name Open Skies) and operates with 3 757s. Although only a narrow bodied aircraft, Open Skies is aimed entirely at the premium market with just 114 seats on-board.
British Airways was one of the founding members of One World, an alliance of many of the world’s leading airlines. The alliance has its headquarters in New York and was founded in 1999 by British Airways, American Airlines, Qantas & Cathay Pacific. Since then the alliance has continued to grow and today is one of the three major global airline alliances together with Star Alliance & Sky Team.
The Executive Club is British Airways frequent flyer membership club. There is no fee to join and members can collect Avios points whenever they book a flight or shop with the airlines numerous partners; these Avios points can then be spent on flights, hotels and more. Members also benefit from instant access to special offers and exclusive promotions. There are 4 tiered levels of membership, leading in at Blue and rising through Bronze and Silver to Gold.
British Airways press office produces occasional updates with news and stories relating to the airline and its partner companies. You will of course find far more frequent, detailed and unbiased news and articles here at British Airways News!
Clients travelling British Airways and travelling in Club Europe, Club World or First Class all have access to a variety of luxurious lounges both in the UK and around the world. Access to these lounges is also granted to members of the British Airways Executive Club, dependent on the level of membership. There are several categories of lounge beginning with the Terraces lounges and rising through Galleries Club, Galleries First and flagship Concorde Room, only available at Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK. In addition to these Departure lounges, British Airways also offers Arrivals lounges at Heathrow & Gatwick.
The holiday division of British Airways is able to provide hotel accommodation and car hire to complement the airline’s worldwide route network. Clients in the UK can also rest assured that their holiday is fully protected under the airline’s own ATOL bond which provides complete financial protection. The picture to the right is of Tulum beach in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico – British Airways operates 3 times a week from Gatwick direct to Cancun. Picture courtesy of Voyager Mexico.
For anyone looking to forge a career with British Airways, this website has all the information one needs. Just because the ******** turned down one of our own, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a long and rewarding career in the airline industry.
In ye olde days, Highlife was the the complimentary British Airways inflight magazine that really set the mark for all airline magazines to follow. Now, the same magazine is still provided free on all British Airways flights but it also has its own website with even more news, articles, features and shopping section.
In addition to carrying millions of passengers around the world, British Airways also handles millions of tonnes of cargo every year, everything from fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers to precious diamonds and cash. Learn more about British Airways World Cargo with this link.
One Destination is British Airways community program which incorporates various schemes dedicated to the environment, local communities, partner organisations and individuals.
There are numerous websites out there that deal directly or indirectly with British Airways. Just as many of us like to check out hotel reviews before booking, many airline passengers like to research both the airlines they are flying as well as the specific aircraft. Two of the best such review sites are Seat Guru & Airline Quality.