ARTICLES RELATING TO BRITISH AIRWAYS

British Airways: Flight of fancy

2014-03-07 16:45

Springbok try scorer Bryan Habana and Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola have a swell time on board British Airways’ largest and most modern aircraft - the A380.

Weak rand will lure more tourists - BA

2014-02-07 17:11

The weaker rand is a boon, which will bring more tourists to South Africa, according to Jamie Cassidy of British Airways.

BA A380 to fly-by Table Mountain

2014-02-05 09:53

Capetonian aviation enthusiasts can turn their eyes to the sky on Wednesday afternoon for a supersized surprise.

BA ups direct flights to Cape Town

2013-12-04 07:25

British Airways will increase its winter schedule from London to Cape Town by three flights a week - adding a vote of confidence in the destination recently named the UKs favourite city for 2014.

'Fat' frenchman gets ticket to fly

2013-11-19 08:50

A Frenchman deemed too fat too fly has finally secured a plane ticket back to Europe after an alternate plan to return by ship fell through.

Comair takes delivery of new Boeing

2013-09-11 09:44

Comair has taken delivery of their first Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which forms part of the aviation group's fleet upgrade plan.

Business travel - the good and not so good

2013-08-16 15:06

The Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2013 survey for business-to-business carriers have been announced.

No delays after BA aircraft grounding

2013-08-05 09:37

British Airways passengers can rest assured that their flights will go ahead unhindered this week despite Comair Limited grounding five of its BA aircraft over the weekend.

BA confirms A380 for SA route

2013-07-24 13:16

British Airways is bringing its largest, most modern aircraft to South Africa - only the third A380 route to be confirmed after Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

BA celebrates royal birth with free flights for babies

2013-07-23 09:38

British Airways is celebrating the birth of the new royal baby by offering free flights for babies under the age of two, from Singapore to London or Sydney.

Heathrow emergency landing causes delays

2013-05-24 11:34

Acsa is unable to confirm at this point if the emergency landing by a British Airways flight at Heathrow would have knock-on effects at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International.

BA pulls Tanzania service

2013-01-23 08:50

British Airways has confirmed that it will stop its thrice-weekly service from London to Dar es Salaam.

Heathrow Airport cancels more flights

2013-01-20 15:35

London's Heathrow Airport has been hit by a third straight day of delays after airport bosses cancelled 20% of flights as snow continued to blanket the UK.

Virgin wins Heathrow slots

2012-11-19 14:29

Virgin Atlantic has won all of the London Heathrow take-off and landing slots that British Airways was forced to give up after the acquisition of bmi.

Kim Kardashian: Airline stole from me

2012-05-28 14:02

Kim Kardashian has accused British Airways of stealing "sentimental" items from her luggage after a recent trip to the UK.

Gary Barlow's SA flight makes U-turn

2012-03-02 15:36

Gary Barlow's flight to South Africa had to be diverted mid-air back to London after a passenger fell ill.

Nigeria fines BA, Virgin Atlantic

2011-11-18 11:16

Nigeria says it will impose $235m in penalties on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, as its row with the UK over landing slots and ticket prices escalates.

Snow shuts down Heathrow, wreaks havoc

2010-12-19 08:16

London Heathrow, the world's busiest international passenger airport, has closed both runways and is not accepting arrivals, as heavy snow disrupts European air travel.

BA pans US security rules

2010-10-27 14:04

The US is making excessive demands for airline passenger screening, including security measures that are "redundant", says British Airways says.

BA could face cartel fine up to €80m

2010-10-26 19:27

The British Airways could be fined up to €80m next month for fixing cargo prices with other carriers, says a source with direct knowledge of the case.

BA losses widen on strike action

2010-07-30 11:10

British Airways says net losses widened to £122m during its first quarter as strike action and the Icelandic ash cloud grounded flights.

Sport24 readers win big

2010-07-19 12:48

Two Sport24 readers have won themselves 2 Club World tickets after winning a competition to attend an event with Peter Shilton.

Embattled BA boss says no to bonus

2010-06-10 13:50

British Airways says that its chief executive Willie Walsh has turned down his annual bonus for the second year in a row as the loss-making airline seeks to save cash.

BA holds fresh talks over strikes

2010-06-02 08:16

Fresh talks between British Airways and unions over ongoing cabin crew strikes have broken up without any indication of whether any progress had been made.

 

British Airways increases Cape Town flights

2014-04-02 17:05

British Airways officially opened its new R19.8m lounge at Cape Town International Airport and says it is increasing its winter schedule to the Mother City.

ADVERTORIAL: British Airways: Flight of fancy

2014-03-07 15:28

Springbok try scorer Bryan Habana and Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola were among the guests to be entertainment on board British Airways’ largest and most modern aircraft - the A380.

British Airways launches new credit card

2014-02-05 12:43

British Airways says its new credit card offers frequent travellers the best Avios earn rate available in South Africa.

BA opens new airport lounge in SA

2013-12-19 09:15

British Airways has opened its new lounge in Cape Town International Airport.

'Fat' frenchman gets ticket to fly

2013-11-19 10:30

A Frenchman deemed too fat too fly has finally secured a plane ticket back to Europe after an alternate plan to return by ship fell through.

BA slashes NY fares

2013-10-24 08:44

Always dreamed of exploring the Big Apple? Well, this might be the right time to go.

British Airways adds African flights

2013-09-03 14:33

British Airways has decided to increase its flights in Africa, and to improve international services connectivity through Heathrow's Terminal 5.

Bahraini barred from flight to kingdom

2013-08-09 22:35

A Bahraini activist has been barred from a flight to the gulf kingdom after government promises a crackdown.

11 BA planes grounded

2013-08-04 12:26

Eleven BA aircraft have been flying in South Africa with components that should have been replaced last year, a Johannesburg report says.

BA to fly Airbus A380 on SA route

2013-07-24 13:04

British Airways has announced that it will start flying its largest, most modern aircraft, the superjumbo Airbus A380, to Johannesburg from February 2014.

BA announces increased flight schedules

2013-06-12 10:59

British Airways has confirmed three additional frequencies to Johannesburg on top of its existing double-daily South African schedule, as well as a fourth weekly flight to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Online bookings go the long haul

2013-05-15 07:54

Online leisure travel bookings have increased from 13% to 76% in Europe over the past decade and British Airways says South Africa is following suit.

Heathrow: 1 in 10 flights cancelled

2013-01-21 12:59

Low visibility due to bad weather has forced Heathrow to put measures in place to ease disruption.

UK Christian wins discrimination case

2013-01-15 14:58

An employee who was asked by British Airways to remove a Christian cross from around her neck has won a religious discrimination case at Europe's human rights court.

BA expands African route network

2012-09-10 15:57

British Airways will further strengthen its African network this summer, bringing to 16 the number African countries it serves from London.

Pakistan jet owner grounded

2012-04-21 22:25

Pakistan has barred the head of the airline whose jet crashed near the capital from leaving the country and put in protective custody.

Comair announces flight changes

2011-06-17 12:49

Aviation company Comair is cutting flights to Tanzania and increasing flights to Kruger International airport.

BA shareholders back Iberia merger

2010-11-29 14:15

British Airways shareholders have backed the airline's landmark multi-billion-euro merger with Spanish carrier Iberia that will create Europe's second biggest airline.

Airline chief blasts US security demands

2010-10-27 11:48

The chairman of British Airways has criticised airport checks as "completely redundant" and said Britain should stop "kowtowing" to US demands for increased security.

British Airways still keen on Qantas merger

2010-09-07 14:41

British Airways would be keen on reopening merger talks with Qantas Airways even though Qantas called off discussions two years ago over some disagreement.

Tribunal to probe air cargo cases

2010-07-29 14:44

The Competition Commission has referred alleged collusion in the cargo carriage market against eight airline firms to the Competition Tribunal for adjudication.

EU clears BA, Iberia merger

2010-07-14 13:12

Europe's competition watchdog has cleared the way for a merger between British Airways and Spanish rival Iberia which will create one of the world's biggest airlines.

BA strike won't affect Cup

2010-06-09 10:40

British Airways says a cabin crew walkout won't affect flights to the soccer World Cup as the latest five-day strike drew to a close.

BA and Unite strike talks resume

2010-05-28 15:23

British Airways will resume talks with the union representing striking cabin crew in an attempt to avert a further 10 days of industrial action by staff.

 
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