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British Airways flight makes emergency landing at Heathrow

A British Airways passenger jet declared an emergency after taking off from Heathrow yesterday morning.  Flight 1340 from London to Leeds, Yorkshire, was forced to turn around shortly after it had taken off at 8.23am.  The captain is thought to have requested a priority landing at Heathrow after a "technical issue" arose.  The BA flight is thought to have lan...

British Airways' Cardiff Maintenance Team Welcomes the Dreamliner

British Airways’ team of expert engineers at Cardiff has welcomed one of the airline’s 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time for planned maintenance. The aircraft recently arrived at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), the airline’s long-haul aircraft heavy maintenance facility in South Wales, for a planned 12 day ‘B’ check, conducted every t...

British Airways announces longest long-haul to Santiago, Chile

British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires. The four-a-week flight will be served by the airline’s newest aircraft, the four-cabin...

Aviation experts baffled after British Airways A380 lands at Heathrow with a SQUARE tyre

An astonishing picture has emerged of a square-shaped tyre on a British Airways A380 that touched down at London's Heathrow Airport. Aviation experts have been left baffled by the misshapen deflated wheel, which was part of the landing gear on a flight that arrived from Hong Kong on Friday. The Civil Aviation Authority described the incident as 'curious', a serving pilot admitted...

British Airways #BA108 from Dubai to LHR was intercepted by Hungarian Air Force

Two Hungarian Air Force JAS-39C Gripens were scrambled when a British Airways flight from Dubai failed to contact Hungary’s civil air traffic control before entering the airspace. The highest level alert was ordered, the defence ministry said. The Gripens took off at 12.55pm to intercept and identify the aircraft upon entering Hungary’s airspace and secure its safe pa...

British Airways owner says Brussels bombs, Brexit clip sales

British Airways parent IAG SA said demand for flights has been hurt by the Brussels terror attacks, weaker bookings in oil-based economies and the possibility of the UK exiting the European Union, causing the company to add fewer seats than planned for the spring season. Shares of London-based IAG fell as much as 5 per cent after Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said Friday that the develop...

British Airways to be the first airline to fly to St Helena

British Airways, operated by Comair, is preparing to be the first airline to fly scheduled flights to St Helena. Flights will depart Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport to St Helena and return each Saturday.   “We’re proud to have been selected to provide an airline service to the St Helena. This is an important addition to our existing routes in South...

BA’s Abigail Comber finds her passion in customer service

There is one certainty for Abigail Comber, head of customer for British Airways, and it is this: passengers who fly business and first expect a good night’s sleep before they land. “We want people to walk off a plane feeling they’ve had a great experience and they’re fully ready for whatever lies ahead,” says Comber, who has been with BA since 2002 and overseen all...