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British Airways

US Carriers Lead Global Brand Race

Brand Finance, an independent business valuation and strategy consultancy, has published its 2019 rankings of major global airlines. It charts carriers by estimating likely future revenues via the calculation of a royalty rate that would be charged for the brand’s

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First Look: BA’s New ‘Club Suite’

British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat, which the carrier has branded as its ‘Club Suite’. The Heathrow-based airline has confirmed the product will debut on the first of its Airbus A350-1000 jets in July. An enormous step

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Third BA Retrojet Revealed

The third in a series of four British Airways (BA) heritage liveries has entered service. A second Boeing 747-400, G-BNLY (c/n 27090), has returned to the Landor colours it wore when delivered on February 10, 1993. The design, worn by

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British European Airways Reappears

British Airways has unveiled the second of a series of heritage liveries to mark its centenary later this year. The aircraft, Airbus A319 G-EUPJ (c/n 1232), touched down at London/Heathrow on March 4 in its new British European Airways (BEA)

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British Airways Orders 777X

British Airways (BA) has committed to purchasing 42 Boeing 777-9s, with the carrier signing a firm deal for 18 aircraft, plus options for a further 24. The February 28 contract, valued at up to $18.6bn, is part of the airline’s

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BA Confirm Retro Livery 747

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has confirmed plans to paint up to four jets in historical liveries. The first will be in the style of its predecessor BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), with a Boeing 747,

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UK Confirms Post-Brexit Aviation Deals

The British Government has outlined aviation arrangements with ten nations for post-Brexit flights. These include an ‘open skies’-style deal with both the United States and Canada. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) said the move would allow airlines to continue

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British Airways Retires 767

Nearly 30 years after entering service, British Airways has bid farewell to the Boeing 767 after a final commercial flight from Larnaca to Heathrow on November 25. The service took place on British Airways’ 767-300 registered G-BZHA (c/n 29230). The

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Norwegian Trumps British Airways

Norwegian Air Shuttle has overtaken British Airways as the largest non-US carrier flying transatlantic services out of New York. According to passenger traffic data issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the no-frills airline carried 1.67m

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BA Blaze Traced to Fatigue Crack

Investigators have traced an engine failure suffered by a British Airways Boeing 777 in Las Vegas in 2015 to a fatigue crack in its GE Aviation GE90 powerplant.  The aircraft, G-VIIO (c/n 29320), had commenced its take-off roll from McCarran

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