December 07, 2016 6:55 AM ET


Company Overview of British Airways Plc (UK)

Company Overview

British Airways Plc provides scheduled air services for passengers and cargo. It flies to approximately 400 destinations worldwide. The company also provides airline marketing, aircraft financing, aircraft maintenance, package holiday, and insurance services. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Harmondsworth, the United Kingdom. British Airways Plc is a subsidiary of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.


PO Box 365

Harmondsworth,  UB7 0GB

United Kingdom

Founded in 1972

43,550 Employees

Key Executives for British Airways Plc (UK)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director of Combined Operations and Director
Managing Director of Gatwick, Director of Strategy and Director
Head of Brand and Customer Experience
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

British Airways Plc (UK) Key Developments

British Airways Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended November 2016

British Airways reported traffic results for the month and year to date ended November 2016. For the month, revenue passenger Km was 11,135 million compared to 11,058 million a year ago. Available seat Km was 14,159 million compared to 13,871 million a year ago. Cargo Tonne Km was 375 million compared to 367 million a year ago. For the year to date, revenue passenger Km was 133,937 million compared to 130,991 million a year ago. Available seat Km was 164,549 million compared to 160,332 million a year ago. Cargo Tonne Km was 3,868 million compared to 3,832 million a year ago.

British Airways to Launch Flights Between Oakland to London Service, Starting March 28, 2017

British Airways announced to launch flights between Oakland to London service, starting March 28, 2017. The flights will operate four days a week between London Gatwick and Oakland International Airport, accommodating 275 customers across a three cabin Boeing 777-200ER. The new service will allow the company to be the only European airline to operate from all three Bay Area airports.  In 2016, the company launched the only daily nonstop service between San Jose, CA and London Heathrow.  It also operates a twice daily service between San Francisco and London Heathrow.  Customers booking from Oakland will fly to London Gatwick with quick and easy connections to over 40 cities across Europe, including Malaga, Nice, Venice and Amsterdam.

British Airways Launches Seven New Summer 2017 Seasonal Routes

British Airways has launched seven new summer 2017 seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Brindisi, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Pula, Tallinn and Zakynthos. Flights to Brindisi, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Pula, Tallinn and Zakynthos will be available to book from now, with the first services taking to the skies from March 28, 2017.  Fares to Murcia, famous for its world renowned golf courses, will start from just GBP 65 return, while holidaymakers looking to soak up the sun in Brindisi - known for its prime position on the Adriatic Sea - will be able to so for GBP 85 return.  Flights to the French city of Nantes; gateway to Brittany and the Loire Valley and the home of world famous Muscadet wines will launch on May 3 next year, with return fares starting from GBP 71.  A two-per-week service to Montpellier will also start operating from May 2017 and customers can enjoy a perfect blend of the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea with the mountains of the Pyrenees, from just GBP 78 return. Water sport fans can head to the crystal-clear Adriatic as British Airways launches a two-per-week direct service to the Croatian coastal town of Pula. Fares start from GBP 76 per person. The Estonian capital of Tallinn, which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the whole of Europe and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, will also be added to the airline's extensive short-haul network from March 28, 2016.

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