British Airways

In April 1974, British Overseas Airways Corporation, British European Airways and a number of related companies were officially merged, declaring the birth of British Airways. In the past years, the airlines has been taking the lead in many aspects among its craft brothers. It is the largest international carrier in Britain. It ranks first in the number of Boeing and Concorde airplanes, and the number of available passenger seats. Moreover, it has a larger traffic volume than any other airways throughout the world.

All the glory and achievements above are attributed to the enterprising efforts and personalized services of its staff. Every passenger of British Airways enjoys convenient and comfortable services including renowned French wine, rich and colorful entertainment along with localized food and language services. The airline was also the first of its kind to bring in folded beds in its business class. Warmly welcomed by passengers, its network now covers over 567 cities in more than 130 countries.


Headquartered in London, it takes Heathrow Airport (the largest airport in the world) and Gatwick Airport as its two main airports.

Aircraft Types:

British Airways has a large fleet. It owns 11 Airbus A321, 26 Airbus A320, 33 Airbus A319s, five Boeing 737-300s, 19 Boeing 737-400s, nine Boeing 737-500s, 57 Boeing 747-400s, 11 Boeing 757-200s, 21 Boeing 767-300ERs and 42 Boeing 777-200s.

Flights to/from China:

In 1936, British Airways opened the route to Hongkong. In 1980, it has offered the flights between London and Beijing. In September 2004, it opened British Airways World Cargo (BAWC) to Shanghai. On June 1st, Shanghai became the third city to be open to air traffic by British Airways in China after Hongkong and Beijing.

Reservation Numbers:

China: 400 650 0073 (9:00-18:00 Monday-Friday)

Valuable Brand:

With the brand idea of exceeding customers' expectations, British Airways creates its leading figure in international aviation market. It emphasizes on nice design and service innovation. To become customers' No.1 choice is the goal which its staff always work toward. The staffs encourage the concept of air travel in 21st century which centers on customers' interest. From booking flights to enjoying the services in the air, they promise to bring passengers more comfortable flight experience.

Brief History:

In 1924, the predecessor of British Airways which was responsible for the air routes to the east of England was established. In 1974, British Airways was formed by the incorporation of British Overseas Airways, British European Airways and other affiliated companies. In 1976, British Airways introduced the Concorde which was the fastest civilian airliner at that time. In 1987, it began to be privatized. In 1999, it joined the One World aviation alliance with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Qantas Airways and the former Canadian Airlines.

- Last modified on Mar. 14, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on British Airways
Asked by Zahra from AUSTRIA | Jul. 18, 2018 06:50Reply
Dear Madam/sir. Warmest Greetings
I have a question, if some one already booked a round trip flight to UK, but now he finds out he can not come back to Veinna as the previous time of the ticket and wants to change to comeback ticket to another time and also from another city (not the city now the flight is for), what should he do?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nigel | Jul. 20, 2018 02:00

As I know the flight time can be changed with some cost but the departure or destination cannot be changed. If the ticket booked directly with the airline, passengers need to contact the airline directly for the change request. If the ticket is booked with a booking agent/website, the agent can check for you as well
Asked by Karen Buton from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 25, 2015 18:46Reply
Uk to Shanghai China
How much is the fare during May 2016?
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Answered by Evely | Jul. 26, 2015 01:56

You'd better ask the airline company directly.
Asked by tariro from CHINA | Oct. 25, 2012 08:40Reply
how much is it to go to from China to UK
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Answered by Edmund | Oct. 25, 2012 21:02

You can send emails to|booking for the airfare as I did several months ago.
Asked by Mr.S. Tiwari from KENYA | Jul. 15, 2010 06:24Reply
I am in Nairobi, Kenya and planning to visit Xi'an for a business trip. Please inform best route available.

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Answered by Mr.LABR | Jul. 19, 2010 03:56

No direct flights are operating from Nairobi to Xi'an. However, conjoint ones with one or two transfers are available. Transferring at Guangzhou only are operating on Mon, Tue, Thu and Sunday. And on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, ones with two transfers –Amsterdam and Beijing are available.
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