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.
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.
China: 400 650 0073 (9:00-18:00 Monday-Friday)
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.
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 Jul. 20, 2018 -