British Airways flies aid to India

IAG Cargo’s British Airways flew 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi on the evening of 5 May. Some 1,349 items of aid were loaded onto a chartered a B777-200, supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reach the country as soon as possible. Charities contributing aid for transit on the flight includethe High Commission of India, Khalsa Aid International and Neasden Hindu Temple (largest Hindu temple ... [+]

BA axes long-haul flights

British Airways is to cancel over 15 long-haul routes next year, reports the BBC website ( The cull includes Pittsburgh, Calgary and Charleston in the US, and Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka in Asia, plus Muscat, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi. The carrier said it would also “temporarily suspend” flights to ... [+]

British Airways adds Lahore flights

IAG Cargo/British Airways is to start a four days a week service from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, in October. Daily flights to Islamabad resumed on 14 September. The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, said: “The first ever British Airways flights to Lahore is a sign of confidence ... [+]

BA’s Boeing 747s bow out

It is unlikely that British Airways’ Boeing 747 fleet will ever fly commercially again, the BBC reports. ( The carrier – owned by the IAG Group – has confirmed that it will retire its 31-strong fleet immediately, instead of in 2024 as originally planned. BA will in future operate only ... [+]

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