British Airways

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British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom. The airline is the second largest airline in the country and one of the larger airlines in Europe.


British Airways is part of the International Airlines Group (IAG) which is also the parent company of the Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling. British Airways has almost 40,000 employees.

Parent company
International Airlines Group (IAG)


The airline was founded in 1974 as a merge of British Overseas Airways Corporation and European Airways. In 2010, the airline became part of International Airlines Group.

Quick facts

  • According to Skytrax, British Airlines has the second-best cabin crew in Europe (2019).


British Airways has over 30 lounges and more than 100 partner lounges. Please consult website British Airways for more information.

Buy lounge access

Luxury airport lounge


Passengers travelling with British Airways are allowed to bring one cabin bag and one personal item on board. The amount of allowed checked baggage depends on the route and travel class. Please consult website British Airways for more information.

Send your luggage

Lost baggage

In-flight Wi-Fi

British Airways is investing in in-flight Wi-Fi. At the end of 2019, the airline expects to have 90% of its aircraft enabled with Wi-Fi. Please consult website British Airways for more information.


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