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Thursday, 9 January 2014


According to Wikipedia British Airway is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and its the largest airline based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations. When measured by passengers carried it is the second-largest behind easyJet.

The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport

British Airways is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, along with American AirlinesCathay PacificQantas, and the now defunctCanadian Airlines. The alliance has since grown to become the third-largest, after SkyTeam and Star Alliance. British Airways merged with Iberia on 21 January 2011, formally creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), the world's third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest in Europe. IAG is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the FTSE 100 Index.

A long-time Boeing customer, British Airways ordered 59 Airbus A320 family aircraft in August 1998. In 2007, it purchased 12 Airbus A380s and 24Boeing 787 Dreamliners, marking the start of its long-haul fleet replacement. The centrepiece of the airline's long-haul fleet is the Boeing 747-400; with 55 examples in the fleet, British Airways is the largest operator of this type in the world.

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