British Airways has named tennis superstar, Emma Raducanu, as its latest global brand ambassador.

The airline, which prides itself on connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain, will support the British star as she represents the nation globally. The airline will fly Emma to tournaments and training around the world, including next year’s French and US Opens and the Masters’ events in California and Rome, as Emma embarks on the next stage of her worldwide tennis career.

British Airways has today become the first UK airline to trial a new video service transforming the experience for customers that use British Sign Language (BSL). The initiative is being trialled as part of the airline’s continued efforts to make travel simple and easy for customers with additional assistance needs.

 

British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited.

Thousands of tonnes of SAF will be produced for the first time in the UK at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery near Immingham and will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022. 

Customers can now experience the real, relaxed and traditional Caribbean Island Trinidad and Tobago British Airways restarts its services to Port of Spain, just in time for peak Caribbean season.

 

Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways first transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off today bound for Tampa, Florida.

Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers is set to be rolled out across British Airways US lounges, starting with JFK and San Francisco airports.

The mixers only launched in September, by Blake Lively. Betty Buzz is a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers made with clean ingredients like real juice and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. Ideal for serving with spirits or tasty enough to be enjoyed on their own.

British Airways flight BA001 became the airline’s first flight to depart for the US this morning, as the country lifted restrictions imposed on British travellers for more than 18 months.

The BA001, the flight number previously reserved for Concorde, departed Heathrow at 08:30 this morning in a synchronised take-off with Virgin Atlantic’s VS3 flight. Both flights were bound for New York, JFK.

Transatlantic rivals British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join forces today to celebrate the reopening of the US to UK nationals.

 In recognition of a long campaigned for and pivotal moment for the travel industry, for the first time ever, the airlines will come together in a unique show of unity, taking to the skies in a synchronised departure on parallel runways at Heathrow. British Airways flight BA001, a flight number previously reserved for Concorde, and Virgin Atlantic flight VS3, operating on A350 aircraft, will both leave London Heathrow for New York JFK at 8.30am on Monday 8 November 2021.

British Airways is continuing with the roll out of its newest business class seat, Club Suite, as it continues to retrofit the seat across its Boeing 777 fleet, with the roll out expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

 

British Airways has announced that following the successful trial of mobile health pass, VeriFLY by Daon, and its subsequent rollout across its network, it has signed a long-term agreement with Daon.

The airline has worked closely with Daon to make travel as frictionless and smooth as possible for its customers. Travellers can upload any Covid-19 related documentation required for their destination, including vaccination records, negative Covid-19 results and government documents, straight into the VeriFLY mobile app so that they are verified before travel. This will let customers know if they have met the appropriate Covid-19 entry requirements for their destination before leaving for the airport, avoiding any uncertainty.