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About British Airways
This is the national flag carrier of the United Kingdom and the biggest airline in terms of number of aircraft and the second largest in terms of number of passengers carried per year. Situated at Heathrow Airport, British Airways opened its doors in 1972. Established by the government to manage to other national corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, they later merged to form British Airways as it is known today. BA, as British Airways is also known, forms part of the Oneworld alliance of airlines together with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas.
The airline currently employs around 40 000 staff which includes 15 000 cabin crew, about 4000 pilots and a around 10 000 ground staff.
Interesting facts about the airline:
- more than 40 million customers a year
- serves 35 million cups of tea per year
- more than 36.5 million meals are being served per annum
- about 37 million bottles of wine gets consumed!
This UK carrier currently flies to 160 destinations worldwide, including 6 local destinations. This makes British Airways one of only a small number of airlines that flies to all 6 populated continents.
The current fleet consists mainly of Airbus A320-200 and Boeing 747-400 but has recently introduced the Airbus A380 as well as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its already large and modern collection. These state of the art aircrafts with their superior cabin design promises a more relaxed travel experience. With specially designed seats and a new lighting system, you might forget that you’re flying altogether.
The BA Experience
When choosing British Airways as your preferred airline carrier you can expect all inclusive fares, no hidden costs. You will also get the flexibility of choosing your own seat 24 hours in advance as well as free food and drinks served on all flights. BA offers convenient booking and check-in methods as well as being accessible digitally, including a mobile app.
Contact British Airways
International bookings: +27 10 344 0130
Monday – Friday
Domestic flights: +27 11 921 0222 option 1
Monday – Friday