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Company Overview of British Airways Plc (UK)

Company Overview

British Airways Plc provides international and domestic scheduled air services for the carriage of passengers and cargo. It flies to approximately 400 destinations worldwide. The company also provides airline marketing, aircraft financing, aircraft maintenance, package holidays, and insurance services. As of December 31, 2013, it operated a fleet of 278 aircraft. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Harmondsworth, the United Kingdom. British Airways Plc is a subsidiary of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.

Waterside

PO Box 365

Harmondsworth,  UB7 0GB

United Kingdom

Founded in 1972

41,857 Employees

Key Executives for British Airways Plc (UK)

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Director of Operations
Director of People
Managing Director of Gatwick
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

British Airways Plc (UK) Key Developments

British Airways Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended July 2014

British Airways reported traffic results for the month and year to date ended July 2014. For the month, the company reported revenue passenger km was 12,699 million against 12,054 million a year ago. Available seat km was 15,115 million against 14,093 million a year ago. For the year to date, the company reported revenue passenger km was 79,076 million against 74,933 million a year ago. Available seat km was 98,979 million against 92,701 million a year ago.

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport and NATS Join Forces for a New Project to Study Noise Reduction Procedures

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport and NATS have joined forces for a new project to study noise reduction procedures. As part of the 'Quieter Flight' project, the four cross-industry partners will use BA's A380 aircraft to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise around Heathrow Airport. Airbus' air traffic management subsidiary Airbus ProSky will design the departure and arrival procedures based on the recommendations by NATS, LHR and BA. The initial stage of the 'Quieter Flight' project will identify the possible operational improvements. Upon project completion, the partners expect to bring all the improvements together into a series of demonstration flights with the A380 from early 2015.

Couple Sues British Airways for Booking Tickets to the Caribbean Island of Grenada Instead of Granada, Spain

A Washington couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their vacation by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of Granada, Spain. Edward Gamson and Lowell Canaday said in their lawsuit they wanted to travel from Washington to London and then to Granada, Spain. Gamson explained his travel plans to a British Airways agent who made the reservation. The couple received an electronic ticket that referred to "Grenada" but didn't list the country, airport code or flight duration. The couple made it to London, but their connecting flight went to the Caribbean, not Spain. They didn't realize the mistake until they were airborne. British Airways said that it has been in regular contact with the couple and have offered extensive assistance. The couple declined an offer of new flights to Granada and the airline provided alternate complimentary flights and enough frequent flyer points for a future trip. The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in Washington in March and asked for $34,000 in compensation plus court costs and other expenses. In early June, a judge denied a motion by the airline to dismiss the case.

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