Headquartered in Waterside, British Airways is one of the major airlines of United Kingdom. The airline first began its operations in 1919 when civil aviation came into being. British Airways always strives to give the best to its passengers, in terms of comfort and class. In recognition of such impeccable service, the airline has received three Business Travelers Awards in 2014 - the best short haul carrier, best frequent flyer program, as well as the prestigious best airline award. It also won the distinction of being the best airline for the The Times Travel Awards of 2014.
British Airways has one of the most modern fleet among all the airlines in the world. The fleet includes Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft. The 6 Embraer 170 and 7 Embraer190 crafts have a passenger capacity of 76 and 98, respectively. The fleet also includes 6 Boeing 777-300s, 46 B 777-200s, 21 Boeing 767-300s, 3 Boeing 757-200s, 57 Boeing 747-400 and 19 Boeing 737-400s. The Airbus models include A 318, A 319, A 320, A 321 and A 380.
British Airways operates its flights to more than 160 destinations across the world and covers most of the frequently flown regions, including the Middle East, South & Central Asia, the Far East, Australia, the Caribbean Islands and South America, Africa, North America, Europe, the UK and Ireland. It connects all the popular holiday destinations of Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, France, Finland, Netherlands and Belgium. Other tourist attractions such as Sri Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius are also connected by British Airways.
On board and ground facilities
This airline offers the convenience of early web check-in for its passengers. But if you reach the airport before your schedule, you can relax at the various lounges and also pamper yourself at Elimis Spa that is part of the ground facilities. Located within Heathrow Terminal 5, the Arrival Lounge is available for all passengers, while first class travellers have the luxury of relaxing at the First Lounge that offers the option of pre-flight dining. The Business Lounge services can be used only by the business travelers. This lounge comes with an attached spa, where you can relax and have some quiet time before you embark on your business trip. The airline offers a range of on-board entertainment options that let you watch your favorite movies, listen to music or purchase duty free products.