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Who we are

British Airways is the UK’s largest international scheduled airline, flying to 148 destinations at convenient times, to the best located airports.

We are one of the world’s leading scheduled premium international airlines. Our principal place of business is Heathrow, one of the world’s premier airport locations, which serves a large geographical area with a comparatively high proportion of point-to-point business. We also operate a worldwide air cargo business, largely in conjunction with our scheduled passenger services. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with our codeshare and franchise partners, we fly to more than 300 destinations worldwide. In 2008/09, we carried more than 33 million passengers.

Our airline network generates economic value by meeting the demand for business travel, by offering vital arteries for trade and investment, as well as providing leisure travel opportunities for individuals and families. In 2008/09, we earned nearly £9 billion in revenue, up 2.7 per cent on the previous year. Passenger traffic accounted for 87.1 per cent of this revenue, while 7.5 per cent came from cargo and 5.4 per cent from other activities. We carried 777,000 tonnes of cargo to destinations in Europe, the Americas and throughout the world. At the end of March 2009 we had 245 aircraft in service.

Our fleet

245 aircraft

Boeing 747s

55

Boeing 777s

42

Boeing 737s

22

Boeing 767s

21

Boeing 757s

15

Airbus A320s

35

Airbus A319s

33

Airbus A321s

11

Avro RJ100s

9

Avro RJ85s

2

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