• British Airways adds flights from Toronto

    Toronto, Dec. 27 – - British Airways announced it will be increasing its flights between Toronto and London Heathrow, from March 31, 2013. Additional flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays make the total frequency on the route 17 per week.The new frequencies will be served on a B767-300, offering Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy and World Traveller, the airline’s economy class.

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  • British Airways’ Christmas Getaway

    Tomorrow (December 21, 2012) is British Airways’ busiest day of the festive period as nearly 111,000 travellers get away for the Christmas break across the airline’s network. Christmas Day will see nearly 31,000 people travel with British Airways. At 00:01 on Christmas morning there will be 58 planes in the air which will travel over half a million miles between them. The day will also see 845 pilots and 2,473 cabin crew working or overseas.

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  • Nothing Grad-ual About British Airways’ Scheme

    It is not your average graduate programme that offers the potential to deliver a multi-million pound project, aid the integration of state-of-the-art aircraft, manage an overseas operation and travel the world as a member of cabin crew. But then again, British Airways is not your average company.

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  • British Airways Launches New Flight To China

    British Airways today (December 19) announced a new route to Chengdu in China, just weeks after starting services to Seoul in South Korea. To celebrate the launch, and reflecting the Chinese belief that eight is an auspicious number, flights to Chengdu are available from just £508 if booked between today and January 6, 2013.

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  • 2.6 Million Choose London For The Festive Season

    With the holiday season upon us, more than 2.6 million people have already booked to travel with British Airways to London over the festive and New Year period.

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  • British Airways’ Pilots Switch To iPads

    British Airways is equipping its 3,600 pilots with iPads to further improve customer service and operational efficiency levels. he move, which follows the airline’s rollout of iPads across its cabin crew and ground operations teams, is part of the company’s £5bn investment

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS LAUNCHES HOLIDAY SAVINGS

    British Airways has launched a calendar of great holiday offers on its website, www.ba.com/happyholidays in the countdown to the holiday season. The first offer, launched today, is three nights for the price of two at selected hotels throughout Europe, including the Plaza Tour Eiffel in Paris

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  • Hot to Globe Trot for 2013…

    From the far-flung to the unsung, British Airways has compiled its top 13 destinations to visit in 2013. If 2012 was about East London, then 2013 is about the Far East – as holidaymakers seek the natural unspoilt beauty, charm and good-value that Asia has to offer.

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  • GreenSky London Biofuel Plant Preparing for Lift-off

    British Airways and Solena are gaining momentum in their goal of producing sustainable jet fuel with technology partners for their GreenSky London initiative now in place and British Airways confirming its financial commitment. GreenSky London is a flagship project that will see the construction

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  • Stocking up, up and away for Christmas

    As thousands prepare to go abroad for Christmas, with an estimated 30,000 people flying with British Airways on Christmas Day alone, the airline is stocking extra gifts for its busiest shopping month on board. This includes the launch of an exclusive charity donation card, created by Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin.

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  • The Opening Gambit

    Heathrow Terminal 5 features in the new Coen brothers film Gambit, released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland this Wednesday – 21 November. Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman are cast in the comedy caper,

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  • Traditional beats technology, for Christmas Cards

    These may be modern times, but research from British Airways shows that we’re old fashioned at heart. Over 66 per cent of us would prefer a traditional, comedy or charity Christmas card, compared to just one per cent who would like an e-card.

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  • British Airways Launches Great Fares Today

    Great fares to London and other exciting cities NEW YORK, Nov. 14 – - British Airways today launched discounted World Traveller economy fares to London and other European cities, including Paris, Rome, Zurich and Tel Aviv.

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  • The Fan-tash-tic Flying Machine

    There’s the pencil, the handlebar, the horseshoe and the trucker – these are not different types of aircraft, but various styles of moustaches that British Airways considered, before settling on the connoisseur, to decorate its Airbus A319 aircraft to support the Movember campaign!

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  • Tracey Emin’s Olympic inspired prints for high fliers

    Turner prize nominated artist Tracey Emin has created an exclusive collection of monoprints inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, exclusively for British Airways customers to enjoy in its Galleries lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.

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  • Surprise Getaways May Backfire According To Research

    Men beware, springing a surprise getaway for a partner might backfire, it emerged yesterday. A study of 2,000 of the nation’s women found that planning makes perfect when it comes to couples jet-setting away for a few days with six in ten hating surprises.

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  • Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

    Qatar Airways is to join oneworld®, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today (October 8, 2012) at a press conference in New York

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  • British Airways and Japan Airlines Announce Start of Joint Business

    British Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) will begin a joint business agreement with the two airlines sharing revenue on applicable flights between Europe and Japan. The joint business, which starts on October 1, 2012, will benefit customers by providing better links between Europe and Japan

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  • Canada can-do with British Airways/WestJet tie-up

    The wide-open spaces of Canada are becoming more accessible to British Airways customers with the start of a new code-share agreement with WestJet. British Airways has direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Tickets for onward services on WestJet

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  • Strictly Wheels cha cha cha, all the way to check-in

    Customers checking in for British Airways flights at Manchester airport this morning (Wednesday 29th August) found themselves in the middle of a dancefloor, as Strictly Wheels performed sambas, rumbas and cha-cha chas in the departure hall.

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  • Fly With Confidence This Summer

    British Airways is launching a brand new instructional video for nervous flyers on its in-flight entertainment system from September 1.

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  • Shelly Woods Lights Up Heathrow

    During the build up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, British Airways is welcoming international Paralympic athletes arriving into Heathrow with a series of giant images projected on to the airline’s engineering hangars.

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  • Las Vegas takes gold as holiday destination for athletes

    It seems that British athletes will be going from the podium to the party, as Las Vegas is the number one destination for athletes following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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  • New Sri Lanka Flights From Gatwick

    British Airways is launching a new route to Sri Lanka from Gatwick next year.

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  • Marry Mound has a nice ring to it…

    The eastern lawn of Park Live presented by British Airways has been dubbed ‘Marry Mound’ following a number of engagement proposals during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR A 1948 OLYMPIAN

    Mr Wu, an athlete who competed in the 1948 London Games for China, has been flown in to London for the Olympic Games by British Airways.

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  • Thousands enjoy Park Live presented by British Airways

    Tens of thousands of fans have been visiting Park Live presented by British Airways every day during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • The Latest Luggage Must Have…A Travel Tuck Box!

    British Airways has created a commemorative travel tuck box for a number of Team GB athletes in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will be loaded with energy-boosting goodies including dried fruit and nutrition bars, and given to the British Swimming team at when they arrive into London City Airport for the Games on July 24.

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  • All the people, so many people, test out Park Live

    It is set to become the ‘Henman Hill’ of the Games, and yesterday (24 July) ‘Park Live Presented by British Airways’ was tried and tested by hundreds of the airline’s staff and volunteers.

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFERS FREE HOTEL ROOMS IN LONDON

    Free two night stay when purchasing flights this summer NEW YORK, Jul. 11 – - British Airways today launched a ‘London for Free’ sale, offering two nights free accommodation in select London hotels this summer. The ‘London for Free’ offer is available when customers purchase a roundtrip airfare between the US and the UK. The offer is valid through Thursday midnight (EST), Jul. 25, 2012. The free hotel stay is valid for travel from Jul. 27, 2012, through Sep. 30, 2012.

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  • Sky High Film Club

    British Airways is showing a selection of the best sports films as voted by Team GB and ParalympicsGB, for customers flying during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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  • One Direction’s High Flying Dinner Date

    One of the world’s biggest bands One Direction will host the ultimate high-flying dinner date on a British Airways jet over London on July 21.

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  • Bmi Purchase Boosts British Airways Domestic Services From Winter 2012

    British Airways’ winter 2012 schedule is unveiled today. Highlights include: · Great news for the UK regions as British Airways increases number of seats to Scotland by 32 per cent (versus its winter 2011 schedule) and begins flying between London City and Aberdeen, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford, and Heathrow and Belfast

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  • British Airways Launches $2012 Business Class Fare to London

    Club World all-inclusive fares on flights from select British Airways US and Canada gateways

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  • Jessica Ennis welcomes the world to London

    From June 14, millions of passengers flying into Heathrow will be able to see a giant painting on the flight path featuring British World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis alongside the words “Welcome to our turf”’.

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  • SriLankan Airlines To Join oneworld Alliance

    SriLankan Airlines is to join oneworld®, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.

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  • Brits will change their holiday plans to give Team GB and ParalympicsGB a home advantage

    A study from British Airways reveals that Brits are going to enormous lengths to give Team GB and ParalympicsGB a home advantage this summer, even if it means cancelling their holiday plans or personal engagements.

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  • Jubilee Jumbo to take flight

    One of British Airways’ fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.

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  • There’s no place like home…

    British Airways is giving away hundreds of free flights and tickets for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to friends and families of UK athletes and Brits living overseas – to encourage them to fly back to strengthen home advantage during the Games.

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  • New High Rolling Route From Gatwick

    British Airways is launching another new high rolling route from Gatwick with the start of services to Las Vegas from October 29 this year. The three-times-a-week service will be operated by a three-cabin Boeing 777 offering a premium Club World cabin with fully flat beds.

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  • British Airways Celebrates Diamond Jubilee; Announces $1952 Club World Fare

    Commemorating 60 years of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, British Airways (BA) today launched a last minute fare to London – $1952 all-inclusive roundtrip in Club World (business class) from select cities.

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  • New High Rolling Route to Gatwick

    British Airways is helping high rollers travel to London – with a new route from Las Vegas to London Gatwick, starting from October 29, 2012. The three-times-a-week service will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777 offering a premium Club World cabin with fully flat beds.

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  • British Airways Launches New Premium Services For Newark Customers

    Unveils new lounge and newly refurbished aircraft British Airways customers traveling from Newark can now experience a more premium travel departure thanks to a multi-million dollar investment to provide customers with new services, both on the ground and in the air.

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  • British Airways Offers Flight Deals to Paris This Summer

    British Airways today announced a special four day sale for travel between New York and Paris this summer – including nonstop flights in the new OpenSkies ‘Eco’ cabin. The sale starts today and runs until midnight PT time on Monday, May 14, 2012.

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  • Hulstone’s menu makes the finishing line to the BOA Ball

    Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone will be taking on his own marathon challenge by catering for his biggest banquet to date – 2,500 esteemed guests, at the ‘Our Greatest Team Rises’ event, at the Royal Albert Hall this Friday May 11, 2012 The event marks the final countdown to the London 2012 Games

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  • British Airways Announces New Route To Asia

    British Airways is delivering on its promise to increase long haul flying to Asia following IAG’s purchase of bmi, by announcing a new route to Seoul in South Korea. British Airways begins selling flights to the capital city today (May 3, 2012) and the service will begin on December 2, 2012.

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  • Thousands in Olympic Park to cheer on Games heroes at Park Live Presented by British Airways

    Plans were unveiled today to enable thousands of spectators to cheer on live sporting action in the Olympic Park, hear from medal winning athletes and enjoy a picnic on the new riverside lawns at Park Live Presented by British Airways, right in the heart of the Olympic Park.

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  • British Airways’ Future Pilots Prepare For Take-Off

    The first-ever British Airways Future Pilot Programme cadets have started their 18-month pilot training course this month. Only the top three per cent of applicants qualified for the airline’s dedicated training programme, with the successful 95 future pilots fighting off stiff competition from more than 3,500 hopefuls.

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES CONSULTATION TO INTEGRATE BMI MAINLINE

    British Airways began consultation with trade unions today (April 12) on proposals to integrate bmi mainline into its operations at Heathrow. The acquisition of bmi by British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group (IAG), was given regulatory approval from the European Commission in late March.

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  • STARS WALK THE BLUE CARPET AT LAUNCH OF ‘FLIGHT BA2012'

    Heston Blumenthal, Tracey Emin and Richard E Grant last night (April 3) officially opened British Airways’ pop up venue ‘Flight BA2012’ in Shoreditch, East London – complete with a blue carpet entrance. They were joined by a roll call of stars including; Gemma Arterton, Danielle Lineker, Mr Hudson, Daisy Lowe, Chef Jocky and Team GB hopefuls

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  • The Dove.. and BA Great Britons projects take flight

    Heston Blumenthal, Richard E Grant and Tracey Emin today (April 3, 2012) unveil projects inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, produced by rising British talent who they mentored over the past year in the BA Great Britons Programme. British Airways customers will be able to enjoy a London 2012 Games

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  • SHORT FILM ‘BOY’ TO BE SHOWN ON BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHTS

    Actor and director Richard E Grant has unveiled ‘BOY’ a short film written by up and coming British screenwriter Prasanna Puwanarajah. It will be seen by as many as six million customers on British Airways flights over the coming months, with the ‘making of’ film also shown at the pre-opening of the Olympic Games ceremony.

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  • airberlin Is Now Part Of oneworld

    airberlin today became part of oneworld®, adding the second biggest airline in Germany and the sixth biggest in the continent overall to the world’s premier global airline alliance.

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  • Flying With Confidence At Gatwick

    The British Airways Flying with Confidence course for nervous flyers is coming to Gatwick on Saturday March 24 – with discounted British Airways flights for anyone who goes on the course. In addition to tackling their fear of flying, course participants will automatically qualify for a 10 per cent discount on any British Airways flight, for up to nine people – in any cabin class.

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  • Heston & Hulstone’s Olympic Menu Unveiled...

    Michelin-star chef Heston Blumenthal has unveiled the Olympic and Paralympic Games inspired menus created by rising star Simon Hulstone, which cabin crew will serve to three million British Airways customers during the Games. Simon spent the past year being mentored by Heston Blumenthal as part of the BA Great Britons programme, which supports British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Games.

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  • From Bangladesh with love on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is celebrated the world over, and this year British Airways will be flying in a special selection of Mother’s Day cards made with love from the Sreepuer village in Bangladesh. The beautifully handcrafted cards have a deeper meaning than the words on the cover – as all profits are returned to Sreepur Village, a home for destitute women and children in rural Bangladesh.

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  • FLIGHT BA2012 SET TO POP UP!

    British Airways will launch an exclusive airline themed pop-up venue – ‘Flight BA2012’, celebrating the best in British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Open on select weekdays from April 4 to 17, the three-in-one art gallery, cinema and dining lounge will showcase the works of the BA Great Britons who were mentored by Richard E Grant, Tracey Emin and Heston Blumenthal. Great Britons Prasanna Purwanarajah, Pascal Anson and Simon Hulstone have created Olympic Games themed work, including a short-film, a ‘Dove’ artwork livery for celebratory aircraft and a bold British menu.

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  • Tailor Made For The A380

    British Airways has completed the latest trials of a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Heathrow engineering base by using an A380 superjumbo flown in by Airbus to put the hangar through its paces. The hangars were built in the early 1950s and gained grade II listed status from English Heritage in 1995. Adapting the landmark buildings required great care and skill to preserve the internal unsupported arches which were designed by Sir Evan Owen Williams, Britain’s most significant innovator in the early use of structural concrete and a pioneer in the development of concrete architecture.

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  • Fuel Efficiency Drive Saves A Packet

    British Airways saved enough fuel to power 550 flights from Heathrow to New York last year following the introduction of an online suggestion box for staff. More than 200 ideas were submitted by pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground staff as to how the airline could make further progress towards reducing emissions and cutting fuel bills.

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  • Valentines Competition For The Perfect ‘Mach’

    High-flying romantics could enjoy the ultimate Valentines dinner date courtesy of British Airways. The airline is inviting couples to bid in a charity auction for the chance to be wined and dined on board the world’s most iconic aircraft – without even leaving the ground. The highest bidder will win a romantic dinner for two on board the British Airways flagship Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park on February 14.

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  • British Airways Archives Released To Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

    On January 31, 1952, British Airways’ predecessor, BOAC, flew Her Royal Highness, the Princess Elizabeth to East Africa on the first stage of a Commonwealth tour. Just one week later she was flown back on a BOAC Argonaut as Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her father His Majesty King George VI. British Airways is celebrating the Queen’s long reign by releasing photos and details of that flight from its Speedbird Heritage Centre.

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  • airberlin To Join oneworld

    British Airways is to welcome airberlin to oneworld in March, as part of its plans to strengthen its network in Germany, and throughout south and central Europe.

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  • Walking (And Exercising) In The Air

    Top athletes hoping to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB are sharing their exercise techniques in a wellbeing video for British Airways customers, available on flights from February, which can be viewed here: Wellbeing Video World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis, Olympic medal gymnast Louis Smith and Paralympic medallist Shelly Woods feature in the ten-minute film demonstrating a number of exercises tailored towards in-flight wellbeing.

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  • Libya Flights To Resume

    British Airways plans to resume flights to Tripoli from Tuesday May 1, 2012. The return of services between Heathrow and Tripoli follows a thorough security review in conjunction with the UK Government and the Libyan authorities. British Airways’ chief executive Keith Williams said: “We are delighted to be returning to Libya. Our flights to Tripoli have provided a vital economic link for many years, and it is good news for everyone that we can now restart operations.”

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  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    The design of the British Airways aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be ‘The Dove’ by up and coming British designer Pascal Anson. His artwork beat hundreds of entries in the BA Great Britons Programme, and was chosen by a judging panel including Turner-prize nominated artist and Royal Academician Tracey Emin, the Royal Academy of Arts and the airline. As BA Great Britons mentor, Tracey Emin has advised Pascal during the project, and said: “It would have been easy to put a motif or a pattern on the side of an aircraft – but Pascal’s design takes it to another level. He uses the entire livery of the aircraft to redefine the way you look at it. The dove is a stunning piece of work and will bring real excitement to anyone who flies on one of the repainted planes.

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  • Timothy Spall stars in BA Great Britons Film

    Actor Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role for a short film written by BA Great Britons winner – Prasanna Puwanarajah with support from Richard E Grant. Currently in production, the film was shot in various locations in and around London, including the Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic Park.

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