Explore our past: 2010 - present

British Airways Boeing 787-dreamliner in the air.
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Explore our past: 2010
January

BA celebrates 80 years of flying to India.

 

BA backs the recovery of JAL within the oneworld alliance.

June

Launch edition of Up to Speed.

 

Open Skies makes its maiden flight, from Paris Orly to Washington Dulles.

 

International Airlines Group (IAG) announces Keith Williams as the new Chief Executive of BA when the merger with Iberia is finalised.

July

Tie up with Comic Relief charity to launch Flying Start.

 

Mixed Fleet cabin crew contract makes its debut.

August Joint Business with American Airlines on the UK/USA routes is given regulatory approval.
September New Boeing 777-300 takes to the skies.
October

BA begins Joint business with Iberia and American Airlines on the North Atlantic.

 

Last three Boeing 757s are retired from service.

 

S7 joins the oneworld Alliance.

December Merger approved; shareholders vote their approval for the BA/Iberia merger.
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Explore our past: 2011
January Willie Walsh takes up his new appointment as Chief Executive of International Airlines Group.
February IAG shares start trading.
May Terminal 5C opens for business.
June

BA and IB cargo merged - new combined cargo business will report to IAG.

 

Ash cloud from Iceland disrupts flights again.

September

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld.

 

Dreamflight 25th year anniversary.

December Iberia to launch new arm - Iberia Express to take over short and medium-haul routes with new staff.
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Explore our past: 2012
January

TBA Hangar raises roof to accommodate the Airbus A380.

 

IAG seals bmi bid.

 

Sir Ross Stainton, former Chairman of British Airways, dies aged 97.

March IAG and JAL agree joint business.
April Open Skies comes in-house.
May

European Commission gives IAG’s purchase of bmi the go-ahead.

 

Let the Relay begin - colleagues bring the Olympic Flame to Britain on a specially-liveried Airbus A319 – Firefly.

 

Boeing 787 flies in for its debut at the BA Engineering Bases’s West Pen.

June IAG secured a binding agreement to sell bmi Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings Limited.
July

JAL and BA seal joint business.

 

IAG conducts its first AGM in Spanish, in Madrid.

 

IAG Cargo is to create a new subsidiary, IAG Cargo Limited.

 

American Airlines staff move into Waterside.

 

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, BA’s former Chairman, died aged 78.

August

The British Airways team carries the Flame to the Paralympic Games.

 

BA's first Airbus A380 takes shape in Toulouse.

September bmibaby to close.
October

Qantas and BA announce they are to cut joint ties in March 2013.

 

Keith Williams revealed the delivery dates of the first of its Boeing 787s and Airbus A380s.

 

London City Airport celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The last bmi flight, BD928 from Baku, landed at Heathrow on 27 October.

November

British Airways starts a new joint business agreement with Japan Airlines.

 

Work starts on BA's first Boeing 787.

 

Open Skies introduced a new route from Paris Orly to New York JFK.

 

Garry Copeland joins the BA Board.

 

Qatar joins oneworld alliance.

December

British Airways takes delivery of a Boeing 787.

 

Dreamliner flight simulator.

 

BA's first Airbus A380 takes to the sky.

 

Cargo colleagues in the UK and US have transferred to IAG Cargo Ltd.

 

Open Skies joins oneworld.