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The First Wing is now open

The First Wing

We're pleased to announce the opening of The First Wing, a new premium zone available at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

The dedicated space helps you speed up the process through the airport and maximise moments of comfort, relaxation and indulgence whenever you're travelling in First, or if you're an Executive Club Gold or a oneworld Emerald member.

It offers an enhanced, private check-in area, two exclusive security lanes, and a direct walkway that leads seamlessly into the Galleries First Lounge and then the Concorde Room.

More about The First Wing

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collapsedshowClub Europe now on flights within the UK
Club Europe

April 2017

We're introducing Club Europe, our short haul business cabin, to flights within the UK, which currently only have an economy cabin. Tickets are now on sale for travel from 1 April 2017.

Find out more

collapsedshowAirPortr + Bag Check-In service
Suitcases at the airport.

October 2016

Let AirPortr pick up your bags from your London location and check them in for your flight with the new AirPortr + Bag Check-In service exclusive to British Airways customers. Available for the wider London area and flights departing from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City, except flights within the UK and from London City to New York (JFK).

More about AirPortr + Bag Check-In

collapsedshowNew codeshare partnership between British Airways and China Eastern
China Eastern A350.

August 2016

British Airways and China Eastern (MU) have started a codeshare partnership to offer you a choice of new destinations within China.

From 18 August 2016 you'll be able to book on a BA flight number to:

  • Kunming
  • Xi'an
  • Nanjing
  • Hangzhou
  • Chongqing

from either Shanghai or Chengdu on ba.com. You can book the new codeshare route for travel from 31 August 2016.

If you're a member of the British Airways Executive Club, you can also collect Avios on your booking.

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collapsedshowNow flying from London Stansted
London Stansted

May 2016

British Airways will start flying from Stansted this summer, adding a fourth London airport to its network. From 28 May 2016, the airline will launch flights to Berlin, Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza, operated by BA CityFlyer.

Customers on the Stansted flights will be travelling on modern, comfortable 98 seat Embraer 190 jets, which are usually based at London City Airport.

Luke Hayhoe, General Manager Commercial and Customer at BA CityFlyer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our London network and to give our customers even more choice of where to fly from this summer.

Stansted is a growing airport and we will be offering a full scheduled service to some of the most popular European destinations, complementing our existing services from other London airports."

Stansted MD, Andrew Harrison said: “I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year.

Since we acquired Stansted, our focus has been on attracting a wider choice of airlines and these new services are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 170 destinations across Europe and North America.

I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing east of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a huge success."

collapsedshowOur latest route news - updated February 2017

Find out about our new routes, and also where we're making changes to our routes.

Our route news