On August 25th, British Airways will be turning 100. In the century since the world's first scheduled air service took to the skies on August 25, 1919, we have grown to become one of the world's leading airlines. Today, a British Airways aircraft takes off from somewhere in the world every nine seconds - that’s 123,000 passengers every day enjoying the quality and service that have become synonymous with the British Airways brand. And the future looks even brighter.
This year the sees the launch of our hotly anticipated Airbus A350, offering a next generation in-flight experience. With more room, ambient lighting and a cabin pressure equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet, this state-of-the-art aircraft promises the most restful journey imaginable. Its 25% lower fuel burn will significantly reduce CO2 emissions too. What’s more, we’re rolling out a superior flying experience across all our cabins with enhanced design and furnishings, more exceptional dining and even greater levels of comfort and service - just part of our £6.7 billion investment in the future of our customers. So here’s to the last 100 years, but more importantly here’s to the next 100 years. There’s never been a more exciting time to fly British Airways.Book now