British Airways

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair announced that it plans to launch new seasonal route between Helsinki and San Francisco on June 1, 2017. The carrier will operate the service with its joint business partners American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia.
The airline will operate the service four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, through September 30.
San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth U.S. destination, joining New York, Chicago, and Miami.
Additionally, the airline announced that …

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

Japan Airlines and Iberia announced the beginning of a new codeshare agreement.
Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Iberia’s flights between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, which are set to begin on October 18.
Flights are scheduled to depart Madrid at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Tokyo at 9:35 a.m. the next morning. From Tokyo, flights will depart at 11:20 …

British Airways IT Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Worldwide

British Airways IT Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Worldwide

A computer issue at British Airways on Tuesday left thousands of passengers stranded and caused massive delays across the globe.
Passengers were unable in many cases to book flights using the company’s website and app, to check-in at the airport, and some flights were simply unable to take off as a result of the IT problem.
“We apologize to our customers for the delay and we appreciate their patience as our IT …

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Japan Airlines announced that Iberia, the flag carrier of Spain, will become a part of the joint business venture between the Japanese carrier, British Airways, and Finnair on October 18.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it has now received.
Iberia is set to begin operating a new route between Tokyo Narita and Madrid, …

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to add Iberia to its joint partnership with British Airways and Finnair.
The new partnership is subject to regulatory approval. If approved, the four carriers would cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan.
“We are delighted to enter this joint business with our allies in IAG and oneworld,” said Luis Gallego, Iberia’s CEO. “With our non-stop flights and this joint business they will have greater opportunities …

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways flights across the pond and elsewhere will no longer be a dead zone when it comes to Wi-Fi.
A deal between British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group and Gogo will add what the airline is calling the “fastest” Wi-Fi service on long-haul flights to 118 aircraft in its fleet. The airline said it plans to offer a basic version of Wi-Fi to passengers at no charge, with a fee …

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways announced the launch of Airbus A380 service on its route between London Heathrow and Vancouver. The airline will offer daily service between the two airports, and the one A380 flight replaces the carrier’s previous twice-daily service that was operated using Boeing 747-400s.
The service marks the first time that the A380 is being used on commercial flights into and out of Vancouver International Airport.
British Airway’s daily London-Vancouver flights on …