British Airways

British Airways is not only the national carrier of Great Britain but one of the largest airlines in Europe. Homeport and main hub – London Heathrow.

British Airways is one of the founders of the Oneworld aviation alliance. In 2010, the airline merged with the largest Spanish carrier, Iberia, in the airline holding International Airlines Group.

The British Airways route network has 75 cities and over 230 flights.

  • According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airline was awarded four stars. This is a very good indicator.
  • British Airways is ranked 50th in the Safest Airlines in the World 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.


As of December 14, 2020, there are 271 airliners in the British Airways fleet, with another 6 ordered. The average age of aircraft is 13.6 years.

The oldest – Boeing 747-400, with a tail number – G-BNLK. His age is 28.6 years. The newest is the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with tail number G-ZBJM. He is 0.1 years old.

In 2007, the airline acquired 12 Airbus A380s and 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, thereby ushering in the modernization of its long-range fleet. So far, its basis is 50 Boeing 747-400. British Airways is the world’s largest operator of this aircraft model.

Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.