With an illustrious history which dates back to 1919, British Airways is one of the best known and longest-established commercial airlines in the world. The company has a current fleet of 280 aircraft, one of which takes off every 90 seconds. Based at London's Heathrow (officially the busiest international airport in the world), British Airways flies to 200 destinations in 75 countries.
Each year, British Airways carries 40 million customers - 145,000 each day - serving an annual total of 25 million cups of tea, ten million bottles of wine and, for those passengers travelling first and business class, 1.25 million bottles of Champagne. The company employs 45,000 across the globe including 3,900 pilots and 16,500 cabin crew.
British Airways flight delays
With 4.46% of British Airways flights suffering a delay of an hour or more, the company is below the average level of delay but still ranks a poor 24th on our list of the top 35 airlines flying into or out of the UK. Delays of three hours or more occur on 0.40% of flights. The overall average delay for a British Airways flight is 13.1 minutes. As a result of these delays, we have dealt with a significant number of British Airways compensation claims and always strive to get our customers every penny of the money they are entitled to.
British Airways flight delay compensation
For the most part, British Airways flight compensation claims are dealt with promptly and reasonably, though we have on occasion had to issue legal proceedings against the company. If you believe you are entitled to British Airways cancellation compensation or have British Airways flight claims you want to pursue, the knowledge and experience of the team at Fairplane will ensure you get what you deserve as quickly as possible.