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British Airways was formed in 1974 and is considered to be the flag carrier of the UK. It was privatised in 1987 and from that date grew very rapidly, coining the phrase ‘The World’s Favourite Airline’. Until 2008, it was also the largest airline in the UK in terms of passenger numbers but, since 2008, this mantle has been taken by Easyjet.
British Airways merged with Iberia Airlines in 2010, forming International Airlines Group who would go on to take-over Aer Lingus in 2015. The International Airlines Group is the third largest airline in the world.
British Airways operates 290 aircraft to pver 179 destinations world wide. It employs 40,000 staff including 15,000 cabin crew. BA flies over 40,000,000 passengers a year and serves an eye watering 100,000 in flight meals each day.
British Airways flight delays
British Airways has a below average level of flight delay. 4.46% of flights suffer a delay of 1 hour or more with 0.40% with a flight delay of 3 hours or more. With an average delay of 13.1 minutes, they rank a poor 24th our of the 35 airlines operating into or out of the UK.
British Airways flight delay compensation
British Airways are generally pretty good when it comes to responding to our flight delay compensation claim letters. They tend to be reasonable in dealing with flight compensation although we have had to issue legal proceedings against them a number of times to ensure they pay our clients’ delayed flight compensation promptly.
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