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British Airways is to create more than 2,000 jobs this year, including 350 pilots and 1,600 cabin crew.
19-Jan-2016


British Airways is said to be considering plans to set up an additional aircraft maintenance operation at St Athan in Glamorgan, in order to cope with an increase in the workload at its Cardiff site.
15-Nov-2011


British Airways is to expand its long-haul and short-haul flights from Heathrow, following the acquisition of six take-off and landing slots from BMI.
26-Sep-2011


British Airways is planning to recruit more than 800 new pilots by 2016.
15-Aug-2011


British Airways is to create 30 new jobs at its aircraft maintenance facility at Glasgow Airport.
01-Nov-2010


British Airways is linking up with Solena of the US to build a jet fuel plant fuelled by household waste at an undisclosed site in East London over the next four years.
16-Feb-2010


British Airways has agreed terms for a £4.4bn merger with Iberia of Spain in late 2010, creating a combined London-based airline with 419 aircraft.
16-Nov-2009


British Airways is to acquire L'Avion, the French business-class airline, for £54m, in order to expand its OpenSkies subsidiary.
03-Jul-2008


British Airways is to create 40 new jobs at its IT centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne over the next few months.
30-May-2007


British Airways is planning to expand its operations at London City Airport by 70% with the introduction of 250 CityFlyer flights a week.
15-Mar-2007


British Airways is planning to recruit 20 graduates for its new IT training programme in Heathrow and Newcastle upon Tyne.
26-Feb-2007


British Airways is said to be considering plans to invest up to £1bn a year in the purchase of 135 long-haul aircraft over the next 15 years.
18-Jan-2007


British Airways is to sell its BA Connect regional airline operations in Manchester and Birmingham to Flybe for undisclosed terms, with the loss of a "couple of hundred jobs".
06-Nov-2006


British Airways has confirmed plans to relocate 1,000 staff from the Compass Centre at Heathrow, starting in January, with 800 going to its Waterside headquarters and 200 to Terminal 5.
30-Oct-2006


British Airways is to create 100 new jobs at its aircraft maintenance centre at Cardiff International Airport over the next year.
26-Apr-2006


British Airways is set to announce plans to invest £100m upgrading its Club World business class cabins, and work is expected to start next year installing new seats in its long-haul fleet of 110 aircraft.
14-Nov-2005


British Airways is to create up to 400 jobs at call centres in Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast, but 350 jobs will be lost through the closure of its Glasgow site in November.
18-Feb-2004


British Airways is recruiting an additional 300 cabin crew and 100 check-in staff.
23-Sep-2003


British Airways has sold Deutsche BA, its German subsidiary, to Intro Verwaltungsgesellschaft for a nominal sum.
03-Jun-2003


British Airways has won approval from the US competition authorities to introduce a code-sharing agreement with American Airlines, which will enable each carrier to sell seats on many of the other's services.
02-Jun-2003


British Airways has announced plans for more than 100 new jobs at its direct sales call centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
27-Aug-2002


British Airways and the Tussauds Group are considering plans to expand their Millennium Wheels consortium by setting up visitor attractions similar to the London Eye in places such as Las Vegas and Australia.
10-Jun-2002


British Airways is planning to raise £80m from property disposals, and a further 1,500 staff will be relocated to its Heathrow headquarters.
05-Apr-2002


British Airways has sold its Go low-cost airline business to a management buy-out backed by 3i for up to £110m.
15-Jun-2001


British Airways is set to acquire British Regional Air Lines for £78m, and will combine the business with its Brymon Airways subsidiary.
09-Mar-2001


British Airways is considering plans to set up a new hub in mainland Europe to ease congestion at Heathrow, with possible sites including Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports.
06-Nov-2000


British Airways is to expand the European network of its Go low-cost airline by starting new routes from Stansted to Munich, Glasgow and Belfast, and is also considering plans to open a second operating base.
03-Aug-2000


British Airways is opening a new £6m ticket sales centre in Manchester, with the creation of 130 new jobs.
14-Mar-2000


British Airways has won government approval for its £75m bid for CityFlyer Express, on the condition that it limits its take-off and landing slots at Gatwick airport.
21-Jul-1999


British Airways has announced plans to start scheduled services from Sheffield to London, Paris, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh, creating 25 jobs at Sheffield City Airport.
24-Mar-1999


British Airways is to acquire CityFlyer Express, one of its UK regional franchises, for £75m.
27-Nov-1998


British Airways' cut-price airline Go is to create 200 jobs at Stansted Airport and add eight more planes.
01-Oct-1998


British Airways has announced plans to create 3,500 jobs at Gatwick airport over the next 10 years, in order to support an expected 60% increase in passengers and a near doubling of cargo.
13-Jun-1998


British Airways is planning to create 7,000 jobs over the next 12 months, including cabin crew, customer services, telephone sales and pilots, with most of them located at Heathrow and Gatwick.
20-Apr-1998


British Airways has announced plans for the launch of a cut-price airline based initially at Stansted airport, which will create 150 jobs.
18-Nov-1997


British Airways is planning a 25% increase in capacity at Gatwick airport next year, creating 500 cabin-crew and customer service jobs.
24-Oct-1997


British Airways is to sell its Heathrow in-flight catering operation to Gate Gourmet, part of the Swissair group, for £65m.
09-Oct-1997


British Airways is moving its Latin American services from Heathrow to Gatwick airport, where it will create 700 jobs.
14-Mar-1997


British Airways is selling its ground fleet services at Heathrow and Gatwick to Ryder System of the US, and will rent the vehicles back.
29-Jan-1997


British Airways has won approval to acquire a 67% stake in Air Liberte, the independent French carrier, for £53m.
06-Nov-1996


British Airways is switching its Latin American routes from Heathrow to Gatwick Airport, where it will create up to 500 jobs.
18-Jul-1996