British Airways is a full service global airline which a rich history and outstanding reputation. The airline’s origins can be traced all the way back to the birth of civil aviation, but since then, air travel has changed dramatically and so has this airline. Commanding the largest fleet in the UK, British Airways was created in 1974 and is one of the world’s leading airlines. BA is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance and is proud to be partnered with similar leading airline companies, providing world-class service and convenience across over 150 countries.
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British Airways flies to and from Manchester Airport (MAN). Book your cheap flights to Edinburgh, New York, London and other exciting places!
Popular cheap flight routes with British Airways are from Lagos to Kaduna, Abuja to Johannesburg, Abuja to Houston, Lagos to Paris and Lagos to New York.
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British Airways Info
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British Airways, also often referred to as BA, is considered to be the largest airline in the United Kingdom based purely on the size of its fleet and the number of international flights and destinations that it caters to. In Nigeria, the airline is a leading player in the business and first class market segment, generating the same amount of revenue in one flight that Ethiopian Airlines makes in two flights to Nigeria.
Founded on 31 March 1974 BA currently operates from two main hubs; London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick, with regular flights to and from Lagos, Kano and Abuja. With a fleet size of 294 aircraft flying to 188 destinations, British Airways is the UK’s flag carrier.
British Airways History
In 1972 a British Airways Board was formed to effectively handle the operations of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and British European Airways (BEA) as well as two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines. In 1974 an amalgamation of the four airlines formed the state company British Airways. After 31 years of operation the airline was privatised and later acquired British Caledonian (1987), Dan-Air (1992) and British Midland International (2012). Sir John King was appointed chairman of a struggling British Airways in 1981, and is said to have been the driving force behind the airline becoming one of the most profitable in the world.
British Airways has a rich history of headlines, mergers, acquisitions and legal action in its wake. As the official airline partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, BA flew the Olympic flame from Athens International Airport to RNAS Culdrose, gaining considerable international credibility for the airline.
British Airways Flight Booking
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British Airways Check In
Check-in can be done online, via the British Airways App, or at the airport.
British Airways Online Check-in:
Check in online 24 hours before departure, and print or download your boarding pass.
Check-in desks close at various intervals. Long-haul international flights close 1 hour before departure, while short-haul flights close 45 minutes before departure.
If the passenger fails to arrive at the boarding gate in time, the space reserved for them on the flight will be cancelled.
Please not that if you are travelling on an intercontinental flight from London Heathrow, you will need to have your passport and visas checked before going through security.
Check-in Options and Procedures
- Airport Check-in at the self-service kiosks or the check-in desk, with passenger booking reference and identification.
- Mobile Check-in 24 hours before departure. The required boarding pass can be downloaded and stored on a mobile device.
- Online Check-in 24 hours prior to departure via the BA website. Passengers can print or download their boarding pass.
British Airways World Cargo
You can track the British airways world cargo here : https://www.iagcargo.com/en/home
British Airways Fleet:
As of July 2015, with 75 airbus and Boeing aircraft currently on order British Airways has the following aircraft as part of its fleet:
- Airbus A318-100 (2)
- Airbus A319-100 (44)
- Airbus A320-200 (63)
- Airbus A321-200 (18)
- Airbus A380-800 (9)
- Boeing 737-400 (18)
- Boeing 747-400 (53)
- Boeing 767-300ER (21)
- Boeing 777-200 (3)
- Boeing 777-200ER (43)
- Boeing 777-300ER (12)
- Boeing 787-8 (8)
British Airways Baggage Allowance and Limitations
British Airways offers varying generous baggage allowances according to the flight you have booked, the destination you are travelling to and the fare you have paid.
Passengers are allowed one free piece of baggage (90cm x 75cm x 43cm) with a maximum weight of 23kg. Oversized baggage will incur an additional charge. Hand baggage is standard with 1 x cabin bag: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm including handles, pockets and wheels and 1 x personal bag 45cm x 36cm x 20cm.
The BA website “baggage essentials” section clearly set outs all allowances and limitations.
All passengers are allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 23kg. Anything extra will need to be checked-in. An additional laptop bag/ handbag not exceeding 23kg may also be brought on as hand luggage. Infants (under 2 years) are allowed 1 cabin bag weighing a maximum of 23kg.
The weight limit applies to each piece of luggage individually. Allowances vary depending on the route, so please consult the British Airways website for detailed information. Economy Class travellers are allowed 32kg per bag on most flights between Brazil, London and Doha. Other routes have a restriction of 23kg per bag. Club members and First Class passengers are allowed 2-3 pieces of checked luggage.
Infants & Children:
Infants are allowed one bag (23kg), pushchair and car seat.
British Airways Destinations & Flight Routes
British Airways currently flies to over 188 destinations, 6 of which are domestic. The airline is one of a handful in the world that currently operates within all 6 permanently inhabited continents.
British Airways flies to over 150 destinations worldwide.
Top destinations for British Airways:
• Cape Town
British Airways Cabin Classes
British Airways offers four cabin classes:
- Premium Economy
- Business Class
- First Class
OpenSkies members can enjoy premium, non-stop services in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, between Paris Orly and New York.
Whether you’re in Economy or Business Class, you’ll be guaranteed a wonderful experience onboard with a wide selection of food and drinks, while the Highlife entertainment guide has a wide selection of movies, TV series, music channels and interactive games to keep you busy.
Don’t miss out on their onboard duty-free shopping, too!
If you have any special dietary requests, please place your meal order 24 to 48 hours in advance.
British Airways Lagos from London Flight
British Airways flies to Lagos (LOS) from London Heathrow (LHR). Flying with British Airways offers you a choice of daily flights to Lagos, all with the additional benefits of award-winning service and a generous luggage allowance of 2 x 23kg.
Fly with British Airways from London to Lagos and choose between First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller.
British Airways In-flight experience
British Airways’ in-flight entertainment is impressive. A variety of the latest movies, series and shows, are available on quality screens with crisp, clear audio. The Skyflyers Kid’s Zone ensures children are ready for their entertainment before take off. Other in-flight entertainment includes the British Airways magazine, High Life and the Business Life publication. There’s also an on-board High Life shop with various in-flight goods for sale.
Online seating options are available free or at a cost, determined by the type of ticket purchased, but legroom is generous on all flights. Complimentary meals and refreshments are served on-board with certain flights offering a broader range of meals and special meal requirements, which can be ordered online 24 hours prior to departure.
Partnerships/Code Share Agreements
British Airways has many partnerships and code share agreements in place. They currently partner with American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Open Skies. In order to offer a global network of flights and destinations, BA is also a member of oneworld. BA CityFlyer and Open Skies are known subsidiaries of British Airways too.
British Airways in the news
Making international headlines in late July 2015, British Airways had to divert a London bound flight from Las Vegas to Montreal as a result of a bomb threat. Carrying 300 passengers the flight was safely diverted and passengers were put up in hotel rooms until further arrangements could be made. The details of the bomb threat have not been made public for security reasons and it is said that the Captain made an executive decision to divert the plane as a precaution. The airline also launched a new luxury in-flight magazine in 2015.
British Airways Contact
BA Nigeria can be contacted as per the below contact details:
British Airways Office in Lagos
- Address: The Waterfront Plot 5 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos
- Tel: +234 (1) 461 5870/ +234 (1) 279 2690
- Group Bookings: Telephone: +234 1 279 2112/ +234 1 774 5452. Fax: +234 1 280 5464. Email:[email protected]
- Delayed Luggage: Lagos: +234 (1) 883 2270/ +234 (1) 874 5447. Abuja: +234 (9) 810 0022.
- Customer Care / Baggage Claims: Fax: +44 (0) 17 8733 3195
- British Airway Nigeria Website: www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_ng – NOT www.britishairways.com.ng or www.ba.com.ng.
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British Airways Office in Abuja
British Airways , Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel, 1st Floor
1 Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama
British Airways Resources
British Airways offices in Nigeria: You can view the contact details for the British Airways office in Lagos above.
British Airways Nigeria Online Check In: You can log in to your next BA flight via their official website for Nigeria.
British Airways Nigeria Bookings: You can compare flight prices and book your next BA flights from Nigeria using the above flight booking form, 24/7, 365.