Heathrow: BA’s Home and Hub

The relationship between British Airways and Heathrow stretches back decades and forms one of the cornerstone elements of the carrier. Louise Jones reflects on the various twists and turns between the two organisations.

Heathrow is able to handle the largest examples in the BA fleet, including the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, with relative ease
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London Heathrow Airport and the airline we know today as British Airways (BA) started life just ten years apart and a short distance from one another. Unknown at the time, the foundations were already being laid for an enduring relationship that would shape the modern commercial aviation scene and span almost a century.

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