To fly to serve: Emma Raducanu joins the Club

BA NEWS • January 2022

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We celebrate the launch of short-haul routes from our new Gatwick subsidiary, plus double Tier Points with British Airways Holidays bookings and our new global brand ambassador, tennis superstar Emma Raducanu MBE

A warm welcome to Emma Raducanu
The end of last year saw us name tennis superstar, Emma Raducanu MBE, as our latest global brand ambassador. We will have the privilege of flying the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 to tournaments and training around the world, including this year’s French and US Opens and the Masters events in California and Rome, as Emma embarks on the next stage of her worldwide tennis career.

The news follows Emma’s triumph at the US Open in September 2021, making her the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since 1977. We proudly carried both Emma and her team home from the win, warmly welcoming her back to the UK to be reunited with her family.

As well as tennis, Emma has a passion for aviation, which we hope to bring to life with various activities throughout our long-term partnership, reaching and inspiring women and young adults to consider a career in the industry.  

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New short-haul Gatwick routes taking flight
Thanks to the launch of our new short-haul subsidiary, British Airways*, from March 2022 you can jet off to the likes of Athens, Santorini, Venice and more from our hub at Gatwick. Tickets from Gatwick to a total of 35 short-haul destinations can now be booked at

Better yet – more flights to New York
If there’s one destination that deserves top spot on your travel bucket list, it’s New York City. From Central Park to Times Square, Brooklyn to Queens, there’s oodles to do, eat and explore in the city that never sleeps. Luckily for you, from May 2022 we’re offering even more opportunities for you to jet off on your very own American dream with the launch of daily flights between Gatwick and JFK.

What’s more, thanks to our new Atlantic Joint Business venture, you can mix and match your flights across Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, LEVEL and American Airlines – giving you the flexibility, freedom and ease to explore the US your way, and for the best price. To learn more about the oneworld alliance, click here

Double Tier Points extended 
Executive Club Members, you’re in for a treat, since your ability to earn double the Tier Points on flights taken as part of a package holiday with British Airways Holidays has been extended for longer – making your trips twice as rewarding.

To claim your double Tier Points, you’ll now need to book a holiday (flights + hotel or flights + car) of at least five nights before 22 October 2022 for travel before 31 October 2022. Don’t worry if you already have one in the diary, as this includes any holidays you’ve already booked with us. It also applies to solo travellers.

You will receive your bonus Tier Points separately to your standard Tier Points within 30 days of your return flight. Don’t forget to add your Executive Club Membership number to your booking prior to travel in order to claim the bonus points. Terms apply.

To collect double Tier Points as part of your British Airways Holidays package, click here

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