BA NEWS • March 2018

The best of BA news

Discover a new way to use Avios; sign up to race in support of BA's charity, Flying Start; plus, be inspired by one of BA’s new summer routes from Gatwick

Reserve seats with Avios
Later this year, Executive Club Members will be able to use their Avios to pay for and reserve seats in advance via Manage My Booking. This additional benefit is one of a number of new initiatives which will give members more ways to use their Avios. Available for British Airways operated flights only, members can find out more information about reserving seats in advance by visiting

Summer escapes
In need of some warming rays? British Airways has the answer, with the airline’s largest schedule in almost a decade coming to Gatwick this summer 2018. New destinations include a summer route to Palma, Mallorca, plus six flights a week to Gibraltar and three flights a week to Mahon, Menorca. For more information, visit


Going for gold

British Airways is sponsoring the inaugural Run Gatwick event, a new road race through the parks, towns and countryside around West Sussex. Encompassing a half marathon and a family run, the event will be held on Sunday 13 May, 2018. Women’s marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe, said “British Airways Run Gatwick is a great opportunity for seasoned runners and first-time competitors, while the unique location means it’s perfect for European runners to fly into Gatwick to compete.” The race will support Flying Start, the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief. Sign up to the run here.

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