BA NEWS • September 2019
British Airways tackles animal welfare with Born Free partnership; its theatre collaboration in association with Cyrano de Bergerac director Jamie Lloyd is announced; plus the airline takes off with the England Rugby team and introduces the Airbus 350-1000 to long-haul routes
British Airways Holidays has announced a new long-term partnership with leading international wildlife charity, Born Free. The news follows a year-long collaboration to develop the airline’s welfare policy. Building on the current standards, the link-up ensures that customers will be able to make fully informed decisions on the holidays they choose, while British Airways Holidays has committed to never promoting the captivity of wild animals. The change in policy also means that all events where captive animals are central to the attraction have been removed from ba.com. British Airways Holidays will also support the creation of a new space for rescued big cats in a sanctuary in South Africa. To find out more, click here.
British Airways is proud to link up with England Rugby as its Official Airline Partner. In the airline’s centenary year, it will work with the England Rugby team to provide it with logistical and operational support during its trip to Japan this month. To discover travel tips from the England Rugby squad, click here
To celebrate British theatre and promote inclusivity in the West End, British Airways is supporting a new season of works by The Jamie Lloyd Company, in partnership with the UK’s leading theatre company, Ambassador Theatre Group. Tickets will be available for purchase in September and Executive Club Members will be able to enjoy early access. More information on the partnership can be found here
British Airways’ new Airbus A350-1000 (pictured below) is now in use on long-haul services and features the new Club Suite, as well as environmentally friendly credentials. Dubai and Toronto will serve as the launch routes, with Tel Aviv and Bangalore to be added to the flying programme later in 2019/2020. The greener addition to the fleet is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft operating in the world today thanks to the advanced materials used in construction that deliver environmental benefits, such as lower fuel burn and reduced CO2 emissions. For a beginner's guide to the A350, click here
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