BA to codeshare with Qatar Airways on selected flights from Doha to Bangladesh, Pakistan and Africa

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has today confirmed it will codeshare on a small number of Qatar Airways flights from its hub in Doha.

These are flights to Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, Dhaka, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Entebbe in Uganda, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

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The merger of bmi and British Airways: Two years on

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

It’s now two years since the parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group, officially completed its purchase of bmi from Lufthansa.

The merger represented a major milestone in BA’s history and a significant shift in the balance of power at Heathrow, so it’s worth looking at what has happened to former bmi routes and the current state of play at Heathrow.

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TAM Airlines & US Airways join the Oneworld alliance from Monday 31 March

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A very quick reminder that TAM Airlines and US Airways join the Oneworld alliance from Monday 31 March.

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Delta suspends planned London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare service

It was only a little over a month ago that Delta Airlines announced its plans to launch a direct route from London Heathrow airport to Chicago O’Hare airport from Sunday 26 October 2014.

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AA, BA, Delta & Virgin gear up for battle on London – New York route

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New York City Skyline

If there’s one long-haul route from London that is more coveted than any other, it has to be the London Heathrow to New York route.

In 2013, some 4.2 million passengers flew in both directions between London and New York. This is more than Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami combined.

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Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 – A special programme from Monocle 24’s “The Foreign Desk”

In the three weeks that have passed since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 much of the media coverage has been of highly variable quality.

With so few facts but insatiable demand from audiences (CNN in North America has doubled its audience in its main demographic by devoting near blanket coverage to the story), news organisations have had to rely heavily on speculation and guess work.

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BA now trialling in-flight WiFi on a single Boeing 747 aircraft

We have to admit for having known for some time that British Airways has been trialling in-flight WiFi on a single Boeing 747 aircraft.

However, as there has been no way of knowing whether this aircraft will be available on a specific flight (we understand this was intentional) the trial has not been particularly newsworthy.

Based on this update issued by BA it seems the trial is now being targeted to a single specific flight. That flight is BA183 from London Heathrow to New York JFK. However, we cannot currently verify that this is case.

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