Arguably the biggest project British Airways (BA) was involved in during the research period saw it expand its partnership with Qatar Airways.

The carriers have now added 42 new countries to their shared network, which includes Italy, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and the Maldives.

This takes the total number of destinations served together by the partners to 185 across 60 countries.

The company also signed a codeshare agreement with Airlink, a regional airline in South Africa with bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. The carrier operates a network that spans 14 nations, including Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, in addition to South Africa.

The company has also been making investments in SAF. Along with partners LanzaJet and Nova Pangaea Technologies it is developing Project Speedbird, which has a target of annual production of 102 million litres of SAF from sustainably sourced agricultural and wood waste.

Finally BA also partnered with Learning Rose, to become the first UK airline to launch a visual guide to flying to help customers with autism.

Each section of the guide describes a different part of the flying experience by using icons and text to describe sights, sounds and smells passengers can expect.

Company Profile

British Airways Plc (BA), a subsidiary of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A., is a provider of airline services.

Together with its joint venture, code-sharing, and franchise partners, BA runs a network of internationally scheduled airline routes.

BA provides both scheduled passenger and aviation freight services. BA’s fleet base includes Airbus, Boeing and Embraer jets.

BA operates aircraft on long-haul and short-haul routes. The company also provides services for insurance, airline marketing, package vacations, and aircraft maintenance.

Its principal place of business in London and has a significant presence at Gatwick, Heathrow and London City airports.

BA is headquartered in Harmondsworth, England, UK.