Throughout its 96-year history, British Airways has been at the forefront of innovation in aviation. Its pioneering spirit has led to numerous industry and world firsts; the first commercial scheduled service, the first commercial jet and supersonic services and the first fully flat beds on its aircraft. In 2013, British Airways became the first commercial airline in Europe to operate both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. To add to this accolade we have now become the proud naming rights partner of British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observational tower.
Part of International Airlines Group, British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK and the only airline with its principal place of business in London, operating from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City airports. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, British Airways carries almost 40 million customers a year and has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft, and together with its joint business agreement, codeshare and franchise partners, it flies to more than 170 destinations in 70 countries.
The airline currently has approximately 40,000 employees including 15,000 cabin crew, 3,600 pilots and 5,500 engineer and also offers opportunities for graduates and has more than 150 places for apprentices every year.
With London Gatwick being the closest airport to British Airways i360, the airline has more than 40,000 flights to and from the airport every year; boasting current portfolio of 67 destinations in total. This number is soon set to increase with 3 new exciting long-haul routes starting from Gatwick in Spring 2016 to Costa Rica, Peru and JFK. In the South East, the airline is a major regional employer with 2,500 staff working at Gatwick, several hundred of these living in Brighton & Hove.
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