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British airways is leading international airline and flag carrier of United Kingdom. You can also say that it is signature of British Aviation Industry. It is a massive airline which operates both domestic and international flights. The main headquarter of this air line is situated at Heathrow Airport in London. This air line is operating air services for many years. It is known worldwide for its best services. It was established by United Kingdom Government in year 1927 and is second largest behind easy Jet. It is also founding member of One World airline alliance. American Air Lines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas and Canadian Air Lines are also founding member of this alliance.

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The main factors behind success of British Airways are as follows:

1. Affordable air tickets: Affordable air services are provided by it for international destinations hence a large number of passengers like to travel with it.

2. Huge discount: Huge discount is provided to that customers who make early booking and if you book the return ticket at the same time that is round way ticket you can avail of instant online discount too.

3. Online Booking: Online booking is also a factor behind its success. Through online booking passengers book flight ticket easily. There is also a facility to check fare and other things about a flight. This facility attracts passengers.

4. Economy seats: Economy seats are also a factor behind its success. Economy seats are best option for common man if they want to travel with flights. This is an affordable service. Due to including economy seats in its flights a large number of passengers are attracted towards it.

5. Luxurious on boarding services: There are many luxurious services are provided to customers on boarding. These services give a wonderful relaxation to passengers. The main luxurious services include meal service, hot breakfast with tea and coffee, and entertainment services like Disney and the Cartoon Network for junior flyers, TV programs, games, audio books, music and radio. All World Traveler seats have a personal screen (no charge for headphones) showing the latest films.

These are few services which are offered to customers during travel time. These are also the main factors behind its success. Since it is a best airline and provides best services to passenger, hence always book air tickets with it if you want to book tickets for United Kingdom.

British Airways Top Routes

It is assumed to be the largest airline in United Kingdom in terms of fleet size, international flights, and international destinations. Every year a large number of passengers travel with it. In year 2008 the numbers of passengers were 34.6 million. There are 550 destinations are covered by it in all over the world. Throughout the 23 destinations are covered by it. It mainly focuses on financial market, and offering routes to Ibiza, Palma and Venice. Cargo services are also provided by it under the British Airways World Cargo brand. The cargo services provided by it is world's twelfth-largest cargo airline based on total freight ton- kilometers flown. It has code share agreement with various other airlines companies.

British Airways History

British Airways was conceived in 1974, when the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and British European Airways Corporation (BEA) managements were combined under the newly formed British Airways Board. British Airways received its private status much later in 1987, by merging two regional airlines Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines, along with the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways. In 1992, British Airways ran into a hostile relation with Virgin Atlantic, due to which it had to pay exorbitant sums to the latter as fine. Following this, the management changed several times and finally in September 1998, British Airways along with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas and the now defunct Canadian Airlines, agreed to form the oneworld airline alliance in order to better compete with the growing Star Alliance members, only to emerge as one of the largest airline alliances in the world! In 2008, British Airways launched its new subsidiary OpenSkies which takes advantage of the liberalisation of transatlantic traffic rights between Europe and the United States. OpenSkies flies non-stop from Paris to New York and Washington D.C. In July 2010, British Airways was granted permission by the European Commission to merge with Spanish carrier, Iberia, and to co-ordinate with American Airlines on fares and scheduling for transatlantic routes. This deal is expected to be operational by the end of 2010.