British Airways and its predecessors commended scheduled flights in 1919. Today British Airways is one of the world's most successful airlines and currently operates to 166 destination in 85 countries. British Airways and its affiliates fly to 255 destrinations in 102 countries around the world. The airline currently carries a total of 41 million passengers a year on its scheduled and charter flights. British Airways has the largest fleet in Western Europe including the most exciting aircraft in service today - The Concorde.
In February 1987, British Airways was privatised. In 1993, British Airways and Qantas entered into a comprehensive 10-year marketing agreement and British Airways holds a 25% shareholding in Qantas. From Bangkok, British Airways operates non-stop daily flights to Sydney and London.
British Airways' records of success has been built upon quality service, a dedicated workforce, combined with marketing and cost controls.
Qantas and British Airways are members of oneworldTM global alliance providing benefits to passengers. Other airlines in the oneworldTM alliance are American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Canadian Airlines, Finnair, Iberia and LanChile. The eight airline members of oneworldTM with their franchise and partner airlines have networks that serve 682 destinations in 159 countries