British Airways - Statistics & Facts

British Airways Plc is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and the second largest airline by passenger numbers within the country. Established in 1974 following the merger of four airline corporations, British Airways serves destinations worldwide and has codeshare arrangements with several companies, such as American Airlines and Qatar Airlines.

In 2018, the airline generated a worldwide revenue of 13.02 billion British pounds. It was an employer to 42,384 people that same year.

The British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer was founded in 1991 with head offices in Manchester. BA CityFlyer's revenue amounted to 235.6 million British pounds in 2017, with net profits reaching 17.2 million British pounds.

Regarding passenger numbers, British Airways had uplifted a total of 44.14 million people in 2018, a figure reached after a consecutive nine-year increase. By comparison, BA CityFlyer was chosen by nearly 2.7 million travelers. Moreover, in 2018, 74.6 percent of all available seats on BA CityFlyer aircrafts were occupied, whilst British Airways had an even greater occupancy rate of 82.6 percent.

British Airways was the UK based airline with the greatest distance covered. In 2018, aircraft kilometers amounted to 747.5 million, which pushed it ahead of low-cost carrier EasyJet.

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