British Airways Limited

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This article is about London City based airline. For the 1930s airline, see British Airways Ltd. For the parent airline, see British Airways.
British Airways (BA) Limited
British Airways Logo.svg
Founded 11 June 2012
Alliance oneworld[2]
Fleet size 2
Destinations 2
Parent company British Airways
Headquarters Waterside, Harmondsworth, England

British Airways (BA) Limited was a British airline created in 2012 by British Airways to operate the executive service between London City Airport and New York under the brand name Club World London City.[3][4] The Club World London City services returned to being operated directly by British Airways PLC in 2015 although no changes were made to the aircraft, crews or product offered.[5]


The airline operates a twice daily service on weekdays between London City Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport with one daily service operating at weekends. Due to the short runway at London City Airport limiting fuel uptake, westbound flights from London to New York make a stop at Shannon Airport for refueling, where passengers onboard flight BA1 clear US Customs and Immigration, arriving in New York as domestic passengers. BA3 passengers clear immigration and customs in JFK.[6]


A British Airways Limited Airbus A318 at London City Airport

British Airways Limited operated two Airbus A318-100 wet-leased to British Airways.[3][4] These are now directly operated by the mainline British Airways, with no changes to the service offered. Each aircraft has 32 business class seats.[7]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

The airline has codeshare agreements with American Airlines, US Airways, Finnair and Iberia.[4]


  1. ^ Molnar, Matt (2012-06-14). "In Possible Financing Move, British Airways Launches New Subsidiary to Operate Existing A318 Transatlantic Flights at NYCAviation". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "BA Launches New Subsidiary BA Ltd". Routesonline. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b "BA to operate premium A318s under new subsidiary". 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b c "OST-2012-0081 – British Airways – EU-US Codesharing with Iberia and American". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
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  6. ^ "British Airways Airbus A319". The BA Source. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Airbus 318-100". British Airways. Retrieved 2013-01-06.