British Airways Ltd (2012–15)

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British Airways (BA) Limited
British Airways Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
BA BAT GHERKIN[1]
Founded11 June 2012
Ceased operations2015
Allianceoneworld[2]
Fleet size2
Destinations2
Parent companyBritish Airways
HeadquartersWaterside, Harmondsworth, United Kingdom
Websitebritishairways.com

British Airways Limited (BA) 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]

Service[edit]

The airline operated 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 made a stop at Shannon Airport for refueling, where passengers on board flight BA1 cleared US Customs and Immigration, arriving in New York as domestic passengers.

Fleet[edit]

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] After 2015, they were directly operated by the mainline British Airways, with no changes to the service offered. Each aircraft has 32 business class seats.[6]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molnar, Matt (14 June 2012). "In Possible Financing Move, British Airways Launches New Subsidiary to Operate Existing A318 Transatlantic Flights at NYCAviation". Nycaviation.com.
  2. ^ "BA Launches New Subsidiary BA Ltd". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "BA to operate premium A318s under new subsidiary". Flightglobal.com. 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "OST-2012-0081 – British Airways – EU-US Codesharing with Iberia and American". Airlineinfo.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1639598-cwlcy-op-ba-ltd-no-more.html
  6. ^ "Airbus 318-100". British Airways. Retrieved 6 January 2013.