British Airways has set the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight record after a little help from Storm Ciara. The New York to London journey was completed in four hours and 56 minutes, 80 minutes faster than the estimated travel time. The plane, a Boeing 747-436, reached speeds of 1,327 km/h as it rode a jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara.
British Airways has been fined more than £183 million after computer hackers last year stole bank details from hundreds of thousands of passengers. The fine is equivalent to 1.5 % of British Airways’ turnover in 2017. During the 15-day breach, customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and credit card information were stolen. However, passport and travel details remained safe.
After British Airways resuming its flight operations in Pakistan, airlines from Germany, France and Norway have shown willingness to start flight operations. It has been reported that security teams from the European airlines have conducted security survey’s at Karachi and Islamabad Airports. Pakistan Government has also been contacted by all three airlines in reference to the matter.
After a decade long hiatus, the British Airways’ first flight back landed at 11:25 am at Islamabad airport on Monday morning. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew 240 passengers from London’s Heathrow Airport to Islamabad Airport and will depart back at 11:10 am from Islamabad. British Airways will fly thrice a week between Heathrow and Islamabad during the 2019 summer.
As 240 passengers on board the British Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner, holding Pakistani and British flags, are set to land at the Islamabad airport on Monday, June 3 at 9:25am, the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew has recorded a message for travellers from both countries by saying that the airline’s resuming operations is a testament to Pakistan’s improving security situation.