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TWELFTH FLIGHT: BRITISH AIRWAYS WELCOMES A380 SUPERJUMBO NO. 12
June 30, 2016
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British Airways has welcomed its twelfth A380 into its long-haul aircraft fleet.

The airline’s steadily increasing number of A380 destinations has especially pleased British Airways Captain Claire Bunton, one of the company’s near-270 specialist A380 pilots and a former kitesurfing champion.

Watch British Airways A380 Captain Claire Bunton kitesurfing by clicking here.

Captain Claire Bunton, said: “It’s a great aircraft to fly, and I`m very lucky that there are a few of my favourite kitesurfing spots on our A380 network as well.

“I’m pretty spoilt for choice. Whether you’re talking about LA’s Seal and Belmont beaches, Miami at Crandon Park or the San Francisco Bay at Third Ave, Crissy, Sherman Island or Ocean Beach – there’s some pretty amazing places you can get out on the water.

“I've yet to explore the kitesurfing hotspots of Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver, but they’re definitely on my 'to do' list!

“It’s great to be able to offer a wider range of destinations to our customers – but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very pleased as well!”

The latest delivery is the last of the airline’s initial order and will join the other 11 already flying to nine different global destinations; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg, London, Miami and Washington*.

The double-decker, four-engine aircraft is the world’s largest commercial jet and British Airways offers 469 seats to customers in four different cabins. Around 4,600 of the airline’s highly trained cabin crew have received certification to work on board the A380 aircraft fleet.

Watch a video tour of a British Airways A380 by clicking here.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

*British Airways Holidays deals to our A380 destinations include;

Los Angeles - British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Knotts Berry Farm Resort Hotel, from £669 per person, travelling September 1 to September 20, 2016. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 12, 2016. For reservations visit ba.com/losangeles or call 0344 493 0122.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb?preset=true&cabin=M&cities=LAX&month=9&holidaytype=BCH!CIT&refevent=PRWEB_1536

Miami - British Airways Holidays offers five nights at the 2.5* Days Inn Oceanside, from £549 per person, travelling November 9 to November 30, 2016. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 12, 2016. For reservations visit ba.com/miami or call 0344 493 0122.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb?preset=true&cabin=M&cities=MIA&month=11&holidaytype=BCH!CIT&refevent=PRWEB_1537

San Francisco - British Airways Holidays offers five nights at the 3* Whitcomb, from £729 per person, travelling January 2 to February 28, 2017. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 12, 2016. For reservations visit ba.com/sanfrancisco or call 0344 493 0122.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb?preset=true&cabin=M&cities=SFO&month=2&holidaytype=CIT&refevent=PRWEB_1538

Vancouver - British Airways Holidays offers five nights at the 3* Howard Johnson Hotel Vancouver, from £689 per person, travelling November 2 to December 13, 2016. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 12, 2016. For reservations visit ba.com/vancouver or call 0344 493 0122.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb?preset=true&cabin=M&cities=YVR&month=11&holidaytype=CIT&refevent=PRWEB_1539

Washington - British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 4* The Dupont Circle, from £599 per person, travelling November 17 to December 13, 2016. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 12, 2016. For reservations visit ba.com/washington or call 0344 493 0122.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb?preset=true&cabin=M&cities=WAS&month=11&holidaytype=CIT&refevent=PRWEB_1540

Contact Details:

For more information please contact press.office@ba.com

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