British Airways in History

Historical Events

  • 1939-12-02 British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC
  • 1987-02-11 British Airways begins trading stocks
  • 1993-01-11 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • 2019-03-25 British Airways flight from London mistakenly flies to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan submitted

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914-05-27 Ross Stainton, CEO (British Airways), born in Whitstable, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920-03-11 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)

Famous Deaths

  • 2005-07-12 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)