British carrier, British Airways, has today celebrated 75 years of service to Australia. The milestone was celebrated at the British Consul Genera’s residence in Sydney by virtue of a lavish fashion show.
As one of only three European carriers in the Australian market and only European carrier to achieve the milestone, it has stuck it through some of the most troubling years in airline history.
The first flight to Australia took place under the Imperial Airways banner on April 13th, 1935 and took some twelve days to cover and cost 10,000GBP (today’s equivalent).
Celebrating the 75 year milestone, British Airways has announced a special Economy class fare from Sydney to London at $1750 (taxes and surcharges included). The special fare is valid for travel to the 25th of November, 2010 and is on sale until April 27th, 2010.
Speaking at the event, Australian Regional Commercial Manager, Nicole Backo said:
“Our strong presence in Australia today is credit to the wonderful work done by all our staff, past and present, the support of our loyal customers and our industry partners,
“This is just one of the milestones we’ve achieved in our 90 year history,
“The launch of our new First Class earlier this year and recent upgrades of Terminal 5 and Terminal 3 guarantee our customers continue to enjoy the world class premium service British Airways is renowned for.”
Integrated with its corporate strategy for the year, British Airways will launch an On Business programme in May. The On Business programme has been created to give small to medium size businesses the ability to redeem frequent flyer points as a business, opposed to the traveller taking all the points.
We will keep you updated as news arrives regarding the programme.