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British Airways celebrates 90 years

25-Aug-2009 10:45 AM

British Airways celebrated 90 years of international service on 25-Aug-09. The carrier launched the world's first daily international air service from London to Paris on 25-Aug-1919, operated by Air Transport & Travel Ltd, a precursor to British Airways. Since then, the airline has carried more than 1.2 billion customers. The airline's next historical milestone will be on 20-Apr-2010, when the carrier will celebrate 75 years of service to Australia. The carrier's first UK-Australia service operated between London and Brisbane and took 12 days to complete  [more]