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                                 4 November 2005

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

                                 Waterside HBA3,
                                   PO Box 365
                              Harmondsworth UB7 0GB
                                 United Kingdom

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1. Traffic Statistics - Oct 2005


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                                             BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc

                                             By:   /s/_________________________
                                                   Name: Alan Buchanan
                                                   Title:Company Secretary
                                                   Date  4  November 2005

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          Traffic Statistics - Oct 2005

                 TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS - October 2005

Summary of the headline figures

In October 2005, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
5.7 per cent above October 2004.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was higher by 6.4 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load
factor up 0.5 points versus last year, to 74.7 per cent.  The increase in
traffic comprised a 6.8 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 6.3 per cent
increase in non-premium traffic.  Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres,
fell by 4.7 per cent.  Overall load factor fell by 1.2 points at 69.9 per cent.

Market conditions

Continued capacity restraint by the industry is resulting in a more stable price
environment. This coupled with good demand for premium traffic (in particular
the growth in leisure premium) has delivered a small yield improvement. Assuming
continued stable economies and a rational capacity environment, some yield
improvement is now expected for this financial year. Consequently, revenue is
now expected to grow by between 6% - 7% (up 0.5 points from our previous

Despite the improved revenue outlook, market conditions remain broadly unchanged
as significant promotional activity is required to maintain seat factors.


Fuel costs continue to be a challenge for the industry, but our guidance is
unchanged with total fuel costs expected to be up by GBP525 million this year.

Strategic Developments

British Airways' winter schedule, which started on October 30, 2005, saw the
airline's services from London Heathrow to India increase from 19 to 35 flights
each week. A new five per week service to Bangalore started, frequencies to
Mumbai doubled to two flights per day and flights to Chennai increased from two
to six each week. The airline will start a new service from London Gatwick to
Grenoble in December. Flights from Birmingham to Rome and Vienna, operated by
British Airways CitiExpress, were suspended.

British Airways appointed Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) as its worldwide creative
advertising agency. The decision followed a review of the existing contract and
a formal competitive pitch process. BBH start their contact on November 15,

Royal Jordanian announced that it is to join the oneworld alliance. Japan
Airlines (JAL) announced its intention to seek membership of oneworld.

November 4, 2005


                                          Month of October                    Financial year
                                                                           April through to Oct
BRITISH AIRWAYS                                     Change                                 Change
SCHEDULED SERVICES               2005       2004       (%)            2005        2004        (%)
Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                        2024       2019      +0.3           14591       14852       -1.8
Americas                          615        571      +7.6            4525        4421       +2.4
Asia Pacific                      172        148     +16.8            1111         971      +14.4
Africa and Middle East            248        256      -3.2            1714        1751       -2.1
Total                            3059       2994      +2.2           21940       21995       -0.2

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                        1869       1808      +3.4           13667       13422       +1.8
Americas                         4139       3841      +7.8           30392       29557       +2.8
Asia Pacific                     1774       1526     +16.3           11416        9992      +14.3
Africa and Middle East           1693       1729      -2.1           11500       11630       -1.1
Total                            9476       8904      +6.4           66974       64601       +3.7

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                        2749       2644      +4.0           19264       18558       +3.8
Americas                         5492       5115      +7.4           37687       37004       +1.8
Asia Pacific                     2233       2008     +11.2           14844       13626       +8.9
Africa and Middle East           2210       2230      -0.9           14937       15422       -3.1
Total                           12684      11998      +5.7           86732       84610       +2.5

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                        68.0       68.4      -0.4 pts        70.9        72.3       -1.4 pts
Americas                         75.4       75.1      +0.3 pts        80.6        79.9       +0.7 pts
Asia Pacific                     79.4       76.0      +3.4 pts        76.9        73.3       +3.6 pts
Africa and Middle East           76.6       77.5      -0.9 pts        77.0        75.4       +1.6 pts
Total                            74.7       74.2      +0.5 pts        77.2        76.4       +0.8 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)              439        461      -4.7            2804        2877       -2.5
Total RTK                        1380       1346      +2.5            9480        9318       +1.7
Available tonne km (m)           1973       1892      +4.3           13532       13245       +2.2

Overall load factor (%)          69.9       71.1      -1.2 pts        70.1        70.4       -0.3 pts

Certain statements included in this statement may be forward-looking and may
involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, projections relating to
results of operations and financial conditions and the company's plans and
objectives for future operations, including, without limitation, discussions of
the company's business and financing plans, expected future revenues and
expenditures and divestments. All forward-looking statements in this report are
based upon information known to the company on the date of this report. The
company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise.

It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific
events that could cause the company's forward-looking statements to be incorrect
or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations
or results of an airline operating in the global economy.

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