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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                                03 February 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. 3rd Quarter news release


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.

                                             BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc

                                             By:   /s/_________________________
                                                   Name: Alan Buchanan
                                                   Title:Company Secretary
                                                   Date  3rd February 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          3rd Quarter news release


-       Pre-tax profit of GBP164 million
-       Operating profit of GBP175 million
-       Operating margin at 8.2 per cent
-       Net debt at GBP2.2 billion

British Airways today reported a pre-tax profit of GBP164 million for the three
months to December 31, 2005 against a pre-tax profit of GBP151 million for the
same period last year.

For the nine months, the pre-tax profit was GBP529 million (2004: GBP519 million

Operating profit for the quarter was GBP175 million (2004: GBP136 million).  For
the nine months, operating profit was GBP612 million (2004: GBP510 million).
The operating margin for the quarter was 8.2 per cent, 1.3 points higher than
last year.

Willie Walsh, British Airways' chief executive, said: "These are encouraging
results which reflect better revenue and the continued efforts of our people to
strengthen the business.

"Revenue is up 8.8 per cent, driven by strong traffic volumes particularly in
the premium cabin.  Increased volumes have been achieved through significant
promotional activity.

"Total costs are up by 7.3 per cent but we have initiatives underway to reverse
the trend, such as management reductions, changes to working practices, reduced
absenteeism and restructuring unprofitable parts of the business.

"Tackling our pension deficit is a major part of making our cost base more
competitive.   We have come to the end of a staff awareness programme on the
implications of the significant deficit and we are reviewing the feedback before
starting consultation with the trades unions and trustees by the end of March.

"We continue to develop and enhance our route network and products.  Our new
services to Bangalore and Shanghai are both ahead of target, regional services
will be relaunched in March, six new European routes will soon start at London
Gatwick and in the summer we will unveil our GBP100 million investment in Club
World, our longhaul business class product."

Martin Broughton, British Airways' chairman, said: "Some yield improvement is
still expected for this financial year. Consequently, revenue is now expected to
grow by more than 8 per cent.  Despite the improved revenue outlook, market
conditions remain broadly unchanged as significant promotional activity is
required to maintain seat factors.

"Underlying costs, excluding fuel, are now expected to be some one per cent
higher than the guidance we gave at the beginning of the year, which was flat.
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.

"Our focus remains on preparing for the move to Terminal 5 in 2008, investing in
products for our customers and continuing to drive simplification to deliver a
competitive cost base."

Group turnover for the third quarter at GBP2,129 million was up 8.8 per cent on
a flying programme 3.7 per cent larger measured in available tonne kilometres
(ATKs).  This reflected the impact of increased passenger and cargo revenue and
fuel surcharges.  Passenger yields were down 1.5 per cent, measured in pence per
revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs). Seat factor was up 1.3 points at 74.1 per
cent on capacity 3.9 per cent higher measured in available seat kilometres

For the nine month period, turnover improved by 8.4 per cent to GBP6,393 million
on a flying programme 2.5 per cent higher in ATKs.  Passenger yields were up 0.5
per cent with seat factor up 1.1 points at 76.5 per cent on capacity 2.5 per
cent higher in ASKs.

For the quarter, unit costs were down 1.8 per cent on the same period last year
as a result of a net cost increase of 1.8 per cent on capacity 3.7 per cent
higher in ATKs. The improvement in ATKS includes a 2 point increase due to
temporary reductions in the flying programme in the third quarter last year.

Total operating costs in the quarter increased by 7.3 per cent.  Fuel costs rose
28.2 per cent due to the increase in fuel price net of hedging, a stronger US
dollar and a larger flying programme.

Employee costs were up by 8.3 per cent as wage awards and higher pension
contributions were only partially offset by manpower reductions.  This includes
a GBP10 million restructuring provision to support the first phase of the
management restructuring programme announced in November 2005.

Selling costs were up 7.8 per cent, largely due to additional promotional spend
on new Indian services and the timing of new marketing campaigns.

Borrowings, net of cash, short term loans and deposits, were GBP2,178 million at
December 31, down GBP744 million since the start of the year.

Cargo volumes for the quarter, measured in cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs), were

0.3 per cent compared with last year and yields, measured in cargo revenue per
CTK, up

0.5 per cent.  For the nine month period, cargo volumes were down 1.3 per cent,
with yields up 2.4 per cent.


February 3, 2006                                                 010/KG/2006

Note to Editors

-    For all periods up to and including March 2005, British Airways has
     previously prepared its Group financial statements under UK Generally
     Accepted Accounting Practice (UK GAAP).

-    British Airways restated its 2004/05 accounts to International Financial
     Reporting Standards (IFRS).  The restated accounts were published on
     July 4, 2005. All comparators referred to are based on these restated

-    At March 2005, the FRS17 accounting valuation of the airline's group
     pension schemes showed a deficit of GBP1.4 billion after tax
     (2004: GBP1.2 billion after tax).

A webcast of British Airways' conference call to city analysts can be accessed
via the internet - on Friday, February 3 at 2pm.

Certain information included in these statements is forward-looking and involves
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 Plan programmes, expected future revenues, financing
plans and expected 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. Information on some
factors which could result in material difference to the results is available in
the company's SEC filings, including, without limitation the company's Report on
Form 20-F for the year ended March 2005.