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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 03 March 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. February traffic statistics


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
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undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.

                                             BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc

                                             By:   /s/_________________________
                                                   Name: Alan Buchanan
                                                   Title:Company Secretary
                                                   Date  03 March 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          February traffic statistics


Summary of the headline figures

In February 2006, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
3 per cent above February 2005.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was higher by 3.6 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load
factor up 0.4 points versus last year, to 71.2 per cent.  The increase in
traffic comprised a 7.1 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 2.9 per cent
increase in non-premium traffic.  Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres, was
down 1.1 per cent.  Overall load factor was down 0.6 points at 67.3 per cent.

Market conditions

Market conditions remain broadly unchanged as significant promotional activity
is required to maintain seat factors.

Strategic Developments

The sale by British Airways of its entire interests in the London Eye to the
Tussauds Group was completed for GBP100.45 million which included its one third
share and its outstanding loan to the company.  The airline will continue its
brand association with the attraction by extending its existing franchise

The airline appointed e-Dialog as its email service provider for customer
communications in the UK including Executive Club members and registered
customers on  The decision reflects the increasing importance of direct
electronic customer communication as part of the airline's marketing
communications strategy.

Japan Airlines (JAL) and oneworldTM have exchanged a memorandum of
understanding, completing the Asian carrier's first step towards joining the
world's leading quality global airline alliance.

British Airways Plc received a request for information from both the European
Commission and the United States Department of Justice relating to alleged
cartel activity involving British Airways and a number of other airlines and
cargo operators.  British Airways' policy is to conduct its business in full
compliance with all the applicable competition laws.  British Airways is
assisting the European Commission and United States Department of Justice with
their investigation.


March 3, 2006


                                         Month of February                    Financial year
                                                                           April through to Feb
BRITISH AIRWAYS                                     Change                                 Change
SCHEDULED SERVICES               2006       2005       (%)            2006        2005        (%)

Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                        1613       1621      -0.5           21214       21556       -1.6
Americas                          484        491      -1.4            6727        6611       +1.8
Asia Pacific                      148        132     +12.0            1740        1531      +13.6
Africa and Middle East            276        256      +7.7            2888        2842       +1.6
Total                            2520       2499      +0.8           32569       32539       +0.1

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                        1421       1424      -0.2           19534       19284       +1.3
Americas                         3260       3293      -1.0           45185       44237       +2.1
Asia Pacific                     1524       1359     +12.1           17931       15750      +13.9
Africa and Middle East           1894       1739      +8.9           19551       19046       +2.6
Total                            8099       7816      +3.6          102202       98318       +4.0

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                        2327       2344      -0.7           28997       28379       +2.2
Americas                         4634       4647      -0.3           57448       56968       +0.8
Asia Pacific                     2000       1792     +11.6           23367       21273       +9.8
Africa and Middle East           2416       2259      +6.9           25282       24939       +1.4
Total                           11377      11042      +3.0          135094      131559       +2.7

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                        61.1       60.8      +0.3 pts        67.4        68.0       -0.6 pts
Americas                         70.3       70.9      -0.6 pts        78.7        77.7       +1.0 pts
Asia Pacific                     76.2       75.8      +0.4 pts        76.7        74.0       +2.7 pts
Africa and Middle East           78.4       77.0      +1.4 pts        77.3        76.4       +0.9 pts
Total                            71.2       70.8      +0.4 pts        75.7        74.7       +1.0 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)              377        381      -1.1            4471        4505       -0.8
Total RTK                        1181       1158      +2.0           14683       14330       +2.5
Available tonne km (m)           1756       1706      +2.9           21081       20576       +2.5

Overall load factor (%)          67.3       67.9      -0.6 pts        69.7        69.6       +0.1 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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