Washington, D.C. 20549

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                FURNISHED PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 04 August 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant  files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                    Form 20-F   X             Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark if the  registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as
permitted by Regulation S-T Rule101(b)(1)

Note:  Regulation  S-T Rule  101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a
Form 6-K if submitted  solely to provide an attached  annual  report to security

Indicate by check mark if the  registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as
permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7)

Note:  Regulation  S-T Rule  101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a
Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other  document that the registrant
foreign  private  issuer  must  furnish  and make  public  under the laws of the
jurisdiction  in which the  registrant  is  incorporated,  domiciled  or legally
organised  (the  registrant's  "home  country"),  or under the rules of the home
country exchange on which the registrant's securities are traded, as long as the
report or other document is not a press  release,  is not required to be and has
not been distributed to the registrant's  security holders, and, if discussing a
material  event,  has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other
Commission filing on EDGAR.

Indicate by check mark whether by furnishing the  information  contained in this
Form,  the  registrant  is  also  thereby  furnishing  the  information  to  the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                             Yes              No   X

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):


1. July Traffic Stats


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: 04 August 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          July Traffic Stats

                  TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS - July 2006

Summary of the headline figures

In July 2006, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was 2.8
per cent above July 2005.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres,
was higher by 4.4 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load factor up 1.2
points versus last year, to 82.3 per cent.  The increase in traffic comprised a
11.0 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 3.3 per cent increase in
non-premium traffic.  Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres, fell by 0.9 per
cent.   Overall load factor increased by 1.2 points to 73.7 per cent.

Market conditions

Strong revenue is expected to continue, supported by significant promotional
activity driving seat factors in all cabins.   For the year to March 2007, total
revenue is expected to improve by 6 - 7 per cent, up from previous guidance of 5
- 6 per cent due to the impact of record seat factors and better cabin mix.
Capacity growth in the first half of the year is expected to be about 4 per cent
slowing in the second half of the year to achieve a full year increase of 2.5 -
3 per cent.


Fuel costs for the year are now expected to be GBP550 - GBP600 million up on
last year.  Costs excluding fuel which were previously forecast flat, are now
expected to be slightly higher this year as pension costs are driving employee
costs up.

Strategic Developments

British Airways reached agreement with its trade unions to merge its Gatwick
based longhaul and shorthaul cabin crew into a single fleet from October this
year.  The deal provides for significant gains in productivity and staff
flexibility and reductions in employee costs estimated at GBP13.2 million a

At BA's annual general meeting, BA's chairman Martin Broughton said the trustees
of the New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS) had written to the company to say they
accept that on-going contributions much in excess of current levels may not be
sustainable and that a reduction in future benefits is likely to be required.
NAPS has an accounting deficit of GBP2.1 billion.

As part of an initial public offering by WNS (HOLDINGS) Ltd on the New York
Stock Exchange, British Airways sold its 14.6 per cent shareholding in the India
based business services company, for net US$ 96 million (approximately GBP52
million). The airline will report a gain on disposal of approximately GBP48
million in Q2 and the proceeds will be used to repay existing gross debt which
at March 31, 2006 amounted to GBP4.1 billion.

A new five times a week service is to be launched from Heathrow to Calgary in
Canada on December 1, 2006. British Airways will also increase flights from
Heathrow to JFK from seven to eight per day and increase flights from Heathrow
to Sao Paulo in Brazil from seven to 10 each week.

British Airways announced an increase in the number of seats available at its
record low one-way fare of GBP29 by five hundred per cent from July 27. Almost
two million additional seats are now annually available from Gatwick to Europe
at low fares. More than 900,000 are priced from GBP29 one-way (including taxes
and charges) and a further 700,000 from GBP34.

The airline held a summer sale with up to GBP585 off popular holiday
destinations. Flights from London to Bermuda and Antigua began at just GBP299,
New York from GBP249 return and Mumbai from GBP299.

The airline extended its on-line check-in facility to families and groups of six
or less to further minimize waiting time at the airport.

August 4, 2006


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

Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                            2303       2280      +1.0              8500        8367       +1.6
Americas                              719        693      +3.7              2782        2630       +5.8
Asia Pacific                          172        176      -2.2               635         606       +4.7
Africa and Middle East                302        259     +16.7              1124         959      +17.3
Total                                3495       3408      +2.6             13041       12562       +3.8

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                            2199       2157      +1.9              8044        7817       +2.9
Americas                             4851       4671      +3.9             18739       17635       +6.3
Asia Pacific                         1769       1806      -2.0              6439        6233       +3.3
Africa and Middle East               2001       1735     +15.3              7479        6428      +16.4
Total                               10820      10369      +4.4             40701       38113       +6.8

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                            2758       2826      -2.4             10746       11033       -2.6
Americas                             5814       5552      +4.7             22593       21569       +4.8
Asia Pacific                         2092       2234      -6.3              8211        8318       -1.3
Africa and Middle East               2477       2174     +13.9              9780        8539      +14.5
Total                               13141      12786      +2.8             51330       49458       +3.8

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                            79.7       76.3      +3.4 pts          74.9        70.8       +4.1 pts
Americas                             83.4       84.1      -0.7 pts          82.9        81.8       +1.1 pts
Asia Pacific                         84.6       80.8      +3.8 pts          78.4        74.9       +3.5 pts
Africa and Middle East               80.8       79.8      +1.0 pts          76.5        75.3       +1.2 pts
Total                                82.3       81.1      +1.2 pts          79.3        77.1       +2.2 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)                  402        406      -0.9              1631        1591       +2.5
Total RTK                            1481       1440      +2.8              5685        5386       +5.5
Available tonne km (m)               2011       1985      +1.3              7942        7710       +3.0

Overall load factor (%)              73.7       72.5      +1.2 pts          71.6        69.9       +1.7 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.

                                                              Investor Relations
                                                                Waterside (HCB3)
                                                                      PO Box 365
                                                                         UB7 OGB
                                                       Tel: +44 (0) 20 8738 6947
                                                       Fax: +44( 0) 20 8738 9602