Washington, D.C. 20549

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 05 September 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. August traffic statistics


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 :05 September 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          August traffic statistics


Summary of the headline figures

In August 2006, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
5.1 per cent above August 2005.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was higher by 5.0 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load
factor down 0.1 points versus last year, to 77.8 per cent.  The increase in
traffic comprised a 9.5 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 4.4 per cent
increase in non-premium traffic.  Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres,
rose by 3.5 per cent.   Overall load factor increased by 2.2 points to 71.7 per

Security Impact

During the period August 10-17 the airline cancelled some 1,280 flights as a
result of the disruption at the London airports. The airline estimates that the
financial impact for the month of August was around GBP40 million. This includes
lost revenue and increased costs of hotel accommodation, catering and baggage

Since the disruption there has been some impact on forward bookings. The overall
level of bookings has returned to levels experienced last year, but is still
weaker than the trend of the past few months. The recovery of premium and
non-premium transfer traffic, for example, is lagging due to the limitations on
carry on baggage at London.

Market conditions

Visibility is limited as we emerge from the issues surrounding the August
security increases, but underlying market conditions continue to be good.

Strategic Developments

British Airways called on the Office of Fair Trading to refer its study on the
UK airports market to the Competition Commission because of its concerns about
current airport regulation and ownership.

The airline said separate ownership of London Heathrow and London Stansted
airports should be considered because decisions on new runways in South East
England should not be concentrated in the hands of one company.

In the event of a break-up of BAA, the airline said there will be a continued
need for strong regulation to protect users against monopoly power, particularly
at London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

The airline sold its Travel Clinic business to MASTA (Medical Advisory Services
for Travellers Abroad)who will become British Airways Preferred Partner for
travel health services from this month.

Alan McDonald, British Airways' Director of Engineering, announced his
retirement after 40 years at the airline.  He will be succeeded by Garry
Copeland, currently General Manager Quality and Engineering Services from
September 15.


September 5, 2006


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

Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                            2045       2063      -0.9             10545       10432        +1.1
Americas                              646        629      +2.6              3429        3261        +5.2
Asia Pacific                          164        159      +3.2               799         765        +4.5
Africa and Middle East                294        249     +17.8              1419        1209       +17.4
Total                                3149       3101      +1.5             16192       15667        +3.4

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                            2014       1972      +2.1             10058        9791        +2.7
Americas                             4357       4243      +2.7             23102       21885        +5.6
Asia Pacific                         1668       1631      +2.3              8116        7864        +3.2
Africa and Middle East               1938       1656     +17.0              9420        8088       +16.5
Total                                9978       9502      +5.0             50697       47628        +6.4

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                            2641       2742      -3.7             13386       13777        -2.8
Americas                             5629       5268      +6.9             28225       26838        +5.2
Asia Pacific                         2095       2121      -1.2             10315       10439        -1.2
Africa and Middle East               2457       2062     +19.1             12239       10603       +15.4
Total                               12822      12194      +5.1             64165       61657        +4.1

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                            76.3       71.9      +4.4 pts          75.1        71.1        +4.0 pts
Americas                             77.4       80.5      -3.1 pts          81.8        81.5        +0.3 pts
Asia Pacific                         79.6       76.9      +2.7 pts          78.7        75.3        +3.4 pts
Africa and Middle East               78.9       80.3      -1.4 pts          77.0        76.3        +0.7 pts
Total                                77.8       77.9      -0.1 pts          79.0        77.2        +1.8 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)                  378        365      +3.5              2012        1956        +2.9
Total RTK                            1404       1319      +6.4              7094        6707        +5.8
Available tonne km (m)               1957       1897      +3.2              9906        9615        +3.0

Overall load factor (%)              71.7       69.5      +2.2 pts          71.6        69.7        +1.9 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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