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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 09 October 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. Commercial director resigns


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  9 October, 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          Commercial director resigns


Martin George, Commercial Director, has today resigned his position with the
airline.   He has been on leave of absence since June 2006 when the Office of
Fair Trading and the US Department of Justice began an investigation focused on
long-haul passenger fuel surcharges.  Iain Burns, British Airways' Head of
Communications, has also resigned with immediate effect.

In a letter to Martin Broughton, Chairman of British Airways, Martin George

"It is with regret that I notify you of my decision to step down as Commercial
Director of British Airways with effect from the above date.  This decision
applies both to my position as an employee of British Airways Plc and as a
director on the main and subsidiary company boards of the British Airways group.

"I now recognise that within my department, there may have been inappropriate
conversations in violation of Company policy in relation to long haul fuel
surcharges.  I was not involved in such conversations.  Although the Board of BA
have not found that I have behaved in a dishonest way, I fully recognise my
responsibilities as Head of Department and as a Board Director.

"As you know, becoming a Board Member of British Airways has been the highlight
of my career so far.  I remain committed to doing what I can in the interests of
the airline, to which I have dedicated my last 19 working years.  I have always
taken my responsibilities as a Director and Board Member very seriously and I
therefore depart with deep regret, whilst believing that departing is, in these
circumstances and for these reasons, nevertheless, the right course."

Robert Boyle, British Airways' Director of Planning, has been appointed
Commercial Director with immediate effect.

Thomas Coops, former Communications Director at Abbey National has been
appointed interim Head of Corporate and Media Relations.  He will be responsible
for providing communications advice to the Company and managing Media Relations.
He replaces Iain Burns.


9 October 2006                                         103/KG/2006

Certain information included in this statement may be 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, expected future
revenues, financing plans and expected expenditures and divestments.  Any
forward-looking statements in this announcement are based upon information known
to the Company on the date of this announcement.  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, 2006.