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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                04 January 2007

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. December 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  04 January 2007

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          December traffic statistics


Summary of the headline figures

In December 2006, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
0.1 per cent below December 2005.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was lower by 0.5 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load factor
down 0.3 points versus last year, to 73.9 per cent.  The decrease in traffic
comprised a 2.8 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 1 per cent decrease
in non-premium traffic. Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres, decreased by
11.6 per cent.  Severe fog conditions in the run up to Christmas led to the
cancellation of more than 800 flights, affecting European and domestic services.
Overall load factor fell by 0.6 points to 70.5 per cent.

For the September to December quarter, ASKs rose by 0.5 per cent, with RPKs
flat.  This resulted in passenger load factor down 0.4 points, to 73.7 per cent.
This comprised a 2.8 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 0.6 per cent
increase in non-premium traffic.  CTKs fell by 9 per cent.

Market conditions

Underlying market conditions are broadly unchanged.

Strategic Developments

The airline launched a new five times a week service From Heathrow to Calgary
and a new five times a week service from Gatwick to Salzburg.

The T&G's cabin crew branch is balloting its members on industrial action.  The
company has been in talks for some time with the T&G and Amicus on changes to
work practices that would contribute toward the airline's drive to achieve a
GBP450m reduction in costs by March 2008.  Talks continue.

In response to the  Government's  announcement of a 100 per cent increase in Air
Passenger  Duty,  the  airline  called for tax  reform  and said at least  GBP87
million  should be  ring-fenced  for  spending on  emissions-reducing  renewable
energy projects in the developing  world,  thereby  offsetting all the airline's

The New Year flight sale featured discounts on 4.5 million seats to 140
destinations worldwide.

Avis and Vanguard have been selected as the airline's worldwide car rental


January 4, 2007


                                        Month of  December                    Financial year
                                                                            April through to Dec
BRITISH AIRWAYS                                     Change                                 Change
SCHEDULED SERVICES               2006       2005       (%)            2006        2005        (%)
Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                        1647       1680      -2.0           18160       18001       +0.9
Americas                          575        585      -1.7            5759        5682       +1.4
Asia Pacific                      137        164     -16.2            1411        1426       -1.1
Africa and Middle East            335        299     +12.1            2646        2294      +15.3
Total                            2694       2728      -1.3           27975       27402       +2.1

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                        1539       1505      +2.2           17216       16687       +3.2
Americas                         3867       3915      -1.2           38794       38131       +1.7
Asia Pacific                     1431       1703     -16.0           14387       14680       -2.0
Africa and Middle East           2280       2039     +11.8           17768       15482      +14.8
Total                            9117       9162      -0.5           88164       84981       +3.7

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                        2342       2402      -2.5           23561       24138       -2.4
Americas                         5222       5048      +3.4           49418       47673       +3.7
Asia Pacific                     1811       2224     -18.6           18173       19142       -5.1
Africa and Middle East           2958       2669     +10.9           22966       20194      +13.7
Total                           12333      12343      -0.1          114118      111146       +2.7

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                        65.7       62.7      +3.0 pts        73.1        69.1       +4.0 pts
Americas                         74.0       77.5      -3.5 pts        78.5        80.0       -1.5 pts
Asia Pacific                     79.0       76.6      +2.4 pts        79.2        76.7       +2.5 pts
Africa and Middle East           77.1       76.4      +0.7 pts        77.4        76.7       +0.7 pts
Total                            73.9       74.2      -0.3 pts        77.3        76.5       +0.8 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)              385        436     -11.6            3606        3685       -2.1
Total RTK                        1317       1361      -3.2           12503       12169       +2.7
Available tonne km (m)           1870       1914      -2.3           17551       17354       +1.1

Overall load factor (%)          70.5       71.1      -0.6 pts        71.2        70.1       +1.1 pts

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 programs, 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 itemize 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.

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