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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                                   03 May 2007

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. April traffic statistics


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                                             BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc

                                             By:   /s/_________________________
                                                   Name: Alan Buchanan
                                                   Title:Company Secretary
                                                   Date  03 May 2007

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.1                Description

1.                          April traffic statistics


Summary of the headline figures

In April 2007, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
0.5 per cent above April 2006.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was lower by 2.2 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load factor
down 2.1 points versus last year, to 76.9 per cent.  The decrease in traffic
comprised a 1 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 2.8 per cent decrease
in non-premium traffic.  The decline in non-premium to some degree reflects year
on year Easter effect that saw a 10.9% increase last year.

Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres, fell by 7.7 per cent.   Overall load
factor fell by 0.7 points to 70.9 per cent.

Market conditions

Underlying market conditions are broadly unchanged. Premium continues positive,
while weak non-premium, especially on the Atlantic is still a feature.

Strategic Developments

The airline won Airline of the Year 2007 at the OAG awards.

British Airways launched a GBP5 million advertising campaign to promote the
airline's new Club World business class service. The next-generation Club World
is now on 96 services a week between London Heathrow and New York JFK, as its
installation continues across the airline's long-haul fleet.

The airline launched a summer season sale with prices from as low as GBP239
return. Sale prices include Los Angeles and Miami for GBP399 and New York,
Baltimore, and Washington available from just GBP349.

British Airways increased its longhaul fuel surcharge, effective from May 2, on
flights of less than nine hours from GBP30 per sector (GBP60 return) to GBP33
(GBP66 return) and from GBP35 per sector to GBP38 (GBP76 return) on flights
longer than nine hours.

A number of private equity companies have been approached by British Airways
about making a consortium offer for Iberia. Any consortium bid would not involve
further capital investment by British Airways and the company continues to
examine numerous options including full disposal. However, it did rule out an
independent bid for the airline.

The board of directors approved the delisting of British Airways Plc from the
New York Stock Exchange and the deregistration of the company and termination of
its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "
Exchange Act"). The company has provided written notice to the NYSE of its
intent to delist.

British Airways has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent engines to power its four new

777-200ER aircraft that will be delivered in 2009 and agreed a long-term
maintenance contract with Rolls Royce for the engines.

Tickets for the first flights from London Heathrow's Terminal 5 went on sale
this month.

British Airways announced the appointment of Julia Simpson as head of corporate
communications with effect from August 2007.


May 3, 2007                                    059/TC/07


                                           Month of April


BRITISH AIRWAYS GROUP                                           Change
SCHEDULED SERVICES                    2007          2006           (%)
Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                             1741          1710          +1.8
Americas                               632           670          -5.6
Asia Pacific                           153           160          -4.1
Africa and Middle East                 287           280          +2.5
Total                                 2813          2819          -0.2

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                             1716          1692          +1.4
Americas                              4260          4513          -5.6
Asia Pacific                          1564          1606          -2.6
Africa and Middle East                1917          1863          +2.9
Total                                 9456          9674          -2.2

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                             2445          2347          +4.2
Americas                              5397          5472          -1.4
Asia Pacific                          1963          2017          -2.7
Africa and Middle East                2500          2403          +4.0
Total                                12304         12240          +0.5

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                             70.2          72.1          -1.9 pts
Americas                              78.9          82.5          -3.6 pts
Asia Pacific                          79.7          79.6          +0.1 pts
Africa and Middle East                76.7          77.5          -0.8 pts
Total                                 76.9          79.0          -2.1 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)                   372           404          -7.7
Total RTK                             1321          1380          -4.3
Available tonne km (m)                1864          1928          -3.3

Overall load factor (%)               70.9          71.6          -0.7 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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