British Airways

United Kingdom

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British Airways-BEA
November 1, 1973

"European and Mediterranean Area"
International routes, incl. intra-Britain routes to/from London

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British Airways-Cambrian/British Airways-Northeast
November 1, 1973

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British Airways-BOAC
January 1, 1974

"Intercontinental Timetable"
(BOAC system)

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April 1, 1974
"All Services Timetable"
(System)

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July 1, 1974
All routes of the former BOAC and international routes of the former BEA, incl. intra-Britain routes to/from London; in BOAC format

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July 1, 1974
"European and Mediterranean Area"
International routes of the former BEA, incl. intra-Britain routes to/from London; in BEA format

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July 1, 1974
"Transatlantic Services" and "Africa, Middle and Far East"
Combined: All routes of the former BOAC, incl. intra-Britain routes to/from London of the former BEA; in BEA format

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April 1, 1977
"All Services Timetable"
(System)

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British Airways Helicopters
April 1, 1977

Helicopter (Isles of Scilly) timetable

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July 1, 1977
"Intercontinental Timetable"
All routes of the former BOAC; in BOAC format

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July 11, 1977
"Intercontinental Routes"
All routes of the former BOAC; in BEA format

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July 11, 1977
"All Services Timetable"
(System)

November 1, 1977, October 29, 1978 and April 1, 1980
"Intercontinental Routes"
All routes of the former BOAC; in BEA format
(All from the collection of David Howlett)
Click for larger view of the 1977 timetable

October 26, 1980
"European and Mediterranean Area"
International routes of the former BEA, incl. intra-Britain routes to/from London; in BEA format
(From the collection of David Howlett)

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March 28, 1982

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Early timetables of British Airways reflected the different traditions of the two main airlines behind the merger, BEA and BOAC. During the winter season 1973/74 there were still timetables in the old formats and styles of the merging airlines and featuring the names of the old airlines. From the summer of 1974 all timetables were British Airways only. Separate editions for former BOAC routes were published both in the quick-reference format unique to BEA (A-Z Countries) and in the traditional table format used by BOAC. The latter edition was not discontinued until 1979. The "European and Mediterranean Area" and "Intercontinental Routes" editions, both in BEA format, as well as the "All Services Timetable", more of an agents and employees' timetable than a public timetable, were available until BA issued its first "Worldwide Timetable" in the summer of 1982. This was in a revised quick-reference format, with three sections: To/from London, A-Z International cities and A-Z Domestic cities. This was obviously confusing and from the winter edition 1983/84 onwards BA's timetables have come in the usual quick-reference format of most other airlines.

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October 23, 1983
(From the collection of David Howlett)

Both October 28, 1984
(The timetable to the right is a revised edition)
(Both from the collection of Colin Irving)

March 27 and May 29, 1988
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

July 1 and October 30, 1988
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

June 1 and October 29, 1989
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

March 25 and July 1, 1990
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

October 28, 1990
(From the collection of Josef Krauthäuser)

June 1 and October 27, 1991
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

October 27, 1991 and March 29, 1992
Cargo timetables
(Both from the collection of Norbert Hahn)

March 29, 1992
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

October 25, 1992
(From the collection of Josef Krauthäuser)

March 28, 1993
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

October 30, 1994
(From the collection of Josef Krauthäuser)

October 26, 1997
(From the collection of Josef Krauthäuser)

March 29, 1998
London Gatwick edition
(From the collection of Nico Baljé)
Click for larger view

March 26, 2000
Cargo timetable
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

October 28, 2001
(From the collection of Sam Vaughn)

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July 1, 2002

March 28, 2004
(From the collection of James Sullivan)

March 28, 2004
Germany-UK routes
(From the collection of Sam Vaughn)

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March 27, 2005

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October 30, 2005

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October 29, 2006
Click for larger view

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See also British Airtours, British International, GB Airways, Sun-Air of Scandinavia and predecessors
BEA - British European Airways and BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation.

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For quick comparison with other British Airways timetables,
visit the British Airways page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

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This page last updated April 10, 2016.