The Queen visits British Airways to celebrate its 100th year

Published 22 May 2019

The Queen learnt more about the airline’s remarkable story at the Heritage Centre through its artefacts, models and photographs.

The Queen visits British Airways to celebrate its 100th year

Today The Queen visited the British Airways Headquarters at London Heathrow as they celebrate their 100th year.

Her Majesty met staff dressed in heritage uniforms from the 1930s to the present day.

The Queen also heard more about Flying Start, a global charity partnership with Comic Relief that aims to help children and young people secure better chances in life.

At the Heritage Centre, The Queen learnt more which displays the 100-year history of British Airways through artefacts and records such as aircraft models and historic photographs.

The Heritage centre includes The Queen’s first ticket for a long haul flight after her Coronation, which was with The Duke of Edinburgh to Jamaica.

Finally, in the building’s atrium, Her Majesty saw employees from a cross-section of the workforce.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh last visited Heathrow in June 2014 to officially open Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal.  Together, they also visited Heathrow in 2008 to open Terminal 5 – and The Prince of Wales opened the HQ of BA in 1998.