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Baby on board! British Airways celebrates the Royal birth with special fare for families and infants

July 25, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

To mark the birth of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s baby boy, British Airways is offering special fares plus a Royal Birth offer that sees infants travel for just the cost of  taxes, fees and charges. 

The Royal Birth offer applies to infants under two years old not occupying a seat and when a baby ticket is booked with a paying adult on the special fares specified below.

The special adult fares start from $1,964 in World Traveller economy class to London and from $859 to Singapore. Customers can also take advantage of World Traveller Plus premium economy fares from $3,276 to London and from $1,199 to Singapore. The offer is valid for bookings made by July 31, 2013.

The airline has had a long-standing history with the British Royal Family. Stretching back to 1947, members of the Royal Family have regularly chosen British Airways to fly them in comfort and safety during their international tours. Most recently, the Queen travelled to Australia in a chartered Boeing 777 aircraft, which took the entourage to Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth before returning to London.

“The Royal birth is a very special occasion for the UK and something that we want to celebrate with our customers here in Australia,” said Nicole Backo, regional commercial manager, South West Pacific. “Just as Kate and Will are starting this next adventure, we want to encourage other young families to make journeys of their own with our special fare offer and our family-friendly service.”

Over 1.5 million children travel with British Airways every year and the airline prides itself on the fantastic service it offers to families.

Over the years, British Airways has continued to invest in new products and services to keep its younger customers entertained at the airport and in the air. In the 1950s, infants travelled in revolutionary hammock-type ‘skycots’ which were clamped to the luggage rack.  Nowadays, British Airways helps children to enjoy their flight in a range of ways. On long-haul flights, for example, the airline offers a special child-friendly menu, which parents can book free of charge in advance.  Children are also given entertainment packs as they take their seats.

All British Airways flights from Sydney now arrive at the state-of-the-art London Heathrow Terminal 5, which enables families to take advantage of the fantastic facilities that the terminal offers children, including a selection of ‘Kids Zones,’ aviation toys and games, as well as smoother connections to British Airways’ extensive European network of destinations.

For more information, please visit http://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_au

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