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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                                 3 November 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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1. Press Release


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  3 November 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                 Description

1.                          Press Release


-    Disruption costs GBP100 million

-    Operating  profit of GBP240 million before BA Connect  write-down of GBP106

-    Operating profit of GBP134 million

-    Pre-tax profit of GBP176 million

-    Revenue up 4.9 per cent

-    Agreement in principle to sell BA Connect

British Airways today announced its second quarter results ended September 30,
2006 including a one-off write down of the group's investment in its regional
subsidiary BA Connect of GBP106 million.

This resulted in an operating  profit of GBP134  million for the quarter  (2005:
GBP261  million) and GBP345  million  (2005:  GBP437  million) for the half year
giving an operating  margin of 5.8 per cent and 7.5 per cent  respectively.  The
pre-tax  profit was GBP176 million for the three months (2005:  GBP241  million)
and GBP371 million for the half year (2005: GBP365 million).

Excluding the BA Connect  write-down,  the operating  profit for the quarter was
GBP240 million and GBP451  million for the half year giving an operating  margin
of 10.4 per cent and 9.7 per cent  respectively.  The pre-tax  profit was GBP282
million for the quarter and GBP477 million for the half year.

Willie Walsh, British Airways' chief executive, said: "Given the significant
impact of the security disruptions, estimated at a cost of some GBP100 million,
these are good results. Despite the extremely difficult operational environment,
we have delivered improved revenue.

"As part of our continued efforts to improve the profitability of shorthaul we
have today announced that we have reached agreement in principle to sell the
regional business of BA Connect to Flybe. Point to point regional operations are
not a strategic part of our business and we believe that such activities are
better undertaken by a regional low cost airline.*

"Our focus on costs is working and has helped offset the revenue impact of
recent weeks.  Fuel costs in the quarter increased by nearly a third. Underlying
unit costs, excluding the BA Connect write-down and fuel, were down 1.1 per
cent.  Costs will continue to be our focus as we work towards achieving a 10 per
cent operating margin.

"This is an exciting time for our customers with the rollout of our next
generation Club World flat bed later this month.  We are also enhancing
to make it easier for our customers to book and get information about their
travel plans.  It was an invaluable tool during the disruption in August because
it gave hundreds of thousands of our customers quick and easy access to the very
latest news.

"As we have  previously  announced  we have taken the first steps in the process
towards  expanding  and  renewing  our fleet  with the  launch of a  competition
between  aircraft and engine  manufacturers.  However,  we must first tackle the
GBP2.1 billion  deficit in the New Airways  Pension Scheme (NAPS).  Negotiations
are  progressing  with the  trustees  and we continue to consult  with our trade
unions. I remain confident that we will resolve this issue."

Martin Broughton, British Airways' chairman, said: "Overall market conditions
are broadly unchanged. Longhaul premium transfer and shorthaul premium traffic,
although recovering, continue to be affected by the tighter security
arrangements currently in place.  As a result, total revenue is now expected to
be 4.5 per cent to 5 per cent higher than last year, down half a per cent from
our previous guidance.

"We expect that total costs, excluding fuel, will be flat compared to last year.
Total fuel costs net of hedging for the year are expected to be some GBP400
million higher than last year, based on current prices and sterling dollar
exchange rates."

"We welcome the governments announcement yesterday on the re-introduction of
liquids in cabin baggage which brings the UK into line with the rest of the EU.
We will continue to support the BAA as they work to improve the customer
experience across London's airports."

Group  turnover for the second  quarter was  GBP2,313  million  (2005:  GBP2,205
million),  4.9 per cent up on a flying  programme  1.5 per cent up,  measured in
available  tonne  kilometres  (ATKs).  Traffic  volumes,   measured  in  revenue
passenger kilometres (RPKs), were up 3.6 per cent. Seat factor was up 0.1 points
at 79.7 per cent on capacity  3.4 per cent higher in available  seat  kilometres
(ASKs). Yield measured in pence per RPK was up 2.2 per cent.

Reported unit costs increased by 10.5 per cent on the same period last year.
Unit costs excluding the BA Connect write down and fuel, were down 1.1 per cent
on capacity 1.5 per cent higher in ATKs.

Fuel costs increased by 30.2 per cent to GBP534 million due to the increase in
fuel prices.  Employee costs were up 1.4 per cent due to increased pension costs
partially offset by management headcount reductions.

Operating cashflow for the six months was GBP439 million (2005: GBP530 million).
Including current interest bearing deposits,  the cash position at September 30,
2006 was GBP2,633  million,  up GBP193 million compared with March 31, 2006. Net
debt was GBP1,125 million, down by GBP516 million since the start of the year.

The board has decided that no interim dividend will be paid.


November 3, 2006

Note to Editors:

* See separate release on BA Connect.

British Airways' presentation to city analysts can be accessed via the internet at 9am.  A webcast of British Airways' conference call to city
analysts can also be accessed via the internet at 2pm.

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.

The estimated cost of the new security measures introduced in August reflects
the direct cost of the measures and the estimated revenue impacts, both direct
and indirect. The estimate of GBP100 million is based on assumptions the company
considers reasonable, but are judgemental.