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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. October Traffic Statistics


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.                          October Traffic Statistics

                 TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS - October 2006

Summary of the headline figures

In October 2006, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was
0.8 per cent above October 2005.  Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger
Kilometres, was higher by 1.1 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load
factor up 0.2 points versus last year, to 74.9 per cent.  The increase in
traffic comprised a 2.1 per cent increase in premium traffic and a 1.1 per cent
increase in non-premium traffic.  Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres,
decreased by 7.2 per cent.   Overall load factor increased by 0.5 points to 70.4
per cent.

Market conditions

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 welcome the government's 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.


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.

Strategic Developments

British  Airways  launched a  competition  for new longhaul  aircraft by issuing
tender documents to aircraft and engine manufacturers. Airbus, Boeing as well as
engine  manufacturers  Engine  Alliance,  General  Electric and Rolls Royce plus
other key component  suppliers have been invited to bid. The  competition is the
first step in a lengthy  process  before the  airline  makes a decision on fleet
growth and replacement for the next decade. Launching the competition highlights
the need to tackle  the  airline's  GBP2.1  billion  pension  deficit in the New
Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS).

Martin George, commercial director, and Iain Burns, British Airways' head of
communications resigned their positions with the airline on October 9.   They
had been on leave of absence since June 2006 when the Office of Fair Trading and
the US Department of Justice began an investigation focused on long-haul
passenger fuel surcharges.  Robert Boyle, British Airways' director of planning
was appointed commercial director and Thomas Coops, former communications
director at Abbey National, was appointed interim head of corporate and media

The  airline  launched a  promotion  offering  savings of up to GBP1,455 on Club
World return fares to 36 longhaul  destinations  this winter including New York,
Shanghai and Tokyo.

The airline also launched a promotion offering savings of up to GBP185 to US and
Canadian ski destinations this winter including Denver, Vancouver and Calgary.


November 3, 2006


                                         Month of  October                    Financial year
                                                                            April through to Oct
BRITISH AIRWAYS                                     Change                                 Change
SCHEDULED SERVICES               2006       2005       (%)            2006        2005        (%)
Passengers carried (000)
UK/Europe                        2064       2024      +2.0           14766       14591       +1.2
Americas                          589        615      -4.2            4658        4525       +2.9
Asia Pacific                      165        172      -4.3            1130        1111       +1.7
Africa and Middle East            286        248     +15.3            1990        1714      +16.1
Total                            3104       3059      +1.5           22543       21940       +2.7

Revenue passenger km (m)
UK/Europe                        1960       1869      +4.8           14088       13667       +3.1
Americas                         3983       4139      -3.8           31403       30392       +3.3
Asia Pacific                     1682       1774      -5.2           11494       11416       +0.7
Africa and Middle East           1951       1693     +15.2           13282       11500      +15.5
Total                            9576       9476      +1.1           70268       66974       +4.9

Available seat km (m)
UK/Europe                        2693       2749      -2.1           18730       19264       -2.8
Americas                         5492       5492      -0.0           39314       37687       +4.3
Asia Pacific                     2085       2233      -6.6           14429       14844       -2.8
Africa and Middle East           2512       2210     +13.7           17154       14937      +14.8
Total                           12782      12684      +0.8           89627       86732       +3.3

Passenger load factor (%)
UK/Europe                        72.8       68.0      +4.8 pts        75.2        70.9       +4.3 pts
Americas                         72.5       75.4      -2.9 pts        79.9        80.6       -0.7 pts
Asia Pacific                     80.7       79.4      +1.3 pts        79.7        76.9       +2.8 pts
Africa and Middle East           77.7       76.6      +1.1 pts        77.4        77.0       +0.4 pts
Total                            74.9       74.7      +0.2 pts        78.4        77.2       +1.2 pts

Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)
Cargo tonne km (CTK)              407        439      -7.2            2810        2804       +0.2
Total RTK                        1375       1380      -0.4            9884        9480       +4.3
Available tonne km (m)           1954       1973      -1.0           13810       13532       +2.1

Overall load factor (%)          70.4       69.9      +0.5 pts        71.6        70.1       +1.5 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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