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                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

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                                15 November 2006

                               BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc
                               (Registrant's Name)

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

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                                             BRITISH AIRWAYS Plc

                                             By:   /s/_________________________
                                                   Name: Alan Buchanan
                                                   Title:Company Secretary
                                                   Date  15 November 2006

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.1            Description

                        NAPS DEFICIT FUNDING AGREED


British  Airways and the trustees of the New Airways  Pension Scheme (NAPS) have
agreed in  principle  a ten year  funding  plan to  tackle  its  GBP2.1  billion

The airline  will  increase  its one-off  cash  injection  from GBP500 to GBP800
million  and offer to pay up to GBP50  million a year for the next  three  years
subject to the airline's year end cash balances  remaining  above GBP1.8 billion
and on staff accepting future benefit changes.

The agreed funding plan between the company and trustees assumes an increase in
British Airways' annual contributions to over GBP250 million and close to the
value of the proposed members benefit reductions.

The benefit reductions include raising the normal retirement age to 65, a lower
accrual rate, inflation capped pensionable pay increases, capped pension
increases on retirement and sharing life expectancy. NAPS will remain a final
salary scheme.

British Airways' chief financial officer Keith Williams, said: "I am pleased to
announce an agreement in principle with the Trustees on this important issue.
This funding plan will secure our past and future pensions.  It is the right way
forward for NAPS, our staff and for the company.

"The GBP800 million cash payment into NAPS is a very significant injection into
the fund relative to the company's market capitalization. Together with the
benefits changes, more than half the deficit will be tackled immediately".

The airline has been consulting with its trade unions on the proposed benefit
changes and is scheduled to meet them tomorrow (16 November). The trustees are
keen for the company and its trade unions to reach a common understanding.


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Note to editors:

- The NAPS actuarial deficit has risen from GBP928 million in 2003 to GBP2.1
  billion despite a doubling of BA's contributions and a recovery of the stock

- BA's contribution to NAPS last year was GBP235 million - the equivalent
  of five times members' contributions.  Without future benefit changes,
  contributions would have to increase to GBP497 million per annum.

- On advice from Price Waterhouse Coopers, the trustees have said BA
  could not afford contributions much above current levels and could not use all
  its cash reserves to pay off all the deficit because it would put the "long
  term viability of BA in jeopardy".

- Under the proposal BA will pay around GBP250 million by 31 December and GBP550
  million in April next year. The payments are conditional upon acceptance of
  the proposals.

- In addition the company will provide financial guarantees to NAPS of GBP150
  million. These will fall away if the additional payments are made into the

-  NAPS has 33,794 active members, 20,269 deferred and 15,185 pensioners.

-  The airline closed NAPS to new members in 2003 but members continue to
   accrue benefits.

-  In 2003, the airline introduced British Airways' Retirement Plan (BARP)
   for new joiners, including chief executive Willie Walsh who joined in May
   2005. BARP is a defined contribution scheme.

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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