Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: British Airways 2013 Christmas Get-Away

The management of British Airways has intimated this medium that Friday December 20 will see a peak of more than 115,000 customers getting away for the Christmas break across British Airways' network.

The busiest day for people returning home is Friday, January 3, when nearly 102,000 people will be flying with the airline.

On Christmas Day, British Airways cabin crew will be hosting 30,000 festive travellers across its network and serving them with thousands of turkey dinners and Christmas puddings.

One hundred and seventy-five British Airways planes will be taking off on December 25 and 955 pilots and 3,546 cabin crew will be working.

At least two million people will fly between December 16 and Sunday, January 5, 2014 from the airline's 166 destinations worldwide. The most popular destinations include: New York, Scotland and the Caribbean.

Customers may also come across British Airways staff with Christmas themed surnames including: two Christmases, one Claus, four Rudolphs, two Snowballs, five Yules and five Angels.

Looking to the new year, it was revealed that the airline is hailing Albuquerque (USA), Austin (USA), Johannesburg (South Africa), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Leeds(UK), Chengdu (China), Santorini (Greece), Glasgow (UK), Oporto (Portugal),Hong Kong (Greater China), Moscow (Russia), Mykonos (Greek Islands) and Malta as the places to be seen in 2014.

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