British Airways pledges support for DDS members
British Airways has become the first airline to pledge support for the military community and their families by signing up to the UK Armed Forces Covenant.
British Airways recognises it has an important role to play in supporting the Armed Forces and their families. It has also committed to giving Reservists and military spouses in its employment the flexibility they need to allow for deployment or training schedules, and also to support Service Leavers moving into civilian roles.
To demonstrate its commitment to the Armed Forces past and present, the airline is offering a 10 per cent discount on all fares across its global network of near 200 destinations.
The discount is available to all Serving Armed Forces, Reservists, Spouses of Serving Personnel, Forces Veterans, MoD Civil Servants, War widowers and Cadet Forces (over 16) from today (November 2, 2016) and can be booked exclusively through Defence Discount Service.
British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz, said: “This discount recognises the great service given by the men and women of the Armed Forces; we hope that it will make their well-earned holiday time with their families easier and cheaper.
“We have strong links with the Armed Forces and our work-force includes many veterans and serving Reservists. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant we are demonstrating our respect for the hard work and dedication of our Servicemen and women, veterans and their families.
“We’re proud to show our support.”