BRITISH Airways has celebrated a number of exciting changes in the past year with new food, flights and sustainability deals.

Last year, the UK flag carrier was one of the leading airlines for introducing many of the new procedures required during the pandemic, being the first UK airline to introduce a mobile travel health app.

As travel gets back to normal – and families are heading on their first long-deserved holiday in years – there are lots of things that are new for British Airways passengers.

This includes a new partnership with chef Tom Kerridge as part of their Speedbird cafe.

Options include a ham hock and smoked cheddar and brie plowman’s, as well as a vegan spiced cauliflower tortilla wrap and chicken, bacon and celery brioche bun.

First class and Club World passengers can now enjoy a roast dinner in the sky for the first time too.

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The BA lounges have also been improved, with new bespoke cocktails launched last year with mixologist Mr Lyan while this year saw the addition of Ryan Reynolds' Aviation American Gin, both on flights and in US lounges.

Tired? There are their 40 Winks nap pods in the lounges too.

Despite a difficult year for travel, BA launched a number of new flight routes in 2021.

British Airways announced new routes from London City to Jersey and Gibraltar, as well as to London Heathrow to Poland, Latvia and Romania.

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Next year remains exciting for BA as well – with more routes from London Gatwick to Orlando, Vancouver and Las Vegas from March 2023, along with new London Heathrow to the Maldives flights.

Sustainability in the aviation industry remains a huge project for BA right now.

Last year also saw their sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) drive using Lanzajet's US plant to power flights as well as began development of hydrogen-powered planes.

The airline said they are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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