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British Airways celebrates 90th anniversary

British Airways, which has flown under many names in its history of flying, celebrated its 90th anniversary on August 25.

The national airline was known as Air Transport & Travel Lt when it launched its first daily international air service from London to Paris on August 25 1919.

The airline has played an important part in British history – the Queen made her first appearance on British soil as monarch on the steps of a British Airways plane after the death of her father.

To mark the anniversary, crystal company Swarovski is loaning the airline a giant bejewelled Union Jack flag which will be in the arrivals lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.