BA enjoys millennium boost

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BRITISH AIRWAYS has enjoyed a millennium airlift with bookings over the period up by 150 per cent on the same time last year.

Nearly half a million seats have been booked on its flights. The most popular destinations are New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Barbados. Bob Ayling, BA's chief executive (pictured), said the bookings underlined public confidence in flying over the millennium period, despite concerns over the impact of the year 2000 computer bug. Last week Thomson Holidays said Benidorm was its most popular millennium destination.