British Airways Sverige

Statement from British Airways

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 30, 2006 08:40 CET

British Airways has been advised that three of its Boeing 767 short haul aircraft have been identified by the UK government as part of the investigation into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

The airline was contacted last night (Tuesday, November 28) by the government. It has taken the three B767s out of service to enable forensic examination to be carried out.

The initial results of the forensic tests, which was confirmed late this afternoon, has shown very low traces of a radioactive substance onboard two of the three aircraft.

British Airways has been advised that this investigation is confined solely to these three B767 aircraft, which will remain out of service until further notice.

British Airways understands that from advice it has been given that the risk to public health is low.

The airline is in the process of making contact with customers who have travelled on flights operated by these aircraft, which operate within Europe.

The airline has published the flights affected on its website, www.ba.com, and customers on these flights who wish to receive further advice are advised to telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647. Only customers who have travelled on these specific flights are asked to telephone NHS Direct.



British Airways has set up a special helpline for customers and staff on

+44 191 211 3690 for international calls.



Further information will be released as it becomes available and information will be posted on the airline’s website.



För mer information,

Fredrik Gustafsson, Presskontakt för British Airways Sverige, tlf: 0733-01 73 19