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Who we are

We are the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief, and our aim is to help tackle poverty in the communities which we fly to through raising funds.

A partnership with Comic Relief


This has been the goal of Comic Relief sine 1985 and they have been working towards this by raising millions of pounds through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.

Flying Start loves to participate in these events but it doesn’t stop there – we fundraise all year round through on board donations from our customers and lots of fun and unique events around the business.

Making a difference globally

Through Comic Relief, British Airways can help to make a difference in the communities which we fly to all around the world.

How we raise money

British Airways colleagues from all over the business can become Flying Start champions. Their support is crucial in raising funds through on-board collections as well as individual and groups challenges such as skydives and sponsored cycles.

Our customers are also crucial in raising these funds through their generosity on-board and through our website.

We are always delighted for people, internal and external to the business, to get involved in Flying Start. Please contact us if you have a fundraising idea – we would love to hear it.