BA to invest ‘millions’ in staff training at London Heathrow

As part of a continued commitment to put customers at the heart of its business, British Airways has recently announced a multi-million pounds investment in training for its staff at Heathrow – beginning with its customer service hosts at its flagship home, Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

The investment is part of the airline’s plan to have the most skilled, responsive and flexible customer team of any major hub airport.

As part of a new approach, between now and next summer a huge training operation will get underway to enable every host to help customers across a range of different areas – from ticketing, to re-booking, changing reservations, finding delayed luggage or providing up to date flight information.

Klaus Goersch, BA’s Chief Operating Officer said: “This will change the service we deliver at Heathrow, but at its heart, this is a really simple idea.

It’s about trusting our people and empowering them – giving them everything they need to provide the very best service to our customers.

We’re encouraging our hosts to treat customers as they would their own family, and to own and resolve issues on the spot. It’s this exceptional customer service that will set us apart from other airlines.”