Leigh Day lawyer Nichola Marshall said today that pilot Simon Wood was able to abuse the girls because of his employment with the airline and the company's community outreach work.
British Airways said it was shocked and horrified by the allegations, which the company said appeared to be related to activities "entirely outside the scope of his employment with British Airways." The airline extended its sympathies to the victims.
Wood was struck by a train and died two weeks before he was to appear in court last August. He had faced charges of indecent assault and making and possessing child pornography.