British Airways is in the process of firming up its schedules for the winter travel season, which officially starts on Sunday 28 October 2018.
Here are details of schedule and terminal changes for London Heathrow. Further announcements are expected, particularly at London Gatwick where BA is yet to announce how many of the slots it has acquired from Monarch will be used in the winter.
Please note the details below are based on announcements by BA to the travel trade and our own enquiries on third party subscription services. Not all updates may be updated on ba.com at the time of publication.
New Long-Haul Routes
BA will fly direct to Durban three times a week from Monday 29 October 2018.
New Short-Haul Routes
BA will fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport from Sunday 28 October 2018. More details here.
BA’s daily service to Calgary is suspended from 28 October 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019. More details here.
BA’s weekly service to Luanda is suspended from Thursday 7 June 2018. More details here.
BA’s twice weekly service to Palermo is suspended from the winter season. Affected passengers can be rebooked on to Air Italy via Milan or Vueling via Rome or Barcelona. Note that neither airline offers business class to Palermo.
BA’s service to Tehran is suspended from Saturday 22 September. More details here.
Turin was planned to resume twice weekly from Sunday 16 December 2018 to Saturday 30 March 2019. However, the route has been cancelled. Passengers will be re-accommodated on BA flights from Gatwick.
Winter Seasonal Routes
BA will fly to Marrakech four times a week Thursday – Sunday from 28 October 2018 until Saturday 30 March 2019, complementing its existing service from Gatwick.
Salzburg resumes, four times weekly from Sunday 16 December 2018 to Saturday 30 March 2019.
Summer Seasonal Route Suspensions
Almeria ends on Saturday 27 October 2018. This route will transfer to Gatwick for the summer 2019 season.
Brindisi ends on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Chania ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Corfu ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Faro ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Figari Sud-Corse Corsica ends on Sunday 7 October 2018.
Ibiza ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Kalamata ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Kefalonia ends on Saturday 6 October 2018.
Murcia ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Mykonos ends Sunday 30 September 2018.
Nantes ends on Sunday 2 September 2018.
Olbia ends on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Palma ends on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Pula ends on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Santorini ends on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Split ends on Friday 28 September 2018.
Zakynthos ends on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Flights to Warsaw move from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Long-Haul Aircraft Changes
Airbus A380 flights
Three times weekly Airbus A380 flights to Boston end on Friday 26 October 2018.
Daily Airbus A380 flights to Chicago O’Hare end on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Daily Airbus A380 flights to Vancouver end on Sunday 30 September 2018.
Twice daily Airbus A380 flights to Johannesburg resume on 28 October 2018.
Daily Airbus A380 flights to Miami resume on 28 October 2018.
BA’s daily Airbus A380 service between Heathrow and Hong Kong will change from flights BA31 & BA32 to BA27 & BA28 from 28 October 2018.
Other aircraft changes
BA’s daily service to Austin switches from a Boeing 747 to a four class Boeing 777.
BA’s daily service to San Diego switches from a Boeing 777-300 to a Boeing 747.
Long-Haul Frequency Changes
Dallas Fort-Worth decreases from a daily service to 6 flights per week.
Johannesburg increases from a twice daily service to 18 flights a week, with the extra flights operated with a Boeing 787.
Las Vegas decreases from 10 times weekly to daily from 27 October 2018.
Miami increases to three times daily flights.
Nashville changes from Mon, Weds, Fri & Sat to Tues, Weds, Fri & Sun
Nassau – Grand Cayman – changes from Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun to Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sun
Sao Paulo 2 additional weekly flights on Thursday and Sunday from Thursday 1 November 2018.
Short-Haul Frequency Increases
Barcelona – From 46 to 53 flights a week
Budapest – From 20 to 23 flights a week
Berlin – From 53 to 55 flights a week
Gibraltar – From 9 to 13 flights a week
Larnaca – From 7 to 10 flights a week
Las Palmas – From 1 flight to 2 a week
Lyon – From 21 to 23 flights a week
Malaga – From 4 to 6 flights a week
Prague – From 27 to 34 flights a week
Rome – From 41 to 42 flights a week
Vienna – From 34 to 36 flights a week
Zurich – From 42 to 44 flights a week
Short-Haul Frequency Decreases
Aberdeen – From 53 to 47 flights a week
Bilbao – From 14 to 7 flights a week
Frankfurt – From 46 to 45 flights a week
Glasgow – From 60 to 58 flights a week
Newcastle – From 41 to 34 flights a week
Paris Charles de Gaulle – From 53 to 47 flights a week
Reykjavik – From 14 to 11 flights a week
Stuttgart – From 14 to 13 flights a week
Stockholm – From 34 to 33 flights a week
Warsaw – From 14 to 13 flights a week
Other Short-Haul Changes
Innsbruck – Wednesday flight changes to Tuesday.
Luxembourg – Reduces by one flight on Saturday with one additional Friday flight.