Qatar Airways is to operate selected British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Delhi, Kuwait & Muscat between June and August 2018.
This is in response to additional maintenance requirements to the engines of BA’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet which has already resulted in extensive cancellations to Doha as well as Los Angeles, San Jose and Tokyo Narita.
Flights operated by Qatar Airways will be operated by Qatar Airways A330 aircraft and its pilots and cabin crew. The aircraft will not have a First Class or premium economy cabin. In addition, there will be differences to special meals and other aspects the in-flight service. All flights will continue to operate from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Rebooking options are available to passengers, including on alternative routes and airlines. However, these depend on which cabin you are booked in.
Please note this guidance is based on BA’s advice first issued to the travel trade on Monday 4 June 2018. It has already been subject to change and will no doubt continue to be so.
Affected Routes & Flights
Qatar Airways will operate BA’s daily Boeing 787-9 service to Delhi:
Flight BA143 London Heathrow – Delhi (Saturday 9 June – Monday 20 August 2018)
Flight BA142 Delhi – London Heathrow (Sunday 10 June – Tuesday 21 August 2018)
BA will continue to operate flights BA256 and BA257 between London and Delhi with a Boeing 777-200.
Qatar Airways will operate BA’s daily Boeing 777-200 service to Kuwait:
Flight BA157 London Heathrow to Kuwait (Saturday 9 June – Saturday 30 June 2018)
Flight BA156 Kuwait to London Heathrow (Sunday 10 June – Sunday 1 July 2018)
Qatar Airways will operate BA’s daily Boeing 787-9 service to Muscat:
Flight BA79 London Heathrow to Muscat (Saturday 9 June – Monday 20 August 2018)
Flight BA80 Muscat to London Heathrow (Sunday 10 June – Tuesday 21 August 2018)
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