BA launches new route from London Heathrow to The Seychelles

British Airways will fly direct from London Heathrow to The Seychelles twice weekly from Saturday 24 March 2018.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 First Class (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Boeing 787-9 First Class (Image Credit: British Airways)

BA has today announced a new route from London Heathrow to The Seychelles. The airline will fly to Seychelles International Airport twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Saturday 24 March 2018.

The route will be operated by a four class Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner with First Class, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy, and World Traveller economy cabins. Flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

This will be the only direct route from London to The Seychelles. It will also be the first time BA has flown to The Seychelles in approximately 15 years. It previously flew to The Seychelles via Nairobi.

This is one of many former routes that BA has reinstated thanks to the Boeing 787. Others include Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago. BA is also due to launch Nashville in May of next year.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

London – The Seychelles

Flight BA63 Depart London Heathrow 17:50 – Arrive The Seychelles 07:00
Flight BA62 Depart The Seychelles 09:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 16:20

(Precise timings may vary by season.)

BA has also prepared a PDF briefing.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Wednesday 13 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday 13 September.

Hurricane Irma – Miami Beach (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Wednesday 13 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2156 St Kitts and Antigua to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and St Kitts is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is is scheduled to operate.

Norwegian

Flight DY7045 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to operate.

Flight DY7046 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Tuesday 12 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Tuesday 12 September.

Hurricane Irma – Miami Beach (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Tuesday 12 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA226 Atlanta to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA227 London Heathrow to Atlanta is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2156 Tobago and Antigua to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and Tobago is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is cancelled.

Norwegian

Flight DY7057 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight DY7058 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS103 London Heathrow to Atlanta is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS104 Atlanta to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Monday 11 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Monday 11 September.

Hurricane Irma - Naples (Credit: MSNBC)
Hurricane Irma – Naples (Credit: MSNBC)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida, The Caribbean and Atlanta on Monday 11 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA226 Atlanta to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA227 London Heathrow to Atlanta is cancelled.

Flight BA253 London Heathrow to Nassau and Grand Cayman is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA252 Grand Cayman and Nassau to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is cancelled.

Flight BA2168 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2169 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Norwegian

Flight DY7045 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Flight DY7046 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS103 London Heathrow to Atlanta is cancelled.

Flight VS104 Atlanta to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight VS63 London Gatwick to Havana is cancelled.

Flight VS64 Havana to London Gatwick is cancelled.

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Sunday 10 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Sunday 10 September.

Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Sunday 10 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

There are extensive cancellations to Miami, Orlando and Tampa as these airports have suspended commercial operations.

Please see our Hurricane Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA253 London Heathrow to Grand Cayman via Nassau has been rerouted will operate direct from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman only.

Flight BA252 Grand Cayman to London Heathrow via Nassau has been rerouted and will not stop at Nassau.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2157 Antigua to Providenciales is cancelled.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is cancelled.

Flight BA2256 Providenciales to Antigua is cancelled.

Norwegian

Flight DY7058 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Saturday 9 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Saturday 9 September.

Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Saturday 9 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurricane Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

There are extensive cancellations to Antigua and Miami as well as cancellations and retimed flights to Orlando and Tampa.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 15:35 rather than 17:35.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 09:20 rather than 11:20.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 16:45 rather than 19:55.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and St Kitts is cancelled.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick has been retimed to an earlier departure of 17:00 rather than 18:20.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa has been retimed to an earlier departure of 10:35 rather than 11:35.

Flight BA2169 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Flight BA2168 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2256 St Kitts and Antigua to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Norwegian – London Gatwick

Flight DY7057 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick will depart at the earlier time of 16:00 rather than 18:10.

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick will depart at the earlier time of 16:30 rather than 18:25.

Flight VS33 London Gatwick to Antigua is cancelled.

Flight VS34 Antigua to London Gatwick is cancelled.

For more flight information please see our dedicated Hurricane Irma page.

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma: Airline rebooking policies

Here are details of rebooking policies of American Airlines, BA, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic in response to Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma - Naples (Credit: MSNBC)
Hurricane Irma – Naples – Sunday 10 September(Credit: MSNBC)

In response to Hurricand Irma, here are the published rebooking policies by airline.  Given the very fluid situation and unknown extent of disruption both the dates of flights eligible for proactive rebooking may change and the date up to which you can rebook may change (as they have already done) in the coming days.

Please note that if you have booked a tour package via a travel agent, the options below may not apply and you should contact your travel agent directly.

It is also worth noting that if you are due to fly via Miami on BA or Virgin to another destination in the Americas it is worth exploring an alternative routing via the hubs of their partner airlines.

BA has extensive codeshares with Iberia from Madrid and American Airlines from hubs such as Dallas Forth Worth and New York JFK.  Virgin also has extensive codeshares with Delta from hubs such as Atlanta and New York JFK.

If your flight is cancelled you will be entitled to a full refund and reimbursement of reasonable incidental expenses.  If your flight is operating but you choose to rebook to an alternative date/destination any consequential costs may not be met by the airline.

It’s also worth noting that many smaller hotels / guest houses in Florida have already closed for business until next week.  Larger properties have also waived change / cancellation fees.

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