Hello and welcome to the The Atlantic Update for Wednesday 25 April 2018, providing a weekly bulletin on developments on transatlantic travel between Europe and North America. The Atlantic Update is published every Wednesday morning at 06:00 BST.
BA and Virgin Atlantic cancel Boeing 787 flights
A recent Federal Aviation Administration Directive on Boeing 787 aircraft with certain models of Rolls Royce engine is having an impact on flight schedules and operations for both BA and Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow.
BA has cancelled select flights from London Heathrow to Baltimore, Newark and San Jose. It has also cancelled flights to Los Angeles, including one daily flight, for the entirety of May 2018.
Here are known BA cancellations in recent days:
BA281 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles, and the return BA280, is cancelled on Sunday 22 April 2018.
BA279 from London Heathrow to San Jose, and the return BA278, is cancelled on Monday 23 April 2018.
BA185 from London Heathrow to Newark, and the return BA184, is cancelled on Tuesday 24 April 2018.
BA229 from London Heathrow to Baltimore, and the return BA228, is cancelled on Wednesday 25 April 2018.
BA189 from London Heathrow to Newark, and the return BA188, is cancelled on Thursday 26 April 2018.
BA281 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles, and the return BA280, is cancelled for the period Tuesday 1 May 2018 to Thursday 31 May 2018.
Here are known Virgin Atlantic cancellations in recent days:
VS7 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles, and the return VS8, is cancelled on Sunday 22 April 2018.
VS45 from London Heathrow to New York JFK, and the return, VS46, is cancelled on Tuesday 24 April 2018.
There have also been some equipment changes to Virgin Atlantic flights. For example, VS107 from London Heathrow to Seattle has been operated with an Airbus A330 in recent days.
This issue has been affecting both airlines for some time, particularly Virgin Atlantic which has had to lease in aircraft, and is likely to run for some months.
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