British Airways to make tactical long-haul cancellations during the Winter 2014/2015 season

British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group, released its half year results last Friday.

The results were, overall, very positive. All three IAG airlines (BA, Iberia, and Vueling) reported increased profits year on year.

However, IAG, did sound a note of caution. The group will moderate planned capacity growth for the rest of the year with BA and Iberia in particular shaving off a couple of per cent of their growth.

In the case of BA, this will not be done by way of route suspensions or cancellations, but by tactical cancellations of flights during quiet periods.

This is certainly nothing new. However, we do seem to be learning about such cancellations much earlier and they recover relatively longer periods.

Here are some cancellations we have been made aware of:

London Gatwick

BA’s thrice weekly London Gatwick – Las Vegas (BA2277, BA2276) service will be suspended from 3 December 2014 to 11 March 2015. Affected passengers can be accommodated on BA’s daily service from London Heathrow to Las Vegas. More details on BA’s trade site.

London Heathrow

The following service reductions apply from 26 October 2014 to 29 March 2015.

BA’s service to Accra in Ghana is reduced from 11 flights a week to a daily service. BA79 London Heathrow – Accra on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and BA80 Accra – London Heathrow on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are cancelled.

BA’s daily service to Montreal is reduced to from a daily service to six flights a week. BA95 London Heathrow – Montreal and BA94 London Heathrow – Montreal is cancelled on Tuesdays.

BA’s service to New York JFK is reduced from 62 flights to 56 flights a week. BA181 London Heathrow – New York JFK Monday to Saturdays cancelled as is BA180 New York JFK – London Heathrow Tuesday to Sunday is cancelled.

BA’s service to New York Newark is reduced from 20 to 19 flights a week. BA187 London Heathrow – Newark and BA186 Newark – London Heathrow is cancelled on Mondays.

More details are on BA’s trade website and there is the possibility of more cancellation information in the coming months.

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