British Airways is to launch a new route from London Heathrow to San Jose in California from Monday 4 May 2016.
The airline will fly daily to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using a four class Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft.
This route will be the only direct link between San Jose, California and Europe. It is consistent with the airline opening new North American destinations that are not served by any other European airline. It is also the second new BA route after Austin, Texas to use the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from launch.
San Jose will be the fourth city in California to be served by British Airways after Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. It is also one of a growing number of new transatlantic routes from London Heathrow following the launch of Salt Lake City by Delta.
BA’s four class Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner will feature 8 first class seats, 42 Club World business class seats, 39 World Traveller Plus premium economy seats and 127 World Traveller economy seats.
The Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner will debut on BA on London Heathrow – Dehli from 25 October 2015. The Club World business class and World Traveller Plus cabins will be as found on the current Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner. The World Traveller economy seat will be slightly wider and the First Class seat is expected to be a modified version of BA’s current First Class seat.
Flights will go on sale at ba.com from Thursday 27 August. The route can also be booked as a codeshare with American Airlines.
Based on the performance of other new BA transatlantic routes from London Heathrow in recent years (Las Vegas, San Diego and Austin) we expect it will perform strongly.
A PDF summary of the new route and San Jose’s location is available from British Airways’ trade site.
Flight BA279 Depart London Heathrow 15:15 – Arrive San Jose 18:05
Flight BA278 Depart San Jose 20:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 14:05
Coincidentally, BA also launches a new route from London Gatwick to San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO) on the same day which is not to be confused with San Jose, California (airport code SJC).