Air Belgium’s Airbus A340 aircraft is now a firm fixture at London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Having already wet-leased an Air Belgium aircraft to cover London Heathrow – Cairo, London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi and Dubai until the end of March, Air Belgium will cover one of BA’s twice daily return flights to Newark.
One return flight, BA185 & BA184 from London Heathrow to Newark, will be operated by Air Belgium from Monday 1 April to Saturday 8 June 2019.
The flight will be operated by an Air Belgium A340-300 aircraft.
The overall service standard should be similar to that of BA.
All passengers have the option of rebooking on to BA’s alternative return flights to Newark (BA189/188) as close to your original date of travel as possible.
Full refunds are not available to any passengers, except First Class passengers, unless allowed by the original fare rules.
First Class Passengers
There is no First Class cabin on Air Belgium aircraft.
Unless passengers rebook on to an alternative BA service, they will be downgraded to business class and receive a partial refund of their fare.
Passengers will still have a First Class baggage allowance, earn the Avios and Tier Points of the First Class fare, and have access to First Class ground facilities such as the Concorde Room at London Heathrow.
Alternatively, passengers can request a full refund.
Premium Economy Passengers
There is no premium economy cabin on Air Belgium aircraft.
Unless passengers rebook on to an alternative BA service, they will be downgraded to economy and receive a partial refund of their fare.
Passengers will retain their original baggage allowance and Avios earning entitlement. Some passengers may also be upgraded to business class.
Passengers can check the status of their booking using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com
Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.
American Airlines Codeshare
This flight is codeshared with American Airlines under flight numbers AA6148 / AA6147.
As American Airlines does not have regulatory approval to codeshare on BA flights operated by other airlines, AA passengers will have to rebook onto an alternative AA or BA service between London and New York.