Air Belgium to operate Heathrow – Cairo for British Airways

Air Belgium is to operate London Heathrow Cairo for British Airways from 18 August to 31 October 2019.

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Air Belgium Airbus A340 aircraft

British Airways continues to wet lease an Airbus A340 aircraft from Air Belgium at London Heathrow.

One return flight, BA185 & BA184 from Heathrow to Newark is currently operated by Air Belgium until Saturday 8 June 2019.

Another return flight, BA93 & BA92 from Heathrow to Toronto, will be operated by Air Belgium from Sunday 9 June to Saturday 17 August 2019.

Heathrow – Cairo Wet Lease

The wet lease has now been extended to Cairo.

BA155 from London Heathrow to Cairo will be operated by Air Belgium from Sunday 18 August 2019 to Thursday 31 October 2019.

BA154 from Cairo to London Heathrow will be operated by Air Belgium from Monday 19 August 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019.

The flight will be operated by an Air Belgium A340-300 aircraft.

The route is currently operated by a three class Boeing 777-200 and was due to switch to a Boeing 787 for the winter season, instead of a two class Airbus A321, as per last winter.

The overall service standard on Air Belgium should be similar to that of BA.

Rebooking Options

All passengers have the option of rebooking on to BA’s alternative return flights from Heathrow to Cairo as close to your original date of travel as possible.

Full refunds are not available, except for Club World and World Traveller Plus passengers, unless allowed by the original fare rules.

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

Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.

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