BA100: 50. Former British Airways Routes

100 Years Of British Airways: Medium and long-haul destinations no longer served by BA.

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British Airways, "The World's Favourite Airline", 1983.
British Airways, “The World’s Favourite Airline”, 1983.

This article was first published in the summer of 2019 as part of a 100 part series on the history of BA and its predecessor airlines. You can read the full series in numerical order, by theme or by decade.

There are now very many destinations in the world no longer served BA.

Some route suspensions were prompted by economic events such as the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. Geopolitical events and security concerns have also caused a number of suspensions, notably Baghdad and Basra.

Many former routes were 1/2/3 stop flights which are now more economically served by connections to alliance and codeshare partners. BA also suspended a very large number of former BMED/bmi routes after its acquisition in 2012.

COVID-19, which saw the abrupt retirement of BA’s Boeing 747 fleet, resulted in many long-haul routes formerly operated by the Boeing 787 aircraft suspended.

Medium and long-haul routes suspended by BA since its formation in 1974 include (minus a few omissions no doubt!):

North America

Anchorage
Calgary
Charleston
Charlotte
Detroit
Fort Lauderdale
Oakland
Pittsburgh
Portland (planned launch postponed due to COVID-19)

BOAC and BA used to fly to Tokyo via Anchorage:

Central & South America

Bogota
Caracas
Lima
San Juan

Africa

Abidjan
Addis Ababa
Agadir
Banjul
Casablanca
Dar es Salaam
Douala
Durban
Entebbe
Freetown
Gaborone
Harare
Khartoum
Kinshasa
Lilongwe
Luanda
Lusaka
Luxor
Monrovia
Tripoli

The Middle East & Asia

Abu Dhabi
Almaty
Baghdad
Baku
Basra
Beirut
Bishkek
Damascus
Damman
Dhaka
Jakarta
Jeddah
Karachi
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Muscat
Nagoya
Osaka
Seoul
Taipei
Tbilisi
Tehran
Yerevan

Indian Ocean

The Seychelles

India

Amritsar
Kolkatta

Australia & New Zealand

Adelaide
Auckland
Brisbane
Christchurch
Melbourne
Perth

You can read the full series from our 100 part series on the history of BA in numerical order, by theme or by decade.

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3 thoughts on “BA100: 50. Former British Airways Routes”

  1. I’ve really enjoyed the BA100 series of post and am very grateful for the time and effort it must have required to compile them.

    On this post (and also on the recent post about India), may I suggest that Dhaka should not be catergorised as India (maybe South Asia instead) as it is in Bangladesh.

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