London Air Travel's Atlantic Update – 29 January 2020

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British Airways Airbus A380 Heathrow
British Airways Airbus A380 Heathrow (Image Credit: Heathrow)

Hello and welcome to London Air Travel’s Atlantic Update providing a weekly bulletin on developments on transatlantic travel between Europe and North America. The Atlantic Update is published every Wednesday morning at 06:00 GMT.

BA Delays Boeing 787-10 Launch To Atlanta

In late 2019, BA announced that it would take delivery of the first of 12 Boeing 787-10 in January 2020, with the first route being London Heathrow – Atlanta in February 2020.

The new Boeing 787-10 aircraft does of course feature BA’s new Club Suite long-haul business class cabin. The entry of the aircraft into service appears to have been delayed. Online seat maps currently indicate that the Boeing 787-10 will now operate London Heathrow – Atlanta from Tuesday 10 March 2020. However, this may be subject to change at short notice.

BA Deploys The Airbus A380 To Las Vegas

As was announced last week, BA will fly its Airbus A380 aircraft from London Heathrow to Las Vegas for the first time in January 2021.

This is to coincide with the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Schedules currently indicate that A380 will operate the route (flights BA275/BA274) from Saturday 2 January 2021 to Sunday 10 January 2021.

Andy Byford Resigns

Andy Byford has resigned as President of New York City Transit.

Andy was recruited to turn around New York’s rapidly deteriorating Subway system which has long been caught between the dysfunctional management of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City & State politics.

Even though Andy was recruited by the Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo, the two figures have clashed with the Governor reportedly bristled by Andy receiving public plaudits for having started to turn around the Subway’s performance. The breaking point appears to have been a reduced role for Andy.

News of the resignation was first reported by Politico and Gothamist looks at why this is bad news for New York.

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