British Airways is to temporarily transfer all short and long-haul flights currently scheduled to operate from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from Sunday 29 March 2020.
This follows a substantial reduction in BA’s schedules during April and May.
The transfer will take effect until mid-April at the earliest.
Given disruption to air travel from Coronavirus is likely to continue into the autumn, the transfer may well become prolonged, if not permanent.
Passengers with connections to / from BA and its partner airlines should bear in mind that the Minimum Connection Times for intra and inter-terminal transfers are different.
The Minimum Connection Time for T3-T5 connections is 90 minutes and for T5-T5 connections is 60 minutes.
These changes are showing on ba.com as of Monday 23 March. Passengers with connections should check their bookings to see they are compliant. There may also be some slight changes to flight times.
The affected list of routes is:
Accra, Cape Town, Las Vegas, Miami, Nairobi, Phoenix, San Diego, Vancouver
Barcelona, Billund, Bordeaux, Gibraltar, Hannover, Helsinki, Lisbon, Marseille, Palermo, Pisa, Prague, Pula, Zagreb
Note that many of these routes are temporarily suspended or are seasonal routes that are not yet operational.
Passengers who have booked with British Airways can check the status of their bookings using the Manage My Booking tool at ba.com
Passengers can contact BA if necessary. Given the volume of calls airlines are receiving and how fluid the situation is passengers are advised not to contact airlines unless they are due to travel in the next 72 hours.