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British Airways has suspended its summer seasonal long-haul routes from London Heathrow to Calgary and Charleston for 2020.
These routes were due to operate until October 2020. Both Calgary and Charleston are currently scheduled to resume from Sunday 28 March 2021. This is of course subject to change.
BA has also delayed the planned launch of its new route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from Monday 1 June to Wednesday 2 September 2020 at the earliest.
The suspension of Charleston was first reported by The Post and Courier Charleston and hat-tip to SeanM1997 on Twitter for details of Calgary and Portland.
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. You will need to call BA to secure this. You can check the status of your booking using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com. If you cancel your flight through ba.com you will be given a voucher which can be exchanged for travel up to and including 30 April 2022.
At present, BA is operating a very limited long-haul schedule from London Heathrow Terminal 5. The airline had planned a “meaningful” return of flights from July.
The UK government is expected to announce details of a mandatory 14 day quarantine period for passengers arriving in the UK at its daily public briefing on COVID-19 at 17:00 BST today. This is likely to prompt all airlines to review their schedules for the summer.
Update December 2020:
These routes have been permanently suspended as part wide-ranging changes to BA’s long-haul network.