British Airways has suspended plans to launch a new route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon.
BA was due to launch the route on 1 June 2020 with the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This had been postponed until Wednesday 2 September 2020.
The route has today, Tuesday 21 July 2020, been taken off sale and removed from BA’s timetables entirely.
With no prospect of an imminent relaxation of travel restrictions to the US and reduced demand well into 2021, it is not surprising to see the launch of a new long-haul route postponed as they typically take a couple of years to establish themselves.
If your flight is cancelled you are entitled to a full refund. However, you will need to call BA to do this.
Passengers can also be re-accommodated via alternative BA gateways in North American and its codeshare partners Alaska Airlines and American Airlines. You can also choose to fly to a nearby BA destination in the US. However, any consequential costs will be at your own expense.
You can check the status of your booking using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com
BA has also suspended a number of other routes at London Heathrow including Beirut, Leeds-Bradford and Moscow Sheremetyevo. Routes to Calgary and Charleston are also suspended for the summer 2020 season. Further route suspensions are likely in the coming months.