As the UK government continues to play whack-a-mole with quarantine restrictions on inbound travellers, hopes of an orderly return to short-haul travel in Europe have been dashed.
BA’s subsidiary BA CityFlyer is currently operating a limited schedule from London City Airport.
This includes routes to Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The airline is also operating summer seasonal routes to Bergerac, Florence, Ibiza, Mahon, Nice, and Palma de Mallorca.
Seasonal routes to Mykonos, Quimper, San Sebastian, Santorini, Skiathos and Split are not operating this year.
BA CityFlyer had planned to reinstate many year-round routes from late August and early September. These have now been pushed back. The earliest dates for these routes are:
Amsterdam – Monday 5 October 2020
Berlin Tegel – Monday 7 September 2020
Dusseldorf – Monday 21 September 2020
Frankfurt – Monday 7 September 2020
Geneva – Sunday 4 October 2020
Milan Linate – Sunday 25 October 2020
Munich – Sunday 4 October 2020
Prague – Sunday 4 October 2020
Rome Fiumicino – Sunday 4 October 2020
Rotterdam – Sunday 4 October 2020
Venice – Monday 5 October 2020
Zurich – Monday 7 September 2020
BA has also delayed the launch of Belfast City. Whilst this was never given a published launch date, timetables indicate it has been postponed from Tuesday 1 September to Monday 7 September.
BA’s franchise partner SUN-AIR has repeatedly delayed the reinstatement of its route to Billund. The earliest expected date is Monday 21 September.
Loganair will stop operating London City – Isle of Man as a wet lease for BA on 1 September and will sell and operate this route in its own right.
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. You will need to call BA to secure this. Alternatively, passengers can rebook onto alternative services at London Heathrow. Any consequential costs such as ground transportation will be at passengers’ expense. Passengers can check the status of their booking using the Manage By Booking tool on ba.com
As ever, in current circumstances, everything is subject to change at short notice.