British Airways Reinstates Heathrow Long-Haul Routes

BA reinstates more long-haul routes at London Heathrow in October, including daily flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (Image Credit: Heathrow)

British Airways will reinstate more long-haul routes in October as it gradually rebuilds its network at London Heathrow.

Routes that are confirmed as returning in October include:

Bahrain – 3 times weekly from 1 October
Cape Town -Daily from 1 October
Johannesburg – Daily from 1 October
Kuala Lumpur – 4 times weekly from 2 October
Montreal – 3 times weekly from 2 October
Riyadh – 3 times weekly from 1 October
The Seychelles – 2 times weekly from 10 October
Tokyo Haneda – 3 times weekly from 1 October

BA will also operate one-off flights to Grand Cayman on 1 and 15 October.

Passengers must comply with entry restrictions and route specific procedures which can include:

  1. Restrictions on entry based on citizenship and purpose of travel.
  2. Evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test.
  3. Completion and submission of a medical declaration before travel.
  4. Advance registration with overseas authorities.
  5. Some routes closing for sale up to 7 days before travel.
  6. Restrictions on transit passengers.

Links to country-by-country guidance and relevant forms that must be completed before departure are on ba.com

Some countries require forms to be completed and submitted to relevant authorities 24-72 hours before travel. Passengers who do not comply may be denied boarding.

Country guidance for UK travellers is also available from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Guidance for passengers arriving in the UK is available from the UK government.

Details of airport and on board procedures for BA flights are available at ba.com

This means that BA’s long-haul network at London Heathrow in October should be as follows:

Africa

Abuja
Accra
Cairo
Cape Town
Johannesburg
Lagos
Nairobi

Asia

Hong Kong
Islamabad
Kuala Lumpur
Lahore (new route from 12 October)
Shanghai
Singapore
Tokyo Haneda

Caribbean

Barbados

Central & South America

Buenos Aires
Mexico City
Sao Paulo

India

Bengaluru
Chennai
Delhi 
Hyderabad
Mumbai

Indian Ocean

Male (route transfers from Gatwick to Heathrow from 16 October)
The Seychelles (from 10 October)

Middle East

Bahrain
Dubai
Kuwait
Riyadh
Tel Aviv

North America

Atlanta
Boston
Chicago O’Hare
Dallas / Fort Worth
Grand Cayman
Houston
Los Angeles
Miami
Montreal
New York JFK
Orlando (from 25 October)
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Seattle 
Toronto
Washington Dulles

Further routes may be added throughout the month. In current circumstances, it is difficult to have more than two weeks’ visibility ahead.

Please see here for BA’s full route network from London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports for October 2020.

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