British Airways Ends Non-Stop Buenos Aires Flights

British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires will operate via Sao Paulo from Sunday 31 March 2021.

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British Airways Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft
British Airways Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways’ service from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires will operate via Sao Paulo from Sunday 28 March 2021.

The last non-stop service from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires is currently scheduled to operate on Friday 26 March 2021.

As a consequence of the stop for one hour at Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the journey time from London Heathrow will increase from 14 hours to 15 hours and 40 minutes.

The flight numbers to / from Buenos Aires will also change from BA245 / BA244 to BA247 / BA246.

This is expected to continue until Sunday 31 October 2021 at the earliest. Long time BA flyers may remember that BA used to fly to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo many years ago. A non-stop service to Buenos Aires is likely to return when economic conditions allow.

Although BA did in the past sell tickets for Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires as a “Fifth Freedom” route, this is not on sale at the moment.

Passengers who do not wish to travel to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo do have the option of a full refund. Passengers can also rebook onto Iberia services to Buenos Aires via Madrid if they prefer.

Affected passengers can check the status of their bookings using the Manage My Booking tool and should contact BA or their travel agent.

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