British Airways Reinstates Suspended Routes

BA is expected to reinstate a number of temporarily suspended routes in late August and early September 2021.

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British Airways plans to reinstate a number of temporarily suspended long and short haul routes, principally at London Heathrow.

These will return from late August to early September. As ever in the current climate, the details given below are indicative and subject to change at short notice. There remains limited visibility on flight schedules.

You can keep up to date on all BA route network changes with our dedicated pages for its long haul and short haul network.

London Heathrow Long Haul

Whilst inbound travel restrictions to the US remain in place, BA is reinstating passenger flights on some transatlantic routes.

Flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to resume to Atlanta on Monday 30 August, Phoenix on Tuesday 31 August and Denver on Wednesday 1 September.

Existing transatlantic routes benefit from capacity increases. San Francisco and Seattle are now operating daily. Boston increases to twice daily from Friday 27. Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco and Washington Dulles increase to twice daily from Monday 30 August. New York JFK increases to four times daily from Monday 30 August.

The return of many other routes is likely to be dependent on the lifting of travel restrictions.

In Canada, BA is provisionally due to return to Vancouver on Tuesday 7 September and Montreal on Wednesday 8 September. Toronto Pearson also increases to twice daily from Friday 27 August.

To Africa and the Indian Ocean, flights to Nairobi are provisionally due to return on Saturday 4 September and Male on Friday 10 September.

London Heathrow Short Haul

A number of short-haul routes are due to return at Heathrow over the next two weeks:

Monday 23 August: Bologna, Frankfurt, Krakow
Wednesday 25 August: Budapest
Friday 27 August: Bilbao, Oslo
Saturday 28 August: Gran Canaria

Monday 30 August: Stuttgart, Vienna
Tuesday 31 August: Hannover
Friday 3 September: Brussels
Sunday 5 September: Seville

Some seasonal routes are not expected to return until 2022. These include Bastia, Cagliari, Olbia and Perugia.

London Heathrow Terminal Changes

BA is yet to confirm an official date for its return to Terminal 3.

Some short haul routes are expected to move from Terminal 5 to 3 between mid and late September 2021.

London Gatwick

BA is also yet to confirm its plans at Gatwick for the winter season. As this is nearly two months’ away, these should be confirmed shortly.

The airline should be able to cancel flights at Gatwick without forfeiting its airport slots. This means it is more likely than not that short haul flights will not restart at Gatwick until 2022.

London City

At London City, BA CityFlyer is provisionally due to restart year round routes to Amsterdam and Zurich on Sunday 5 September and Dublin on Monday 6 September.

The return of many other year round routes at London City such as Milan Linate, Munich, Prague, Rome and Venice is not expected for some months.

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