The summer will mark a significant expansion of BA’s transatlantic route network at London Heathrow to a near pre-COVID-19 state.
The Airbus A380 will return to many routes for the first time. As is to be expected, many routes to Asia are still suspended.
Here are the main schedule changes for the summer season, which officially runs from Sunday 27 March to Saturday 29 October 2022.
Readers can keep up to date with route changes throughout the season with our dedicated page for BA’s long haul route network.
Two years later than planned, BA will launch a new route to Portland, Oregon from 3 June.
Flights operate five times weekly with Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
After an absence of two years, BA returns to Sydney, via Singapore, on 27 March.
This comes just before Singapore eases travel restrictions and ends its Vaccinated Travel Lane programme on 31 March. Flights will operate with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft for the first time, rather than a Boeing 777-300.
On transatlantic routes, BA is due to return to Pittsburgh for the first time since COVID-19 on 3 June.
San Jose, California is also due to return on 13 June, but this has been pushed back many times before.
Other transatlantic routes due to return having been suspended for the winter are:
Baltimore – 2 May
Nashville – 9 May
New Orleans – 26 April
Calgary remains suspended.
Staying with transatlantic flights, BA adds a day flight from Newark from 6 June. This will initially operate for the summer only. BA’s day flight from Boston also returns on 28 March.
BA aims to operate all flights to Newark and New York JFK with Boeing 777 aircraft fitted with the Club Suite.
BA will also provisionally reinstate a second daily flight to Houston and Seattle from 8 May.
Airbus A380 Flights
The Airbus A380 will operate on a number of transatlantic routes throughout the summer:
Boston – BA213 & BA212 from 9 May to 29 October
Chicago O’Hare – BA295 & BA294 from 1 June to 29 October
Dallas / Fort Worth – BA193 & BA192 from 1 July to 29 October
San Francisco – BA287 & BA286 from 1 May to 29 October
Vancouver – BA85 & BA84 from 1 June to 25 September
Washington Dulles – BA293 and BA292 from 27 March to 29 October
BA will also continue to operate the A380 to Miami daily on flights BA209 & B208. It will also continue to fly to Dubai, but will move from BA105 / BA104 to BA107 / BA106 on 27 March up to 8 May.
A380 flights will also end on Johannesburg until 1 August when they return on flights BA55 / BA56.
Hong Kong and Tokyo Haneda are currently suspended due to operating constraints.
These are suspended until 29 May, but it is highly likely this will be extended. Bangkok also remains suspended until the winter season.
Winter seasonal flights to Saint Lucia end on 26 March. The Maldives is also suspended for the summer from 29 April.
BA will restart long haul flights at Terminal 3 for the first time since COVID-19. This is initially for the summer season only.
Flights will move from Terminal 5 in two tranches. Barbados, Nairobi and Orlando move on 30 March.
Accra, Austin, Las Vegas, Phoenix, São Paulo – Buenos Aires move on 25 April.
Flights to Islamabad with move to Gatwick from 27 March. Providenciales will also move back to Gatwick.
Alliance & Codeshare Partners
From 27 March, American will move all flights to Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami from Terminal 3 to 5 for the summer season.
American already operates all flights to New York JFK from Terminal 5.
BA’s codeshare with Japan Airlines between Europe and Japan is reinstated from 27 March.