British Airways will continue to operate long haul flights at London Heathrow Terminal 3 throughout the winter season.
The airline is in the process of restarting long haul flights at the terminal following a two year absence. It moved flights to Barbados, Nairobi and Orlando from Terminal 5 to 3 on 30 March 2022.
Flights to Accra, Austin, Las Vegas, Phoenix and São Paulo – Buenos Aires follow shortly on 25 April.
This was intended to be for the summer season only, to allow American Airlines to move Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami to Terminal 5 for the summer.
It has now been extended to the winter season, which begins on Sunday 30 October 2022, for many routes. BA has today, Thursday 21 April, updated its timetables.
Austin, Las Vegas, Nairobi, Phoenix and Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires are due remain at Terminal 3 for the winter.
Accra, Barbados and Orlando are due to revert back to Terminal 5 from Sunday 30 October.
Atlanta and Bahrain will also move from Terminal 5 to 3 for the first time from 30 October.
There are upsides and downsides to this. Passengers with connections may have to change terminals.
On the other hand passengers do have a choice of the Cathay Pacific and Qantas departure lounges and the American Airlines arrivals lounge at Terminal 3.
Short Haul Route Transfers
In terms of short haul routes, many routes are due to switch back between terminals from Sunday 30 October.
Bucharest, Faro, Gothenburg, Lyon, Naples, Oslo, Porto, Toulouse and Valencia are currently due to move back from Terminal 3 to 5.
Barcelona, Hannover and Sofia are currently due to move back from Terminal 5 to 3.
As the winter season is around six months away, many more changes are possible in the interim.