British Airways News & Operational Updates

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Flight Disruption & Schedule Changes

BA flights are subject to change due to staff shortages and airport capacity restrictions.

All short haul flights from Heathrow are off sale until Tuesday 16 August.

Blanket or selective ticket sale restrictions are likely to continue for the rest of the summer.

Passengers with journeys due to be completed by 30 September can change their dates and destinations, but a fare difference and change fee may apply. Full details are on

BA is updating is schedules for the winter season which starts on Sunday 30 October. Full details of known changes are here.

BA Long Haul Flights

Please see here for a full guide to BA’s long haul route network. Routes operating at Heathrow in August are:

USA: Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark, New York JFK, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Washington Dulles

Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

North Atlantic: Bermuda

Caribbean: Barbados, Grand Cayman, Nassau

Central & South America: Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo

Africa: Abuja, Accra, Cairo, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi

Middle East: Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Tel Aviv

South & Central Asia: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Mumbai, New Delhi

Far East: Singapore

Australia: Sydney

Long haul routes operating at Gatwick are:

USA: New York JFK, Orlando, Tampa

Caribbean: Antigua, Grenada, Kingston, Port of Spain, Providenciales, Punta Cana, Saint Lucia, St Kitts, Trinidad & Tobago

Central & South America: Cancun

Indian Ocean: Mauritius

BA Short Haul Flights

At London City summer seasonal routes to Barcelona, Guernsey, Jersey, Mahon, Quimper, Santorini, Skiathos, Split and Thessaloniki have launched.

At Gatwick BA has launched all planned routes for the summer. The airline is yet to confirm its winter schedule.

At Heathrow all summer seasonal routes have launched including Newquay, Pristina, Ponta Delgada and Terceira Island.

BA Ground Services & Lounges

At Gatwick & Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, all BA lounges are open.

At Terminal 5, BA has added a dedicated check-in area for World Traveller Plus passengers at Zone G.

BA has reopened all lounges that it planned to. A large number closed permanently during COVID-19, including Amsterdam Schiphol.

Full details of the latest openings, closures and refurbishments by BA and its Oneworld alliance partners are on our dedicated lounge news page.

Alliance & Codeshare Partner Airlines

At Heathrow, BA’s Oneworld alliance partners American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian, SriLankan and Qantas operate from Terminal 3.

Qatar Airways has moved back to Terminal 4. Terminal 5 is now exclusively occupied by BA.

BA Aircraft Guides

Please see our guides to BA’s short haul and long haul fleets with details of new aircraft deliveries and refurbishment plans.

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