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COVID-19

BA is operating a limited number of short-haul and long-haul routes until August 2020.

Here are details of BA’s flight plan for July 2020.

Passengers due to fly up to Monday 31 August 2020 can exchange the value of their booking for a voucher which can be used for travel up to 30 April 2022. Full details of this policy are available from BA.

Passengers making new bookings up to 31 August for travel up to 30 April 2021 have the flexibility to change their bookings, with no change fees.

BA has switched all flights from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. Check-in opens at a later time of 05:30. Fast Track security at Heathrow is closed.

All other airlines at Heathrow, apart from American Airlines, BA and Iberia, are operating from Terminal 2.

BA CityFlyer will restart routes from London City to Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca from Friday 10 July.

At Gatwick, some long-haul flights will resume at Gatwick from Friday 17 July..

Short-haul flights will not resume at Gatwick until September 2020 at the earliest. BA has transferred many short-haul routes from Gatwick to Heathrow for July and August 2020.

These include Alicante, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Catania, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Funchal, Genoa, Jersey, Kos, Lanzarote, Malta, Menorca, Naples, Paphos, Porto, Salzburg, Seville, Thessaloniki and Verona.

Flights on overlapping routes such as Faro, Ibiza, Palma, Rhodes and Tenerife have also been transferred to Heathrow.

Some short-haul routes have not transferred to Heathrow. Flights to Gran Canaria and Milan Bergamo have been suspended until late October 2020. Flights from Gatwick to Antalya will not resume until summer 2021. Almeria has been permanently suspended.

BA’s franchise partner Comair, which operates flights within Africa, has suspended all flights up to and including 31 October 2020.

BA has reopened some of its lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. All other BA lounges worldwide are closed. Restaurant and retail outlets at Heathrow are beginning to reopen.

General guidance for passengers due to fly with BA in the coming months is available on the BA website, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

BA require all passengers to wear face masks at the airport and on board aircraft. Passengers should be prepared to replace these every four hours.

Food and beverage on all flights is reduced with a limited service in all cabins. Pre-ordered special meals are not available.

BA has permanently suspended routes from London Heathrow to Beirut, Leeds-Bradford and Moscow Sheremetyevo. Routes to Calgary and Charleston are also suspended for the summer 2020 season. Further route suspensions are likely.

New aircraft deliveries are delayed. The retirement of the Boeing 747, originally planned for 2024, is likely to be accelerated. Two Boeing 777-200 aircraft have been converted from passenger to cargo-only use.

Here are more of our latest posts on British Airways:

British Airways Disruption

The latest information on disruption to BA flights due to Coronavirus:

British Airways London Heathrow Long-Haul

The latest news on BA’s long-haul routes at London Heathrow:

British Airways London Heathrow Short-Haul

The latest news on BA’s short-haul routes at London Heathrow:

British Airways London Heathrow Ground Services

The latest news on ground service developments at London Heathrow Terminals 3 & 5.

British Airways London Gatwick

The latest news on ground service & route developments at London Gatwick.

British Airways London City

The latest news on route developments at London City.

British Airways First Class

BA operates First Class on a large number of long-haul routes at London Heathrow and some routes at London Gatwick. BA is currently in the process of reducing the size of the cabin on Boeing 777 aircraft to 8 seats.

British Airways Club World

Club World is the brand name for BA’s long-haul business class. BA is currently in the process of fitting its “Club Suite” to Heathrow based long-haul aircraft.

British Airways World Traveller Plus

World Traveller Plus is the brand name for BA’s long-haul premium economy cabin.

British Airways World Traveller

World Traveller is the brand name for BA’s long-haul premium economy cabin.

British Airways Club Europe

Club Europe is the brand name for BA’s short-haul business class cabin.

British Airways Euro Traveller

Euro Traveller is the brand name for BA’s short-haul economy cabin.

British Airways In-Flight Connectivity & Entertainment

BA is in the process of rolling out WiFi across its short and long-haul fleet.

British Airways Alliance & Codeshare Partners

BA is a member of the Oneword alliance. It operates joint-businesses with a number of alliance members. It also has codeshare

British Airways Lounges

The latest news on BA’s plans to refurbish its lounges

British Airways At New York JFK

New York JFK Terminal 7 is the home of BA at JFK. In 2022, BA is expected to co-locate with American Airlines at Terminal 8.

British Airways Fleet Plans

Our annual guide to BA’s plans to refurbish and renew its fleet.

British Airways Airbus A350 Fleet & Operations

BA is in the process of taking delivery of up to 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft at London Heathrow.

British Airways Airbus A380 Fleet & Operations

BA operates a fleet of 12 Airbus A380 aircraft at London Heathrow.

British Airways Boeing 747 Fleet & Operations

BA operates around 30 Boeing 747 aircraft at London Heathrow. It expects to retire its last aircraft in February 2024. However, this may be accelerated when the long-term impact of COVID-19 becomes certain.

British Airways Boeing 777 Fleet & Operations

BA operates 12 Boeing 777-300 aircraft at London Heathrow and over 40 Boeing 777-200 aircraft across London Gatwick and Heathrow.

BA has recently refurbished its Gatwick based aircraft and is now in the process of refurbishing Heathrow based aircraft. BA also has 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft on order.

British Airways Boeing 787 Fleet & Operations

BA operates a fleet of 12 Boeing 787-8 and 18 Boeing 787-9 aircraft at London Heathrow. It is also due to take delivery of 12 Boeing 787-10 aircraft from March 2020.

British Airways Advertising & Branding

The latest on advertising campaigns from BA.

British Airways Centenary

In 2019, BA celebrated its centenary.

We published a 100 part series on the airline and its predecessors which you can view in numerical order, by theme or by decade. BA also marked the occasion with a number of special aircraft liveries and promotions.