British Airways News & Operational Updates

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Picture of British Airways cabin crew, "A British Original" British Airways Advertising Campaign, by Uncommon London, October 2022.
“A British Original” British Airways Advertising Campaign, by Uncommon London, October 2022

Flight Disruption & Schedule Changes

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

BA is transferring short haul aircraft to its new subsidiary airline at Gatwick, BA EuroFlyer. The first aircraft, registration G-GATL, transferred in early December. This and future aircraft bear the decal “Operated by BA EuroFlyer Ltd.”

A number of winter seasonal routes have resumed including Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Salzburg.

BA Long Haul Flights

Please see here for a full guide to BA’s long haul route network. Routes operating at Heathrow in 2023 are:

USA: Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Cincinnati (from 5 June 2023), Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark, New York JFK, 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, Providenciales

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

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

Indian Ocean: The Maldives

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

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

Far East: Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo Haneda

Australia: Sydney

Long haul routes operating at Gatwick are:

USA: New York JFK, Orlando, Tampa

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

Central & South America: Cancun, San Jose Costa Rica

Africa: Cape Town

Indian Ocean: Mauritius

BA Short Haul Flights

BA has updated its schedules for the winter & summer 2023 seasons.

At Gatwick Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Salzburg have returned for the winter.

At London City BA has suspended Guernsey, Luxembourg, Mahon, Milan Malpensa and Santorini.

Winter flights at Heathrow continue to be affected by capacity constraints. A new route to Florence launches 16 April 2023.

BA Ground Services & Lounges

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

BA has reopened all lounges that it planned to. A 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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