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British Airways Collage August 2021

British Airways schedules remain subject to change at short notice in light of reduced demand and changing travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world.

All routes are subject to temporary suspensions, frequency reductions and ad hoc cancellations.

British Airways Long Haul Flights

Please see here for a full list of BA’s long haul route network. Routes planned to operate at London Heathrow in January include:

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

Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

North Atlantic: Bermuda

Caribbean: Barbados, Grand Cayman, Nassau, Providenciales, Saint Lucia

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, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Tel Aviv

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

Far East: Singapore (VTL flights only)

Long haul flights operating at London Gatwick include:

USA: Tampa

Caribbean: Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Kingston, Montego Bay, Port of Spain, Punta Cana, Saint Lucia, St Kitts

Central & South America: Cancun, San Jose Costa Rica

Indian Ocean: Mauritius

Middle East: Doha

British Airways Short Haul Flights

BA is operating a limited short haul schedule throughout the winter season. Please see here for a full list of BA’s short haul route network.

A number of short haul routes are suspended until February / March. These include Basel, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Brussels, Inverness, Krakow, Luxembourg, Marseille, Naples, Pisa, Porto, Rotterdam, Seville, Sofia, Stuttgart, Verona and Zagreb.

BA CityFlyer is operating flights from London City Airport to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Berlin, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Zurich.

Short haul flights at Gatwick are suspended until Tuesday 29 March 2022. This is except for a daily flight to Glasgow.

BA will launch weekly flights from July 2022 from London Heathrow to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island and Terceira Island in The Azores.

British Airways Ground Services & Lounges

At Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, most BA departure lounges are open for all passengers who are entitled to access the lounges. The Terminal 5 arrivals lounge reopened on Monday 10 January 2022.

Also at Heathrow Terminal 3, BA’s Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific and Qantas have reopened their lounges, with limited opening hours.

BA operated lounges at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are open.

In mainland Europe, BA’s lounges at Geneva, Milan Linate and Rome Fiumicino airports are open.

In the US, BA lounges at Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Houston, Newark, New York JFK (Club lounge, First lounge and Concorde Room), San Francisco, Seattle, Washington Dulles airports are open. The BA lounge at Philadelphia is still closed. The shared Oneworld alliance lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal Los Angeles has reopened.

Elsewhere, BA lounges at Cape Town, Dubai and Johannesburg are open

BA lounges at Amsterdam and Singapore airports are closed.

Full details of lounge facilities for BA passengers at all airports, including alternatives where BA lounges are closed, are available on the Oneworld alliance website.

British Airways Fleet Guides

Please see here for our guides to BA’s short haul and long haul fleets and how these have been impacted by COVID-19.

Oneworld Alliance & Codeshare Partner Airlines

BA’s Oneworld alliance and codeshare partners American Airlines (New York JFK only), China Southern Airlines, Iberia and Qatar Airways are currently operating from Heathrow Terminal 5.

BA’s alliance partners American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Sri Lankan and Qantas Airways are operating from Terminal 3.

All other airlines at Heathrow are operating departing flights from either Terminals 2 & 3.

BA’s franchise partner, Comair, has resumed flights within Southern Africa. SUN-AIR, which operates flights to Billund from London City, has suspended all scheduled fights until late March 2022 at the earliest.

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