British Airways is to continue to operate an extremely limited schedule until June 2020 at the earliest.
BA’s parent company International Airlines Group has confirmed today, Thursday 2 April 2020, that its airlines will reduce capacity by 90% in April and May compared to 2019.
Here are the main changes to date:
All flights at London City airport are suspended until the end of April at the earliest.
This is due to the closure of the airport. BA has also suspended London City – New York JFK until 1 September 2020.
No BA flights will operate at London Gatwick airport until the end of April at the earliest.
Runway operations for scheduled flights are also limited to eight hours a day, between 14:00 and 22:00.
At London Heathrow, all flights are operating from Terminal 5.
BA is operating a very limited schedule at London Heathrow. Long-haul routes still operating, but with significantly reduced frequencies, include Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Seattle, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo Haneda and Washington Dulles.
Flights are being operated with Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
Short-haul flights are limited to a very small number of flights to major UK & European cities.
Note this does not include any cargo only flights or flights chartered by the UK Government to bring Britons back home.
At the time of publication, BA has not processed schedule changes for May. However, a very large number of cancellations should be processed in the next two weeks.
Passengers can check the status of their bookings using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com
Other Airport Changes
All BA lounges worldwide are closed.
At Manchester, flights are operating at Terminal 1 due to the consolidation of flights at the airport.
At New York JFK, flights have temporarily transferred from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8.
Alliance & Codeshare Partners
BA’s main alliance and codeshare partners continue to operate skeleton schedules at London Heathrow.
American Airlines is currently flying once a day from London Heathrow to Dallas / Fort Worth and Miami.
AA plans to resume flights to London Heathrow from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham on 4 June. Charlotte will resume on 7 July. Phoenix will resume on 7 October. The inaugural flight from Boston is delayed until 25 October.
Finnair is flying from London Heathrow to Helsinki twice daily.
Iberia continues to fly from London Heathrow and Madrid.
Japan Airlines continues to fly from London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda.
Qatar Airways continues to fly from London Heathrow to Doha.Continue reading “British Airways Flight Plan – April & May 2020”