The British Airways Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol airport will not reopen as a BA lounge.
The lounge has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst all other BA lounges worldwide have reopened or have been confirmed as closed, this lounge has remained as “temporarily closed”.
Eligible BA passengers at Amsterdam can continue to use the Aspire lounge.
The BA lounge was part of the Priority Pass lounge access scheme. It is likely that another operator will take over the lounge.
Any passengers due to travel from Heathrow up to Monday 25 July 2022 can rebook to an alternative BA operated flight to the same destination within 12 months of the date of travel. This includes flights from other London airports.
Alternatively passengers who do not wish to travel can request a voucher for travel up to 30 September 2023. Full refunds are only possible if allowed under the original fare rules.
BA has periodically introduced this policy for short haul flights, particularly at weekends.
It now applies to both short and long haul flights at Heathrow until 25 July.
British Airways has suspended its route from London Gatwick to Manchester.
The daily connection between Gatwick and Manchester is suspended from Sunday 30 October 2022.
The route which is operated by Heathrow based aircraft & crews as a “W pattern” has a troubled history. It was originally due to start in March 2021. It was delayed by a year. It is now suspended entirely.
BA has now reached a new agreement with the GMB and Unite trade unions. This will be subject to a ballot by their members. As this will come with a recommendation to accept the offer, there should be a vote in favour.
British Airways franchise partner SUN-AIR will restart flights from London City airport to Billund on Monday 5 September 2022.
SUN-AIR is BA’s last remaining franchise partner following the collapse of Comair. It had suspended all scheduled flights due to COVID-19. The airline is operating a charter flight between Manchester, Cambridge and Gothenburg.
SUN-AIR will fly between London City and Billund up to 6 times weekly between Monday and Thursday.
British Airways has moved a number of short & long haul routes back from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to 5.
The changes have been applied today, Tuesday 28 June, with effect from Tuesday 12 July 2022.
The airline had made a number of route moves between Terminals 3 & 5 at the start of the summer season in March. Many of these have now been reversed.
It is quite unusual for BA to move routes during the middle of the season and at short notice. This is possibly due to congestion at Terminal 3 and schedule cuts which enable more routes to be accommodated at Terminal 5.