British Airways is to launch a new direct route from London Heathrow to Santiago, Chile from Tuesday 3 January 2017.
The airline will fly to Santiago (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport) four times a week from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using its Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, offering four classes of travel (First Class, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy, and World Traveller economy).
This route will be the longest direct flight on BA’s network with a flight time of 14 hours and 40 minutes.
It will also be BA’s fifth direct destination in Latin America after Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Lima.
BA previously flew to Santiago between 1993 and 1999, initially via a stop in Sao Paulo and then Buenos Aires.
Santiago is a hub of BA’s Oneworld alliance partner LATAM. The two airlines have recently applied to operate a joint-venture on flights between Europe and Latin America. We expect that onward connections on LATAM flights from Santiago may become available in due course.
It will also be possible to “mix and match” direct flights between London Heathrow and Santiago and daily indirect flights via Madrid on Iberia which can be booked as a codeshare with BA.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com BA has also produced a summary PDF document for the new route launch.
London Heathrow – Santiago
Flight BA251 Depart London Heathrow 22:00 – Arrive Santiago 09:45 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Flight BA250 Depart Santiago 17:30 – Arrive London Heathrow 10:50 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
(Schedule is indicative and may vary by season.)