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Mon, 11 October 2021

British Airways to Resume Airbus A380 Flights

British Airways will welcome back its first A380 aircraft in November and operate its biggest schedule since March 2020, with additional services to cities across the globe, including the US.

BAs A380 will initially operate to a number of short-haul destinations to allow for crew service familiarisation in November, shortly followed by flights to Miami and Los Angeles in the US, as well as Dubai in December.

BA is expected to return four of its twelve A380s to service initially, and plans to operate flights to 23 US airports this winter, with up to 246 flights per week.

British Airways Airbus A380 reg: G-XLEE. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Across its US network, BA will increase the number of flights it operates with services to city destinations including New York, which will initially be grow to five per day, followed by eight in December.

The airline will also be operating double-daily services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Miami and Toronto, as well as daily services to Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Vancouver.

In addition to frequency increases, in October and November British Airways will restart services to Austin, Orlando, Tampa, San Diego, Las Vegas and Baltimore.

In December, the airline plans to resume flights to Nashville and New Orleans.

Closer to home, British Airways has increased flights to a number of short-haul destinations by adding 13,000 more seats to holiday hot spots for families to get away this October.

Popular leisure destinations Marrakech and Dalaman will appear on flight schedules again in time for October half-term, and brand-new services to the Turkish resort of Antalya will also be launching.

Looking ahead to the winter, BA will restart flights to a number of ski destinations including Innsbruck, Grenoble and Salzburg from December.

To help customers get away for some much-needed summer sun this Christmas, British Airways is extending its Caribbean programme with 12 services per week to Barbados and nine each to Antigua and St Lucia, which will be split across Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Flights to popular luxury Indian Ocean destinations, Maldives and Mauritius, will also be increasing to ten and six per week over the Christmas period.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways Director of Network and Alliances, said, This is an exciting time for British Airways and our customers as we see borders re-opening. With welcome news from the US, we are dramatically increasing flights and bringing home some of our A380s to give our customers as many options as possible. Elsewhere across our network we are also adding additional services to destinations all over the world, to ensure our customers can take advantage of a much-needed holiday.

Elsewhere across its short-haul network British Airways will be increasing flights year-round to key European cities with 48 weekly services to Amsterdam, 33 to Geneva, 35 to Dublin, 28 to Milan and 21 to Berlin, Paris and Rome.

British Airways subsidiary BA City Flyer, is expected to operate a schedule of 43 flights a week to Edinburgh, 33 to Dublin, 25 to Glasgow, 18 to Belfast, 16 to Amsterdam, 15 to Rotterdam, 15 to Berlin, 12 to Frankfurt, 12 to Dusseldorf and 11 to Zurich.

The airline is also set to launch a new route from Belfast to Birmingham, as well as new ski destination Salzburg, from London City and Southampton.

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