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Travel British Airways plans to fly 29 long-haul routes in July, including 13 to North America

00:16  07 june  2020
00:16  07 june  2020 Source:   thepointsguy.com

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The airline will fly these long - haul and short- haul routes in July . In the first-quarter earnings call of International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns British Airways , CEO Willie Walsh said that the airline planned to make a “meaningful return to service” from July .

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British Airways is gearing up for a return to long-haul service. During the coronavirus lockdown, the carrier had mostly halted passenger flights, opting to operate necessary flights. However, as of July, the carrier appears to plan to pick service back up in a big way.

In the first-quarter earnings call of International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns British Airways, CEO Willie Walsh said that the airline planned to make a “meaningful return to service” from July. Based on route information collected by RoutesOnline, the carrier appears to resume 29 long-haul routes beginning in the month of July.

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British Airways in the last 24 hours gradually updated its planned long - haul operation for the month of July 2020, which sees additional service resumption. Planned operation as of 03JUN20 as follows. Planned operation remains subject to change, and may be impacted by various travel restrictions.

As of June 3, the 29 July routes break down as follows:

  • 13 to North America: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Mexico City (MEX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Washington, D.C. (IAD);
  • 5 to Africa: Accra (ACC), Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO);
  • 10 to Asia and the Middle East: Beijing (PKX), Delhi (DEL), Dubai (DXB), Hong Kong (HKG), Mumbai (BOM), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG), Singapore (SIN), Tel Aviv (TLV), Tokyo (HND); and
  • 1 to South America: Sao Paulo (GRU).
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Each of the routes that BA plans to resume for the month of July and beyond are subject to change.

Interestingly, RoutesOnline reports that BA’s route between LHR and Atlanta (ATL) will be operated by the carrier’s brand-new Boeing 787-10 aircraft. When the airline detailed its plans for the aircraft earlier this year, it said its first destination would be ATL. However, BA’s site doesn’t list the variation of the aircraft aside from 787.

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Also of note that for the month of July, BA will operate its Airbus A350 aircraft to Boston (BOS), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Washington, D.C. (IAD). The aircraft features the airline’s new business-class product, Club Suite.

Additionally, RoutesOnline has collected information as to BA’s planned resumption of domestic routes for the month of July. As of June 4, the airline plans to operate the following eight routes within the U.K. on the respective frequencies:

  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Aberdeen (ABZ): 14 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Belfast City (BHD): 14 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Edinburgh (EDI): 20 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Glasgow (GLA): 14 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Inverness (INV): 7 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Manchester (MAN): 14 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Newcastle (NCL): 7 weekly frequencies
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Newquay (NQY): 3 weekly frequencies effective July 18
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Earlier this month, British Airways unveiled that effective immediately, it was ceasing operations to Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).

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These routes — especially those that are long-haul — are a clear indication from British Airways that it plans to gradually resume operations. In IAG’s first-quarter earnings call in May, Walsh said that it expects its airlines to operate at about 45% of capacity by the third-quarter compared to the year prior. By the fourth-quarter, Walsh said he expects that figure to rise to about 70% capacity.

When the U.K. government unveiled its mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving international passengers, which takes effect as of June 8, the airline industry — including IAG — opposed it. Walsh went so far as to say that BA would reconsider its “meaningful return to service in July” because of it. However, given the routes that are showing now, it appears as though the airline is looking past the U.K.’s quarantine restrictions.

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On Thursday, fellow full-service U.K. carrier Virgin Atlantic formally unveiled its plans for a return to service. Beginning on July 20 and 21, the airline will begin flying between London Heathrow (LHR) and Hong Kong (HKG), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO) and Shanghai (PVG).

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