British Airways winter 2019 long-haul service updates

British Airways winter 2019 long-haul service updates

British Airways has released a series of scheduled changes for selected long-haul flights operating from London Heathrow this winter. The updates reflect the 2019/20 winter season from 27 October 2019 and also include changes to operating aircraft. The changes are detailed below: London Heathrow – Austin effective 29 Oct 19; day 2 service operated by 777-200ER instead of -300ER London Heathrow – Bangalore 27 Oct 19 – 31 Dec 19; 787-9 replaces 3-class 777-200ER London Heathrow – Boston BA203/202 on…

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British Airways to launch direct flights to Osaka-Kansai

British Airways to launch direct flights to Osaka-Kansai

British Airways has announced the launch of a new direct service to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport from next spring. The airline will operate a four-per-week service from London Heathrow to Japan’s second largest city, with flights set to take off from 31 March 2019. British Airways previously operated a service to Osaka via Tokyo, however, the route was pulled in 1998. The reintroduction of the route will see British Airways become the only airline to…

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British Airways launches route to Kos from Gatwick

British Airways launches route to Kos from Gatwick

British Airways has announced the launch of a new seasonal route to the Greek island of Kos. The airline will run a thrice weekly service to the island, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays with BA’s fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. British Airways previously operated its summer flight to Kos from Heathrow, however the service was pulled late last year. The route is set to resume on 15 May and will run through…

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Ryanair launches new London routes for summer 2019

Ryanair launches new London routes for summer 2019

Ryanair has announced an expanded London schedule for the summer 2019 season. The carrier announced 23 brand new routes from four different London airports, offering a 5 per cent increase in passengers to a forecast 26 million per year. The new routes include Kiev, Lviv, and Nantes from Stansted, as well as Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork, and Malaga from Luton. London Southend saw the biggest increase in routes, with Bilbao, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dublin, Faro, and…

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Jet2 unveils major recruitment drive ahead of expansion

Jet2 unveils major recruitment drive ahead of expansion

Jet2 has launched a major recruitment drive ahead of a planned 12 per cent capacity increase next summer. The budget airline and package operator is set to create 3,000 jobs in the UK and Europe, with over 2,000 roles at the company’s nine UK bases spread across ground operations, cabin crew, and flight deck positions. The announcement comes as the airline continues its expansion strategy following a strong summer 2018 season. Next summer, Jet2 will…

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Qantas drops 747 from LAX, adjusts US route network

Qantas drops 747 from LAX, adjusts US route network

Australian flag carrier Qantas is set to remove the Boeing 747 from flights to Los Angeles from December 2018. The move sees the ageing aircraft advance one step closer to retirement, with all jumbo jets on the route to be replaced by the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December, Tuesday’s Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 service (QF11/QF12) will be replaced by an Airbus A380, which will complete the roster of daily A380 services…

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British Airways to launch non-stop flights to the Seychelles

British Airways to launch non-stop flights to the Seychelles

British Airways announced this morning the launch of a new service from London to the Seychelles. From 24 March 2018, customers will be able to fly direct from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to the island of Mahé, making BA the only airline offering a non-stop service between the UK and the Seychelles. The flights will be operated by BA’s fleet of 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and will run two times a week. Flights will depart from Heathrow…

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Flight cancellations could cost Ryanair up to €25m

Flight cancellations could cost Ryanair up to €25m

Low-cost carrier Ryanair’s move to cancel around 50 flights per day over the next six weeks is likely to cost the airline up to €25m (£22.2m) in compensation payouts and other costs. Over the weekend, the Irish carrier scrapped well over 100 flights as a result of what chief executive Michael O’Leary has called “a mess of our own making” in planning pilot rostering. Ryanair has now written to 400,000 passengers to tell them that…

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United to launch Edinburgh-Washington route

United to launch Edinburgh-Washington route

United Airlines announced this morning its plan to launch a seasonal route between Washington and Edinburgh. The Boeing 757-operated service will launch from Washington Dulles on 23 May 2018, running until 4 October. It will join United’s year-round Newark route from the Scottish capital and its summer-only Chicago flight. The flight from Edinburgh will take eight hours, departing at 12:40 and arriving at 15:40 (EST). The inbound service will take a shorter seven hours 15…

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British Airways to launch Gatwick flights to Toronto and Las Vegas

British Airways to launch Gatwick flights to Toronto and Las Vegas

British Airways has announced it will be adding two new transatlantic flights to its summer 2018 schedule from London Gatwick to Toronto and Las Vegas. Flights to Las Vegas will be taking to the skies from 27 March and Toronto from 1 May. Both services are seasonal and will operate three times per week. British Airways already operates flights to both Las Vegas and Toronto from its main hub, Heathrow, but the move to now launch…

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