British Airways announces cities to receive new aircraft in 2014
NEW YORK, NY – British Airways confirms the next routes for its new A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners and increases frequencies to select cities as part of the airline’s 2014 summer schedule (March 30, 2014).
The new A380 will begin flying from Washington Dulles International
Airport to London Heathrow on September 1, 2014. The aircraft is
already flying from Los Angeles and Hong Kong direct to London and will
start services between London and Johannesburg in February 2014.
In North America the new Boeing 787s will fly nonstop to London from
Austin beginning March 3, Philadelphia beginning June 5 and Calgary
from July 5, 2014.
Across the British Airways network, the 787s will also launch to
Hyderabad from March 30 and Chengdu from May 5, 2014.
Sean Doyle, Americas’ Executive Vice President for British Airways,
said: “This is great news for the Americas region. Los Angeles was the
first destination for our A380 and we’ll be moving to a double daily
A380 service in April. We also have our 787s on our Newark and Toronto
routes and to add Washington, Philadelphia, Austin and Calgary to our
network of new aircraft shows the importance of this market.
We’re receiving great customer feedback and I’m delighted that we are
able to showcase our new aircraft and new interiors to more customers
across North America.”
Network Service Increases
— Mexico City will benefit from an increase from five to six services a
week from April 27.
— British Airways will increase the number of flights to Chengdu from
three to five a week (from May 5, 2014).
— From May 6, Tokyo Haneda will move from five a week to daily flights and
will be re-timed to a more convenient 8.50am departure from Haneda.
— Cape Town will gain an extra three Boeing 777-200ER flights a week
through South Africa’s cooler winter season (the Northern Hemisphere’s
summer) taking it from a daily service to 10 flights a week and
accommodating an additional 219 customers in four cabins.
These flights will all be available for sale from yesterday. Customers
wishing to book should go to ba.com or call 800 AIRWAYS (247-9297).
British Airways is investing more than GBP5bn in new aircraft, smarter
cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to make life more
comfortable in the air and on the ground.