Summer 2020 News and Timetable Changes

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New Routes:
London Heathrow - Bodrum
London Heathrow - Dalaman
London Heathrow - Perugia
London Heathrow - Podgorica
London Heathrow - Pristina
London Heathrow - Rhodes

London Gatwick - Antalya
London Gatwick - Corfu

London City - San Sebastian

Glasgow - Palma


Cancelled Routes:
London Heathrow - Nantes

London Gatwick - Gibraltar
London Gatwick - Limoges

London City - Granada

Dublin - Manchester

Changes to BA London Heathrow long haul operations
(updated 20 Dec 2019)

Atlanta from 29MAR20 25FEB20: 787-10 replaces 777-200ER

Bangkok from 30JUN20: 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily (Selected dates in October 2020 operated by 787-8)

Beijing Daxing: 777-200ER replaces -300ER on following dates: 01SEP20 / 27SEP20 / 11OCT20 / 18OCT20

Boston from 29MAR20: BA215/214 mostly operated by 777-200ER (including new 4-class configuration) and 787-8, instead of 777-200ER/787-8/787-9

Buenos Aires from 07APR20 to 25MAY20: Service reduces from 7 to 6 weekly (5 weekly for week of 28APR20, 6 weekly 07OCT20 – 21OCT20)

Calgary: Service operates until 03OCT20 for summer 2020 season. 787-8/-9 operating

Chennai from 04APR20: 1 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8

Dallas Fort Worth from 01MAY20: 787-10 replaces 777-200ER

Delhi
  • from 29MAR20 to 31AUG20: BA143/142 747-400 replaces 777-200ER (No changes)
  • from 09SEP20: BA143/142 3-class 777-200ER replaces 4-class aircraft
Doha: 787-8 replaces -9 during following:
  • from 20MAY20 to 23MAY20 Wed and Sat
  • from 09OCT20 to 23OCT20: Wed and Fri
Dubai from 29MAR20: BA109/108 currently listed as 3-class 777-200ER service

Hong Kong: Temporary service reduction from 14 to 12-13 weekly, pending on operational period:
  • BA031/032 01JUN20 to 14JUN20: Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly, A380 operating
    BA027/028
  • from 11MAY20 to 26MAY20: Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
  • from 17AUG20 to 30AUG20: Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Houston from 29MAR20: Additional operational aircraft changes
  • BA195/194 747-400 replaced by 777-200ER / 787-9
    from 29MAR20 to 03AUG20: 777-200ER
    from 05AUG20 to 24OCT20 787-9 (Selected dates operated by 777-200ER: 12SEP20 / 13SEP20 / 20SEP20 / 21SEP20)
  • BA197/196 777-200ER/787-9 operating
    from 29MAR20 to 30MAY20: 787-9
    from 31MAY20 to 24OCT20: 777-200ER (787-9 19OCT20 – 21OCT20)
Hyderabad from 29MAR20: 4-5 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8

Los Angeles from 31MAY20 to 26JUN20: BA283/282 A380 replaces 747-400

Miami from 29MAR20: Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, BA211/210 cancelled

Mumbai from 29MAR20: Planned service reduction from 21 to 19 weekly. Latest aircraft adjustment for BA135/134 as follows:
  • from 29MAR20 to 04AUG20: 787-9 (Following scheduled with 787-8: 04APR20 / 11APR20 / 30JUN20 / 01JUL20 / 21JUL20 – 26JUL20, Day x14)
  • from 05AUG20 to 24OCT20: 777-200ER (Following scheduled with 787-9: 01SEP20 / 02SEP20 / 13SEP20 – 23SEP20 Day x14 / 04OCT20 – 24OCT20 Day x14)
  • BA139/138 from 29MAR20: 747-400 replaces 777-200ER
  • BA199/198 from 31MAY20 – 26JUN20: 747-400 replaces 777-200ER
Muscat Service operates from 01APR20 to 18APR20 for summer season

Nassau/Grand Cayman from 31MAR20: Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, 777-200ER operating (Except September)

Newark from 29MAR20: BA189/188 Day 7 operated by 3-class 777-200ER, instead of 4-class aircraft

New Orleans from 31MAR20: Increase from 5 to 6 weekly, new flight operates on Tuesdays (Except 12AUG20 – 01SEP20. Selected Tuesdays operated by 787-9, instead of -8)

New York JFK: 4-class 777-300ER (F8J76W40Y130) set to enter operation in 2020 Q3
  • BA175/116: 05SEP20 / 03OCT20 / 10OCT20 / 19OCT20 – 24OCT20
  • BA173/112: 01AUG20 – 24OCT20
  • BA115/176: 02SEP20 – 23OCT20 (Day x6)
  • BA113/114: 16OCT20 / 17OCT20
  • from 04APR20: BA115/176 cancelled on Saturdays (Overall service reduced from 56 to 55 weekly)
Philadelphia from 29MAR20: aircraft changes
  • BA067/066: A350-1000XWB replaces 747-400
  • BA069/068: 4-class 777-200ER continues to operate 3 weekly, instead of 1 weekly 787-9 and 2 weekly 777-200ER
Phoenix from 29MAR20: 747-400 continues to operate during summer season. Planned 777-300ER service revised to 25APR20 – 22JUN20, 30JUN20 – 24AUG20, 17OCT20 – 24OCT20

Riyadh from 24APR20 to 16MAY20: 777-200ER replaces 747-400

San Diego from 29MAR20: 747-400 continues operating in summer season, replacing 777-300ER in S19

San Jose CA from 29MAR20: 747-400 replaces 787-9, 1 daily

Seattle: BA049/048 747-400 replaced by following aircraft:
  • 29MAR20 – 30JUN20 4-class 777-200ER
  • 01JUL20 – 24OCT20 787-10
Seoul Incheon from 01SEP20: 787-9 replaces -8, First Class cabin not available for sale

Shanghai Pu Dong: Selected flights operated by 3-class 777-200ER, instead of 4-class aircraft

Singapore from 18MAY20 to 07JUN20: BA011/012 Reduces from 7 to 6 weekly, A380 operating

Tel Aviv from 29MAR20: BA167/166 currently listed as 3-class 777-200ER service

Tokyo Narita from 01JUL20: A350-1000XWB replaces 787-9 (Except Day 4 from LHR, Day 5 from NRT operated by 3-class 777-200ER.

Washington Dulles from 29MAR20: BA293/292 A350-1000XWB replaces 3-class 777-200ER
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:20 am
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Summer 2020 News and Timetable Changes

I thought I would make this thread so we have somewhere to talk about the upcoming changes for S20 and any new routes which may be launched.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:24 am
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I did see that BOD is decreasing from 10 to 9 flights per week, however It looks that it’ll be 7 weekly for most of the season.

The flight times are now pretty bad too, only 1 flight a week which isn’t an early morning departure, makes a city break harder.
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Old Dec 1, 19, 4:09 pm
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Just bumping BAeuro ’s thread. Could we see announcements this week?
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Old Dec 2, 19, 1:09 am
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Am I seeing LGW-DUB as a new route?
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Old Dec 2, 19, 1:59 am
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Am I seeing LGW-DUB as a new route?
Not really. Still operated by EI.
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Old Dec 2, 19, 2:27 am
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Not really. Still operated by EI.
https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...rd.-Report.pdf
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Originally Posted by andymcdonnell View Post
What are we supposed to be looking for?.

please don’t just post a bald link with no meaningful explanation.
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I'm excited to see where the A350 will be deployed next summer. Really hope this becomes apparent soon, especially if there is a sale in January.
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What are we supposed to be looking for?.

please don’t just post a bald link with no meaningful explanation.
For those that need to be spoon fed, page 7 shows “significant route changes” and lists BA LGW-DUB
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
What are we supposed to be looking for?.

please don’t just post a bald link with no meaningful explanation.
Page 7;

Significant Route Changes
British Airways NEW New route to ABD, AYT, CFU, DUB, UVF.
British Airways CANCELLED FLL, LIG, LYS.
So it seems we'll see new routes to Abadan (Iran), Antalya, Corfu, Dublin and Saint Lucia. This to me doesn't make sense, especially Abadan and Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is already served by BA while Abadan is a small airport in Iran that will no way get a direct flight to London. It may be ADB instead which is Izmir. Dublin is served 6 daily by EI so I don't see why would BA add more flights on the same route.
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Thank you BA6948 for your helpful reply.
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Page 7;



So it seems we'll see new routes to Abadan (Iran), Antalya, Corfu, Dublin and Saint Lucia. This to me doesn't make sense, especially Abadan and Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is already served by BA while Abadan is a small airport in Iran that will no way get a direct flight to London. It may be ADB instead which is Izmir. Dublin is served 6 daily by EI so I don't see why would BA add more flights on the same route.
Yes I think you're right and it's a typo. In the document it also mentions Corendon Airlines (which is Turkish) going to ADB as opposed to ABD.

Given the sanctions and BA not even willing to make Tehran work, it would be amazing if they decided to fly to some small airport in Iran no-one has ever heard of.
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LHR-EZE will have reduced services from once daily to I think 4 times per week. May be 5.
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I’m skeptical at these ACL new routes.

Although CFU could be a real possibility, DUB seems odd given that EI operate the route and BA fly from LHR and LCY.
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I’m surprised there are no new long haul routes from LHR next year, can we expect some?
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