David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7257 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1471 times:
Not related to this thread but they are adding another 2 flights per week on the CPT-LHR route from this winter. Strangely enough, their press release announcing these additional flights says "SAA’s ability to increase flights between Britain and South Africa depended on the availability of early morning slots at Heathrow.".
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
BA intend to switch their South African and Tokyo flights to T1
Quote from BA's website:-
Another change for the winter 2003 season is that British Airways’ flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg and Tokyo will operate from Heathrow’s Terminal 1 instead of Terminal 4 from October 26, 2003. Both these routes have a high number of transfer passengers, many of whom will no longer have to swap terminals at Heathrow for their connecting flights.
This is the first phase of British Airways’ flight switches between Heathrow terminals which will help make better use of the existing facilities prior to the opening of Terminal 5 in 2008.
To support these additional longhaul services, a major programme of infrastructure improvements is taking place at Terminal 1 including new lounges and check-in facilities.
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Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Indeed, airlines from 'pariah' states such as SAA and El Al run from T1, to keep crews and passengers apart, in SAA's case from Kenya Airways, Nigeria Airways, Ghana Airways et al; and in El Al's case from MEA, Royal Jordanian, Iranair et al.
The usual long haul terminal is of course T3.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5859 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
On a side note, I think BA also operated a few other flights from T3, that has since been moved to T4. But I can't remember which ones it were. Is there a more enlightened member who knows what routes it were?
United01 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2003, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
BA still operate both LHR-MIA flights from T3, until recently both PHL flights plus Lagos and I think Cape Town also were at T3. BTW I think I read somewhere that BA want to move a few more of their flights around, ie to T1 to improve connections until T5 is built.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
BA's MIA flights use T3 in order to reduce the load on T4 and to ensure adequate executive facilities for the many upper-end pax who fly the route. The issue of connections has been considered and is the reason that flights to Johannesburg and Tokyo will move to T1 later this year (or early next year), with other flights to follow.
Indeed, SAA's use of T1 was for security reasons during the apartheid era. Though that is now over it may not be easily possible for it to move elsewhere - plus its many regular pax would be used to it being there. For similar security reasons, Cyprus and El Al use T1.