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BA Dropped Intl. Routes?  
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9849 times:

Was wondering about what international routes over the years BA has dropped and why?

They only (2) I can think of are:

LHR-MEL
LHR-SAN



Is BA looking to open new routes or old ones once they place there new a/c order this year or will slot restriction kill those plans?


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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9820 times:

Lilongwe
Montego Bay
Cancun
Havana
Charlotte
Pittsburgh
Seychelles
Perth
Kuala Lumpur
Dammam
Caracas
Bogota
Riyadh
Jeddah

To name a few.


User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9820 times:

LHR-KWI. I think it was dropped due to political unrest/safety concerns maybe? I think thats what they said!

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1405 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9797 times:

KWI is still operated. The list of dropped BA destinations is endless!

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7186 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9745 times:
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AA and BA both dropped TPE.


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9734 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Thread starter):
LHR-SAN

Throw LGW-SAN in on that one as well. The short runway at SAN being a huge factor in making such a flight unmanageable for the return to the U.K.:

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PIT would love to get virtually any Europe flight back. SLC would love any LON(LGW/LHR) flight.



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 2):
LHR-KWI. I think it was dropped due to political unrest/safety concerns maybe? I think thats what they said!

BA #157 1x daily. LHR-KWI.

[Edited 2007-05-17 21:25:13]


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User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9662 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 2):
LHR-KWI. I think it was dropped due to political unrest/safety concerns maybe? I think thats what they said!


BA #157 1x daily. LHR-KWI.

Oh, I meant Riyadh.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
Lilongwe
Montego Bay
Cancun
Havana
Charlotte
Pittsburgh
Seychelles
Perth
Kuala Lumpur
Dammam
Caracas
Bogota
Riyadh
Jeddah

When was Cancun operated? I'd say PIT would only love the BA flight back!


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9662 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):

BA #157 1x daily. LHR-KWI.

I flew KWI-LHR in January on their B772ER....good flight.. thumbsup 



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9653 times:

In the winter 1999/2000 timetable, BA started LGW-SJO with a stopover somewhere in the Carribean. The route was first operated with a DC-10 but was later upgraded to a 777. The route was sadly dropped after only six months, possibly because they couldn't make any money on it. There's speculation going on that BA may eventually return, though they seem to be happy with the current deal they have with AA, where BA passengers can connect at MIA if they want to fly to SJO.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9642 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Thread starter):
Is BA looking to open new routes or old ones once they place there new a/c order this year or will slot restriction kill those plans?

I'd love to think that a new large a/c order would bring back SAN...



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User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9616 times:

From London, the ones i can remember are:

Manilla
Osaka
Nagoya
Auckland
Riyadh
New Orleans
Durban
Seychelles

I believe Anchorage was also served but poss only as a tech stop.



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9539 times:

Little off topic, but I wonder how many have been added since say 2000?

Cheers BA787


User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9509 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 5):
Throw LGW-SAN in on that one as well. The short runway at SAN being a huge factor in making such a flight unmanageable for the return to the U.K.:

So what happened? It arrived in SAN and got stuck there? Shouldn't they've looked at how long the runway was beforehand?


flyTUITravel


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9509 times:

One route where I would love to see BA fly is LHR-KHI......I know most European carriers have stopped flying KHI (I've probably flown basically on all of them over the years), but I think this is a route BA could do potentially quite well with....especially if they can get good deals on landing rights, gates, etc....


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9509 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 5):
Throw LGW-SAN in on that one as well. The short runway at SAN being a huge factor in making such a flight unmanageable for the return to the U.K.:

So what happened? It arrived in SAN and got stuck there? Shouldn't they've looked at how long the runway was beforehand?


flyTUITravel


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9497 times:

Calgary, Edmonton -- tho Calgary is back as of last November.
I believe going to a daily 772, and AC will go to a 773 this summer as well as the A333.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineLan1981 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9480 times:

Fiji, Honululu, Addis Ababa, Abidjan, Durban, Damascus, Beirut, Amman, Almaty, Baku, Seoul, Santiago de Chile, Zagreb, Skopje...keep 'em coming!

New routes/revived routes: Calgary, Bangalore, Sarajevo, Reykjavik, Dresden, Tirana, Izmir.

New routes are on the cards (there may be a return to old routes) but we are short of aircraft at the moment.

[Edited 2007-05-17 22:19:44]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9460 times:

Honolulu and Nadi were dropped in the mid-1970s when BA eliminated their Transpacific services.

User currently offlineAlbird87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9443 times:

They use to fly LGW-SJU-GCM for a while on a 777 but they then stopped going to SJU and we now have the NAS-GCM segment (now also from LHR)

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9382 times:

ABJ was served 2/3 weekly T7 via ACC


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9382 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Thread starter):
Was wondering about what international routes over the years BA has dropped

Gabarone was also served by BA a few years ago. Did they ever fly to WDH directly from LON?



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9360 times:

Regarding the London to New Orleans service...

I know the flight actually terminated/originated in MEX.

Could BA carry revenue pax between MSY and MEX and vice versa?

[Edited 2007-05-17 22:37:19]

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9334 times:

MAN-LAX and some tranatlantic routes from BHX and GLA as well

Theres also plenty of short haul international dropped routes as well



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9272 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 9):
In the winter 1999/2000 timetable, BA started LGW-SJO with a stopover somewhere in the Carribean. The route was first operated with a DC-10 but was later upgraded to a 777. The route was sadly dropped after only six months, possibly because they couldn't make any money on it. There's speculation going on that BA may eventually return, though they seem to be happy with the current deal they have with AA, where BA passengers can connect at MIA if they want to fly to SJO.

I think that SJO flight was via SJU.
BA also did fly to PTY thrice weekly via KIN/NAS on VC-10, B707 and last on L1011.
IMHO, It'd more likely to see VS from LGW in Centralamerica before BA returns to these airports.



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25 Rivet42 : ... LEJ (via HAJ)... (ceased mid-90's)
26 Post contains images PlymSpotter : LHR-DUB and some other ex LHR Irish services I believe were dropped once the EI codeshare was put in place, although the LGW flights remain with B737s
27 LTU932 : I thought SRB wasn't interested in starting scheduled service to Centralamerica (unless they're cruise ship charters). Or could we see VS at GUA, SJO
28 David_itl : It was BHX-JFK-YYZ and GLA-JFK-BOS. Other MAN flights of fancy that they've operated: HKG (originally a multi-stop 2 wkly L1011 which converted itsel
29 Viscount724 : Among the first transatlantic B757 routes, long before CO started using the 757 to Europe. BHX-JFK-YYZ was definitely a 757 (with 5th freedom local t
30 Planesarecool : Up until around 2000 i believe Another international route which has been dropped is Tobago-Grenada. All Tobago/Grenada/St Lucia flights route via An
31 BoeingFever777 : When was SAN dropped and why? Also did this flight carry onto LAX I recall?
32 YULYMX : LHR-SAN SAN-PHX-LHR i beleive
33 Post contains images SANFan : Hey San747, I just gotta' think that BA still has SAN on its wish-list (as in "We certainly wish we could make San Diego work.") And I bet the Dreaml
34 Jcavinato : We moved to PHX in late 1999. The 747 was London-PHX-SAN and return (SAN-PHX-London). I think it was Gatwick and later moved over to LHR. In the mid-l
35 Cure : I'd love them to go back on that track. Problem is they don't have enough feeding at LHR from Germany, France and Italy, I guess the countries where
36 Post contains links and images VV701 : As far as I know Bermuda 2 allows an American but not a British airline to serve Anchorage from LHR. So BA, who would be unlikely to serve ANC from L
37 A380US : i think it stopped somewhere i think it was PHX they knew there would be problems and i think the flight was scheduled for that stop
38 Post contains links Misbeehavin : Longhaul from London * Abidjan, Ivory Coast * Aden, Yemen * Adelaide, Australia * Anchorage, United States * Auckland, New Zealand * Baghdad, Iraq * B
39 BWIA330 : How is the LGW-BGI-POS run doing? I am booked on BA from POS to BGI return in August and I hope its doing well and they dont pull the route.
40 Sandager : They stopped serving SEL, South Korea, in 1998 I believe, too
41 EKSkycargo370 : BA...not the airline they used to be.I cannot believe they dropped so many Aussie destinations,I know they codeshare with QF,but would be nice to see
42 Trintocan : POS is back on the BA roster since March 2007. It is served via BGI 3 times weekly on its own metal; on the other 4 days it is operated as a tie-in wi
43 ZKSUJ : From the south Pacific -Nadi -Auckland -Christchurch Quite a few others around the world too.
44 Planesarecool : Correct, except the flight was split before it moved to LHR. I flew LGW-SAN-LGW in 2002 on G-YMMA/E
45 Speedbird2155 : The BGI-POS-BGI flights appear to be going well and there is no prospect that it is likely to be dropped. BA has benefited from the fact that C'bean
46 Fly2CHC : Didn't they used to fly to Minneapollis (MSP) too?
47 EKSkycargo370 : Why don't BA operate the 744 down to the Caribbean anymore.I flew on one to BGI a few years back and it was a spectacle to see such a big aircraft on
48 Omoo : there are rumors that LHR-DAR will also cease...
49 Bongodog1964 : IMO two words "yield" and "frequency". All the Caribbean is a limited market, due to factors including distance from the UK, and relatively high loca
50 777way : Every European airline that was operating to Karachi has pulled out from there including Cargo divisions of Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France and Swiss
51 ETFokker50 : Somebody listed Addis Abeba as being dropped. I know for a fact this was (re?)started in 2002 or 2003 with British Med, and has been pretty popular. I
52 777way : BMed dropped Addis Ababa and Luxor.
53 Jcavinato : I know this is not a "route" but a routing: BA used to fly LHR - NRT westbound when it was difficult or impossible to fly over Russia. Those flights g
54 BoeingFever777 : What was the reasoning for dropping everything but SYD via BKK or SIN? Wasn't MEL just recently dropped on BA's own metal?
55 EKSkycargo370 : Surely BA would have no problems filling a 744 to and from BGI on a direct service,without all the island hopping!
56 777way : BA used to serve KHI uptil April 1991.
57 Bongodog1964 : If it was economic to do so, I'm sure BA would soon withdraw a 747 from the worst performing 747 route, and send it on its way to BGI. There is howev
58 Theginge : BA makes some 70% of its revenue from premium cabins and in the Caribbean there is not such a market for these cabins, hence why BA send no 744's on t
59 Trintocan : BA has used 744s to BGI in the past. At peak times it may well do so again. The technical issue of the BGI services being operated from LGW where only
60 Fly2CHC : There must certainly have been a premium demand for Caribbean services given BA used to operate a scheduled Condcorde service to Barbadoes!
61 Trintocan : Yes, there is considerable premium demand for UK flights to BGI, less so for the other Islands. Barbados has long been very popular as an upscale tour
62 Planesarecool : While we're on the subject of BGI, during the high season a couple of years ago, BA did send 744's from LHR-BGI for a few weeks. It operated as BA158/
63 CY319 : They also operated LHR-ZAG for a while.
64 Aer : Would love to see them fly here.
65 BCALBOY : Incorrect . Addis Ababa is a current route , 5 times per week optd by BMED. Not profitable , as simple as that. Its a long way , burns a lot of aircr
66 BoeingFever777 : So I assume QF owns this routing out right then?
67 ZK-NBT : There is a JSA agreement between QF and BA where they share the profits off the Kangaroo route, MEL was profitable but not as profitable as other rou
68 VHVXB : no loss really. BA has increased the number of premium seats on LHR-SIN-SYD with the introduction of the B772 on this route
69 Speedbird2155 : This service operated only during the winter immediately after Concorde stopped flying and was mainly aimed at those premium passengers who previousl
70 Hotelmode : No it hasnt, LHR-SIN-SYD was a 70 club 747 its now a 48 seat club 777, which is why the LHR-BKK-SYD is now a 70 seat club 3 times a week when it was
71 VHVXB : I stand corrected. Thanks for clarifying
72 BAStew : Why are routes dropped? Easy! You have limited resources and have to deploy them where you can make the best returns on them.
73 EKSkycargo370 : I flew on that flight,was a lovely flight,was in the club world cradle seats in the upper deck.The return leg flew back into LGW.
74 Post contains links and images Vadheim : From Norway: Stavanger (SVG) - London (LHR) Oslo (OSL) - Aberdeen (ABZ) Oslo (OSL) - London (LGW) Oslo (OSL) - Manchester (MAN) View Large View Medium
75 David_itl : Or in the case of several of the MAN routes, what we'll do it move our days of operation to the same fays as our competitors and times of operation t
76 RyanairGuru : BA's withfrawl from MAN has become a joke: HKG, LAX etc. plus they have forced QF and CX out as well, rooting everything through LHR. Why do they stil
77 Fozbird : The LON-SAN was dropped due to local business in SAN promising business but not delivering. As said before the caribbean routes from LGW has limited p
78 Jacobin777 : ....if Turky become part of the EU then TK would officially be a "European Carrier"...but yes....its a shame to see all of the traditional European c
79 BoeingFever777 : What routing did BA fly when they flew HNL?
80 Viscount724 : LHR-JFK-SFO-HNL. They also operated HNL-NAN-SYD and HNL-Tokyo (HND then), so until the mid 1970s when those routes were dropped you could go around t
81 Stirling : Natal, Brasil Rangoon, Burma Basra, Iraq Abadan, Iran Alexandria, Egypt Darwin, Australia Montevideo, Uraguay Gander, Canada Southampton, UK Shannon,
82 BA1985 : British Airways is one of the most profitable airlines in the world.....why operate routes that don't make money!? There seems little point saying tha
83 Theginge : I imagine Qantas will have pulled out of Manchester as they could make better use of the aircraft flying on another route that makes more money. I ima
84 Bogota : BA went from the World´s Favourite Airline to North America´s favourite airline, lets hope the USA will keep sending passengers via London, but if t
85 Post contains images Stirling :
86 Lan1981 : Despite this, which airlines have declared themselves bankrupt (or are effectively bankrupt) in Europe and America? Alitalia, Olympic, Swissair (gone
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