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Former British Airways Routes From London Gatwick  
User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8734 times:

Hi everyone,

I am aware that British Airways used to serve San Jose Costa Rica, Bogota Colombia, Pittsburgh USA, Abidjan Ivory Coast and Caracas Venezuela from LGW. Does anyone know what aircraft British Airways used to operate on these routes, the frequency of these routes and whether they were direct services or not? Also I would like to know the departure and arrival times at LGW of these particular flights as well.

If anyone has any information of any of these routes above or any other former British Airways routes that no longer operate, I would be most grateful if they could get back to me, however much or as little as they have.

Thank you.

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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8680 times:

LGW-ATL DC-10-30 & B777
LGW-DFW
LGW-IAH
LGW-MCO



[Edited 2011-07-14 13:34:38]


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User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8652 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 1):
LGW-ATL DC-10-30 & B777
LGW-DFW
LGW-IAH
LGW-MCO

First three have moved to LHR. The last one still remains at LGW.


User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8638 times:

LGW-MIA was operated a long time ago I think..... Now its at Heathrow. Or was that VS that switched it?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8640 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 1):
LGW-ATL
LGW-DFW
LGW-IAH
LGW-MCO

BA also operated LGW-MSY for a couple of years in the earliy 1980s. Didn't last long. They used the L-1011-500 on that route. It was probably dropped around 1983 when, as part of major route cutbacks to stem huge losses, BA sold their L-1011-500s to the Royal Air Force.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8628 times:

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 3):

LGW-MIA was operated a long time ago I think..... Now its at Heathrow. Or was that VS that switched it?

BA used to split Miami operations between one daily to each until spring 2001.



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User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8568 times:

Hi, thanks for your replies.

Does anyone know what routes British Airways operated 747s on from LGW?


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8529 times:

Quoting JosephJarvis (Reply 6):
Hi, thanks for your replies.

Does anyone know what routes British Airways operated 747s on from LGW?

I know at one point and time IAH was operated with 742. Then D10 then finally 777 before the move to LHR.



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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8460 times:

BA also operated the 777 to Dhahran and latterly Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Route was transferred from LHR to connect with IAH at the time.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8465 times:

Quoting JosephJarvis (Thread starter):
Pittsburgh USA

Wasn't that an LHR flight? I took that flight back in 1992 - it made a stop in IAD both directions. At the time they used a 744 on the route but I believe they changed to a 767 shortly after.

BA also flew LGW-JFK for a while too. The time I flew it it was operated by a DC10.



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User currently offlinenickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8437 times:

I believe BA used 747s at one stage or another from LGW to MIA, IAH, ATL (briefly during the Olympics), South American routes (EZE, GRU etc.)

User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8431 times:

Quoting JosephJarvis (Reply 6):
Does anyone know what routes British Airways operated 747s on from LGW?

Summer 2002 i am sure. On the MCO route.


User currently offlinejetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8330 times:
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Back in the late 80's and early to mid 90's, BA operated DC10 service:
LGW-LAX-SAN
LGW-LOS
Some of these I can't be certain, but the 2 above I know they operated
LGW-ACC
LGW-TPA
LGW-BDA
LGW-JFK

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
Wasn't that an LHR flight? I took that flight back in 1992 - it made a stop in IAD both directions. At the time they used a 744 on the route but I believe they changed to a 767 shortly after.

It was. During the 1980's it was operated as a BA218/219 LHR-PHL-PIT as an L10 and then a 744 in 1992 and then flipped to a 747-777 over the next decade



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User currently offlinejetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8327 times:
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Quoting JosephJarvis (Reply 6):
Does anyone know what routes British Airways operated 747s on from LGW?

LGW-BGI
LGW-LOS in the 1990s



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User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8296 times:

Quoting jetjack74 (Reply 12):
LGW-TPA

They still operate LGW-TPA


User currently offlinejetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8249 times:
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Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 14):
They still operate LGW-TPA

Thank you



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3039 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8223 times:

BA used to fly CLT-LGW nonstop with a 777 until October 2001. In October 2001, BA announced that they would stop the nonstop flight to LGW, and start CLT-BWI-LHR instead, with a 763.

BA stopped flying to CLT right before LH announced they were entering the market.



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User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8171 times:

We flew BA LAX-LGW in March of 1990, A DC-10 going and a 742Combi returning.

Connections were made to MAD and FRA. both 732's as I recall.


User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1652 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8124 times:

Remember some of the Saudi routes (ex BCal?) operated from LGW. I frequently flew from DHA to LGW on the 767 or 777 (the 747 was operated to DHA at some point as well).Remember at the time (late '90s/early 2000s) that LGW had a lot of 747s, and all sorts of intercontinental flights arriving and departing. I remember having a BA timetable from 2001 that showed a lot of routes from LGW. A bunch of US routes, plus assorted routes to West Africa and South America. For some reason I seem to recall that BA had LGW-KUL as well, but could be a figment of my imagination.

User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8098 times:

Gatwick-Nairobi-Dar Es Salaam/Mauritius/Seychelles
Gatwick-Mauritius (direct)
Gatwick-Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo
Gatwick-Buenos Aires
Gatwick-Lilongwe/Entebbe
Gatwick-Lusaka

All of these were operated by 747s


User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8091 times:

Did British Airways operate any 747s on their African Routes?

User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8051 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 16):
BA used to fly CLT-LGW nonstop with a 777 until October 2001.

Just curious, when did BA start that route? I know that Piedmont started LGW-CLT back in 1987 (I flew that route a couple of weeks after it started) and that it was eventually replaced by US Airways, but I've got a mental block over BA being in that market! I've got family in the CLT area and I know that my Mum and her brothers eventually switched to flying AA LGW-RDU when they visited their sister and her family in NC and never flew direct to CLT on BA, am now wondering why (although may have been cost-related).

Not saying it didn't happen, like I said, just curious as to when!



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User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8035 times:

Does anyone know anything about the San Jose, Costa Rica route that BA operated from LGW in the late 90's/early2000's?

User currently offlineAdam727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7964 times:

LGW to PHX on a Dc-10 then on a 777

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7908 times:

LGW-CMB with various Mid East stops. Flown with various types including L10, D10 and 777. Suspended in around 2000.


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25 fbgdavidson : BA did have DEN from LGW in the late '90s/early '00s before it switched to LHR. They tried a once daily 777 a couple of years ago as well, lasted eith
26 jc2354 : From a British Airways Timetable/Winter 1997 Nonstops from Gatwick to: Aberdeen 737 Accra D10 Antigua 747 Athens 737 Atlanta D10 Baku 767 Baltimore 76
27 louA340 : BA use to serve ABJ from Gatwick via ACC with a 772 before it was discontinued and the ACC service was moved to LHR
28 richcandy : Hi I could be wrong but I seam to remember that at some point the LGW-CLT was operated by US Airways crew (might of been US Air at the point) for BA.
29 SANFan : I can clear up SAN-LGW's history for you. Jan 1988 - Fromer BCal 747 used for LGW-LAX-SAN; changed to a DC-10 starting Nov 1989. Ended late 1990. Jul
30 SCL767 : BA also operated into Santiago de Chile from LGW via GIG and GRU. During 1997, BA operated into SCL 3x weekly: LGW-GIG-SCL weekly (B744) LGW-GRU-SCL
31 steve6666 : Not quite true - this was a triangular route on the DC10 LGW-GCM-NAS-LGW. Either Winter 98 or Summer 99 timetable this went to the B767 on the curren
32 usdcaguy : Could have sworn BA flew LGW-OTP-BAK in the mid-90's. Is this correct?
33 planefixer : Absolutely correct, US Air (as it was) 767 painted in BA colours and US staff in BA uniform
34 JosephJarvis : Does anyone know if there was direct daily services with British Airways from Gatwick to Lusaka, Harare, Entebbe and Mauritius?
35 djb77 : I think that BA also served LGW > MAN > Islamabad LGW > MAN > HKG (Kai Tak) both flights with B741 or B742 equipment, perhaps latterly als
36 divemaster08 : It use to be a DC10 from LGW via NAS down to GCM. It then turned into a T777 when the DC10s were retired. Then the GCM route went via SJU then onward
37 edina : Also the 744... JFK always seemed to change aircraft type with all LGW long haul types operating except the 744....I was operating the BA2173 LGW-JFK
38 G-CIVP : Not that I'm really that bothered but I don't recall BA operating to Bogota unless it was an old BCal route.
39 edina : BA operated to CCS & BOG from LHR after the BCal merger, initially on Tristar500's lease from UL. The route then reverted to LGW in the mid 90's
40 United : Add LGW-MAD and LGW-BWI to that list. I seem to remember flying BWI-LGW-MAD and back in 1995 with a 767-300 for the TATL portion, and a 737 (-400?) to
41 edina : LGW to Sanaa & Aden (triangular) on a DC10 c1993/94.
42 indio66 : BA flew LGW to JFK on a 777 as recently as a year or two ago (one flight per day). If was a nice flight for connecting to the Channel Islands. Dropped
43 AIR MALTA : Yes correct. BA flew that route before starting a direct LGW-BAK with 767. SOF, VNO, RIX, OTP and KBP all started at LGW before moving to LHR.
44 davidkunzVIE : I connected through LGW in the early 90s. The routing was VIE-LGW (734), LGW-MCO (742), MIA-LGW (742), LGW-VIE (734) I was 7 or 8 ys old and I remembe
45 worlddc10 : LGW-BWI was a lot of fun in its first incarnation. Aircraft that operated that route during various times included L10, 747, 763. I also remember seei
46 timz : In 7/99, LGW-SJU-SJO weekly 777 LGW-CCS-BOG 3/week 744 LGW-ACC-ABJ weekly 777 LGW-ABJ-ACC ditto LGW-PIT daily 767 Was that what was happening in 1995
47 Josh32121 : This must have been in that brief period where US and BA forged an alliance similar to NW and KL (maybe even a little closer than NW/KL) and co-brand
48 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : I believe 3 US 762ERs were painted in BA livery for that joint operation. View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
49 jc2354 : According to the British Airways Timetable, Oct 1997 - Mar 1998 Tuesday Only Flt From/To Local Time Equip Duration 4505 LGW/NAS 1100-1540 D10 9:40 45
50 Post contains links and images USAirALB : I want to say BA started flying their own metal to CLT in around 1996, which is when the alliance ended. During this time, CLT had two daily flights
51 BAViscount : Wow, was the LGW-CLT yield really that profitable?? Didn't LH fly MUC-CLT? I seem to remember that I looked into flying LH to CLT, but at the time wa
52 msypi7185 : The US flight to LGW has always performed very well, BA from what I could remember did fairly well also. IIRC the route was tried over BWI from CLT a
53 Post contains links BA174 : Weren't the poor customer feedback reports on the US crewed/metal BA flights also part of the reason that CLE went own metal/crew in the end. http://
54 srbmod : The 744s would still be put on the LGW-ATL route well after the Olympics. I remember seeing them from time to time during the latter part of 1999 as
55 GSTBA : According to a old timetable for Summer 1997 the operation had increased to operating the following longhaul routes at the frequencies shown. Africa G
56 GSTBA : Over the years BA have totally dropped the following destinations that they used to operate ex LGW Abidjan Aden Baku Bogota Caracas Charlotte Colombo
57 USAirALB : From March to October, the flight is a A346. From November to Feburary it's an A333/A343. It was nonstop, only after 9/11 did BA end the nonstop and
58 Flaps : The nonstops LGW-PIT were all 763 on BA metal. The one stops PIT-LHR via IAD/PHL/YUL ran the gamut of 742/744/L10 depending on the time of the year an
59 msypi7185 : I worked these flights every day before, during and after the deal with BA and never heard such a thing. The flights went back to US metal after the
60 BDABOY : BA still fly to BDA ex- LGW- currently it's a daily flight, during the winter drops down to 4x or 5x weekly.
61 JosephJarvis : Thanks for your responses. Was the BA SJO route ever via Grand Cayman?
62 babaero : In the early days of the BA L1011-500s LGW to New Orleans then onto Mexico City Think this was around early eighties , believe the -500 was suited for
63 skipness1E : From memory the US Airways joint venture operation started in 1993 with callsigns BAW196-199 on LGW-CLT / PIT / BWI, though which one = which flight I
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