Latest BA Route News

Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:18 pm

Just thought some of you may want to know the latest from BA's Investor newsletter;

Both Singapore and Bangkok now have dedicated flights (no via) from LHR, and all Sydney flights now route via Singapore instead of Kuala Lumpur.

Services to Brisbane and Perth have been discontinued.

BA services to St.Lucia, Havana, and Tobago all have extra frequencies, while services to Grand Cayman and Nassau now provide First as well as Club and World Traveller class.

An additional daily flight has been added for JFK, while Washington DC will receive six extra weekly services.

There are now six daily flights to Frankfurt and Zurich from LHR, and the extended winter schedules to Madrid, Vienna and Cologne, have been carried over into the summer.

A new service to Abuja, Nigeria begins, that's BA's second Nigerian service, after Lagos. More non-stop flights are now available to Abidjan (Ivory Coast), and Cape Town.

Lower than anticipated demand, has lead BA to axe services to San Juan (Puerto Rico), San Jose (Costa Rica), Santiago (no mention as to whether that was Santiago de Chile, or Santiago in Spain-probably the latter), Oslo, Trieste and Vilnius.

Moscow becomes a Heathrow-only service.

Baku (Azerbaijan), has been turned over to BA's franchise partner, British Mediterranean.


RE: Latest BA Route News

Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:40 pm

BA needs to replace those geriatric 747-100's/200's on the all important
JFK-LHR route with 777's and 747-400's if demand merits larger aircraft.
This is a critical route, a proven money maker, and a heavily competitive
one. I know they have started replacing the -100's and -200's but this
has been slow in coming.

Posts: 2126
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 1:28 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:44 pm

Are the service from Heathrow to Zurich 767s or 757s. I often see 767s in Zurich. Are these flights regular?

Posts: 774
Joined: Sat May 06, 2000 8:21 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:30 am

BA flies to ZRH with 767,757 and a also saw A320.
Posts: 1911
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:25 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:47 am

So when does BA pull out of London.. (just kidding   )
Thai A330
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2000 2:55 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 1:13 am

Does BA flies Boeing 777 to Bangkok? Please give me some more info.....thanks.

RE: ThaiA330

Sat Jun 10, 2000 1:47 am

BA's Wednesday, Friday and Sunday services to BKK are 777. If anyone wants info. on routes and aircraft, the BA homepage has a link to schedules, you'll find all the info. there.


RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 4:48 am


BA sold their 747-100's some time ago. Most were scrapped at Roswell Field, New Mexico while a couple were delivered to Sharjah in the Emirates after being sold.
Posts: 7125
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:48 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:42 pm

Will BA resume service to Karachi in the near future?
.....up there with the best!

RE: Karachi

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:15 pm

Not sure about Karachi, coincidentally, my Mum flew off to Islamabad on BA's 777 service last Sunday. She wasn't very impressed with the "plastic" Club World service, but the crew were excellent.

She was off on PK's sight-seeing tour of K2 (operated by the F-27?), but they've stopped the service for now-major shame.

Posts: 821
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 2:45 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:22 pm

If the US and UK agree to open skies or at least a very liberal aviation agreement, wha US cities do you think BA has in mind for new service or additional service. There seems to be a growing feeling that such an agreement will happen in the next few months. It should be interesting.

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:07 am

Don't forget about BA upping RUH frequencies from 3 to 4 per week for the summer season. The new morning flight departs RUH for LHR at 0900 Monday arr LHR 1415.
Return departs Sunday evening LHR 2145 arriving RUH 0500/0600 (not sure which)

No mention which aircraft will be used---my guess is 742.

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sun Jun 11, 2000 2:07 am

A correction to my earlier post:

11-JUN-2000 -
21:45 Depart
06:10 Arrive


05-JUN-2000 -
09:00 Depart
13:50 Arrive RUH


Sun Jun 11, 2000 2:07 am

Interesting you should mention that particular route, as I am flying out on the 19th with BA to RUH, leaving at 14:05 local, arriving 22:30 local. It's a 777, all of them are, and I'm getting a jumpseat!

Posts: 237
Joined: Sun May 14, 2000 2:09 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 10:48 am

I believe BA was considering an LHR-PDX route a while ago. I believe it got wrapped up in red-tape. Does anyone know the status of this and if the openskies agreement will push this route through?

BA is aware this route would be profitable, one only needs to look at traffic stats for other one stop or connecting flights from Portland to London.
Posts: 673
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:25 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 11:29 am

why did BA leave Perth? Im sure the 744 was usually pretty full and been on it several times (full each time).

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 3:53 pm

May have been pretty full when you were on-board, but obviously not full enough year-round. BA's taking a good, hard look at itself. Financial pressures and unhappy shareholders (including my Dad!), want BA to concentrate frequencies and services on high-yield routes.

Perth wasn't up there with SIN, SYD etc, and as QF is in with BA in the OneWorld grouping, and has stakes in the above, BA have decided to fly their Perth pax. to SIN or thereabouts, and then transfer them onto a QF 763, which will fly them on to Perth. The 767's are easily filled, and the 744's are free to fly the higher-yield SYD hot-spot.

Well, that's roughly the idea anyway. Similarly, Jakarta was dropped, and QF was left to pick up any pax. at SIN for JKT, before flying on to SYD/MEL.


Posts: 673
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:25 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 4:03 pm

And also QF are increasing their weekly flights from PER to SIN and back from 7 a week to 18 a week! Using (reportedly) the 763 Aircraft that they have leased off of BA.

As well as Singapores 3 times daily flights to Singapore via Perth. Using widebody Aircraft ( A340 & 772).
Singapore is now acting even more as a major Hub to the world from Perth.
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 1999 3:50 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 4:13 pm

British Airways Australian routes have been more streamlined. This has a lot to do with the fact that BA has sold Qantas seven RR powered 767-300ER's enabling Qantas to replace BA's SIN-PER 744 with another daily 763 service (QF already operates one 763 daily on that route). As for Brisbane, BA still flies there from Singapore but has reduced to 4 weekly flights from daily and QF is operating it's 763 SIN-BNE 3 times a week, to make up a daily connection.

So BA's Australian/SE Asian schedule now looks like this...

1234567 BA009 LHR-BKK-SYD 744
12-4-6- BA015 LHR-SIN-BNE 744
--3-5-7 BA015 LHR-SIN-SYD 744
1234567 BA011 LHR-SIN 744
--3-5-7 BA019 LHR-BKK 777
1234-67 BA033 LHR-KUL 777

All other SE Asian/Australian connections are operated by Qantas to cities such as Jakarta, Denpasar, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide etc etc

Posts: 673
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:25 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 4:21 pm

My understanding is that those 7 763 aircraft were leased to Qantas and not sold. And as QF have increased their services to Singapore from Perth by 11 more flights a week (now totalling 18 a week) which means that on four days of the week QF will fly 763's three times daily To Sin from Per and on the other three days left in the week just twice daily.
Compared to just one more daily service as you mention.
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 1999 3:50 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Mon Jun 12, 2000 4:30 pm

Posts: 5902
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 1999 6:27 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Wed Jun 14, 2000 5:07 am


dep: LHR 1605
arr: BOS 1820

dep: BOS 2010
arr: LHR 0735*

On Mondays only, the 777 had replaced the 747-200.

« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Posts: 576
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:53 am


Wed Jun 14, 2000 6:33 am

When and why was Melbourne dropped from BA?
Posts: 2761
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 1999 7:40 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 24, 2000 8:30 am

Should Malaysia Airlines join OneWorld - we could see a further drop in routes/frequencies. I'm not quite sure (as a passenger) how this would leave us - higher fares?

Flight International last week reported that if MAS joins OneWorld - it was considering shifting its hub from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur - taking advantage of the new airport there.

BA may also then consider to reinstate its 747-400 service (I understand passengers and crew are dissatisfied with the 777-service - although I have yet to fly this 777 route) to KUL - consolidating load-factors - since Malaysia has a fairly healthy travelling public on the London sector (ie...without having to route via Singapore as many currently do now).
Posts: 710
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2000 1:55 am

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 24, 2000 10:14 pm

They need to focus on their regional hubs like Manchester,Birmingham and Glasgow.MAS,SIA and CX have direct flights from Manchester to KUL(malaysia has more foreign students at British universities then any other country),SIN and HKG while BA has none remember that American Airlines even has flights to Birmingham!.If BA continues to focus on LHR and LGW which are already packed to the gills with flights and leave out flights from regional airports then the people will find it easier to take a flight from say Sheffield to AMS(KLM was the 1st airline to operate out of Sheffield NOT BA) or CDG before connecting onto other flights rather then drive to heathrow(4-5hrs),get stuck in a 10 mile jam on the M25(it happens) and enjoy the heathrow rush our as well(you should see T4 during the holidays).Thats what I did once I flew from SIN to CDG then onto Birmingham.
So in brief there should be more flights from the regional hubs.
Posts: 673
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:25 pm

RE: Latest BA Route News

Sat Jun 24, 2000 10:23 pm

Melbourne was dropped years ago by BA

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos