British Airways is bringing back the majestic Airbus A380 airliner earlier than expected thanks borders re-opening, particularly with the USA.
BA will start with flights to Los Angeles and Miami, and Dubai in the UAE.
It follows news that vaccinated Brits will be able to travel to the United States from November. The airline is set to fly to 23 US airports this winter with up to 246 flights a week, more than any other transatlantic carrier.
Flights include double-daily services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Miami and Toronto, as well as daily services to Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Vancouver
British Airways has also increased flights to a number of short-haul destinations including Marrakech, Dalaman and Antalya. Ski destinations will include Innsbruck, Grenoble and Salzburg from December.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said, “This is an exciting time for British Airways and our customers as we see borders re-opening. With welcome news from the US, we are dramatically increasing flights and bringing home some of our A380s to give our customers as many options as possible.’
British Airways’ subsidiary, BA City Flyer, is expected to operate a schedule of 43 flights a week to Edinburgh, 33 to Dublin, 25 to Glasgow, 18 to Belfast, 16 to Amsterdam, 15 to Rotterdam, 15 to Berlin, 12 to Frankfurt, 12 to Dusseldorf and 11 to Zurich. The airline is also set to launch a new route from Belfast to Birmingham, as well as new ski destination Salzburg, from London City and Southampton.