British Airways axes Australia flights

BA is halving its direct flights to Australia from two a day, to one a day, after cancelling its service from London to Sydney via Bangkok.

This means that from March 2012, BA will only operate one flight to Sydney via Singapore.

BA will continue to fly directly to Bangkok, where it will end its journey. Passengers wishing to continue flying on to Sydney will be invited to do so with Qantas.

The once daily London – Singapore – Sydney flight will be the only direct BA flight to Australia. According to reports, BA will use a larger Boeing 747 plane, rather than its 777 - in order to accommodate more passengers.

A spokesman for BA revealed that Singapore is a better market for BA.

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Qantas and BA are planning to enhance their long standing Joint Services Agreement (JSA) to strengthen their Singapore hub and provide better connections and services for passengers travelling between UK and Australia.