British Airways deploys new aircraft to boost connections

British Airways deploys new aircraft to boost connections

British Airways is introducing more choice and benefits for customers as it extends the number of routes operated by its new aircraft and increases frequencies for summer 2014.

British Airways now has three A380s and four 787s with the aircraft set for new routes from March 30th.

Thanks to the arrival of the new aircraft into the fleet, the airline is able to confirm that the A380 will next begin services to Washington from September 1st, 2014.

The aircraft is already flying to Los Angeles and Hong Kong and will start services to Johannesburg in February 2014.

The 787s will next launch on services to Hyderabad from March 30th, Chengdu from May 5th, Philadelphia from June 5th and Calgary from July 5th, 2014.

In other good news for Chengdu (a destination British Airways only launched services to in September 2013) the airline will increase the number of flights to the city from three to five a week (also from May 5th).

From May 6th, Tokyo Haneda will move from five-a-week to daily flights.

The Haneda flights will also be re-timed to a more convenient 08:50 departure from Haneda (currently 06:35).

Mexico City will also benefit from an increase from five to six services a week from April 27th.

Cape Town will gain an extra three Boeing 777-200ER flights a week through South Africa’s cooler winter season, taking it from a daily service to ten flights a week and accommodating an additional 219 customers in four cabins.

Richard Tams, British Airways’ head of UK&I sales said: “Thanks to the arrival of the new aircraft - the centrepiece of our £5bn investment in improvements for our customers - we’re delivering on our promise to introduce new destinations and an even better schedule.

“We’re receiving great customer feedback on our new aircraft so we’re delighted to be able to roll them out across more of our network and hope our customers enjoy them on these important Indian, Chinese and American routes.

“More destinations will follow as we will receive 12 A380s and 24 787s over the next three years.”