British Airways launches long-haul services from Heathrow Terminal 3

British Airways launches long-haul services from Heathrow Terminal 3

British Airways will be offering a warm welcome to even more customers in a new look Heathrow Terminal 3 with the start of long-haul flights.

A new check-in area has been created for customers during the last few months including a dedicated area for premium customers to use.

The new additions to British Airways’ Terminal 3 schedule will include flights to Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Vancouver, Cape Town, Accra and Nairobi.

The move of these long-haul flights, which were previously based in Terminal 5, is the last part of British Airways’ consolidation into two terminals at Heathrow, following the closure of Terminal 1 in June 2015.

The extra flights in Heathrow Terminal 3 will mean that it will handle a similar number of British Airways customers each day as the airline’s operation at Gatwick Airport.

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Ian Howick, director of Heathrow for British Airways, said: “We have invested in new facilities in Terminal 3 and our customer service teams are really looking forward to giving several thousand more customers a warm welcome every day.

“The airport has also enhanced its baggage system which will ensure a smoother and faster transfer of bags between flights in Terminal 3 and 5.

“Having flights to more than 20 destinations in Terminal 3 means we can offer better connections to many of our oneworld partners who are also based within the terminal.”

From late October, one of the two daily departures to Miami will be operated by an Airbus A380.

British Airways currently operates approximately 700 flights a day at Heathrow and carries more than 110,000 customers to and from the airport on busy days.

Once the long-haul flights moves are complete Terminal 5 will be home to 115 destinations and Terminal 3 will serve 21 British Airways destinations.