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A Quarter of a Million More BA Long Haul

British Airways is increasing the number of flight seats to long haul destinations this summer by more than a quarter of a million. The airline is adding 257,000 seats during the summer months with more flights to popular holiday destinations such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Dubai.

South Africa is boosted with18,000 extra air seats this summer to Cape Town with larger aircraft serving the route. There will be three additional flights a week to Nairobi and one additional weekly flight to Buenos Aires.

Sunseekers travelling to California have three more flights this summer with the number of flights between Heathrow and Los Angeles being increased from 14 to 17 flights a week. Mexico City will benefit from two extra flights from Heathrow, bringing the total number of weekly services to five.

There will be an extra transatlantic service between Heathrow and New York’s John F Kennedy airport every Saturday bringing the total number of flights a week from London to 49. Toronto is increasing from 17 to18 flights.

Dubai will have three additional flights bringing the number of services to 17 each week.


Travel to the Far East this summer is expected to grow with the introduction of more British Airways’ services to the Chinese capital of Beijing which have been increased from three a week to five, and flights to Hong Kong have been increased from 14 to 17 a week.

Tiffany Hall, British Airways’ head of UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: “We have responded to increased demand from holidaymakers to go further afield this summer. Mexico, Argentina, Kenya and South Africa are the new holiday hotspots, whilst Dubai, Hong Kong and the West Coast of America continue to be popular.”