The service between London City Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport brings back flying on the popular route which had ceased in February with the collapse of Flybe.
The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, will depart from London Heathrow this morning under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 years of flying.
British Airways is extending its loosened booking policy to customers booking flights and holidays throughout September. The scheme will to cover journeys for a whole year, up to August 31st next year.
Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains across the globe.
As the flag-carrier seeks to shrink in size to meet falling demand for travel, all 31 planes are expected to leave the fleet in the coming months. BA is currently the largest operator of the aircraft type in the world.
British Airways will resume flying to more destinations across its network this month, albeit offering fewer frequencies due to reduced demand and the impact of the global quarantine restrictions.
London City Airport has announced British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer.
International Airlines Group chief executive, Willy Walsh, has rejected claims British Airways is acting unfairly toward staff as it seeks to downsize in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.