British Airways increases October schedule to more short and long haul destinations

British Airways is increasing the number of destinations it serves with a larger timetable of flights for its customers.

From 1 October, long haul services begin to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bahrain. Flights to winter sun favourite Grenada are scheduled to return on 14 October while flights to the Seychelles are scheduled to return on 16 October.

Lahore, a new addition to British Airways’ route network, begins on 12 October while new Heathrow services to the Maldives and Barbados launch on 16 and 17 October respectively.

Short haul flights to Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Milan Linate, Stuttgart, Seville and Valencia return on 1 October. Bilbao, Kefalonia and Luxembourg return on 2 October and Lanzarote returns on 3 October. Later in the month, services will resume to destinations including Gran Canaria, Billund, Bordeaux, Basel, Brindisi, Cologne, Malta, Salzburg, Vienna and Zagreb.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said:

We’re glad to be returning to more destinations this month, connecting the UK with more and more countries around the world. With increases in both long and short haul services, there is a destination for anyone, and with our enhanced safety measures we hope this encourages people to start planning their next getaway.

As always, the operation of any flights is subject to international restrictions and government approval.

Paul Baker, Sales Director of Global Travel Management said,

It’s great to see British Airways bringing back more routes for its customers. The airline’s steady increase in destinations as well as the safety measures they have brought in are going to help businesses increase their confidence in international travel.

The economy needs a shot in the arm. This news from British Airways will help provide it.

The British Airways long haul network incudes flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bahrain.
Short haul destinations served by British Airways include Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg and Cologne

The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned “from nose to tail” every day. The air on all British Airways flights is recycled through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, “equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards”.