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September 8, 2008

1997: British Airways Long-Haul network

by JL

British Airways’ long-haul network in the Summer of 1997 is the following.

Note at the time selected service has been transferred to London Gatwick Airport (Remarked as “ex-LHR”). Heathrow and Gatwick represents London

The frequency is on weekly basis

BA Fleet at the time (as of Feb 1997)
07 SSC Concorde
05 777 Boeing 777-200
31 747 Boeing 747-100/-200
34 744 Boeing 747-400
07 D10 DC10-30
02 757 Boeing 757 Long-Haul
07 757 Boeing 757 Shuttle
38 757 Boeing 757 European
11 767 Boeing 767-300 European
07 767 Boeing 767-300 Long-Haul
Boeing 737 series also in service for European routes

Route Freq & A/C Remark
Heathrow – Bahrain – Abu Dhabi 7 777
Heathrow – Bangkok – Sydney – Brisbane 3 744
Heathrow – Bangkok – Sydney – Melbourne 4 744
Heathrow – Barbados 1 SSC 26JUL97 – 30AUG97
Heathrow – Beijing 3 744
Heathrow – Beirut – Amman 2 767 777 from 25MAY97
Heathrow – Boston 7 777
7 744
7 747
7 747 from 01MAY97
Heathrow – Cairo 7 747
Heathrow – Cape Town 4 744
Heathrow – Casablanca 1 737
Heathrow – Chennai 2 744
Heathrow – Chicago 14 747
Heathrow – Damascus – Amman 2 767 777 from 25MAY97
Heathrow – Delhi – Calcutta 2 747
Heathrow – Delhi – Dhaka 5 747
Heathrow – Detroit 7 777 Eff 01MAY97
Heathrow – Dhahran 6 767 777 eff 16JUN97
Heathrow – Dubai 7 777
Heathrow – Gibraltar – Casablanca 5 737
Heathrow – Hong Kong 7 744
Heathrow – Hong Kong – Manila 4 744
Heathrow – Hong Kong – Taipei 3 744
Heathrow – Jeddah 3 777
1 747
Heathrow – Johannesburg 8 744
Heathrow – Johannesburg – Durban 3 744
Heathrow – Johannesburg – Gaborone 2 744
Heathrow – Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta 5 744
Heathrow – Kuwait 7 767 777 eff 01JUL97
Heathrow – Larnaca – Tehran 3 767 777 eff 08JUL97
Heathrow – Los Angeles 21 744 14 744 till 30JUN97
Heathrow – Miami 7 744
Heathrow – Montreal Dorval 7 777 Eff 01MAY97
Heathrow – Montreal Mirabel – Detroit 7 747 Till 30APR97
Heathrow – Mumbai 7 744
Heathrow – Nagoya 3 744
Heathrow – New York JFK 7 EQV
28 747
14 SSC
21 747 till 04MAY97
7 SSC 02AUG97 – 01SEP97
Heathrow – Newark 7 747
Heathrow – Osaka 7 744
Heathrow – Philadelphia 7 777
7 747
Heathrow – San Francisco 14 744
Heathrow – Seattle 7 747
Heathrow – Seoul 4 744
Heathrow – Singapore 3 744
Heathrow – Singapore – Perth 7 744
Heathrow – Tangier – Casablanca 1 737
Heathrow – Tel Aviv 8 767
Heathrow – Tokyo 13 744
Heathrow – Toronto 10 747 9 747 till 05MAY97
Heathrow – Vancouver 7 747
Heathrow – Washington Dulles 7 747
7 777
Gatwick – Accra 2 D10
Gatwick – Antigua – Barbados 1 747
Gatwick – Antigua – Grenada 2 747
Gatwick – Atlanta 7 D10
Gatwick – Baku 3 767
Gatwick – Baltimore 7 767
Gatwick – Barbados 2 747 I/B via Antigua
Gatwick – Barbados – St. Lucia 3 747
Gatwick – Bermuda 5 D10
Gatwick – Buenos Aires 3 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Caracas – Bogota 2 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Charlotte 7 767
Gatwick – Dallas 7 D10
Gatwick – Dubai – Colombo 2 D10
Gatwick – Gibraltar – Marrakech 1 737 ex 25JUN97 – 15SEP97
Gatwick – Gibraltar – Tangier 1 737 01JUL97 – 09SEP97
Gatwick – Grand Cayman – Nassau – Gatwick 1 D10
Gatwick – Harare 1 744
Gatwick – Harare – Lilongwe 1 744
Gatwick – Harare – Lusaka 2 744
Gatwick – Houston 7 747
Gatwick – Kano – Accra 1 D10
Gatwick – Kano – Accra – Gatwick 1 D10
Gatwick – Kingston – Montego Bay 3 747
Gatwick – Lagos 7 747
Gatwick – Lusaka – Lilongwe 1 744
Gatwick – Manchester – Islamabad 3 747
Gatwick – Marrakech – Agadir – Gatwick 1 767
Gatwick – Mexico City 3 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Miami 7 EQV
Gatiwck – Nairobi 1 747
Gatwick – Nairobi – Dar es Salaam 3 747
Gatwick – Nairobi – Entebbe 3 747
Gatwick – Nassau – Grand Cayman – Gatwick 1 D10
Gatwick – New York JFK 7 767
Gatwick – Orlando 4 747
Gatwick – Phoniex – San Diego 7 D10
Gatwick – Pittsburgh 7 767
Gatwick – Rio de Janeiro – Santiago de Chile 1 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo 1 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – San Juan 1 D10
Gatwick – Sao Paulo – Rio de Janeiro 1 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Sao Paulo – Santiago de Chile 2 744 ex-LHR
Gatwick – Seychelles – Mauritius 2 747
Gatwick – Tampa 3 D10
Gatwick – Tel Aviv 7 757
Gatwick – Tunis 4 737 3 737 till 16MAY97
Manchester – New York JFK 7 767
Glasgow – New York JFK – Boston 5 757 6 757 31MAY97 – 11OCT97
Birmingham – New York JFK – Toronto 7 757

 

  • Service to Taipei is operated by British Asia Airways (BA025/026)
  • Service to Gibraltar, Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier is operated by GB Airways (BA6800 – 6999)

In addition, BA also signed franchise deal with British Mediterranean Airways
Daily to Beirut
4 weekly to Damascus
6 weekly to Amman
3 weekly to Tbilisi
3 weekly to Alexandria

Codeshare destination operated by Canadian (BA7501 – 7539 / BA7950 – 7999)
Victoria
Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
Ottawa

Codeshare destination operated by QANTAS (BA998 – 999)
Auckland

Codeshare destination operated by America West (BA7540 – 7599)
Oakland
San Jose
Ontario
Long Beach
Burbank
Orange County
Las Vegas
Tucson
Albuquerque

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