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July 18, 2012

British Airways W12 Long-Haul Operation Changes as of 18JUL12

by JL

Additional update on current bmi aircraft operation, please refer to 20JUL12 post. For updated routine cancellations, please refer to 23JUL12 post.

6th Update at 1815GMT 18JUL12

British Airways’ latest Long-haul (including mid-haul) operation changes for Winter 2012/13 season, as of 18JUL12, as follows. Note the airline is still in the process of updating flight information in the GDS. This post will be updated throughout the day when additional changes are displayed in the GDS.

New Airbus A321 Lie-Flat Club World Seats
British Airways in Winter 2012/13 is gradually re-configuring existing bmi Airbus A321 aircraft to C23Y131 configuration, instead of C31Y118. The re-configured A321 features lie-flat seats in Club World (Business Class), with 1-2 and 2-1 staggered configuration.

New changes during schedule updates on 18JUL12:
London Heathrow – Amman New Operational schedule and flight number. Service operates with lie-flat Airbus A321 aircraft
BA147 LHR1830 – 0140+1AMM 321 D
BA146 AMM0315 – 0700LHR 321 D

London Heathrow – Baku – Bishkek 3 weekly service CANCELLED from 01OCT12
London Heathrow – Beirut – Khartoum 3 weekly service CANCELLED from 01OCT12
London Heathrow – Cairo Lie-flat Airbus A321 replaces Boeing 777-200ER from 04JAN13
BA155 LHR1700 – 2345CAI 321 D
BA154 CAI0830 – 1200LHR 321 D

London Heathrow – Chicago
BA297/296 Planned 777-300ER cancelled. 777-200ER operating
BA295/294 operates with 4-class Boeing 777-200ER, replacing 747-400 (Unchanged)

London Heathrow – Delhi BA143/142 operates with 747-400, replacing planned 777. Service operates with 747-400 twice a day
London Heathrow – Houston BA195/194 Service to be operated by 777-300ER, replacing planned -200ER (BA197/196 remains 747-400 service)
London Heathrow – Marrakech Operation out of Heathrow cancelled. Previously planned to reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Mumbai 
BA139/138 operates with Boeing 777-300ER, replaces 747-400 in W11
BA199/198 operates with Boeing 747-400, replaces 777 in W11 (Unchanged)

London Heathrow – Newark Planned Boeing 747-400 operation cancelled. In general service remains 3 times a day with 767-300ER and 777-200ER
London Heathrow – New York JFK 
*8 Daily service continues in Winter 2012/13
*BA113/116 operates with 777-300ER on Day x12

London Heathrow – Riyadh Boeing 747-400 replaces Boeing 777-200ER with operational schedule changes
till 27OCT12
BA263 LHR2150 – 0600+1RUH 777 D
BA262 RUH0740 – 1225LHR 777 D

eff 28OCT12
BA263 LHR1220 – 2130RUH 744 D
BA262 RUH0110 – 0520LHR 744 D

London Heathrow – Tel Aviv Introduction of 3rd daily service. Overall operates with Airbus A321 only, replacing Boeing 767/777
BA165 LHR0815 – 1500TLV 321 D
BA167 LHR1055 – 1745TLV 321 x5
BA163 LHR2230 – 0525+1TLV 321 D

BA162 TLV0710 – 1050LHR 321 x7
BA162 TLV0725 – 1105LHR 321 7
BA164 TLV1640 – 2005LHR 321 D
BA166 TLV1900 – 2235LHR 321 x5

BA167/166 sees cancellations on selected days between 28OCT12 and 25DEC12

London Heathrow – Toronto
BA093/092 4-class Boeing 777-200ER continues operation, replacing planned 747-400
BA099/098 29JAN13 – 24MAR13 3-class Boeing 767-300ER replaces 4-class 777-200ER (Previously 767 to operate from 28OCT12, which would be identical to W11. NOTE BA098 from 28OCT12 to 30MAR13 currently displays 767-300ER for the moment)

London Heathrow – Washington Dulles BA265/264 to be operated by 3-class 767-300ER only. Previously planned to be operated by 777-200ER
London Heathrow – Yerevan Daily service CANCELLED from 13OCT12

Please see top of this post for links regarding updated information…
Items marked with * represents information has been updated since 20JUL12
Items marked with ** represents additional information on flight reductions has been updated since 23JUL12

*Following routes to see operational changes but has yet reflected in the GDS:
London Heathrow – Baku
London Heathrow – Beirut
London Heathrow – Freetown
London Heathrow – Tbilisi – Almaty (Almaty service to become 1-stop instead of nonstop)

*Following bmi aircraft operating routes to be cancelled, but has yet reflected in the GDS:
London Heathrow – Almaty – Amritsar 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Cairo 1 Daily
London Heathrow – Casablanca 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Riyadh – Dammam 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Riyadh – Jeddah 3 weekly

*Service on London Heathrow – Tehran route, operated by bmi A321 aircraft carrying “BD” coded flight number only, remains unchanged for the moment.

**Routine Seasonal Reductions
British Airways is cancelling following services , mainly Trans-Atlantic flights during US Thanksgiving Holidays, Christmas/New Year as well as selected period in Jan/Feb 2013. These are routine reductions although some flights are being cancelled during December.
London Heathrow – Atlanta
24DEC12 – 31DEC12 Day 1 (Mondays cancelled during this period)

London Heathrow – Baltimore
22NOV12, 25DEC12

London Heathrow – Boston
BA239 25DEC12
BA238 26DEC12

BA215/214 19NOV12 – 23NOV12 Day 145

London Heathrow – Calgary
13NOV12 – 04DEC12 Day 26
25DEC12

London Heathrow – Dallas/Ft. Worth
BA192/193 24DEC12

London Heathrow – Denver
19NOV12 – 23NOV12 Day 15
27NOV12 – 04DEC12 Day 2
24DEC12

London Heathrow – Las Vegas
20NOV12 – 04DEC12 Day 25
12DEC12 – 24DEC12 Day 13
25DEC12 – 31DEC12 Day 12

London Heathrow – Newark
BA184
15JAN13 – 29JAN13 Day 2
09FEB13

BA186
29DEC12 – 05JAN13 Day 6

London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA113 03FEB13 – 16FEB13 Daily
BA114/115 17FEB13 – 02MAR13 Day 1
BA116 07FEB13 – 16FEB13 Day 46
BA173/176
30DEC12 – 20JAN13 Daily
03MAR13 – 29MAR13 Daily
16MAR13 – 30MAR13 Day 6

BA177/174 20JAN12 – 02FEB13 Daily

London Heathrow – Philadelphia
BA069/068
23JAN13 – 02FEB13 Day 36
05FEB13 – 11FEB13 Day 123
13FEB13 – 20FEB13 Day x45 (Thursdays/Fridays operating)
21FEB13 – 22FEB13
26MAR13

London Heathrow – Phoenix
18NOV12 – 23NOV12 Day 157
10DEC12 – 17DEC12 Day 1
24DEC12 – 31DEC12 Day 17
15JAN13 – 05FEB13 Day 2

London Heathrow – San Diego
21NOV12 – 28NOV12 Day 3
24DEC12 – 31DEC12 Day 1
15JAN13 – 22JAN13 Day 2

London Heathrow – San Francisco
BA285/284
19NOV12 – 21NOV12
27NOV12
06MAR13

BA286/287
22NOV12
25DEC12 – 31DEC12 Daily
12FEB13 – 20FEB13 Day 23

London Heathrow – Seattle
10NOV12 – 23NOV12 Day 145
24DEC12 – 25DEC12

London Heathrow – Washington Dulles
BA217/216 24FEB13
BA293/292 19JAN13 – 26JAN13

London Gatwick – Tampa
05FEB13 – 12FEB13 Day 2
05MAR13 – 11MAR13 Day 12

Additional cancellations remain likely.

Previously reported changes:
London Heathrow – Accra First Class service on 777-200ER is only available on Thursdays and Fridays in W12
London Heathrow – Agadir 2 weekly service operated by BA, operating on weekends. This replaces existing bmi operation on Day 26
London Heathrow – Cape Town BA042 from CPT shifts from morning hours departure in NW11 back to evening departure in NW12
BA043 LHR1735 – 0700+1CPT 744 D
BA059 LHR1930 – 0855+1CPT 744 D

BA058 CPT2050 – 0625+1LHR 744 D
BA042 CPT2220 – 0800+1LHR 744 D

London Heathrow – Dallas Planned Boeing 777-300ER service is cancelled. Boeing 747-400 continues operation on daily basis
London Heathrow – Dubai BA105/104 4-class Boeing 777-200ER replaces 767-300ER, overall capacity increase compared to W11
London Heathrow – Entebbe Revised operational day to Day 247 from LHR, Day 135 from EBB
London Heathrow – Hong Kong Service to continue operate 14 weekly level. Planned 17 weekly service cancelled
London Heathrow – Jeddah Operational day changes from Day x36 to Day x12 (JED departs next day)
London Heathrow – Johannesburg Service to continue operate 14 weekly level. Planned 17 weekly service cancelled
London Heathrow – Luanda Service continues to operate with 4-class Boeing 777-200ER twice a week. Previously 1 of 2 weekly to be operated with 3-class aircraft
London Heathrow – Lusaka Operational day changes from Day 357 to Day 257 (LUN departs next day)
London Heathrow – Miami 3rd Daily service, BA205/204, introduced in Summer 2012, will maintain operation. However this will be operated by 4-class 777-200ER instead of 747-400
London Heathrow – Phoenix eff 01DEC12 Service increases from 6 weekly to daily (Service to operate 6 weekly only from 09JAN13 to 11FEB13)
London Heathrow – Seoul Incheon eff 02DEC12 Service resumption, with 6 weekly 4-class 777-200ER service
London Heathrow – Shanghai Pu Dong Service operates with 777-200ER 6 times a week in Winter season as usual. However it’ll operate 4-class 777-200ER in W12, instead of previously planned 4 weekly 4-class and 2 weekly 3-class

London Gatwick – Algiers Service reduces from daily to 5 weekly in Winter 2012 (1 Daily in W11)
London Gatwick – Kingston 3rd weekly service introduced in Summer 2012 is maintained in Winter 2012
London Gatwick – Las Vegas NEW 3 weekly service with 3-class 777-200ER
London Gatwick – Marrakech Service increases from 3 weekly to daily

British Airways Limited (BA Ltd):
British Airways Limited has assumed existing British Airways Plc 11 weekly London City – Shannon – New York JFK – London City Airbus A318 service since 11JUN12

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