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British Airways to reinstate A380 flights

The carrier will resume flying the A380 to Dubai from December

British Airways is set to reintroduce its A380 aircraft to select routes in November when it will operate its biggest schedule since March 2020.

News that the airline’s A380 aircraft is re-joining its fleet follows the announcement that vaccinated Brits will be able to travel to the United States from November 2021. The airline is set to fly to 23 US airports this winter with up to 246 flights a week.

The aircraft will initially operate to a number of short-haul destinations to allow for crew service familiarisation in November, shortly followed by flights to Miami, Los Angeles and Dubai in December.

British Airways has increased flights from the UK to a number of short-haul destinations, adding 13,000 more seats to holiday hot spots in October. Popular leisure destinations Marrakech in Morocco and Dalaman in Turkey will reappear on flight schedules in time for the October half-term, and new services to the Turkish resort of Antalya will also be launching. To facilitate customers holidays over Christmas, British Airways is increasing flights to popular luxury Indian Ocean destinations, the Maldives and Mauritius, to 10 and six per week respectively over the festive period. 

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British Airways director of Network and Alliances Neil Chernoff said: “This is an exciting time for British Airways and our customers as we see borders re-opening. With welcome news from the US, we’re dramatically increasing flights and bringing home some of our A380s to give our customers as many options as possible. Elsewhere across our network, we’re adding additional services to destinations all over the world, to ensure our customers can take a much-needed holiday.”

To coincide with the increase in services, the airline’s lounges are also welcoming customers back. In September, customers were invited to return to British Airways’ Concorde Room in both London and New York. Lounges in Chicago, Washington, San Francisco and Houston are expected to open this month.

For more information, visit www.britishairways.com

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