A British Airways In response to a significant increase in demand for travel between Europe and the United States, it updated its operating schedule for the United States in 2022, restarting routes and returning the A380 to certain parts of the country.
The British company, which has always had a large presence in the North American country, had already taken 96% of its seats from London airports, compared to the one that flew in March 2020, shortly before the outbreak. San Jose (SJC) Airport in California has not yet received a refund of the company’s flights.
With this, the British have already returned to provide direct flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW):
- Boston (BOS);
- Philadelphia (PHL);
- Newark (EWR);
- Nova York (JFK);
- Baltimore (BWI);
- Washington (IAT);
- Atlanta (ATL);
- Orlando (MCO);
- Miami (MIA);
- Tampa (TPA);
- Fort Myers (MSY);
- Houston (IAH);
- Nashville (BNA);
- Chicago (ORD);
- Denver (DEN);
- Dallas (DFW);
- Austin (AUS);
- Phoenix (PHX);
- San Diego (SAN);
- Los Angeles (LAX);
- Las Vegas (LAS);
- San Francisco (SFO);
- In Seattle (SEA).
Return to A380
Since the A380, the world’s largest commercial airline, operates some of these routes, the resumption of direct connections to the UK capital is not only good news for some cities in the United States. Miami (already receiving flights from the Giants), Boston, Chicago, Dallas (not getting the A380 from the British), San Francisco and Washington will be the U.S. cities receiving flights from the A380 for the rest of next year.
Outside the United States, Dubai is already one of the quartet’s targets, followed by Johannesburg and Singapore in 2022.
British Airways A380 accommodates 469 passengers and is distributed in 4 classes:
- First (First Class) – 14 seats;
- Club World (Business Class) – 97 seats;
- World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy Class) – 55 seats;
- World Traveler (Economy Class) – 303 seats.
It is gratifying to see that we are approaching pre-epidemic air levels!
It is worth noting that British Airways has already returned to RIOgaleão Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro and Guarulhos (GRU) in Sao Paulo, with aircraft already powered by Boeing 787-8 and A350-1000.
Have you ever flown with the English? And on the company’s A380?
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