BA boosts capacity from US and EU

By Linsey McNeill
30/07/2021
Home » BA boosts capacity from US and EU

British Airways is adding thousands of extra seats on key routes to the UK from the US and Europe following the UK’s decision to exempt fully vaccinated US and EU visitors from quarantine from Monday.

The airline said it saw bookings from the US and the EU surge 95% after the Government announcement.

Flights between New York-JFK and London Heathrow will increase to 21 services per week (up from 17 per week), Los Angeles and Chicago will increase to 10 per week (up from 7 per week), starting from 16 August.

From 23 August, flights between Seattle and London Heathrow will increase to seven a week (up from four a week), and Los Angeles will further increase to 14 a week.

BA also plans to continue to broaden its schedule between the US and UK throughout September.

Additional flights will also be added from European cities such as Berlin, Geneva and Hamburg.

BA said its schedules will be continually reviewed to ensure the number of seats available matches customer interest.

The airline has partnerships with a range of COVID testing providers and has teamed up with mobile travel health app VeriFly, which customers can use to certify their travel documents before checking in via ba.com or the airline’s app.

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