• Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Expands October Schedule With More Short and Long Haul Flights

Starting today, British Airways is launching long-haul service to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bahrain, while sunseekers will enjoy service to Grenada and the Seychelles from October 14th and 16th, respectively.


British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

Today (October 1, 2020), British Airways announced the addition of more short and long-haul flights to their October 2020 schedule. The carrier launched long-haul service to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bahrain and will offer flights to Grenada and the Seychelles from October 14th and 16th respectively. Starting October 12th, British Airways will start all-new service to Lahore, while holidaymakers will enjoy service between London-Heathrow and the Maldives and Barbados which will start on October 16th and 17th.


British Airways Announces October 2020 Long-Haul Network - Courtesy British Airways

Starting today, short-haul flights to Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Milan Linate, Stuttgart, Seville and Valencia will return, while flight to Bilbao, Kefalonia and Luxembourg will return tomorrow. Service to Lanzarote will resume on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Later in the month, services will resume to destinations including, Gran Canaria, Billund, Bordeaux, Basel, Brindisi, Cologne, Malta, Salzburg, Vienna and Zagreb. European flights can be booked now with one-way fares starting from only £24. In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, said,


“We’re glad to be returning to more destinations this month, connecting the UK with more and more countries around the world. With increases in both long and short haul services, there is a destination for anyone, and with our enhanced safety measures we hope this encourages people to start planning their next getaway.”


British Airways has introduced a range of measures to keep their guests safe throughout their travels. The carrier recommends that customers check-in online and scan their boarding pass at the departure gate, where possible. Social distancing should be used throughout the airport and hand sanitizer stations should be utilized. Facemasks must be worn throughout the journey and should be replaced every four hours on long-haul flights. Naturally, customer experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should refrain from traveling. British Airways’ cabin crew members have been outfitted with PPE kit and a modified food service, reducing unnecessary interactions, has been introduced. The carrier also asks guests to remove all needed items from hand luggage before departure and to store carry-on items under the seat in front of them, if possible.


British Airways Announces October 2020 Short-Haul Network

British Airways cleans all key surfaces such as seats, IFE screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight, while the entire aircraft is cleaned at the end of every day. All air on British Airways flights is fully recycled every two to three minutes through hospital operating theater grade HEPA filters, which remove 99.9% of particulates, including microscopic bacteria and virus clusters.


Source: British Airways

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