Tuesday, May 6, 2008
British Airways has revealed that due to expected high volumes of premium passengers flying their new Heathrow-Houston nonstop route in the foreseeable future, it will be increasing capacity on this oil/energy route by deploying double daily Boeing 747-400s effective October 2008. Currently, LHR-IAH is flown double daily with Boeing 777-200ERs.
There is also speculation that we might see a BA/AA/CO trans-atlantic alliance emerge in the near future as CO has stated that it wants to leave Sky Team and this statement has sparked off talk of a possible AA/CO merger taking place similar to the type of DL/NW.
Other changes that BA will be implementing across its long haul network are as follows:
MAN/JFK - daily B 763ER flights to be suspended from Oct 27th.
LGW/JFK - new daily nonstop flights will be launched effective Oct 28th using a B 772ER.
LHR/YYC - increased to daily B 763ERs for the Winter 08-09 season.