British Airways has officially announced that it will be launching a new North American route i.e. LAS-Las Vegas, Nevada effective Oct 25th 09. BA will be flying the route nonstop on a daily basis using a Boeing 777-200ER and its flight timings are as follows:
BA 275 Dep LHR 1530 Arr LAS 1820
BA 274 Dep LAS 2020 Arr LHR 1405+1
BA too announced that due to the on going worldwide economic turmoil, it will be grounding 8 Boeing 747-400s + 8 Boeing 757-200s for the IATA Winter 09-10 season. It has not mentioned as yet though which routes in the winter season wont see B 744 service but its expected to be largely in North America.