BTN Europe presents an overview of business travel and MICE predictions for this year
ExCeL London - 24-25 February 2021
British Airways will reintroduce services to a raft
of domestic, short-haul and long-haul routes this month, including flights to 20
By the end of July, the carrier will have expanded
its North American operations to include flights to Dallas, Miami, Seattle and
Toronto, following the resumption of services to San Francisco in June.
The airline continued to fly to Boston, Chicago,
Los Angeles, New York and Washington throughout the pandemic, albeit with a
heavily reduced schedule.
Other long-haul additions include Haneda in Japan,
following hot on the heels of flights to Hong Kong and Singapore which were
added back to the network in June.
Closer to home, it will resume flights between
London and Belfast, Inverness, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle and Newquay, and
the airline will move to double-daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Flights to Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,
Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Kosovo, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey will
also take off again in July.
The airline notes it will offer fewer frequencies than
normal to the reintroduced destinations “due to reduced demand and the impact
of the global quarantine restrictions”.
New safety measures include asking passengers to check in online, wear face
masks at all times during flights, a the introduction of a new onboard food
“We have put in place measures – to UK Government
and aviation regulator standards – to ensure we’re doing all we can to protect
the wellbeing of our customers and colleagues and we’ll be asking them to play
their part in that too,” says Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and CEO.