28 OCTOBER 2019
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With the official start of the winter flying season yesterday, Sunday, and alterations to airline timetables and schedules, British Airways has switched seven flights between Heathrow terminals.
Also yesterday, BA made its first flight into Beijing’s new state-of-the-art Daxing International Airport, becoming the first international carrier to do so since Daxing was officially opened last month.
On the terminal front, BA flights to Billund, Hanover and Zagreb are switching from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 while services to Luxembourg, Lyon and Phoenix are moving the other way from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3.
The change in seasons also marks the start of Virgin Atlantic’s year-round flights between Heathrow and Mumbai (see BTN 3 June). The airline is returning to the route, complementing its long-standing operation between London and Delhi, after four years.
Virgin says the Mumbai service will provide seamless connections via Heathrow between India and the US for itself and partner airline Delta. Flights will depart from and arrive at Heathrow in the morning to align with connections to and from the US.
Virgin is putting the Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner on the route with 31 seats in Upper Class, 35 in Premium and 192 in Economy, divided between Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins.
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