1 JUNE 2020
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BTN has learnt that the following routes have been cancelled or have had reopening delayed, including Leeds Bradford. All are from Heathrow Terminal 5.
Buenos Aires Ezeiza service cancelled until 31 August inclusive.
Calgary service cancelled for the remainder of summer 2020.
Charleston service cancelled for the remainder of summer 2020.
Helsinki route cancelled permanently for the time being.
Podgorica (Montinegro) and Cancan (Mexico) previously planned new routes in July/August 2020 cancelled.
The Leeds Bradford route, now suspended, will not reopen and is unlikely to be transferred to Gatwick or London City when they come to life, essentially a connecting route for long-haul operations, the city offering a fine train service to London.
For many years Leeds Bradford to Heathrow was operated by British Midland Airways, which later became BMI. It dropped the link in 2009, citing lack of profitability. BA re-launched the service in 2012 but struggled commercially.
According to the BA Press Office website there has only been one newsworthy story worth putting up for the whole of May. BTN readers (BA regulars) would appreciate somewhere a listing of current operating routes and frequencies.
The British Airways UK contact centre opening hours are 08:00-20:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-17:00 Saturday and Sunday BST. Travel vouchers are now valid until 30 April 2022 (includes previously issued vouchers).
See also COMMENT SPECIAL in this issue.
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Jack Jones, London
I had a look at the press site and could only see stories passing through from April. Have I missed something. I did try the holding company IAG press office and all that did was pass me back to the same BA site. Aer Lingus was quiet good and Iberia had news. All a bit sad.