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Published on Thursday, October 7, 2021

British Airways to ramp up US capacity with A380 flights






British Airways' A380 superjumbos are set to take flight again.


A380 flights will resume in November with extra capacity on key US transatlantic routes.


The A380 will operate on the Miami and Los Angeles routes.


There will be several short-haul flights to allow for crew service familiarisation before flying to the US.


A380s will also operate to Dubai in December.


News that the airline's A380 aircraft is rejoining the fleet follows the announcement that vaccinated travellers will be able to enter the US from November.


BA is set to fly to 23 US airports this winter with up to 246 flights a week.


British Airways will be increasing the number of flights it operates to North America with more services to New York, which will initially be increasing to five a day, followed by eight in December.


The airline will also be operating double-daily services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Miami and Toronto, as well as daily services to Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Vancouver


Neil Chernoff, British Airways' Director of Network and Alliances, said: "This is an exciting time for British Airways and our customers as we see borders re-opening. With welcome news from the US, we are dramatically increasing flights and bringing home some of our A380s to give our customers as many options as possible."


In addition to frequency increases, in October and November British Airways will restart services to Austin, Orlando, Tampa, San Diego, Las Vegas and Baltimore.


In December the airline will also start flying to Nashville and New Orleans again.

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