British Airways starting May 2016 is resuming London Gatwick – New York JFK operation, on board 3-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. First flight is scheduled on 01MAY16, operating on daily basis.
BA2273 LGW1640 – 1930JFK 777 D
BA2272 JFK2200 – 1000+1LGW 777 D
BA last served this route in March 2009.
Etihad Airways is scaling back its A380 operation at London Heathrow.
The Gulf carrier will reduce its up-to-19-times weekly superjumbo service between Abu Dhabi and LHR to up-to-12-times weekly from November 23.
Flights EY019/020 will remain a daily A380 service, while flights EY011/012 will be operated by an A380 on every day apart from Wednesdays and Thursdays, when an A340 aircraft will instead fly the route.
A B777-300ER will operate flights EY017/018 on each day apart from Fridays and Sundays, when an A340 will take over, reports airlineroute.net.
Only two months ago, Etihad added a third superjumbo to its Abu Dhabi-LHR route, albeit temporarily, raising hopes of a permanent all A380 service to Heathrow (see news, August 2015).
On the same day that the airline reduces its A380 operation at LHR, November 23, Etihad will launch its A380 service to New York JFK (see news, October 8).
Delta has acquired six slots at London-Heathrow Airport from its joint venture partners Air France and KLM, slot pairs that Delta had previously leased from Air France and KLM.
By taking ownership of the slots, Delta will enhance its ability to provide long-term continuity and stability on the route network operated from London Heathrow with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Delta and Virgin jointly operate 23 nonstop flights between Heathrow and the U.S. today, providing significant competition and choice for customers in one of the world’s most important travel markets, one which had previously been dominated by a single airline partnership.
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