British Airways has announced its long-haul routes to resume on reduced frequencies this month.
Throughout July, the carrier will resume flying to Bermuda; US cities Dallas, Miami and Seattle; Toronto, Canada; Barbados; Kingston, Jamaica; Dubai (UAE); Istanbul, Turkey; Marrakech, Morocco; and Tokyo, Japan.
These long-haul routes are in addition to flights to San Francisco, which restarted in June along with destinations served throughout the Covid-19 crisis on a “very reduced schedule”, such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Washington, Hong Kong and Singapore.
BA will also return to more short-haul destinations by the end of July, including Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
Domestic flights will resume between London and Belfast, Inverness, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle and Newquay and the airline will double daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Joining Hong Kong and Singapore in the Far East, which again, the airline resumed limited flying to in June, will be services to Haneda in Japan.
Customers are being asked to adhere to new safety measures including checking-in online, and self-scanning boarding passes at departure gates; observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers at airports; wearing facemasks at all times on flights, and replacing them every our hours; and storing carry-on bags under the seat in front.
The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is cleaned “from nose to tail” every day.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “Following months of lockdown and stress, we know people will want to travel to be reunited with friends and family and to take a well-deserved break.
“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.”
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