British Airways A320 G-EUUU Manchester Technical Issue.

British Airways A320 G-EUUU overnighted at Manchester after operating BA1404 from London Heathrow yesterday, however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA1385 this morning was cancelled due to a damaged cargo door.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC Returns from Madrid Maintenance.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC, which has been under maintenance at Madrid since December 10th, positioned Madrid – London Heathrow this evening as BA9275. The aircraft has been repainted into White Union Flag with Crest livery.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMR Returns from Port of Spain.

Following its overnight delay at Port of Spain waiting for St Lucia airport to re-open following the flooding there, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMR operated Port of Spain – St Lucia this evening as BA2158. The aircraft then operated St Lucia – Bridgetown – London Gatwick using callsign BA9606. The Bridgetown stop was required as there is still fuel upload problems at St Lucia.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMR Operates BA2159 Direct to Port of Spain.

Following severe flooding which closed St Lucia airport late on 24th December, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMR operated today’s scheduled BA2159 London Gatwick – St Lucia – Port of Spain directly London Gatwick – Port of Spain. The aircraft will overnight at Port of Spain in the expectation that St Lucia airport may re-open tomorrow.

24/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA500/BA501 London Heathrow – Lisbon
BA576/BA577 London Heathrow – Milan Linate
BA723 Geneva – London Heathrow
BA1310/BA1311 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1396/BA1403 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA2540/BA2541 London Gatwick – Rome Fiumicino (more…)

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLL Has Left The Building.

Following last night’s incident British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL was this morning towed clear of the building it had embedded its right wing into and taken to a remote location at Johannesburg for a full inspection.

23/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA336/BA337 London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA438/BA439 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA486/BA487 London Heathrow – Barcelona
BA708/BA709 London Heathrow – Zurich
BA742/BA743 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA768/BA769 London Heathrow – Oslo (more…)

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLL Damaged in Johannesburg Taxi Incident.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL preparing to operate BA34 Johannesburg – London Heathrow took a wrong turning onto an incorrect taxiway resulting in the right wing embedding itself into a building. All passengers were evacuated safely without injury. Four ground staff in the building are reported to have received minor injuries. The flight was cancelled. The aircraft is not one of those slated for withdrawal and returned from a major maintenance check at Cardiff-Wales on September 25th 2013.

 

Wing of G-BNLL embedded in building following BA34 Johannesburg taxiway incident.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMI Atlanta Cargo Hold Incident.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMI operated BA227 London Heathrow – Atlanta today, however the return BA226 has been delayed overnight after fire extinguishers were discharged into the cargo hold following a false indication of a cargo hold fire.

British Airways B737-400 G-GBTB BA2652 Frankfurt and Munich Diversions.

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-GBTB operating BA2652 London Gatwick – Salzburg diverted first to Frankfurt then onwards to Munich due to weather at Salzburg. The aircraft then positioned Munich – London Gatwick as BA9255. BA2653 Salzburg – London Gatwick was cancelled.

British Airways A320 G-EUUM Chateauroux Training Day.

British Airways A320 G-EUUM positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux this morning as BA9260 to perform training circuits. The arcraft positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow during the afternoon as BA9262.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP Operates Delayed Kuwait Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP operated yesterday’s delayed BA157 London Heathrow – Kuwait this afternoon as BA157X and will operated this morning’s delayed BA156 Kuwait – London Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow as BA156X.

British Airways A320 G-EUYS First Flight.

British Airways A320 G-EUYS made its first flight from Toulouse wearing test registration F-WWDY this afternoon and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder. The aircraft is in primer with a Union Flag tail.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIC Operates Delayed Dubai Service.

British Airways Boeing 777-31HER G-VIIC operated yesterday’s delayed BA105 London Heathrow – Dubai late this morning as BA105X. The aircraft will then operate today’s delayed BA108 Dubai – London Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow morning as BA108X.

British Airways Announce Edinburgh – Ibiza Summer 2014 Series.

British Airways today announced a 3 x weekly A320 Edinburgh – Ibiza service for summer 2014 utilising an aircraft that would normally nightstop at Edinburgh. The service operates from 23rd May – 7th September to the following schedule:

BA8890 Edinburgh 22:35 Ibiza 02:35+1 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
BA8991 Ibiza 03:35 Edinburgh 05:40 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP Continues from Kiev.

Following its medical diversion early yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP departed Kiev in the early hours of this morning continuing the diverted BA11 London Heathrow – Singapore of 14th December routing Kiev – Singapore as BA11X. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow as BA12X.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP BA11 Kiev Medical Diversion.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP operating BA11 London Heathrow – Singapore (depart London 14th December) diverted to Kiev this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Once the emergency was cleared it was apparent that crew would not be able to reach Singapore within hours and so the aircraft will remain in Kiev until the early hours of tomorrow.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL BA151 Tel Aviv and Larnaca Diversions.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operating BA151 London Heathrow – Amman (depart London 14th December) diverted to Tel Aviv this morning due to weather at Amman. The aircraft departed Tel Aviv but diverted again, this time to Larnaca, where crew ran out of hours.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVY BA247 Viracopos Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVY operating BA247 London Heathrow – Sao Paulo (depart London Heathrow 13th December) diverted via Viracopos this morning, reportedly due to the aircraft not carrying up to date approach plates for Sao Paulo.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVU Operates Delayed Delhi Rotation.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVU operated yesterday’s delayed BA257 London Heathrow – Delhi this afternoon as BA257X. It will then operate today’s delayed BA256 Delhi – London Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow morning as BA256D.

13/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA7 London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda
BA152 Beirut – London Heathrow
BA185/BA184 London Heathrow – Newark
BA1371 Manchester – London Heathrow
BA1473 Glasgow – London Heathrow.

12/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA153 London Heathrow – Beirut
BA334/BA335 London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA360/BA361 London Heathrow – Lyon
BA500/BA501 London Heathrow – Lisbon
BA543 Bologna – London Heathrow
BA588/BA589 London Heathrow – Milan Linate (more…)

British Airways A321 G-MEDN Tel Aviv Lightning Strikes.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN operating BA163 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv (depart London 11th December) suffered multiple lightning strikes on approach to Tel Aviv this morning. The return BA162 is therefore cancelled. Following yesterday’s Tel Aviv technical issue a maintenance crew is already on hand.

British Airways A319 G-EUPU BA1346 Manchester Diversion.

British Airways A319 G-EUPU operating BA1346 London Heathrow – Leeds Bradford diverted to Manchester this morning due to weather at Leeds Bradford. The return BA1347 operated from Manchester once passengers had been transferred by road.

11/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA1 London City – Shannon – New York JFK
BA2 New York JFK – London City
BA88 Chengdu – London Heathrow
BA108 Dubai – London Heathrow
BA166 Tel Aviv – London Heathrow
BA179/BA182 London Heathrow – New York JFK (more…)

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLS Chicago Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLS operated BA297 London Heathrow – Chicago today and passengers had boarded for the return BA296 when crew were unable to close the aft cargo door. The flight has been delayed overnight and passengers accommodated.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF Returns from Madrid Maintenance.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF, which has been under maintenance at Madrid since 29th November, positioned Madrid – London Heathrow this evening as BA9276. The aircraft has been repainted into White Union Flag with Crest livery.

British Airways A321 G-EUXD Emerges from Heathrow Paintshop.

British Airways A321 G-EUXD, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 3rd December, emerged from the paintshop this evening in White Union Flag with Crest Livery. This is the first aircraft to be repainted at London Heathrow following roof repairs to the paintshop.

10/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA89 London Heathrow – Chengdu
BA109 London Heathrow – Dubai
BA334/BA335 London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA346/BA247 London Heathrow – Nice
BA474/BA475 London Heathrow – Barcelona
BA554/BA555 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino (more…)

British Airways A321 G-MEDJ BA153 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways A321 G-MEDJ, which had been under maintenance at London Heathrow undergoing an engine swap since 4th December, returned to service this evening operating BA153 London Heathrow – Beirut. However crew stopped the climb at 12,000 ft when the replacement engine surged and returned to London Heathrow for a safe landing. The flight was subsequently operated by European configuration A320 G-EUUL.

08/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA426/BA427 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA564/BA565 London Heathrow – Milan Linate
BA699 Vienna – London Heathrow
BA912/BA913 London Heathrow – Frankfurt
BA981 Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow
BA1303 Aberdeen – London Heathrow (more…)

British Airways A321 G-EUXC Operates Tel Aviv Rotation.

British Airways European configuration A321 G-EUXC operated the BA163/BA162 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv rotation this evening in place of the usual midhaul A321. No midhaul A321 was available following air traffic control delays.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Training Day.

Following repair after its fuel leak on 7th December, A380 G-XLEB undertook a training day today positioning London Heathrow – Paris Vatry as BA9160, Paris Vatry – Chateauroux as BA9162 and then performing Chateauroux – Chateauroux circuits as BA9163/BA9164/BA9165/BA9166/BA9167/BA9168/BA9169. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9161.

British Airways A320 G-EUUO Overnight Milan Linate Delay.

British Airways A320 G-EUUO operated BA564 London Heathrow – Milan Linate this morning, however the return BA565 was cancelled. It is not clear whether the aircraft encountered a technical issue or could not operate due to today’s UK Air Traffic Control issues.

07/12/13 British Airways Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA314/BA London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA334/BA335 London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA336/BA337 London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA344/BA345 London Heathrow – Nice
BA346/BA347 London Heathrow – Nice
BA348/BA349 London Heathrow – Nice (more…)

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMJ Continues from Lagos.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMJ continued the diverted BA83 London Heathrow – Abuja this morning routing Lagos – Abuja as BA83X. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA82 Abuja – London Heathrow as BA82X.

06/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA115/BA114 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA147/BA146 London Heathrow – Amman
BA478/BA479 London Heathrow – Barcelona
BA774/BA775 London Heathrow – Stockholm Arlanda
BA854/BA855 London Heathrow – Prague
BA964/BA965 London Heathrow – Hamburg.

British Airways A319 G-EUPS BA974 Berlin Tegel Diversion.

British Airways A319 G-EUPS operating BA974 London Heathrow – Hamburg diverted to Berlin Tegel this afternoon due to high winds at Hamburg. The aircraft then positioned Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow as BA9259. As a result BA975 Hamburg – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMJ BA83 Lagos Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMJ operating BA83 London Heathrow – Abuja (depart London 4th December) diverted to Lagos this morning. Crew subsequently ran out of hours and so the aircraft will overnight at Lagos.

05/12/13 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA414/BA415 London Heathrow – Rotterdam
BA438/BA439 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA446/BA447 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA746/BA747 London Heathrow – Stavanger
BA818/BA819 London Heathrow – Copenhagen
BA822/BA821 London Heathrow – Copenhagen (more…)

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVG Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVG, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since Octover 17th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9170. The aircraft has been fitted with on board wi-fi and routed via The Hebrides in order to test the new system.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Heathrow Technical Issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB encountered a fuel leak at London Heathrow today meaning it was unable to operate the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation as scheduled. Boeing 747-400 G-BYGF substituted with a six and a half hour delay.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWY BA237 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWY operating BA237 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo was close to Bagenkop in Denmark  at 37,000 ft tonight when it turned back to London Heathrow due to a technical issue. The flight and tomorrow’s return BA236 were subsequently cancelled.

British Airways A319 G-EUPN Newquay Training Flight.

British Airways A319 G-EUPN operated Shannon – Newquay as BA9269 this morning making several circuits at Newquay as part of the Future Pilot Programme. The aircraft continued Newquay – London Heathrow using the same flight number.