British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIW Antigua Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIW operating BA2157 London Gatwick – Antigua – Tobago ended the flight as Antigua this afternoon with the airline citing a technical issue for the cancellation of the Antigua – Tobago sector. However this sector was cancelled before the aircraft arrived into Antigua.

30/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA27 London Heathrow – Hong Kong
BA309 Paris CDG – London Heathrow
BA2037/BA2036 London Gatwick – Orlando
BA2157/BA2256 Antigua – Trinidad & Tobago
BA2218/BA2219 London City – Edinburgh.

BA CityFlyer E170 G-LCYD Returns from Geneva.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 27th November, BA CityFlyer Embraer 170 G-LCYD positioned Geneva – London City late this afternoon using callsign CFE761M.

29/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK
BA419 Luxembourg – London Heathrow
BA437 Amsterdam – London Heathrow.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 30th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this evening as BA9176. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y and is the second aircraft so configured.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKE Delivered.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKE was delivered Paine Field – London Heathrow this evening as BA9158. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 8F/42J/39W/127Y configuration. This is the fifth Boeing 787-9 for the airline.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIB Returns from Gatwick Base.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB, which has been operating from London Gatwick since 21st November, positioned London Gatwick – London Heathrow as BA9156 this afternoon after arriving as BA2166 from Tampa. The aircraft then returned to service from London Heathrow operating BA105 London Heathrow – Dubai.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWT Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWT positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 this afternoon after arriving as BA102 from Calgary. The aircraft is due for withdrawal in two months but this trip to Cardiff-Wales is now confirmed as for maintenance.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIC Operates Empty to Moscow.

BA233 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo was cancelled this morning due to a technical issue with an unidentified Boeing 777-200ER, however British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIC operated London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo as BA233 without passengers four hours after the scheduled departure in order to operate the delayed BA232 Moscow Domodedovo – London Heathrow.

JOTA Aviation BAe146-200 G-SMLA Operares for BA CityFlyer.

JOTA Aviation BAe146-200 G-SMLA operated the following BA CityFlyer services today:

BA8725 Glasgow – London City
BA8765/BA8766 London City – Zurich
BA8728/BA2215 London City – Glasgow.

The aircraft then positioned London City – London Southend as BA9750.

27/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA233 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo
BA579 Venice – London Heathrow
BA2286 Geneva – London City
BA3277 London City – Dusseldorf
BA2674/BA2675 London Gatwick – Larnaca
BA8712/BA8717 London City – Edinburgh.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKD Delivered.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKD was delivered Paine Field – London Heathrow this evening as BA9158. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 8F/42J/39W/127Y configuration. This is the fourth Boeing 787-9 for the airline.

24/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA314/BA319 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA397 Brussels – London Heathrow
BA728/BA729 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA742/BA743 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA774/BA775 London Heathrow – Stockholm Arlanda
BA944/BA945 London Heathrow – Dusseldorf (more…)

23/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA346/BA347 London Heathrow – Nice
BA546/BA547 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino
BA694/BA695 London Heathrow – Zurich
BA742/BA743 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA1378/BA1379 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA2167/BA2166 London Gatwick – Tampa (more…)

British Airways A320 G-EUUR Helsinki Technical Issue.

British Airways A320 G-EUUR overnighted at Helsinki after arriving as BA798 from London Heathrow yesterday, however it was unable to operate BA795 Helsinki – London Heathrow this morning due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Helsinki – London Heathrow as BA9275 during the evening.

British Airways A320 G-EUUL BA490 Malaga Diversion.

British Airways A320 G-EUUL operated BA490 London Heathrow – Gibraltar diverted to Malaga this afternoon due to weather at Gibraltar. The return BA491 operated from Malaga once passengers had been transferred by road.

19/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA360/BA361 London Heathrow – Lyon
BA775 Stockholm Arlanda – London Heathrow
BA2560/BA2561 London Gatwick – Sharm El Sheikh.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIT Gatwick Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIT was scheduled to operate the BA2037/BA2036 London Gatwick – Orlando rotation today, however the flight was cancelled with the airline citing both a technical issue and aircraft damage via different channels.

18/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA342/BA343 London Heathrow – Nice
BA543 Bologna – London Heathrow
BA935 Dusseldorf – London Heathrow
BA2037/BA2036 London Gatwick – Orlando.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYN BA4466 Belfast City Diversion.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYN operating BA4466 London City – Dublin diverted to Belfast City this afternoon due to high winds at Dublin. The aircraft then positioned Belfast City – London City using callsign CFE761M. As a result BA4469 Dublin – London City was cancelled.

British Airways Announce Heathrow – Chania Service.

British Airways today announced a twice weekly summer London Heathrow – Chania A320 service to commence on 30th April 2016. Schedules are as follows:

BA660 London Heathrow 0740 – Chania 1330 Wednesdays, Saturdays
BA661 Chania 1415 – London Heathrow 1620 Wednesdays, Saturdays.

This route will operate from Terminal 3.

British Airways Annouce Heathrow – Kalamata Service.

British Airways today announced a twice weekly summer London Heathrow – Kalamata A319 service to commence on 30th April 2016. Schedules are as follows:

BA644 London Heathrow 1120 – Kalamata 1700 Thursdays, Saturdays
BA645 Kalamata 1745 – London Heathrow 1935 Thursdays, Saturdays.

This route will operate from Terminal 5.

British Airways A320 G-EUYX Rome Fiumicino Damage.

British Airways A320 G-EUYX operated BA548 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino this morning, however the return BA549 was cancelled due to aircraft damage. Weather at Rome appears fine so this seems to be a bird strike or ramp incident.

17/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA370/BA371 London Heathrow – Marseille
BA544 London Heathrow – Bologna
BA546/BA547 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino
BA549 Rome Fiumicino – London Heathrow
BA742/BA743 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA768/BA769 London Heathrow – Oslo (more…)

British Airways A380 G-XLEH BA56 Johannesburg Technical Return.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH operating BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow had reached 34,000 ft to the north of Gabarone when it encountered a weather radar failure. The aircraft entered a hold to burn fuel before returning to Johannesburg for a safe landing via a further hold to the north west of Johannesburg. The flight was initially delayed overnight but subsequently cancelled.

British Airways A320 G-EUYG Takes Over BA490.

Following  the earlier technical return of BA490 London Heathrow – Gibraltar to London Heathrow, the flight was subsequenly operated by British Airways A320 G-EUYG. However  the return BA491 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJB London Heathrow Test Flight.

Following its technical return to London Heathrow on 10th November, British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJB undertook a London Heathrow – London Heathrow test flight this afternoon as BA9174, routing close to Harwich at 15,000 ft and briefly over the North Sea before returning to London Heathrow.

13/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA759 Bergen – London Heathrow
BA1435 Edinburgh – London Heathrow
BA2674/BA2675 London Gatwick – Larnaca
BA3276 Dusseldorf – London City
BA3277 London City – Dusseldorf.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL Operates Domestic Rotations.

British Airways midhaul configuration A321 G-MEDL operated the following Domestic services today in place of the usual European configuration aircraft:

BA1370/BA1387 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1440/BA1449 London Heathrow – Edinburgh
BA1402 London Heathrow – Manchester.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYL Madrid Technical Issue.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYL overnighted at Madrid after arriving as BA8755 from London City yesterday, however its scheduled return to London City this morning as BA8752 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

British Airways A319 G-EUPA Paris CDG Damage.

British Airways A319 G-EUPA operated BA306 London Heathrow – Paris CDG this morning, however the return BA309 was cancelled after the aircraft sustained engine cowling damage when struck by a ramp vehicle.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this evening as BA9156. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration. This brings the British Airways A380 fleet up to ten aircraft.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWM Takes Over BA632.

Following the earlier technical return of BA632 London Heathrow – Athens to London Heathrow, the BA632/BA633 London Heathrow – Athens was subsequently operated by longhaul configuration Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWM with an after midnight arrival back into London Heathrow.

British Airways A320 G-GATP Sharm El Sheikh Repatriation Flight.

Following the UK government’s ban on UK airlines serving Sharm El Sheikh in recent days, British Airways A320 G-GATP positioned London Gatwick – Sharm El Sheikh as BA9251 this morning in order to repatriate tourists operating yesterday’s delayed BA2561 Sharm El Sheikh – London Gatwick.

IAG Markets Day Presentation Reveals Modest Five Year Shorthaul Expansion.

The IAG Markets Day Presentation released today envisions for the following British Airways shorthaul fleet across the London Heathrow and London Gatwick based in 2020. The A319 fleet will reduce from 44 to 28 aircraft, the A320 fleet will increase from 65 to 83 aircraft and the A321 fleet will increase from 11 to 23 aircraft. The Boeing 767-300ER fleet will have been eliminated. Assuming there is no further seat densification this will result in the airline having 22,718 available seats across 134 aircraft in the shorthaul fleet in 2020 compared to the 21,713 available seats across 131 aircraft which were available during Summer 2015.

IAG Capital Markets Day Presentation Reveals B777-200ER Fleet Plans.

The IAG Capital Markets Day Presentation released today revealed plans for the British Airways Boeing 777-200ER fleet. The fleet’s life will be extended with aircraft operating a 30 year service life. London Gatwick based aircraft will see a reduction in the size of the Club World cabin meaning an increase in capacity of around 10%. London Heathrow based Four Class aircraft will be converted to Three Class configuration seeing an increase in capacity of around 25%. These capacity increase percentages indicate that the Economy Class cabins will remain in 3-3-3 configuration and will not be increased to 3-4-3 configuration.

BA CityFlyer E170 G-LCYE BA8763 Basel Diversion.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 170 G-LCYE operating BA8763 London City – Zurich diverted to Basel this morning due to weather at Zurich. The aircraft then positioned Basel – London City using callsing CFE760A. As a result BA8764 Zurich – London City was cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLX Withdrawn.

British Airways  Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA42 from Cape Town. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9172 for decommissioning. This reduces the Boeing 747-400 fleet to 40 aircraft. The aircraft was in 14F/52J/36W/235Y configuration with “Old First” and Union Flag livery on withdrawal.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLW Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA206 from Miami. The aircraft positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for decomissioning early this evening as BA9173. This reduces the Boeing 747-400 fleet to 41 aircraft. The aircraft was in 14F/52J/36W/235Y configuration with “Old First” and Union Flag livery.

British Airways Announce Return to London Heathrow – Inverness Route.

British Airways announced a daily A319 London Heathrow – Inverness service to commence on 2nd May 2016. Schedules are as follows:

BA1468 London Heathrow 0955 – Inverness 1130
BA1469 Inverness 1210 – London Heathrow 1340.

This route was served after the takeover of Dan Air in 1992 but quickly switched to London Gatwick – Inverness.

04/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA106 Dubai – London Heathrow
BA1301 Aberdeen – London Heathrow
BA1346/BA1347 London Heathrow – Leeds Bradford
BA8727 Glasgow – London City.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF BA1312 Glasgow Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF operating BA1312 London Heathrow – Aberdeen diverted to Glasgow this afternoon due to weather at Aberdeen. The aircraft later positioned Glasgow – London Heathrow as BA9251. As a result BA1313 Aberdeen – London Heathrow was cancelled.

JOTA Aviation BAe146-200 G-SMLA Positions for BA CityFlyer Operations.

JOTA Aviation BAe146-200 G-SMLA positioned London Southend – London City as BA9750 early this afternoon in order to operate the following BA CityFlyer rotations:

BA4464/BA4467 London City – Dublin
BA4468/BA4471 Dublin – London City.

The aircraft then positioned London City – London Southend as BA9751.

British Airways A320 G-EUUH Returns from Madrid.

Following its technical diversion on 1st November, British Airways A320 G-EUUH departed Madrid early this morning continuing the diverted BA491 Gibraltar – London Heathrow (which actually originated at Malaga due to a weather diversion) of 1st November, routing Madrid – London Heathrow as BA491Y.

03/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA107 London Heathrow – Dubai
BA303 Paris CDG – London Heathrow
BA341 Nice – London Heathrow
BA365 Lyon – London Heathrow
BA472/BA473 London Heathrow – Barcelona
BA500/BA501 London Heathrow – Lisbon (more…)

British Airways A380 G-XLEH Continues from Washington.

Following its medical diversion and subsequent overnight delay, British Airways A380 G-XLEH departed Washington this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted BA209 London Heathrow – Miami, routing Washington – Miami as BA9605. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA208 Miami – London Heathrow as BA9604.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Overnight Miami Delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE operated BA209 London Heathrow – Miami this afternoon. However, due to the medical diversion and overnight delay in Washington of yesterday’s BA2o9, there is no rested crew available at Miami. This evening’s return BA208 has therefore been delayed overnight.

British Airways A320 G-GATS BA2561 Venice Diversion.

British Airways A320 G-GATS operated BA2560 London Gatwick – Sharm El Sheikh with a two and a half hour delay this morning. However this meant crew did not have sufficient hours to operate the return BA2561 all the way back to London Gatwick. BA2561 therefore operated via Venice tonight for a crew change.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYO Positioning Flight.

Following its diversion last night, BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYO positioned Birmingham – Amsterdam this morning using callsign CFE761M then returned to service operating BA8460 Amsterdam – London City.

British Airways A318 G-EUNA BA4 London Gatwick Diversion.

British Airways A318 G-EUNA operating BA4 New York JFK – London City (depart New York JFK 1st November) diverted to London Gatwick this morning due to fog at London City. The aircraft positioned London Gatwick – London City late in the morning as BA9257.

British Airways A318 G-EUNB BA2 London Gatwick Diversion.

British Airways A318 G-EUNB operating BA2 New York JFK – London City (depart New York JFK 1st November) diverted to London Gatwick this morning due to fog at London City. The aircraft positioned London Gatwick – London City during the afternoon as BA9258.

02/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA1/BA2 London City – New York JFK
BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK
BA175/BA112 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA308/BA315 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA326 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA331 Paris Orly – London Heathrow (more…)

British Airways A380 G-XLEH BA209 Washington Medical Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH operating BA209 London Heathrow – Miami with a two hour delay diverted to Washington this evening due to a medical emergency on board. Crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Miami so the aircraft will overnight at Washington and the return BA208 will be delayed overnight.

British Airways A320 G-EUYC Overnight Pisa Delay.

British Airways A320 G-EUYC operated BA604 London Heathrow – Pisa this afternoon, however the return BA605 has been delayed overnight. This appears to be due to no available slots at London Heathrow due to fog.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLF Delhi Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF arrived into Delhi as BA143 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 31st October) in the early hours of this morning. However due to the 24 hours delay to the BA143 service of 30th October, there was no rested crew available at Delhi to operate the return BA142 on time, and this therefore operated this afternoon as BA142D once crew had minimum rest.

British Airways A320 G-EUUB BA492 Malaga Diversion.

British Airways A320 G-EUUB operating BA492 London Heathrow – Gibraltar diverted to Malaga this afternoon due to weather at Gibraltar. The return BA493 operated from Malaga once passengers had been transferred by road.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYP BA8703 London Stansted Diversion.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYP operating BA8703 Edinburgh – London City diverted to London Stansted this afternoon due to fog at London City. The aircraft later positioned London Stansted – Edinburgh using callsign CFE750A.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYM Returns from Alicante.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYM departed Alicante this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed BA4528 Alicante – Glasgow charter.

British Airways A320 G-EUUH Malaga and Madrid Diversions.

British Airways A320 G-EUUH operating BA490 London Heathrow – Gibraltar diverted to Malaga this afternoon due to weather at Gibraltar. The return BA491 operated from Malaga once passengers had been transferred by road, however the aircraft encountered a technical issue en route and diverted to Madrid.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGG BA246 Glasgow Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG operating BA246 Sao Paulo – London Heathrow (depart Sao Paulo 31st October) diverted to Glasgow this morning due to fog at London Heathrow. Crew timed out before the aircraft could continue to the flight was terminated.

01/11/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA306/BA309 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA322/BA327 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA338/BA London Heathrow – Paris Orly
BA344/BA345 London Heathrow – Nice
BA368/BA369 London Heathrow – Marseille (more…)