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British Airways News & Information May 2012.


31st May 2012 - G-EUPW To Gatwick Base.

Airbus A319 G-EUPW positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this evening as BA9251.

31st May 2012 - G-DOCU Returns to London Gatwick.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCU positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this evening as BA9270 following repairs to the gash in the fuselage sustained at Genoa on 30th April.

31st May 2012 - G-EUPA Enters Service in Dove Gold Livery.

Following an extended period of maintenance at London Heathrow Airbus A319 G-EUPA entered service in Dove Gold livery today operating BA752 London Heathrow - Basel.

31st May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

BA22 Hong Kong - London Heathrow and BA770 London Heathrow - Oslo did not operate today.

31st May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Jeddah rotation for bmi.

30th May 2012 - G-EUXG To Prestwick Maintenance.

Airbus A321 G-EUXG positioned London Heathrow - Prestwick this evening as BA9278.

30th May 2012 - G-EUXF Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

Airbus A321 G-EUXF which has been under maintenance at Prestwick since 11th May, positioned Prestwick - London Heathrow as BA9279 this afternoon the re-entered service as BA1454 London Heathrow - Edinburgh.

30th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the BA2712/BA2713 London Gatwick - Malaga and BA2540/BA2451 London Gatwick - Rome Fiumicino rotations today.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh rotation for bmi.

30th May 2012 - G-EUPV Returns from Stansted.

Following its diversion to London Stansted last night Airbus A319 G-EUPV positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning as BA9258 before taking up service as BA2772 London Gatwick - Jersey.

30th May 2012 - G-DOCX Returns to London Gatwick.

Following yesterday’s technical issue at Glasgow Boeing 737-436 G-DOCX positioned Glasgow - London Gatwick this morning as BA9250 before taking up service as BA2960 London Gatwick - Glasgow.

30th May 2012 - G-DOCH Returns from London Heathrow.

Following last nights diversion Boeing 737-436 G-DOCH positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick as BA9259 this morning before taking up service as BA2624 London Gatwick - Nice.

30th May 2012 - G-DOCL Returns to London Gatwick.

Following last nights diversion Boeing 737-436 G-DOCL positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this morning as BA9257 before taking up service as BA2688 London Gatwick - Genoa.

30th May 2012 - G-DOCS Returns from London Stansted.

Following last night’s diversion Boeing 737-436 G-DOCS positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick as BA9251 this morning before taking up service as BA2600 London Gatwick - Pisa.

30th May 2012 - Fog Cancellations.

The following rotations were cancelled today due to fog at London:

BA21 London Heathrow - Hong Kong

BA308/BA315 London Heathrow - Paris CDG

BA394/BA395 London Heathrow - Brussels

BA458/BA459 London Heathrow - Madrid

BA566/BA567 London Heathrow - Milan Malpensa

BA712/BA713 London Heathrow - Zurich

BA728/BA729 London Heathrow - Geneva

BA904/BA905 London Heathrow - Frankfurt

BA974/BA975 London Heathrow - Hamburg

BA2758/BA2759 London Gatwick - Amsterdam

BA2902/BA2903 London Gatwick - Manchester

BA2956/BA2957 London Gatwick - Glasgow.

29th May 2012 - Late Night Gatwick Diversions.

The following flights bound for London Gatwick diverted this evening due to a combination of fog and runway repairs:

BA2589 Venice - London Gatwick operated by Boeing 737-436 G-DOCL diverted to London Heathrow.

BA2727 Ibiza - London Gatwick operated by Boeing 737-436 G-DOCH diverted to London Heathrow.

BA2799 Marseille - London Gatwick operated by Boeing 737-436 G-DOCS diverted to London Stansted.

BA2719 Malaga - London Gatwick operated by Airbus A319 G-EUPV diverted to London Stansted.

29th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 operated the BA2622/BA2623 London Heathrow - Nice, BA2795/BA2796 London Heathrow - Marseille and BA2764/BA2765 London Heathrow - Amsterdam rotations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Jeddah rotation for bmi.

29th May 2012 - G-DBCC Joins British Airways AOC.

Having been out of service for two days at London Heathrow Airbus A319 G-DBCC operated the BA8148/BA8149 London Heathrow - Vienna and BA8142 London Heathrow - Basel today using BA callsigns indicating that the aircraft has been transferred onto the BA Air Operators Certificate. We are awaiting confirmation that the aircraft is now in CY132 configuration.

29th May 2012 - G-DOCX Glasgow Issue.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCX operated BA2964 London Gatwick - Glasgow today however the return BA2965 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

29th May 2012 - G-EUPH Returns from Edinburgh.

Following its technical issue yesterday Airbus A319 G-EUPH positioned Edinburgh - London Heathrow this morning as BA9270.

29th May 2012 - G-DOCA BA2770 Gatwick Return.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCA operating BA2770 London Gatwick - Jersey returned to London Gatwick this morning due to fog at Jersey. The flight was able to depart again and reached Jersey with a delay of two and three quarter hours.

28th May 2012 - G-EUPH Edinburgh Issue.

Airbus A319 G-EUPH operated BA1448 London Heathrow - Edinburgh this afternoon however the return BA1455 was cancelled indicating an issue with the aircraft. We understand this was connected to the yellow hydraulic system.

28th May 2012 - 747 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL positioned London Heathrow - Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9176. Sister G-BNLW then positioned Cardiff-Wales - London Heathrow as BA9178.

28th May 2012 - G-MIDX Nice W Pattern Charters.

bmi Airbus A320 G- MIDX operated flights to and from Nice in a W pattern today following the Monaco Grand Prix as follows:

BD9711 London Heathrow - Nice positioning

BD8157 Nice - Manchester

BD9172 Manchester - Nice positioning

BD8158 Nice - London Heathrow.

28th May 2012 - G-BYGF Jubilee Decal.

A decal was fitted to Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF today in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The decal is fitted behind the cockpit windows and was designed by an eleven year old Blue Peter viewer.

28th May 2012 - G-DBCB Returns in Dove Gold Livery, Joins BA AOC.

Airbus A319 G-DBCB re-entered service this morning in Dove Gold livery operating BA8138 London Heathrow - Basel. This is a former bmi flight operating from Terminal 1 however this aircraft is now operating under the BA Air Operators Certificate and has a British Airways standard CY132 interior.

28th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA67/BA66 London Heathrow - Philadelphia

BA1455 Edinburgh - London Heathrow.

28th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning as BA9250 and then operated the BA2622/BA2623 and BA2624/BA2625 London Gatwick - Nice rotations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BA774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Dammam rotation for bmi.

27th May 2012 - Delhi 747 Switch.

Following its technical issue encountered at Delhi on 25th May Boeing 747-436 G-BNLZ operated today’s scheduled BA256 Delhi - London Heathrow. Sister G-CIVA which should have operated today’s flight instead operated the delayed BA256 of 25th May using callsign BA256D.

27th May 2012 - G-EUNA Returns from Gatwick Maintenance.

Airbus A318 G-EUNA positioned London Gatwick - London City early this afternoon as BA9273.

27th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Jeddah rotation for bmi.

27th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA185/BA184 London Heathrow - Newark

BA2772/BA2773 London Gatwick - Jersey

BA2908/BA2909 London Gatwick - Manchester

BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick - Edinburgh.

BA8141 Basel - London Heathrow.

26th May 2012 - G-BYGA to Singapore Maintenance.

Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA positioned London Heathrow - Singapore this evening as BA9177 in order to undergo maintenance at HAECO.

26th May 2012 - G-EUPO Fear of Flying Flight.

Airbus A319 G-EUPO operated a London Heathrow - London Heathrow flight as BA9228 this afternoon as part of a Flying With Confidence course.

26th May 2012 - G-CIVZ Returns from Singapore Maintenance.

Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ, which has been under maintenance at HAECO in Singapore since 10th April positioned Singapore - London Heathrow today as BA9174.

26th May 2012 - Saturday A320 Charters.

Airbus A320 charters today were as follows:

G-EUUX operated BA9216/BA9217 London Heathrow - Cagliari.

G-EUUV operated BA9218/BA9219 London Heathrow - Olbia.

G-EUUK operated BA9232/BA9233 London Heathrow - Rhodes.

G-EUUF operated BA9234/BA9235 London Heathrow - Bodrum.

G-EUYG operated BA9236/BA9237 London Heathrow - Cagliari.

G-EUYC operated BA9238/BA9239 London Heathrow - Bastia.

26th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh rotation for bmi.

26th May 2012 - G-EUNA Positions to Gatwick Maintenance.

Airbus A318 G-EUNA positioned London City - London Gatwick this morning as BA9272.

26th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA108 Dubai - London Heathrow

BA185/BA184 London Heathrow - Newark

BA2546/BA2547 London Gatwick - Algiers

BA2774/BA2775 London Gatwick - Jersey

BA2956/BA2957 London Gatwick - Glasgow

BA8140/BA8141 London Heathrow - Basel

BA8760 Zurich - London City.

25th May 2012 - G-MEDL BD997 Cairo Diversion.

bmi Airbus A321 G-MEDL operating the Beirut - Khartoum sector of BD997 London Heathrow - Beirut - Khartoum diverted to Cairo today due to Khartoum airport being closed due to sandstorms. The aircraft positioned Cairo - Beirut as BD996 in order to operate the scheduled Beirut - London Heathrow sector.

25th May 2012 - G-MIDX Nice W Pattern Charters.

bmi Airbus A320 G- MIDX operated flights to and from Nice in a W pattern today as follows for the Monaco Grand Prix:

BD8133 London Heathrow - Nice

BD9711 Nice - Manchester positioning

BD8157 Manchester - Nice

BD9712 Nice - London Heathrow positioning.

25th May 2012 - G-VIIM Returns from Luanda.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIM, which encountered a technical issue at Luanda on 23rd May, returned to London Heathrow today as BA76.

25th May 2012 - G-BNLZ Delhi Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLZ arrived into Delhi as BA257 from London Heathrow today however the return BA256 has been delayed indefinitely indicating a technical issue.

25th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA109 London Heathrow - Dubai

BA154 Cairo - London Heathrow

BA424/BA425 London Heathrow - Amsterdam

BA724/BA725 London Heathrow - Geneva.

24th May 2012 - G-EUPA Goes Dove Gold.

Airbus A319 G-EUPA was rolled out of the Heathrow paintshop in “Dove Gold” livery this afternoon.

24th May 2012 - G-BNLX Returns from Miami.

Following its technical issue at Miami yesterday Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX operated yesterday’s delayed BA208 Miami - London Heathrow this evening as BA9603.

24th May 2012 - G-YMMB Returns to Gatwick Base.

Having operated a single London Heathrow - Dubai rotation since positioning from London Gatwick yesterday Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMB positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick as BA9155 this morning and took up service as BA2063 London Gatwick - Mauritius.

24th May 2012 - bmi A319 Sofia Maintenance Swap.

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCE positioned London Heathrow - Sofia this afternoon as BD9532. Sister G-DBCD then positioned Sofia - London Heathrow as BD9549

24th May 2012 - G-ZZZB BA78 Madrid Diversion.

Boeing 777-236 G-ZZZB operating BA78 Accra - London Heathrow (depart Accra 23rd May) diverted via Madrid this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical.

24th May 2012 - G-EUNA BA2 London Gatwick Diversion.

Airbus A318 G-EUNA operating BA2 New York JFK - London City (depart New York 23rd May) diverted to London Gatwick this morning. The aircraft subsequently positioned London Gatwick - London City as BA9156.

24th May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC operated the BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick - Edinburgh and BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick - Glasgow rotations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BA774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Jeddah rotation for bmi.

24th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The BA2764/BA2765 London Gatwick - Amsterdam rotation was cancelled today.

23rd May 2012 - G-VIIM Luanda Issue.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIM arrived into Luanda today as BA77 from London Heathrow. This aircraft normally remains on the ground whilst crew have minimum rest and then returns to the UK. However today’s BA76 Luanda - London Heathrow has been cancelled.

23rd May 2012 - G-BNLX Miami Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX operated BA209 London Heathrow - Miami today however the return BA208 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue.

23rd May 2012 - G-YMMB Returns to Heathrow Base.

Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMB positioned London Gatwick - London Heathrow early this afternoon as BA9154.

























































































12th May 2012 - G-CIVD Sets off from Cape Town - Gets to Johannesburg.

Following its return to Cape Town yesterday Boeing 747-436 G-CIVD operated the delayed BA58 Cape Town - London Heathrow this evening as BA58X. However further problems ensued and the aircraft landed at Johannesburg where passengers have been accommodated for a second night.






11th May 2012 - Prestwick Maintenance Swap.

Airbus A319 G-EUPF positioned Prestwick - London Heathrow as BA9277 swapping places with Airbus A321 G-EUXF which positioned London Heathrow - Prestwick as BA9276.

11th May 2012 - bmi A320 G-MIDT East Midlands Training Trip.

bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDT positioned London Heathrow - East Midlands as BD9051 this afternoon then operate several circuits around the airfield at East Midlands before positioning back to London Heathrow.

11th May 2012 - G-CIVD BA58 Cape Town Return.

Boeing 747-436 G-CIVD operating BA58 Cape Town - London Heathrow returned to Cape Town around 2 hours after take off due to a technical issue. The fault was apparent shortly after take off and the aircraft dumped fuel off Cape Point before returning. The flight is currently scheduled for tomorrow.

11th May 2012 - Titan 757 G-ZAPX Returns to BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX returned to British Airways service this afternoon positioning London Stansted - London Gatwick as BA9250 then operating the BA2944/BA2945 London Gatwick - Edinburgh rotation. The aircraft has apparently been reconfigured whilst at Stansted with seven rows of 2-2 seating at the front to be used by Club Europe passengers.

11th May 2012 - BA Q1 Results.

BA parent IAG announced results for the first quarter of 2012 today. British Airways posted an operating loss of £62 million against an operating loss of £5 million for the same period in 2011.

The report stated that British Airways planned to begin services from London Heathrow to Leeds-Bradford, Rotterdam and Zagreb.

11th May 2012 - G-EUYL Istanbul Issue.

Airbus A320 G-EUYL operated BA680 London Heathrow - Istanbul yesterday however today’s return BA675 was cancelled initially indicating a technical issue. We now understand that the aircraft was struck by a ground vehicle and has suffered damage to an engine and will therefore be out of service for some time.

10th May 2012 - G-EUYH Positions from Lisbon.

Following its earlier technical issue Airbus A320 G-EUYH positioned Lisbon - London Heathrow as BA9253.

10th May 2012 - First Wave of bmi Flight Integration Announced.

British Airways today announced that bmi flights from London Heathrow to Agadir, Basel, Bergen, Casablanca, Hanover, Marrakech, Nice, Stavanger and Vienna will operate under BA flight numbers from May 23rd. Flights will continue to operate from Terminal 1 at London Heathrow.

New flight numbers announced so far are:

BD551 London Heathrow - Bergen becomes BA8150

BD552 Bergen - London Heathrow becomes BA8151


BD161 London Heathrow - Basel becomes BA8138

BD167 London Heathrow - Basel becomes BA8140

BD169 London Heathrow - Basel becomes BA8142

BD160 Basel - London Heathrow becomes BA8139

BD162 Basel - London Heathrow becomes BA8141

BD168 Basel - London Heathrow becomes BA8143


BD537 London Heathrow - Stavanger becomes BA8152.

BD538 Stavanger - London Heathrow becomes BA8153


BD445 London Heathrow - Agadir becomes BA8162

BD446 Agadir - London Heathrow becomes BA8163


BD447 London Heathrow - Marrakesh becomes BA8164

BD448 Marrakesh - London Heathrow becomes BA8165.

10th May 2012 - G-EUYH Lisbon Technical Issue.

Airbus A320 G-EUYH overnighted at Lisbon after operating BA504 from London Heathrow however its scheduled BA499 Lisbon - London Heathrow service this morning was cancelled indicating a technical issue.

10th May 2012 - IAG Sells bmi Regional.

British Airways parent IAG today announced that it had concluded a deal to sell bmi Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings (SAH) Ltd for £8 million to include all assets and liabilities including leases on bmi Regionals Embraer fleet. SAH will retain the bmi name and the flybmi.com website. The deal secures 330 jobs.

9th May 2012 - Titan 757 G-ZAPX Returns to Stansted.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the BA2712/BA2713 and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations today then positioned London Gatwick - London Stansted as BA9250.

9th May 2012 - G-YMMT Returns from Chennai.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Boeing 777-236ER operated yesterday’s delayed BA36 Chennai - London Heathrow this afternoon as BA36D.

9th May 2012 - BA Cityflyer to Launch Isle of Man.

British Airways Cityflyer today announced that it would commence service on the London City - Isle of Man route from 28th May 2012.

Initial timings with E170 equipment freed by the cancellation of the London City - Copenhagen route are:

BA3282 London City 1200 – Isle of Man 1310 x567

BA3285 Isle of Man 1350 – London City 1500 x567

BA3282 London City 1315 – Isle of Man 1425 5
BA3285 Isle of Man 1500 – London City 1610 5


From 25th June services will be operated by a leased Eastern Airways Saab 2000 to the following schedule:


BA3281 Isle of Man 0725 – London City 0845 x7
BA3282 London City 0915 – Isle of Man 1035 x7

BA3285 Isle of Man 1300 – London City 1415 x6
BA3286 London City 1450 – Isle of Man 1605 x6
BA3287 Isle of Man 1740 – London City 1900 x6

BA3288 London City 1930 – Isle of Man 2050 x6

9th May 2012 - G-BNWC BA63 Athens Technical Diversion.

Boeing 767-336ER G-BWNC operating BA63 London Heathrow - Entebbe (depart London Heathrow 8th May) diverted to Athens this morning due to a faulty fuel pump. Repairs were effected at Athens and the aircraft continued to Entebbe with a delay of around three hours.

8th May 2012 - G-STBF Operates Delayed BA27.

Boeing 777-336ER G-STBF operated last night’s delayed BA27 London Heathrow - Hong Kong this afternoon as BA27X.

8th May 2012 - G-ZAPX Continues for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX continued operations for British Airways from London Gatwick today operating the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2616/BA2617 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

8th May 2012 - G-YMMT Chennai Technical Issue.

Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMT arrived into Chennai this morning as BA35 from London Heathrow however the return BA36 has been delayed until further notice indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

8th May 2012 - G-BNWM Returns After Maintenance.

Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWM, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 22nd March returned to service today as BA229 London Heathrow - Baltimore-Washington.

8th May 2012  - G-CIVF BA212 St Johns Diversion.

Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF operating BA212 Boston - London Heathrow (depart Boston 7th May) diverted via St Johns, Newfoundland this morning. The diversion appears to be medical.

8th May 2012 - G-DOCH Returns from Glasgow.

Following its technical issue yesterday Boeing 737-436 G-DOCH positioned Glasgow - London Gatwick early this morning as BA9278.

7th May 2012 - 747 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC positioned London Heathrow - Cardiff-Wales as BA9173 this afternoon. Sister G-CIVV positioned Cardiff-Wales - London Heathrow as BA9174. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First.

7th May 2012 - G-ZAPX Continues for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX continued operations for British Airways from London Gatwick today operating the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2616/BA2617 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

7th May 2012 - G-EUNB Returns from Gatwick Maintenance.

Airbus A318 G-EUNB positioned London Gatwick - London City as BA9271 prior to re-entering service as BA3 London City - Shannon - New York JFK.

7th May 2012 - G-DOCH Glasgow Issue.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCH operated BA2956 London Gatwick - Glasgow this morning however the return BA2957 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

6th May 2012 - G-EUPS Returns to Heathrow Base.

Airbus A319 G-EUPS positioned London Gatwick - London Heathrow this evening as BA9250 and is scheduled to operate from London Heathrow tomorrow.

6th May 2012 - G-BNWX Positions to London Gatwick.

Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWX positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this evening as BA9270. This aircraft is understood to be the first shorthaul Boeing 767 to be refurbished with a 777 style interior and the work will be carried out at London Gatwick.

6th May 2012 - Boeing 777 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIG positioned London Heathrow - Cardiff-Wales this morning as BA9173. Sister G-YMMG then positioned Cardiff-Wales - London Heathrow as BA9174.

6th May 2012 - Boeing 737-400 Glasgow Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCV returned to service following maintenance at Glasgow operating this mornings BA2953 Glasgow - London Gatwick. The aircraft has been swapped with sister G-GBTB which operated yesterday’s evening BA2968 London Gatwick - Glasgow.

6th May 2012 - G-ZAPX Continues for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX continued operations for British Airways from London Gatwick today operating the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2616/BA2617 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

5th May 2012 - G-EUUG Operates Bodrum Charter.

Airbus A320 G-EUUG operated the first of this summer’s London Heathrow - Bodrum charters today as BA9234/BA9235.

5th May 2012 - G-DOCV Glasgow Test Flight.

Following maintenance Boeing 737-436 G-DOCV undertook a Glasgow - Glasgow test flight as BA9275 today.

5th May 2012 - bmi A330-200 G-WWBM Technical Issue Causes Swap and Cancellation.

bmi Airbus A330-200 G-WWBM encountered a technical issue this morning prior to operating the BD991/BD992 London Heathrow - Almaty - Amritsar rotation and was substituted by sister G-WWBD. This left no aircraft available to operate G-WWBD’s scheduled BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Dammam rotation which was cancelled.

5th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

4th May 2012 - G-EUNB Positions to Gatwick Maintenance.

Airbus A318 G-EUNB positioned London City - London Gatwick this afternoon as BA9270. There was no scheduled BA3 London City - Shannon - New York JFK today due to the holiday weekend.

4th May 2012 - A320 Prestwick Maintenance Swap.

Airbus A320 G-EUUG positioned Prestwick - London Heathrow as BA9276. Sister G-EUUR then positioned London Heathrow - Prestwick as BA9277.

4th May 2012 - Titan Airways Boeing 737-300 G-POWC Flies for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning as BA9254 then took up service as BA2622 London Gatwick - Nice.

4th May 2012 - BA2770 Returns to London Gatwick.

BA2770 London Gatwick - Jersey returned to London Gatwick this morning due to weather at Jersey. As a result BA2771 Jersey - London Gatwick was cancelled.

4th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow - New York JFK

BA906/BA907 London Heathrow - Frankfurt

BA2771 Jersey - London Gatwick.

3rd May 2012 - bmi A320 G-MEDK to Sofia Maintenance.

bmi Airbus A320 G-MEDK positioned London Heathrow - Sofia this evening where it will be repainted and reconfigured at the Lufthansa Technic facility.

3rd May 2012 - bmi A330-200 G-WWBM BD991 Bishkek Diversion.

bmi Airbus A330-200 G-WWBM operating BD991 London Heathrow - Almaty diverted to Bishkek today due to weather at Almaty. The aircraft was able to continue Bishkek - Almaty as BD991A after around two and a half hours on the ground.

3rd May 2012 - BA Announce Seoul Service.

British Airways today announced that it will recommence London Heathrow - Seoul services 6 x weekly (no service leaving London on Wednesday) commencing 2nd December 2012 using Four Class Boeing 777-200ERs.

Timings are:

BA17 London Heathrow 1300 - Seoul 0855+1

BA18 Seoul 1045 - London Heathrow 1400.


British Airways last operated on this route in 1998. The sector length will require G-YMM* series aircraft with overhead crew rest areas which guarantees New First and AVOD throughout.

3rd May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow - New York JFK

BA728/BA729 London Heathrow - Geneva

BA906/BA907 London Heathrow - Frankfurt.

3rd May 2012 - BA Cityflyer Drop Copenhagen.

BA Cityflyer today announced the withdrawal of its twice daily Embraer E170 London City - Copenhagen service. The final inbound Copenhagen - London City flight will operate on May 26th.

2nd May 2012 - G-EUPC Enters Paintshop.

Airbus A319 G-EUPC entered the paintshop at London Heathrow this evening.

2nd May 2012 - G-EUOA Returns from Dublin Maintenance.

Airbus A319 G-EUOA positioned Dublin - London Heathrow as BA9273 this afternoon following maintenance.

2nd May 2012 - G-DOCH Returns from Heathrow Maintenance.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCH positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick as BA9272 today following maintenance.

2nd May 2012 - Temporary Hangar for G-DOCU.

Following the incident at Genoa on 30th April when its skin was pierced by a ground vehicle a temporary hangar is to be erected around Boeing 737-436 G-DOCU and technicians from British Airways and Boeing will assess whether a repair is feasible.

2nd May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA840/BA841 London Heathrow - Kiev
BA2758/BA2759 London Gatwick - Amsterdam.

1st May 2012 - BA293 777 Swap.

BA293 London Heathrow - Washington was scheduled to be operated by Boeing 777-200 G-ZZZB today, however after boarding a technical issue was discovered and passengers returned to the terminal. Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML operated the flight with a delay of two and a half hours.

1st May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA332/BA333 London Heathrow - Paris Orly

BA464/BA465 London Heathrow - Madrid

BA906/BA907 London Heathrow - Frankfurt

BA1452/BA1459 London Heathrow - Edinburgh.

























































































The BA Source - News Archive.

23rd May 2012 - G-DOCG BA2596 Planned Venice Diversion.

Due to a baggage handlers strike at Verona today’s BA2596/BA2597 London Gatwick - Verona rotation operated by Boeing 737-436 G-DOCG operated instead to and from Venice. This diversion was announced 48 hours in advance. Coach transfers were provided to and from Verona.

23rd May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-33A G-POWC operated the BA2794/BA2795 London Gatwick - Marseille, BA2940/BA2941 London Gatwick - Edinburgh and BA2908/BA2909 London Gatwick - Manchester rotations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the BA2764/BA2765 London Gatwick - Amsterdam rotation.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD774 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Dammam rotation for bmi.

22nd May 2012 - Further G-MIDS Issues Cause Lufthansa Cancellations.

Following its technical issue yesterday at Frankfurt bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDS returned to service this morning as LH954 Frankfurt - Birmingham this morning.  However further technical delays through the day meant the days final LH957/LH958 Birmingham - Frankfurt rotation would miss curfew at Frankfurt and this was therefore cancelled.

22nd May 2012. G-VIIJ Operates Delayed BA199.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIJ operated last nights delayed BA199 London Heathrow - Mumbai this afternoon as BA199X and will return tomorrow as BA198D. The aircraft operated into London Heathrow from Houston this morning so was not the originally scheduled aircraft for this flight.

22nd May 2012 - Leased Aircraft Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 the BA2622/BA2623 London Gatwick - Nice and BA2666/BA2667 London Gatwick - Marrakech rotations.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-3L9 G-POWC operated the BA2940/BA2941 and BA2944/BA2945 London Gatwick - Edinburgh rotations.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL operated the BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh rotation for bmi.

22nd May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The BA113/BA116 London Heathrow - New York JFK rotation did not operate today.

21st May 2012 - G-MIDS Frankfurt Technical Issue Causes Lufthansa Cancellation.

bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDS, which is currently operating the Birmingham - Frankfurt route as a wet lease to Lufthansa, encountered a technical issue at Frankfurt this evening causing the cancellation of the LH958 Frankfurt - Birmingham. This will in turn cause LH959 Birmingham - Frankfurt to be cancelled tomorrow morning.

21st May 2012 - G-BNLT Returns from Singapore.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLT operated yesterday’s delayed BA12 Singapore - London Heathrow today using callsign BA12X.

21st May 2012 - Three Titan Airways Aircraft Continue in BA Service.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-3L9 G-ZAPW operated the BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick - Edinburgh and BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick - Glasgow rotations today then positioned London Gatwick - London Stansted as BA9255.

Company Boeing 757-256 operated the BA2676/BA2677 London Gatwick - Paphos rotation followed by the BA2588/BA2589 London Gatwick - Venice rotation.

Company Boeing 737-33A G-POWC positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick during the afternoon as BA9256 then operrated the BA2964/BA2965 London Gatwick - Glasgow rotation.

21st May 2012 - EI-EZL Enters bmi Service.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 commenced service for bmi today operating the BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Dammam rotation.

21st May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The BA269/BA268 London Heathrow - Los Angeles and BA1388/BA1395 London Heathrow - Manchester rotations did not operate today.

21st May 2012 - bmi A330-200 G-WWBM to Malta Maintenance.

bmi Airbus A330-200 G-WWBM positioned London Heathrow - Malta this morning as BD9511 for maintenance.

20th May 2012 - Meridiana Fly A330-200 EI-EZL Arrives from Madrid.

Meridiana Fly Airbus A330-200 EI-EZL positioned Madrid - London Heathrow this evening as BD9771 and will cover scheduled maintenance on bmi Airbus A330-200s G-WWBM and G-WWBD.

20th May 2012 - G-BNLT BA12 Singapore Delay.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLT arrived into Singapore today as BA11 from London Heathrow however the return BA12 has been delayed overnight.

20th May 2012 - Titan 737 G-ZAPW Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-3L9 G-ZAPW again operated the following domestic British Airways rotations today:  BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick - Glasgow and BA2908/BA2909 London Gatwick - Manchester.

20th May 2012 - Titan 757 G-ZAPX Returns.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick early this morning as BA9250 and then operated the BA2622/BA2623 London Gatwick - Nice and BA2666/BA2667 London Gatwick - Marrakech rotations.


The aircraft was unable to operate for BA yesterday due to a pre-booked London Stansted - Munich charter for the Champions League final.

20th May 2012 - G-MIDX Returns from Munich.

bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDX operated Munich - London Gatwick as BD8854 in the early hours with victorious Chelsea fans then positioned London Gatwick - London Heathrow as BD9871.

20th May 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

BA236 Moscow Domedodovo - London Heathrow did not operate this morning.

19th May 2012 - Titan 737 G-ZAPW Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 737-3L9 G-ZAPW operated the following domestic British Airways rotations today: BA2936/BA2937 London Gatwick - Edinburgh, BA2960/BA2961 London Gatwick - Glasgow and BA2944/BA2945 London Gatwick - Edinburgh.

19th May 2012 - Summer Charter Season Commences in Full.

The following charter rotations operated today:

Airbus A320 G-EUUW as BA9216/BA9217 London Heathrow - Cagliari.

Airbus A320 G-EUUU as BA9232/BA9233 London Heathrow - Rhodes.

Airbus A320 G-EUUX as BA9234/BA9235 London Heathrow - Bodrum.

Airbus A320 G-EUYF as BA9236/BA9237 London Heathrow - Cagliari.

19th May 2012 - G-MIDX Chelsea Charter.

bmi Airbus A320 G-MIDX operated a London Gatwick - Munich charter this morning as BD8853 taking Chelsea supporters to the Champions League final.

19th May 2012 - G-VIIP Chelsea Charter.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIP operated a London Gatwick - Munich charter this morning as BA9116 for the Champions League final. The aircraft then positioned Munich - London Gatwick as BA9250.

19th May 2012 - G-BNLR Returns from Vancouver.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLR, which encountered a technical issue in Vancouver on 17th May returned in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed BA84 Vancouver - London Heathrow of 17th May using callsign BA9602.

19th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA237 London Heathrow - Moscow Domedodovo

BA2233/BA2232 London Heathrow - Bermuda.
BA2902/BA2903 London Gatwick - Manchester

BA2546/BA2547 London Gatwick - Algiers

BA2776/BA2777 London Gatwick - Jersey.

18th May 2012 - Titan 757 G-ZAPX Positions to Stansted.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated for BA again today operating the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations before positioning London Gatwick - London Stansted as BA9252.

18th May 2012 - G-MIDX Positions to Gatwick.

bmi Airbus A320 positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this evening as BD9851.

18th May 2012 - G-DBCE Positioning Flight.

Following its altercation with a baggae truck yesterday bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCE positioned Dublin - London Heathrow this evening as BD9562.

18th May 2012 - G-EUYL Returns from Istanbul.

Airbus A320 G-EUYL, which was damaged by a ground vehicle at Istanbul on 11th May, positioned Istanbul - London Heathrow this evening as BA9272.

18th May 2012 - G-EUPC Delivers Olympic Flame.

“The Firefly” liveried Airbus A319 G-EUPC carried the Olympic Flame from Athens - RNAS Culdrose today as BA2012.

18th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The BA1384/BA1389 London Heathrow - Manchester and BA912/BA913 London Heathrow - Frankfurt rotations did not operate today.

17th May 2012 - G-BNLR Vancouver Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLR arrived into Vancouver as BA85 from London Heathrow today having encountered a flaps problem on approarch. The return BA84 has been delayed indefinitely.

17th May 2012 - G-VIIF to Gatwick Base.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIF positioned London Heathrow - London Gatwick this morning as BA9153 this morning and immediately took up service as BA2233 London Gatwick - Bermuda.

17th May 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

BA1384/BA1389 London Heathrow - Manchester

BA1494/BA1499 London Heathrow - Glasgow

BD120 Dublin - London Heathrow.

17th May 2012 - BA Announce London Gatwick - Las Vegas.

British Airways today announced a three times weekly Monday, Wednesday, Saturday London Gatwick - Las Vegas service to commence on 29th October 2012. Flights will operate with Three Class Boeing 777-236ERs to the following schedule:

BA2277 London Gatwick 1130 - Las Vegas 1405

BA2276 Las Vegas 1555 - London Gatwick 0945+1

17th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

17th May 2012 - G-EUUR Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

Airbus A320 G-EUUR positioned Prestwick - London Heathrow this morning as BA9271.

17th May 2012 - bmi A319 G-DBCE Dublin Baggage Truck Issue.

bmi Airbus A319 G-BDCE overnighted at Dublin and was scheduled to operate BD120 Dublin - London Heathrow this morning however the flight was cancelled due to the aircraft sustaining minor damage when it was struck by a baggage truck.

17th May 2012 - G-CIVD Returns from Johannesburg.

Boeing 747-436 G-CIVD, which diverted to Johannesburg whilst operating as BA58X Cape Town - London Heathrow on 12th May, positioned Johannesburg - London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning as BA9175.

16th May 2012 - G-BNLG BA15 Singapore Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLG arrived into Singapore as BA15 from London Heathrow (depart London 15th May) but was unable to continue to Sydney due firstly to a technical issue and then crew going out of hours. Tomorrow’s BA16 will therefore operate as a Singapore - London Heathrow service with the Sydney - Singapore sector cancelled.

16th May 2012 - A319 G-EUPC Unveiled in “The Firefly” Olympic Livery.

Airbus A319 G-EUPC has been unveiled in a special Olympic scheme. The livery has a standard BA tail and rear section merging into a patchwork of three shades of yellow/orange/gold with “Our Moment to Shine” in gold behind the overwing exit. The aircraft carries small “The Firefly” titles under the cockpit windows. Click here for picture.

The airport then positioned London Heathrow - Athens as BA2012 in order to collect the Olympic Torch.

16th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

16th May 2012 - bmi A319 G-DBCB Enters BA Heathrow Paintshop.

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCB entered the British Airways paintshop at London Heathrow this morning and is expected to receive “Dove Gold” livery.

15th May 2012 - bmi A319 G-DBCB Positioning Flight.

Bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCB positioned Manchester - London Heathrow this evening as BD9621.

15th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the BA2582/BA2583 London Gatwick - Venice, BA2796/BA2797 London Gatwick - Marseille and BA2764/BA2765 London Gatwick - Amsterdam rotations today.

14th May 2012 - 747 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW positioned London Heathrow - Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9171. Sister G-BYGD then positioned Cardiff-Wales - London Heathrow as BA9172. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and is the final Hi-J 747-400 to be fitted.

14th May 2012 - bmi A319 G-DBCD to Sofia Maintenance.

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCD positioned London Heathrow - Sofia this afternoon as BD9511 for attention at the Lufthansa Technic facility.

14th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

14th May 2012 - bmi A330-200 G-WWBM Technical Issue Causes Ops Reshuffle.

bmi Airbus A330-200 G-WWBM encountered a variety of issues both technical and crew illness related meaning it was around ten hours late into London Heathrow today as BA968 from Freetown. As a result its next scheduled rotation, BD991/BD992 London Heathrow - Almaty - Amritsar was operated by sister G-WWBD. This in turn resulted in Airbus A321 G-MEDM operating the BD775/BD776 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Dammam rotation which was terminated at Riyadh.

13th May 2012 - bmi A319 G-DBCG to East Midlands Maintenance.

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCG positioned London Heathrow - East Midlands this evening as BD9572.

13th May 2012 - G-MEDK Returns from Sofia.

bmi A320 G-MEDK positioned Sofia - London Heathrow early this evening as BD9571. The aircraft retains bmi livery.

13th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.

13th May 2012 - G-DOCU Leaves Genoa.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCU left Genoa today as BA9279 routing to London Heathrow. The aircraft was struck by a ground vehicle at Genoa on 30th April which opened a lengthy gash in the fuselage.

13th May 2012 - G-MIDX Returns from Non Repaint.

bmi A320 G-MIDX positioned East Midlands - Manchester this morning then operated BD591 Manchester - London Heathrow. The aircraft still appears to be in Star Alliance Livery however cabin reconfiguration has apparently gone ahead.

12th May 2012 - G-TTOB Operates Bodrum Charter.

Airbus A320 G-TTOB operated today’s BA9234/BA9235 London Heathrow - Bodrum charter.

12th May 2012 - Titan Airways 757 G-ZAPX Operates for BA.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted - London Gatwick this morning then operated the BA2606/BA2607 London Gatwick - Naples and BA2716/BA2717 London Gatwick - Malaga rotations.
















































































































 



















































































 


























 











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