British Airways A321 G-EUXC Returns from Prestwick Maintenance.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC, which has been under maintenance at Prestwick since 23rd March, positioned Prestwick – London Heathrow this evening as BA9273. The aircraft has been reconfigured from CY205 to CY218 with the spaceflex rear galley and toilets and is the second A321 in this configuration.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI BA1308 Liverpool Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI operating BA1308 London Heathrow – Aberdeen diverted to Liverpool this afternoon having failed to get into Aberdeen. After around four and a half hours on the ground at Liverpool the aircraft operated Liverpool – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK Returns from Glasgow.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXK positioned Glasgow – London Heathrow as BA9259 early this afternoon then returned to service operating BA782 London Heathrow – Stockholm Arlanda.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN Positions to Prestwick Maintenance.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN positioned London Heathrow – Prestwick for maintenance early this afternoon after arriving as BA148 from Beirut. The aircraft will be converted from 23J/131Y configuration to become the first “densified” European A321 in CY218 configuration.

British Airways A321 G-MEDU Baku Rescue Mission.

British Airways A321 G-MEDU arrived into Beirut last night as BA149 from London Heathrow, however this morning’s return BA148 was cancelled and the aircraft instead positioned Beirut – Baku as BA9153 following the Boeing 777-300ER diversion to Baku yesterday. The aircraft then continued yesterday’s diverted BA198 Mumbai – London Heathrow, routing Baku – London Heathrow as BA198.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL Aberdeen Damage Cancellation.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operated BA1312 London Heathrow – Aberdeen this afternoon, however the return BA1313 returned to the stand at Aberdeen due to aircraft damage and was subsequently cancelled. The aircraft positioned Aberdeen – London Heathrow late at night as BA9257.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN Newcastle Damage Cancellation.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN operated BA1324 London Heathrow – Newcastle this morning, however the return BA1325 was cancelled due to damage to the aircraft as reported via BA systems. We have also received reports that there was an odour event on the northbound service.  The aircraft was able to position Newcastle – London Heathrow during the afternoon as BA9254.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK Continues from Budapest.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXK departed Budapest late this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted BA872 London Heathrow – Krakow, routing Budapest – Krakow as BA872D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA873 Krakow – London Heathrow as BA873D.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC Continues from Athens.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXC departed Athens this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted BA9228 London Heathrow – Lemnos charter, routing Athens – Lemnos and using BA9228 as its callsign. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA9229 Lemnos – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG Continues from Athens.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXG departed Athens this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted BA9228 London Heathrow – Lemnos charter, routing Athens – Lemnos as BA9228. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA9229 Lemnos – London Heathrow charter.

British Airways A321 G-EUXD Takes Over Rhodes Charter.

British Airways A321 G-EUXD overnighted at Athens after arriving as BA634 from London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning. The aircraft then took over yesterday’s diverted BA9232 London Heathrow – Rhodes charter, routing Athens – Rhodes this afternoon as BA9232. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA9233 Rhodes – London Heathrow charter.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM Continues from Athens.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXM departed Athens this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted BA9228 London Heathrow – Lemnos charter, routing Athens – Lemnos using BA9228 as its callsign. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA9229 Lemnos – London Heathrow charter.

British Airways A321 G-MEDM BA1402 Liverpool Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-MEDM operating BA1402 London Heathrow – Manchester diverted to Liverpool this evening due to a runway closure at Manchester. Late at night the aircraft positioned Liverpool – London Heathrow as BA9258. As a result BA1407 Manchester – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM BA433 Amsterdam Technical Return.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM operating BA433 Amsterdam – London Heathrow stopped the climb at 7,000 ft this evening following an issue with the #2 engine caused by a possible bird strike. The aircraft returned immediately to Amsterdam for a safe landing. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK Athens Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier technical return of yesterday’s delayed BA632 London Heathrow – Athens to London Heathrow, British Airways A321 G-EUXK positioned London Heathrow – Athens as BA9256 early this evening in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA633 Athens – London Heathrow, arriving into London Heathrow after midnight.

British Airways A321 G-EUXH BA887 Bucharest Technical Return.

British Airways A321 G-EUXH operating BA887 Bucharest – London Heathrow stopped the climb at 11,000 ft this afternoon due to a technical issue, entered a hold while a runway inspection was performed and then returned to Bucharest for a safe landing. The aircraft was able to depart again after three hours on the ground operating the flight as BA887D.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF Overnight Malaga Stay.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF operated BA454 London Heathrow – Malaga with a two and a half hour delay this afternoon, however the return BA455 was cancelled due to the FLY computer system outage and the aircraft will overnight at Malaga.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK Basel Technical Issue.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK overnighted at Basel after arriving as BA756 from London Heathrow yesterday, however when preparing the operate back to London Heathrow as BA751 this morning the aircraft returned to the gate due to a technical issue. The flight was subsequently cancelled. The aircraft attempted to position Basel – London Heathrow late at night but stopped the climb at 5,500 ft due to continued technical issues and returned to Basel for a safe landing.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN Moscow Domodedovo Damage Cancellation.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN arrived into Moscow Domodedovo early this morning as BA237 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 2nd May), however the return BA236 was cancelled due to aircraft damage. It appears that this did not become apparent until the aircraft had left the gate.

British Airways A321 G-EUXE Nice Technical Issue.

Following the earlier Boeing 767-300ER technical issue at Nice, British Airways A321 G-EUXE positioned London Heathrow – Nice late this afternoon as BA9252 in order to operate the delayed BA347 Nice – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL Amsterdam Technical Issue.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL operated BA438 London Heathrow – Amsterdam this afternoon, however the return BA439 was cancelled due to a nose gear steering issue which caused the inbound flight to go around and subsequently be towed from the runway.

British Airways A321 G-EUXE Returns from Glasgow.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 14th March, British Airways A321 G-EUXE positioned Glasgow – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9271 then returned to service operating BA996 London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF BA1390 Liverpool Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF operating BA1390 London Heathrow – Manchester diverted to Liverpool late this morning having gone around at Manchester due to high winds. The aircraft remained at Liverpool until the evening when it operated BA1395 Manchester – London Heathrow as a Liverpool – London Heathrow service.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDL Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDL operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA762/BA763 London Heathrow – Oslo
BA792/BA793 London Heathrow – Gothenburg.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Manchester as BA9163.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA854/BA855 London Heathrow – Prague
BA866/BA867 London Heathrow – Budapest.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Manchester as BA9164.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA366/BA367 London Heathrow – Marseille
BA704/BA705 London Heathrow – Vienna.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA790/BA791 London Heathrow – Gothenburg
BA850/BA851 London Heathrow – Warsaw.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9261.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-DHJH Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-DHJH operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA976/BA977 London Heathrow – Hanover.

The aircraft positioned London Heathrow – East Midlands in the evening as BA9161.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDO operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA762/BA763 London Heathrow – Oslo
BA872/BA873 London Heathrow – Krakow.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDN Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA1306/BA1307 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1312/BA1313 London Heathrow – Aberdeen.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Glasgow as BA9259.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG Returns from Venice.

Following its diversion last night, British Airways A321 G-EUXG departed Venice this afternoon operating this morning’s BA543 Bologna – London Heathrow as a Venice – London Heathrow service BA543D.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDN Operates for British Airways.

Thomas Cook Airlines A321 G-TCDN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA1306/BA1307 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1312/BA1313 London Heathrow – Aberdeen.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA846/BA847 London Heathrow – Warsaw
BA468/BA469 London Heathrow – Bilbao.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the BA882/BA883 London Heathrow – Kiev rotation this morning. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9252. The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC Amsterdam Cancellation.

British Airways A321 G-EUXC, which overnighted at Amsterdam, was scheduled to operate BA425 Amsterdam – London Heathrow this afternoon, however the flight was cancelled due to crew issues. The aircraft positioned Amsterdam – London Heathrow as BA9256 around two hours after the scheduled BA425 depature.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA500/BA501 London Heathrow – Lisbon
BA502/BA503 London Heathrow – Lisbon.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9250.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA500/BA501 London Heathrow – Lisbon
BA370/BA371 London Heathrow – Marseille.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA466/BA467 London Heathrow – Bilbao
BA704/BA705 London Heathrow – Vienna.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA366/BA367 London Heathrow – Marseille
BA866/BA867 London Heathrow – Budapest.

The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – London Stansted as BA9253.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA466/BA467 London Heathrow – Bilbao
BA866/BA867 London Heathrow – Budapest.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Titan Airways A321 G-POWN Positions for British Airways Operations.

Titan Airways A320 G-POWN positioned London Stansted – London Heathrow as BA9251 early this morning in order to operate the following British Airways services:

BA466/BA467 London Heathrow – Bilbao
BA856/BA857 London Heathrow – Prague.

The lease was due to strike action by British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew.

Further Shorthaul Airbus Densification as BA Races to the Bottom.

It was announced at today’s Capital Markets Day presentation that British Airways will put its London Heathrow based shorthaul Airbus fleet through a further densification program with the A320 fleet seat count increasing from 168 to 180 seats from Winter 2017 and the A321 fleet seat count increasing from 205 to 218 from Summer 2018.

British Airways A321 G-EUXJ Returns from Istanbul via Valencia Rescue.

Following the A320 technical issue at Valencia yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXJ positioned Istanbul – Valencia as BA677F this afternoon, indicating that it was carrying Istanbul – London Heathrow cargo, in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA2795 Valencia – London Gatwick. The aircraft then continued London Gatwick – London Heathrow as BA9257.

British Airways to End Baku Route.

British Airways today announced that it will cease operating the BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku A321 service with the last rotation operating on 29th April.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK BA1479 London Luton Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK operating BA1479 Manchester – London Heathrow diverted via London Luton this morning due a combination of long fog based hold times at London Heathrow and the temporary closure of the north runway following an American Airlines emergency landing.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM BA833 Manchester Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM operating BA833 Dublin – London Heathrow diverted via Manchester this morning due a combination of long fog based hold times at London Heathrow and the temporary closure of the north runway following an American Airlines emergency landing.

British Airways A321 G-MEDN Baku Rescue Mission.

Following the A321 technical issue at Baku yesterday, British Airways A321 G-MEDN positioned London Heathrow – Baku this morning as BA9155 in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA144 Baku – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI BA344 Marseille Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI operating BA344 London Heathrow – Nice diverted to Marseille this afternoon due to weather at Nice. The aircraft then positioned Marseille – London Heathrow as BA9252. As a result BA345 Nice – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A321 G-MEDG BA237 Riga Diversion and Heathrow Return.

British Airways A321 G-MEDG operating BA237 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo (depart London Heathrow 16th January) diverted to Riga in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Moscow. The aircraft then returned Riga – London Heathrow still using the BA237 callsign. As a result BA236 Moscow Domodedovo – London Heathrow was cancelled.

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.

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.

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.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG Bordeaux Rescue Mission.

Following the diversion of yesterday’s BA460 London Heathrow – Madrid to Bordeaux, British Airways A321 G-EUXG positioned London Heathrow – Bordeaux this morning as BA9251 in order to continue the diverted service, routing Bordeaux – Madrid using BA460 as its callsign. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA461 Madrid – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF Returns from Madrid.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF, which has been under maintenance at Madrid since 27th July after suffering a tail strike at Glasgow on 19th July, positioned Madrid – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9250.

British Airways A321 G-EUXJ Paris CDG and Pisa Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier diversion of BA604 London Heathrow – Pisa to Paris CDG, British Airways A321 G-EUXJ positioned London Heathrow – Paris CDG this evening as BA9257 to continue the diverted flight routing Paris CDG – Pisa using BA604 as its callsign. After midnight the aircraft operate the delayed BA605 Pisa – London Heathrow.

British Airways A321 G-EUXE BA604 Paris CDG Technical Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXE, which had been under maintenenance at London Heathrow for the past two days, returned to service this morning operating BA604 London Heathrow – Pisa. The flight diverted to Paris CDG due to a suspected hydraulic leak. The aircraft positioned Paris CDG – London Heathrow early in the evening as BA9250.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK BA768 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK operating BA768 London Heathrow – Oslo was at 31,000 ft and into its North Sea crossing when crew squawked 7700 and turned back to London Heathrow due to issues with the #1 engine. The flight, and the return BA769, were delayed overnight.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM Edinburgh Technical Issue.

British Airways A321 G-EUXM overnighted at Edinburgh after arriving as BA1462 from London Heathrow yesterday, however its scheduled return to London Heatrow this morning as BA1435 was cancelled this morning due to a technical issue.

British Airways A321 G-MEDF Returns from Baku.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 23rd June, British Airways A321 G-MEDF departed Baku in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed BA144 Baku – London Heathrow of 23rd June as BA144X.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK Munich Technical Issue.

British Airways A321 G-EUXK operated BA956 London Heathrow – Munich this evening, however the return BA957 was cancelled due to a technical issue. Nonetheless the aircraft was able to position Munich – London Heathrow as BA9271 around 90 minutes later than the BA957 schedule.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG BA712 Geneva Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG operating BA712 London Heathrow – Zurich diverted to Geneva this morning due to weather at Zurich. The aircraft then positioned Geneva – London Heathrow as BA9252. As a result BA713 Zurich – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG BA740 Lyon Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG operating BA740 London Heathrow – Geneva diverted via Lyon this morning due to weather at Geneva. The flight continued after four hours on the ground at Lyon, however crew did not have sufficient hours to operate BA741 Geneva – London Heathrow so this has been delayed overnight.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI BA792 Oslo Diversion.

British Airways A321 G-EUXI operating BA792 London Heathrow – Gothenburg diverted to Oslo this evening due to weather at Gothenburg. The aircraft then positioned Oslo – London Heathrow as BA9251. As a result BA793 Gothenburg – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL Amman Technical Issue.

British Airways A321 G-MEDL overnighted at Amman after arriving as BA147 from London Heathrow last night, however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA146 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

British Airways A321 G-EUXL Returns from Heathrow Maintenance.

British Airways A321 G-EUXL, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 18th December, returned to service this morning operating BA726 London Heathrow – Geneva. The aircraft has been reconfigured to CY205. This is the final A321 to be reconfigured to this configuration.

British Airways Announce Extra Larnaca Services.

British Airways today announced an additional 6 x weekly London Heathrow – Larnaca A319/A320/A321 service to commence on 29th March 2015. Schedules are as follows:

BA664 London Heathrow 0750 – Larnaca 1445 excluding Saturdays
BA665 Larnaca 1545 – London Heathrow 1820 excluding Saturdays.