British Airways has announced plans to increase its services between the USA and London Heathrow following the news that quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from the US were removed earlier this month.
From the middle of August, the flight frequencies will increase as follows:
- New York JFK to London Heathrow will increase to 21 flights per week from 16th August (previously 17 per week)
- Chicago and Los Angeles to London Heathrow will increase to 10 flights per week from 16th August (previously 7 per week)
- Seattle to London Heathrow will increase to 7 flights per week from 23rd August (previously 4 per week)
- Los Angeles to London Heathrow will further increase to 14 flights per week from 23rd August
British Airways also reported it intends to “continue to broaden its schedule between the USA and UK throughout September”.
The airline has also recently reopened their lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7 after closing since the start of the Covid pandemic.
BA Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle commented:
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming new visitors from the US and EU to the UK from next week, many of which will be reuniting with their family members for the first time in many months. This move will also help boost the British economy and the hospitality sector, which like aviation, has been crippled by the effects of the pandemic."