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British Airways announces a new service to New York


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British Airways has announced plans to launch a new daily service between London Heathrow and Newark Liberty later this year as the airline continues to revive its long-haul network following two years in the doldrums.

The London – New York route is often listed as one of the most profitable routes in the world (it may be *the* most profitable route in the world), so as the travel world slowly begins to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and airlines look to recoup the colossal loses the last two years have brought, it’s not surprising to see British Airways look to its most prized route for a boost in earnings.

The British Airways summer schedule already offers two daily flights between Heathrow and Newark and a further seven daily flights between Heathrow and JFK but as of 6 June 2022, the airline will add a tenth daily flight to New York.

At the time of writing, this is what the schedule for the new service looks like:

BA181 LHR 19:10 – 22:00 EWR (Daily)
BA180 EWR 07:55 – 19:55 LHR (Daily)

The new flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 which, unsurprisingly, will be fitted with the new British Airways Club suite to keep the airline’s Business Class offering uniform across all its flights between Heathrow and New York.

The 777-200 operating the new flights will offer the following cabin configuration:

  • 48 Club World (Business Class) seats
  • 40 World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) seats
  • 184 World Traveller (Economy Class) seats

Interestingly, this means that the new flights will be the only summer season British Airways flights operating between Heathrow and New York that do not offer First Class as an option.

Once the new flights are operational, this is what BA’s summer schedule between Heathrow and New York is set to look like:

BA117 LHR 08:25 – 11:05 JFK (Daily)
BA175 LHR 09:40 – 12:30 JFK (Daily)
BA185 LHR 11:00 – 13:50 EWR (Daily)
BA173 LHR 11:40 – 14:25 JFK (Daily)
BA115 LHR 14:35 – 17:30 JFK (Daily)
BA113 LHR 16:15 – 19:15 JFK (Daily)
BA189 LHR 16:45 – 19:30 EWR (Daily)
BA179 LHR 18:05 – 21:00 JFK (Daily)
BA183 LHR 19:05 – 21:50 JFK (Daily)
BA181 LHR 19:10 – 22:00 EWR (Daily)

BA180 EWR 07:55 – 19:55 LHR (Daily)
BA178 JFK 07:55 – 19:45 LHR (Daily)
BA184 EWR 18:05 – 06:15+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA112 JFK 18:30 – 06:30+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA176 JFK 19:35 – 07:45+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA116 JFK 20:10 – 08:20+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA172 JFK 20:55 – 09:05+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA114 JFK 21:30 – 09:35+1 day (Daily)
BA188 EWR 21:35 – 09:30+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA182 JFK 23:00 – 11:05+1 day LHR (Daily)

As you can see, there’s no shortage of options. And with an 18:05 departure to Newark and a 19:05 departure to JFK already in the schedules, the new 19:10 departure out of Heathrow doesn’t really add anything dramatically new.

What *is* new (and potentially useful) is the early departure out of Newark.

The only other early departure that British Airways currently offers out of New York is a 07:55 flight out of JFK (the next earliest departure that BA offers out of either of New York’s international airports is an 18:05 departure out of Newark) so with JFK not a preferred departure point for a lot of travelers flying out of NYC, the added option of an early departure out of Newark will be welcome.

Bottom line

British Airways has announced that it will launch a tenth daily flight between London Heathrow and New York later this year. From 6 June, British Airways will offer a new early departure flight (07:55) out of Newark Liberty Airport which will arrive in London at 19:55 on the same day. The new departure out of Heathrow is scheduled for 19:10 and is expected to arrive at Newark at 22:00. The new flights will offer BA’s new Business Class cabin – the Club Suites – and are now bookable on BA.com

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