British Airways to Drop 15 Major Long-Haul Routes

British Airways announced it decided to shrink the upcoming season schedule by canceling over 15 long-haul routes in the year 2021, as the airline continues to suffer a massive drop in the demand for international air travel.

British Airways announced it decided to shrink the upcoming season schedule by canceling over 15 long-haul routes in the year 2021, as the airline continues to suffer a massive drop in the demand for international air travel.

In a statement, the company said it was planning to permanently cancel services on over 15 long-routes from the beginning of the summer season of 2021. 

The company outlined that the destinations that would be no longer served after March 2021 will be Charleston and Pittsburgh in the United States, Calgary in Canada, Durban in South Africa, Lima in Peru, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Seoul in South Korea, Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Muscat in Oman, Osaka in Japan and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The company also scheduled April 24th 2021 as the last day of operations to Seychelles, a popular winter holiday destination, while temporarily cutting all operations to Sydney, Bangkok, and San Jose from March 28th 2021 until at least October 30th 2021.

“We are sorry that, like other airlines, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule. We will be in touch with any customers whose flights are affected and advise customers to check [our page] for the latest flight information,“ British Airways said in the statement.


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