Operated by British Airways’ 787-8 fleet, its latest US destination of New Orleans will initially be served four times weekly from its London Heathrow base, before rising to five weekly flights at the start of W17/18.
- British Airways began flights to its 21st US destination from its biggest base at London Heathrow (LHR) on 27 March, with a four times weekly service to New Orleans (MSY). Operated by the oneworld carrier’s 787-8 fleet, the route will face no direct competition. At the ceremony to herald the start of the Louisiana link, BA announced that the service will increase to five times weekly from 30 October. Nicolas Krohne, VP of Sales for BA said: “We are honoured to be able to connect New Orleans with London Heathrow and the 130 plus destinations that British Airways flies to across Europe and beyond.” Mark Reis, Interim Director of Aviation, New Orleans Airport added: “The launch of this flight represents a major accomplishment for the airport and the local community and business leaders who helped secure this service.” Take a closer look at anna.aero’s detailed analysis to look at why BA chose New Orleans as its newest US destination. Vote for New Orlean’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.