British Airways launched flights between London Heathrow and Moscow Sheremetyevo on 28 October, a route which the airline will operate six times weekly using its fleet of A321s. Pictured cutting the ribbon at the Russian capital airport are Galina Karzova, Head of Representative Office of British Airways in Russia, and Denis Pashkovsky, CCO of Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. The route is already served by Aeroflot 32 times weekly this winter based on OAG data.
British Airways launched its latest long-haul service from Heathrow on 29 October, a 9,522-kilometre sector to Durban. This becomes the carrier’s third destination in South Africa after Cape Town and Johannesburg. The oneworld member will operate the route between Heathrow and Durban three times weekly using its fleet of 787-8s.
- British Airways launched its winter schedule from London Heathrow (LHR) on 28 October, with the airline inaugurating three new routes from its largest base. The airline commenced services to Marrakech (RAK) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) on the first day of W18/19, while the following day saw it launch a 9,522-kilometre long-haul sector to Durban (DUR). Flights on the 2,293-kilometre route to Marrakech will operate four times weekly, while the 2,506-kilometre sector to the Russian capital, the airline’s second airport in Moscow after Domodedovo, will see six weekly flights. The route to Durban, BA’s third destination in South Africa after Cape Town and Johannesburg, will be served three times weekly using the carrier’s fleet of 787-8s. Marrakech rotations will be flown by A320s, while Sheremetyevo will be served using A321s. The latter route is the only one which will face direct competition, with OAG schedules confirming that Aeroflot already offers 32 weekly flights.