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British Airways Returns to New York in Grand Style

Following the lifting of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travellers to the United States of America, British Airways has returned to New York in grand style.

British Airways Flight BA001 became the airline’s first flight to the US today, departing for New York JFK at 0830 this morning in a spectacular synchronised take-off with Virgin Atlantic Flight VS3. Both flights were bound for New York, JFK.

BA001 was directly powered by 35% sustainable aviation fuel which reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions by more than 80% compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces.

The lifting of US restrictions after more than 600 days means that fully vaccinated Britons are now able to travel freely between the two countries. The changes have enabled British Airways to meaningfully re-start direct services to 17 US destinations.

The airline is set to extend its services to 23 US airports this winter, with up to 246 flights a week, more than any other transatlantic carrier. Flights to New York will increase from five to eight per day in December.

There will also be double-daily services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Miami and Toronto, as well as daily services to Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Vancouver.

British Airways offers return flights to New York, JFK from London Heathrow from £343 (subject to availability, baggage not included).

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