• Chidozie Uzoezie

British Airways to Resume A380 Service on More Routes

Passengers flying with British Airways to the United States of America are in for some superior in-flight passenger experience as the airline is set to deploy the Airbus A380 on more routes.

According to theaeronetwork, the airline will resume A380 services from London Heathrow to four key destinations in the United States including Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Chicago starting this coming spring and summer.

British Airways will resume flying the A380 to Washington D.C. on 27 March, 2022 while the A380 service to San Francisco will resume on May 1, 2022. Boston will see the return of the super jumbo on 15 May, 2022 while Chicago O'Hare will begin receiving the A380 again on 1 June, 2022.

Previously, the airline also announced that regular Airbus A380 service to Dallas Fort Worth will resume from 27 March, 2022.

Following their return from long-term storage, the British A380s were deployed on select short-haul European routes, including Madrid and Frankfurt, to refamiliarize and retrain crews before returning to long-haul routes.

Several airlines had grounded their entire Airbus A380 fleet following the global COVID-19 pandemic due to travel downtime. Many airlines also prematurely retired some of their widebody aircraft, including British Airways which retired all of its Boeing 747.

British Airways has 12 A380s in its fleet. Each is configured with a total of 469 seats in 4 classes, including 14 seats in First, 97 in Club World (business class), 55 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 303 in World Traveller (economy class).

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airways regularly deployed the A380 on some of its high profile routes including Dubai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas Fort Worth, Singapore, and Johannesburg.

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