What is the current British Airways domestic flying schedule?

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Despite what you might think, British Airways is still operating some domestic flights despite coronavirus.

Not many …. but some.   AirlineRoute reports that there will be 34 return flights next week, compared to almost 500 per week in early March.

What is the current British Airways domestic flying schedule?

If you do need to fly, here are the options for the week of 12th April.  The time quoted is the most common one but may vary:

Aberdeen – three flights per week (Mon, Thu, Fri, 08.50 from Heathrow)

Belfast – seven flights per week (07.10 from Heathrow)

Edinburgh – six flights per week (not Tue, times vary)

Glasgow – four flights per week (Sun, Mon, Thu, Sat, 10.00 from Heathrow)

Isle of Man – seven flights per week (operated by Loganair, 18.40 from Heathrow)

Manchester – seven flights per week (10.15 from Heathrow)

There is nothing from Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Jersey, Newcastle etc.

All flights depart from Heathrow Terminal 5 as British Airways has moved all its operations from Terminal 3, Gatwick and London City.

We covered the current British Airways on-board food and drink situation in this article.

In normal times it would be worth trying the Isle of Man service just to experience Heathrow via a tiny Loganair ATR42 turbo prop aircraft ….

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  1. Please exercise caution if you are considering booking Heathrow to Isle of Man.

    The following is from


    The Isle of Man’s borders are now closed to all passengers, and this came into effect from 6am on Friday 27 March 2020.  

    There will be no commercial flights or light aircraft permitted to land at Ronaldsway Airport beyond the last scheduled flight on Thursday 26 March.  The only exceptions will be for emergency medical transportation and the mail flight.   

    There will also be no passenger arrivals allowed by boat. This came into force from the arrival of the Thursday night Ben-My-Chree sailing which arrived into Douglas at 6am on Friday 27 March.  

    The only exceptions to these travel restrictions will be a very limited group of people who are necessary to the Island’s critical national infrastructure or for the preservation of human life. These people will need prior written approval before they are allowed to travel.   

    This measure will be in place for an initial period of 21 days from Thursday 26 March. This will be kept under review in light of the spread of infection on the Island and the situation across in the UK. 

  2. Why so many Manchester flights?

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      And why only apparently one way?

      • Gareth Oakley says:

        I hope BA aren’t implying people only want to leave Manchester…

        • Mr(s) Entitled says:

          To the contrary, the article implies flights are only leaving London.

          • Sounds like you have your answer!

          • To the contrary, the article states they are RETURN flights. They will therefore operate back to Heathrow once they’ve reached their regional domestic destination. The only exception being the Loganair operated IOM service which originates at IOM and returns back again upon reaching LHR.

          • Mr(s) Entitled says:

            It was more of an obtuse reference to HfP only quoting departure times for flights originating in London. Surely one would either quote both or neither?

          • The return will usually be about 90 minutes after the outbound 🙂

          • (Except in the case of the IOM flights, which do the turn around at the LHR end.)

          • Mr(s) Entitled says:

            I might be stretching the point too far to say that one person’s outbound is another person’s inbound. In my case the inbound would be about 22h30m after the outbound.

          • Except when in the context of this article and where the aircraft is based and the flight rotation originates. For BA this is inevitably going to be London isn’t it.

  3. IOM flights aren’t 7 days a week. I think they’re 6 days a week. Presumably because they’re usually LCY flights and LCY closes Saturday afternoon until noon on Sunday

    • Mervyn Miller says:

      Actually there are normally 3 IOM-LCY rotations by BA operated by Loganair (now with an ATR-42) on every weekday (Mondays to Fridays), 1 rotation on Saturdays and 2 rotations on Sundays so a total of 18 each way per week. Not six as with Heathrow just now.

    • They are into Heathrow now.

  4. Michael C says:

    As mentioned above, there is NO general passenger travelt to the Isle of Man at the moment, and only Manx nationals/permanent residents can apply (directly to the Government) for urgent return in the cases described.

    Medical emergency flights to Liverpool are still operating on an ad hoc basis.

    • Thanks Michael I’m sure there’s a flurry of Head of Points readers rushing to escape to the Isle of Man for their Easter holidays.

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