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What British Airways long-haul flights are scheduled for May?

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If you think that there are no British Airways long-haul flights currently running, think again.  On paper at least, the airline is planning a schedule for May.

Even if you have no intention of travelling – or if the country won’t let you in! – the flights may well operate in order to bring travellers back home.

The list below was published by Routes Online on Saturday morning.  We have checked it and it appears to be accurate.

This list is clearly hugely speculative – although the flights ARE bookable on

British Airways long haul routes for May 2020

British Airways long-haul services for May 2020:

All British Airways flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

You can find out about the current British Airways catering service in this article.

Boston – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Chicago – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Delhi – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Dubai – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Hong Kong – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Johannesburg – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Lagos – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Los Angeles – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Mumbai – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
New York JFK – 2 daily, Boeing 777-200ER
Sao Paulo – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Tokyo Haneda – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Toronto – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8, from 16th May
Washington Dulles – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8

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Comments (29)

  • S Shivaram says:

    I booked my flight to Boston during the Christmas Sale for travel in early May. Unfortunately for me, the flight I selected still seems to be operated by BA, probably the q Boston flight operating as per your post above! Is my best option to take the BA voucher or wait in case the flight is cancelled?

  • Alex W says:

    7 articles today {including the chat). Is that a record?

  • jil says:

    BA can look to resume UK China flights, there is very strong one-way demand from Chinese in the UK to go back to China. Now each airline is only allowed to have 1 weekly flight from China to each country, economy class tickets are over £3,000 now.

  • Julian says:

    TLV is also bookable from May 3rd, 1 flight daily.
    Im currently booked on the first flight on May 3rd, wonder what will happen.

    • David D says:

      I don’t know what airline TLV stands for but, IMHO, it should be canceled (if for holiday purposes at any rate) as it will still be during the *confirmed* lockdown for us in the UK.

  • MarianC says:

    Anything similar for Virgin Atlantic? I have a flight LHR to Miami end of May.

  • Dominic Barrington says:

    And do we assume these are all with the almost non-existent F&B service as an ongoing thing?

  • David D says:

    Thanks for your article, Rob. This is a bit surprising on the part of British Airways as, although the flights are not to other hard-hit European countries, they are still to other coronavirus hotspots like New York and other US destinations. I think that international flights, in April and May, with BA anyway, should only be for foreign nationals returning to their own country.

  • Jonny says:

    Are the flights to Chicago actually on a 787-9? FlightRadar24 suggests they have been with a 777.