The new British Airways route to Portland, Oregon has been dropped before it even began.
The route was originally due to launch at the beginning of June. This was later pushed back to the start of September.
It was removed entirely from the schedules yesterday, however, and anyone booked on the service – even for trips in 2021 – has received a cancellation email.
Whilst disappointing, this is not surprising. New routes are typically loss-making for a couple of years as awareness builds, and absorbing such losses is not a luxury that British Airways has at the moment.
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