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Where can you fly in Europe on British Airways in October?

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Where is British Airways currently flying to in the UK and Europe?

British Airways has just released its planned October schedules to the travel trade.

British Airways has been tweaking its short haul network following the end of the summer. It has reduced its flying program, flying to 86 destinations rather than the 101+ offered in August.

British Airways short haul services for October

All British Airways short haul flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5, unless otherwise stated.

British Airways BA A320neo


Aberdeen – 20 weekly
Belfast – 29 weekly (including London City)
Edinburgh – 45 weekly (including London City)
Glasgow – 38 weekly (including London City)
Inverness – 7 weekly
Jersey – 22 weekly
Manchester – 21 weekly
Newcastle – 15 weekly
Newquay – 7 weekly


Aktion – 1 weekly
Alicante – 7 weekly
Amsterdam – 32 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Athens – 24 weekly
Barcelona – 28 weekly
Bari – 6 weekly
Berlin – 33 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Bilbao – 7 weekly
Bodrum – 2 weekly
Bologna – 13 weekly
Brussels – 13 weekly
Bucharest – 7 weekly
Budapest – 3 weekly
Cagliari – 3 weekly
Catania – 9 weekly
Chania – 1 weekly
Copenhagen – 18 weekly
Corfu – 8 weekly
Dalaman – 10 weekly
Dublin – 19 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Dubrovnik – 2 weekly
Dusseldorf – 26 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Faro – 24 weekly
Florence – 14 weekly (London City only)
Frankfurt – 18 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Geneva – 14 weekly
Gibraltar – 14 weekly
Gothenburg – 7 weekly
Hamburg – 14 weekly
Hannover – 10 weekly
Heraklion – 6 weekly
Ibiza – 19 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Istanbul – 21 weekly
Kalamata – 1 weekly
Kos – 5 weekly
Krakow – 7 weekly
Lanzarote – 3 weekly
Larnaca – 21 weekly
Lisbon – 21 weekly
Luxembourg – 5 weekly
Madeira – 7 weekly
Madrid – 19 weekly
Malaga – 21 weekly
Marseille – 4 weekly
Milan – 28 weekly
Milas – 1 weekly
Moscow – 3 weekly
Munich – 24 weekly
Naples – 14 weekly
Nice – 25 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Olbia – 1 weekly
Oslo – 13 weekly
Palermo – 3 weekly
Palma de Mallorca – 20 weekly (Heathrow & London City)
Paphos – 7 weekly
Paris – 20 weekly
Pisa – 13 weekly
Porto – 7 weekly
Prague – 4 weekly
Reykjavik – 4 weekly
Rhodes – 6 weekly
Rome – 26 weekly
Santorini – 5 weekly
Seville – 7 weekly
Sofia – 7 weekly
Stockholm – 18 weekly
Stuttgart – 5 weekly
Tenerife – 11 weekly
Thessaloniki – 7 weekly
Tirana – 6 weekly
Toulouse – 3 weekly
Turin – 6 weekly
Valencia – 6 weekly
Venice – 17 weekly
Verona – 9 weekly
Warsaw – 18 weekly
Zurich – 18 weekly (Heathrow & London City)

You can book on the British Airways website here.

Remember to check the quarantine and pre-registration measures in place at your destination before you book!  We hear that there are LOTS of people being refused boarding at Heathrow because they have not completed the necessary online forms for their destination or provided necessary coronavirus test documentation.


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Comments (38)

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  • Olly says:

    Surprised to see Malta not listed given that I have uncancelled flights there booked for the end of October (which were re-routed from LGW). Does this mean that they are likely to be cancelled?

    • Nick_C says:

      Looks like they are selling Malta again from 29 October.

      (Of course, no guarantee that far ahead that those flights will actually operate.)

    • Rob says:

      May be profitable to fly based on a) people willing to quarantine on return, b) cargo, c) UK residents with Malta holiday homes.

  • Noggins says:

    Looks like there are going to be quite a few of us wandering around in Malta at the end of October. Well, maybe…!

  • ChrisW says:

    Surprised to see so many flights to Spain given there’s FCO advice not to travel there (so no travel insurance) and they will be on the quarantine list for the foreseeable future with one of the highest new infection rates of any country in Europe.

    Who is travelling there, and why??

    • Oliver says:

      Cargo reasons perhaps?

      • Lady London says:

        lots of these seem to be underpinned by cargo. where it’s only people they have practically disappeared flights unless there are special reasons like Malta.

        Where there are even 7 flights per week that may be only on 3-5 days – and bunched around the weekend in quite a few on the list.

    • John says:

      Some people aren’t bothered by the UK quarantine either because they are happy to stay at home or they plan to break it.

      If Spain stopped UK travellers from entering the number of flights would probably go down.

      If you go on some other sorts of forums you will see that there are plenty of British residents who believe that the virus poses minimal to no risk to them.

      • Lady London says:

        It may pose minimal risk to them but they can carry the virus and transmit it.

        • ChrisC says:

          But they don’t care about that.

          They don’t see that they could be asymptomic go and visit their mum or gran or whoever and pass it on to them.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            They could be asymptomatic after catching it from one of the c190k active cases currently in the UK too.

          • Lady London says:

            I really wonder at educated people not understanding these things.

      • Nick_C says:

        “If you go on some other sorts of forums you will see that there are plenty of British residents who believe that the virus poses minimal to no risk to them”

        Sadly, you don’t need to go to other forums to see that attitude.

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      There are around 1 million British people that own Spanish property. I’d guess when that’s the case, travel insurance and quarantine requirements both become far less relevant.

    • Anna says:

      As per the comments above, plus a lot of people still rely on EHIC arrangements rather than travel insurance. Do we know yet what will happen with EHIC from 2021?

      • J says:

        It expires on 31st Dec for UK nationals. EHICs for EU nationals resident in the UK will remain valid.

      • AJA says:

        Basically it’s ending on 31 Dec 2020 unless any of these apply:

        a UK state pensioner living in the EU before 31 December 2020

        a UK student studying in the EU before 31 December 2020

        a ‘frontier worker’ (someone who works in one state and lives in another) before 31 December 2020, for as long as you continue to be a frontier worker in the host state

        an EU national living in the UK before 31 December 2020

        Everyone else will need travel insurance which is necessary anyway for other travel issues.

        • Lady London says:

          re EHIC an EUnational living in the UK before 31 December 2020 continues to have a valid EHIC the UK provides him care on, but the UK failed to obtain that same privilege for UK nationals who live in the EU before 31st December 2020?

          How did the UK fail to negotiate an equal deal?

          • ChrisC says:

            EU national in the UK using EHIC means UK can bill the other country

            UK national using EHIC in the EU means UK gets the bill.

            Easy to offer something when you don’t have to pay for it!

          • Lady London says:

            @Chris C our government has failed us then. How can you not negotiate an equal deal when it’s a case of looking after your own citizens?

          • AndreasJ says:

            I’m a UK national, resident in Spain, paying my taxes and social security locally for many years now, I am and will be covered by their local health system after 31 Dec.

        • Sukes says:

          + the Irish Gov has pledged to provide access for residents of Northern Ireland.

          ‘Preparations are continuing to ensure that a scheme will be in place to address any loss of access to EHIC Card entitlements by residents of Northern Ireland. This scheme will allow eligible residents of Northern Ireland to seek reimbursement from the Irish State for the cost of necessary healthcare while on a temporary stay in another EU/EEA Member State (excluding Ireland) or Switzerland, should it be required from 1 January 2021’

          • Anna says:

            Surely that will require co-operation from the EU though? Also, I don’t see how the NI government can negotiate this for their residents if the government at Westminster can’t do it for the rest of us!

    • Lady London says:

      BA is owned by a Spanish company after all.

  • Jonathan says:

    Not sure whether there are really 6 flights a week to Valencia, when I checked there appeared to be none whatsoever and the ones I had booked were cancelled.

    • ChrisBCN says:

      A lot of them are ‘cashflow flights’. You book, give them cash, they cancel, give you a voucher. Hurrah! Free cash! Keeps them ticking over.

  • Matt says:

    Interesting to see so many flights to Spain, despite the peaking cases…!

  • Cormac says:

    BA appear too have moved the location of Rome and Naples.

  • Mutley says:

    Why are BAselling Dubrovnik and not Zagreb??? Cancelled half term flights to see family. #BA jokers

    • Jack says:

      Zagreb is business travel – Dubrovnik is leisure travel. That’s the common thread between the services operating.

  • Kay Melville says:

    I’m trying to book flights from Edinburgh to Paphos. When I try to enter my voucher code I’m told to ring a number costing 7p per minute plus carrier charges. In past experience I can wait upwards of an hour to be answered. What’s the point of accepting a voucher if you can’t use it online?

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