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British Airways makes short haul schedule changes for winter 2023

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British Airways has been firming up its short haul schedule for the winter / spring flying season which begins on the last Sunday in October.

Flyertalk has a full list of changes, according to BA employees, in this thread – look at the wiki post at the top.

I won’t bother with the decreases, but the following routes will see frequency increases:

British Airways winter 2023 schedule changes


  • Amman
  • Belfast City
  • Gibraltar
  • Hannover
  • Jersey
  • Larnaca
  • Milan Linate
  • Reykjavik
  • Venice

London City:

  • Berlin
  • Florence
  • Glasgow
  • Prague

The Gatwick schedule under BA Euroflyer was published some months ago.

The changes have been dropping into the BA booking system over recent weeks so there wasn’t a sudden release of Avios seats last week. However, if you had been looking for Avios seats in the November to March period for any of the routes above and came up blank, it is worth checking again.


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Comments (58)

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  • CamFlyer says:

    It’s good to see Pittsburgh might be close to getting another transatlantic service! Pre-COVID, BA had just started LHR, DL had run PIT-CDG for a number of years, Condor flew to FRA a few times weekly, and WOW went to Reykjavik; now it’s just BA. EI to DUB should work well for both O&D (tech & pharma), as well as onwards connections.

  • Richie says:

    LCY increase for Prague is interesting, if you had an eye on a trip and staying at that hotel @Rob likes, well worth another look.

    • Londonsteve says:

      I’ll be glad if and when BA starts serving Budapest from LCY. The connection on LOT was very useful for the short time it existed (I believe only Vilnius has returned post pandemic). I have to wonder why the economics of Prague works but Budapest doesn’t considering Prague is virtually half the size of Budapest. Both destinations are widely served by LCCs, CSA is a non-entity with one plane these days and of course Malev no longer exists so you’d think there would be enough demand. Course, there’s no transit traffic at LCY unlike LHR where half the plane seems to be Americans going for river cruises.

  • ADS says:

    Aer Lingus don’t need the XLR to reach Pittsburgh – the A321 LR has an official range of 4,000 nautical miles and DUB-PIT is just 2,993 nm

    I assume Aer Lingus will use the XLR for the west coast … Dublin to LAX is 4,502 nm

  • yorkieflyer says:

    I’ll be interested in when we’ll find out the regional, well Southampton, timetable for next summer with city flyer

    • Rob says:

      Isn’t the runway extension finished soon? Once done then easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 etc can use the airport – I don’t see much value in Cityflyer sticking around with the odd Fri/Sat route.

      • Richie says:

        The LCCs will just ask BOH and SOU to offer them a deal, if BOH offers the best deals, BACF may remain at SOU.

        • Dubious says:

          They could do that today with BOU – but I don’t see them getting any deals so they don’t operate there.

      • yorkieflyer says:

        Mmm perhaps Humberside then?

  • Bernard says:

    Every time BA claims business travel is coming back, their schedule actions show the lie to that.
    It’s like BA has given up serving some major business centres now its schedule is so pathetic. Frankfurt is joke – Lufthansa must be happy. Same in the Nordics, U.K. domestics. It just seems to have given up.
    Extraordinary that because of this I’ve ended up star gold with no plan to do so!

    • Londonsteve says:

      Frankfurt was always going to become a tough one going forward. The route was heavily dependent on business traffic between two major banking centres. Since UK exited the EU these links are declining, and indeed business travel as a whole is down. Who living in the Frankfurt area would want to fly somewhere via LHR on BA when Lufthansa offers myriad flights from their doorstep? Lufthansa can use its UK services as feeders for their long haul network at FRA and MUC whereas BA’s market from FRA was largely restricted to point-to-point business travellers.

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