British Airways Adds New Routes

British Airways has announced plans to restart flights to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok this year from London to boost its network.

British Airways has announced several groundbreaking changes to improve customer satisfaction levels as part of a multi-billion dollar investment into its business.

While the airline will focus on new cabins and seats, it has also unveiled two new routes to debut later in the 2024 calendar year as part of a network rebuild.

The New Routes

British Airways says it’ll relaunch flights from London towards Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, with these cities to re-start in October and November, respectively.

The relaunch is another critical moment for the airline as it rebuilds its network and returns to more locations that have been missing for a significant period.

Additionally, the airline cites that these cities being selected reaffirms its commitment towards Asia and their recovery from the pandemic, which came slower than in several other markets.

A daily flight is expected from London Heathrow towards Kuala Lumpur with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft selected for the journey. Meanwhile, British Airways says it’ll take the 777-200ER towards Bangkok on a thrice-weekly service originating from London Gatwick.

Other Network Changes

British Airways highlights in its release other network adjustments to come in the short term as part of its continued commitment to expanding.

On April 20, 2024, the airline will formally return to Abu Dhabi, with, at the end of this month, Agadari in Morrocco joining the network. Lastly, on May 18, 2024, Izmir in Turkey will commence.

Seat and Cabin Upgrades

These new routes accompany several other announcements, including a significant investment in the seats and cabin interior for short-haul aircraft.

British Airways says its Airbus A320neos and A321neos will feature the next-generation product, with eight new aircraft expected to arrive from May this year.

Suppliers are constantly communicating with the airline to bring to life these new short-haul Euro Traveller and Club Europe seats, which should reflect what people love and know about the airline but bring a new twist, too.

Larger overhead bins will also be made possible thanks to the re-designed cabins. This feature is something more and more airlines are adopting as they understand the importance of carrying baggage.

Daniel Fowkes
06 Mar 2024
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