British Airways Launches New Flights

Daniel Fowkes
31 Oct 2023
· Routes 
A British Airways Boeing 777-200ER arriving into Las Vegas

British Airways has completed the launch of several new flights to destinations as it continues to expand its route network.

New Flights To Lativa At Riga Airport

On Monday, October 30, British Airways touched down in Latvia at Riga International Airport (RIX) from London Heathrow. This commencement is a landmark moment as the airline has missed this connection for over 15 years.

British Airways says the flight touched down at 1905 local time. A mix of A320 family jets will operate the service. This includes A320 and A321 aircraft.

Three weekly flights will operate between London Heathrow and Riga International Airport during the winter season.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays have been selected as the days of operation. The flight will depart from Terminal 5 at London Heathrow with a total flight time scheduled for 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Comments From British Airways Executive

We’re excited to further strengthen our connections between London and the Baltics and be back in Latvia after such a long time. Riga is a destination we know our customers will love, and we look forward to welcoming leisure and business travellers and those visiting family and friends on board the new service.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances

British Airways Launches Flights To Accra

British Airways, on the same day, operated its first flight from London Gatwick to Kotoka International Airport (ACC).

The service touched down at 1826 local time and is part of the airline’s continued commitment to offering customers more choice and flexibility on its travels.

A thrice weekly service will head towards the capital of Ghana from London Gatwick. British Airways notes departures from Accra are at 2120 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays after a red-eye operation; touchdown in Gatwick will occur the following morning at 0400.

From April 2024, British Airways says it’s extending its commitment to the location with a fourth weekly service commencing.

Comments From British Airways Executive

With 11 direct flights, across two London gateways, we’re pleased to offer our Ghanaian customers a greater choice of products and prices. Overall, we’re doubling the number of seats between Accra and London, with 55 per cent more capacity next summer versus 2019. We are always looking at routes and regions where there is potential for growth and Accra is one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances

Accra Flights Boosted With More Choice

Accra isn’t a new destination on the British Airways network. However, adding service from Gatwick offers more flexibility to British Airways customers.

London Heathrow flights to Accra are operated by the popular Airbus A350 series, with daily service.

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