British Airways has outlined plans for its November schedules, “as the airline continues to adapt to changing restrictions around the globe as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The carrier says it will offer a total of 52 long-haul routes next month, including the resumption of flights to New York’s Newark airport from “late November”.

Routes will continue to operate to New York JFK, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco, as well as to Caribbean destinations including Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia.

Flights will resume to Santiago and Riyadh, and BA says it will offer services “Africa, the Middle East and Asia” including Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The airline’s short-haul network includes domestic connections to Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Newquay, as well as European routes to destinations including Paris, Munich, Geneva and Amsterdam with “frequent, direct” flights from Heathrow.

With the Canary Islands now added to the UK’s safe travel list, there are also regular flights to destinations including Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Commenting on the news, BA’s recently-appointed CEO Sean Doyle, said:

“We continue to connect Britain with a substantial number of destinations across the globe and customers tell us they are reassured by the safety measures we’ve put in place, including personal protection packs, screens, sanitiser stations, adapted meal services and customers and colleagues in masks.

“The risk of contracting Covid-19 during a flight is incredibly low. IATA, the global aviation industry body, suggests that since the start of 2020 there have been as few as 44 cases of Covid-19 linked to flights. Over the same period some 1.2 billion passengers have travelled. This figure amounts to one case for every 27 million travellers.

“We believe the best way to get people flying again is to introduce reliable and affordable testing before flying. When this happens and demand returns, we stand ready to reintroduce even more destinations to our network, and carry on connecting even more families, friends and businesses.”

As reported last week, BA’s Luxury Flights and Holidays sale runs until November 3, with highlighted offers including return Club World tickets on the carrier’s recently launched route between Gatwick and Montego Bay from £1,299.

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