British Airways is dropping many long-haul routes in 2021 it is being reported today.

Routes under threat include Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka, as well as routes launched in recent years in the United States such as Pittsburgh and Charleston.

Internal communications quoted by several news sites (and also on our own Forum) mention a list as follows:

Permanent suspensions from S21 season onwards:

  • Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Calgary (YYC)
  • Charleston (CHS)
  • Seoul (ICN)
  • Durban (DUR)
  • Dammam (DMM)
  • Lima (LIM)
  • Osaka (KIX)
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
  • Seychelles (SEZ) – last service 24th April 2021
  • Abu Dhabi (AUH)
  • Muscat (MCT)
  • Jeddah (JED) – short adhoc operation to continue over Hajj period in July 2021;

Suspensions during the summer of 2021 (until 30th October 2021) include

  • Sydney (SYD)
  • Bangkok (BKK)
  • San Jose (SJO) – last service 17th April 2021

We have asked British Airways for a statement on this, and received the following:

“We are sorry that, like other airlines, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule. We will be in touch with any customers whose flights are affected and advise customers to check for the latest flight information.”