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BA confirms Heathrow switches

3 Aug 2011 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways flights to Bucharest, Budapest, Larnaca, Prague and Warsaw will switch from Heathrow T5 to T3 this October, with routes to Madrid and Barcelona moving the other way.

There had been speculation about possible moves on our forum over the last few days, but the carrier has now confirmed the switch on the homepage of its website.

The switch will take affect from the start of the winter schedules on October 30. In a statement BA said:

“We often take the opportunity to change flight frequencies and timings at the season boundaries.  At the start of the winter season (October 30, 2011) our flights to Barcelona and Madrid will be moving from Heathrow’s Terminal 3 to Terminal 5.   

“This migration will take advantage of the increased flow of traffic between Spain and the UK following the merger of British Airways and Iberia.   

“The vast majority of British Airways flights depart from Terminal 5 and therefore the transfer process from our Spanish flights to onward destinations will be smoother if they are housed in one terminal. 

“In order to free up the space in Terminal 5 to allow this move, our services to and from Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Bucharest and Larnaca will move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3. 

“Our joint services with Qantas to Singapore, Sydney and Bangkok will remain at Terminal 3, along with services to Gibraltar, Lisbon, Helsinki and Vienna.”

It is also believed BA is preparing to move merger partner Iberia’s flights from Heathrow to Madrid into Terminal 5 in the near future. Once again this prospect has been discussed at length on our forum – to join in the discussion click here.

For more information visit ba.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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