BA teams up with Heathrow Express for special promotion

18 Apr 2012

In the run-up to the London Olympics, British Airways (BA) has announced a special promotion offering passengers flying from Hong Kong free return tickets on the Heathrow Express train that connects the airport to Central London within 15 minutes. 

Starting from today (April 18) at 2012 Hong Kong Time until the same time on April 25, the first 100 passengers to book return flights in economy or premium economy to the UK capital through the carrier’s website, for travel between now and December 31, will receive free return tickets on the Heathrow Express. The train tickets are limited to two per customer and are valid for six months while the return sector is valid for 30 days from the day of the first journey.

Winners will be notified by email, with the vouchers attached, within five working days from the end of the promotion. 

As reported earlier (see story here), BA has added an extra daytime service on the Hong Kong-London route as a way to compensate for the absence of a daily Qantas flight between Hong Kong and London, which was dropped as a result of the restructured Joint Services Agreement (JSA) between the two carriers. This additional service and the new promotion will ensure that “Hong Kong travellers looking for the best deals and the most flexible schedules to London aren’t disappointed,” said Kevin McQuillan, BA regional general manager. 

For more on getting around in London during the Olympics, subscribers can read the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific feature here, published in the April 2012 issue. For more information, visit

Alisha Haridasani

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