British Airways (BA) will begin deploying the Airbus A380 to Miami from 25 October 2015. The sunshine state becomes the fourth US city to be served by the carrier’s superjumbo after Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC.
BA currently flies the London Heathrow–Miami route 17-times weekly – with two daily services, plus an additional service every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The twice-daily flights are served by the Boeing 747, while the three extra services utilise the B777.
Starting from October, the carrier will reduce the number of services to 14 weekly by cutting the three added frequencies. However, overall capacity will be maintained due to the increased number of seats available on the A380, as compared to both the B747 and B777.
Flight times will remain unchanged with BA207 and BA209 departing London Heathrow daily at 0910 and 1335, to arrive in Miami at 1355 and 1820 respectively. The return services see BA206 and BA208 take off once more from Miami International Airport at 1710 and 2050, and touch back in the UK at 0630 and 1005 the following day.
Along with the four American cities, BA also deploys the superjumbo to Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Singapore.
For more information, visit britishairways.com