For those planning a winter getaway, British Airways is adding extra capacity to its Santiago (Chile) and Washington DC (Dulles, United States of America) routes for the winter.
In summary, Santiago will go to 5 flights a week (from 4) with a Sunday services added, whilst Washington DC will gain three extra flights a week on top its twice daily service.
Detailed changes below:
London Heathrow – Santiago
BA250 DEPART LHR 22:00 ARRIVE SCL 09:35+1 BA251 DEPART SCL 17:00 ARRIVE LHR 10:20+1 Commences 28th October 2018 BA250 operates Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun BA251 operates Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri, Sun Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (four class)
London Heathrow – Washington Dulles (IAD)
BA 231 DEPART LHR 16:00 ARRIVE IAD 21:40 BA 230 DEPART IAD 19:25 ARRIVE LHR 0950+1 Commences 28th October 2018 Operates Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in both directions Booked Equipment: Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Both services will operate from Heathrow Terminal 5, with services available to book now.
On the launch of the routes, Sean Doyle, Director of Network and Alliances, states
“We are pleased to be offering our customers an even better flight timetable this winter. Our direct service to Santiago launched in January 2017 and has since proved incredibly popular with a whole range of flyers; from leisure travellers looking for adventure, exploration and experiences, to business travellers working in the region.
“The additional Washington flights reconfirm our commitment to offering our customers even more choice between the UK and the US, and the launch of our new Nashville service on May 4 will bring the number of cities we serve direct in the US up to 26.”
With connectivity the name of the game, it’s good to see British Airways increase its coverage. Whilst adding more services to Washington DC could be seen as “boring”, a route like this should guarantee reasonable income. The addition of an additional service to Santiago shows that the airline is edging towards a daily service, but needs bottoms on seats and cargo to deliver the daily service.
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