British Airways stops all-business A318 New York route


British Airways pulls the plug on the scheduled service between London City and New York. The route was operatred by an Airbus A318, which had only Business Class seats on board. Due to the corona crisis, there is no longer demand for the luxury product.

Where the Airbus A318 usually has more than a hundred seats, the two Airbus A318’s of British Airways could accommodate 32 passengers. One of the two aircraft was already transferred to Titan Airways in 2017, but now the remaining aircraft also leaves the fleet.

British Airways used flight numbers BA1 and BA2 on the route between London City and New York. These flight numbers were previously used by the Concorde.

Parent company IAG reported deep red half-year figures on Friday. In the first half of 2020 a loss of 3.8 billion euros was incurred. The major culprit is the corona crisis, which forces the company to make cutbacks. Not only are thousands of jobs disappearing, the fleet is also being reduced.

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