Winter 2012. More destinations. More choice.

Winter 2012. More destinations. More choice.

Our new Winter schedule begins on Sunday 28 October 2012, giving you even more choice of destinations to fly to. The most important changes to our schedule can be found in the tables below, which include information on our new routes, changes to terminals and network and schedule changes. 

For changes to the frequency of some services, route consolidations and cancellations from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, please refer to

New Routes from London City, Heathrow and Gatwick.

  • London City to Aberdeen and Venice commence in September.
  • London City to the Isle of Man.
  • London Heathrow to Alicante.
  • London Heathrow to former bmi destinations Belfast City, Dublin, Agadir, Bergen, Hanover and Stavanger.
  • London Heathrow to Seoul commences 2 December.
  • London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, Rotterdam and Zagreb commence on 9 December.
  • London Gatwick to Las Vegas commences 29 October.
  • London Gatwick to Barcelona commences 23 February 2013.

 Unless otherwise stated, new services begin on 28 October 2012.

Terminal changes.

  • Flights to Agadir, Bergen, Stavanger and Freetown move from London Heathrow Terminal 1 to Terminal 5.
  • Flights to Basel, Dusseldorf, Luxembourg, Lyon and Toulouse will move from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Terminal 1.
  • Flights to Cairo and Tel Aviv will move to London Heathrow Terminal 1 on 4 January 2013 and 28 October respectively. As a result, they will be served by an A321 aircraft which will offer 2 cabins, including our new Business Class flat bed.
  • Services to Marseilles and Bologna move from London Gatwick to London Heathrow. This means that all Bologna services will now be consolidated at London Heathrow.
  • Services to Nice, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester will move from London Heathrow Terminal 1, consolidating all services to these destinations at Terminal 5.
  • Services to Vienna will move from London Heathrow Terminal 1 to consolidate all services at Terminal 3.

Network and Schedule changes.

  • British Airways’ Riyadh service will now have a Boeing 747 on the route, rather than a 777. The flight will be retimed, as will the airline’s second daily Cape Town service when it is reintroduced for the South African peak season. Both services will arrive at London Heathrow in the early morning, enabling customers to land in time for a full working day in London, and increasing opportunities for connections.
  • British Airways will operate a new timetable to former bmi routes Almaty, Amman, Baku and Beirut. Tbilisi becomes a direct flight from 13 October 2012. All of these routes will be operated by British Airways aircraft and crew, offering the airline’s unique service style.
  • London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Manchester, Oslo, Tel Aviv and Zurich will see increased frequencies.
  • London Gatwick to Faro, Malaga, Marrakech, Salzburg and Turin will see increased frequencies.
  • British Airways capacity between London and Scotland will be up by 32% in winter 2012 versus winter 2011.