British Airways Expands U.S. Network

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Following its announcement of a brand new service between London Gatwick and Oakland International Airport, British Airways is set to become the only European airline to operate at all three major Bay Area airports. The new route, which will be served four days a week starting from March 28, 2017, will be flown with the 777-200ER aircraft and accommodate up to 275 passengers. London-based customers booking flights to Oakland will have easy connections to popular landmarks and holiday destinations such as Napa Valley, Yosemite, and Carmel. The airline currently serves a daily nonstop route between Heathrow and San Jose, and a twice daily service between Heathrow and San Francisco International Airport. “The Bay Area is a very important market,” stated Colm Lacy, British Airways’ head of commercial at Gatwick. “This is an opportunity to give consumers a choice and meet everyone’s needs.” The carrier has also recently announced its plan to commence flights to Fort Lauderdale on July 6, 2017, as well as a direct service between Heathrow and New Orleans in March.

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