British Airways is set to make changes to its summer 2013 schedule, announcing an increase of up to three additional flights per day on the summer 2012 timetable between Dublin and London Heathrow.
The changes, which have been made to meet increased customer demand for the popular route, will see British Airways maintain their current winter schedule with the introduction of the new summer timetable from March 31.
This schedule will enable British Airways to maintain their current offering to passengers between both cities, benefitting business as well as leisure customers.
Commenting on the announcement, Simon Daly, British Airways Manager for Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that due to the popularity of this route, we are able to offer passengers a significant increase in the frequency of flights from Dublin to London Heathrow.
“We recognise that this remains an important airlink for our passengers so we are pleased to be able to provide an increase of up to three additional flights per day onto the summer 2012 schedule.
“By maintaining the current winter timetable, this increased capacity allows us to bring destinations on the world map closer to Ireland – providing both business and leisure travellers with a greater choice of connections to our extensive global network offering at London Heathrow.”
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) Strategy Director Vincent Harrison welcomed British Airways’ decision saying: “We have worked very closely with British Airways since last summer, when the acquisition of bmi brought them back onto the Dublin-Heathrow route.
“Dublin-London is Europe’s busiest international city route and this welcome announcement from BA will offer both business and leisure passengers additional choice and convenience when travelling between the two capital cities.”
The route is operated by a 150–seater A319 aircraft offering the choice of both Club Europe and Club Traveller cabins and passengers can enjoy a full on-board experience with complimentary food and drinks.