Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2020
British Airways has decided to resume flying to more destinations throughout the month of August but with continued low frequencies while the impact of COVID-19 remains across the globe. In Europe flight operations will resumed to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula. Places like Antigua, Islamabad and Nairobi is also set to join the long-haul line-up.
Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive, British Airways said in a statement that the airline is aware that people are looking forward to be able to book with confidence, and hence the carrier has introduced a range of flexible booking options to set their minds at rest. He mentioned that passengers can now change a booking free of charge or cancel and receive a voucher for travel at a later date.
In addition, the airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight. Each aircraft is also completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters. These filters remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.