British Airways, a UK-based airline, will be flying its new Boeing 777-300 ER on its route to Sydney, Australia, from London, UK.
The airline had recently ended its joint venture with Australia-based Qantas Airline, putting doubt on its plans for flying to Australian destinations. The joint venture ends on March 31, 2013.
The airline is also in the process of moving its Sydney services from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport from March 31, 2013, for flights that will be operated by the Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, featuring First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and economy cabins.
The aircraft is equipped with a new in-flight entertainment system, with a library that has 50 percent more movies and an extended range of TV and music options for customers travelling on long flights.
Passengers flying to and from Singapore will also be affected by the move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5, as the new aircraft will be flying to Sydney via Singapore.
Jamie Cassidy, the airline area general manager for Asia Pacific, said, ‘This move confirms British Airways’ commitment to Australia.
It’s an important part of our network and we’re underlining that by putting our newest aircraft and cabins on the Sydney route and moving the flight to Terminal 5, to sit alongside the majority of our other services.’
Earlier the UK based airline had announced a partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL) for services between Europe and Japan. The two airlines will be combining their operations and introducing a revenue sharing model to operate on the routes.
The joint operations have been effective since October 1, 2012, and claim to offer more connectivity between Europe and Japan, a wider range of flight options for passengers, and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. The joint operation will be venturing into more routes soon.