British Airways plans to streamline terminals at Heathrow airport

British Airways plans to bring all of its London Heathrow flights together into two terminals, streamlining passenger transfers for connections to the rest of the UK and Europe.

A spokesperson told Australia Network that the air carrier will also shift the UK end of its Sydney-Singapore-London flights from London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 to the newer and streamlined Terminal 5.


British Airways is also looking to transfer some oUK and European traffic rights at Heathrow across to long-haul British Airways routes, with the investor presentation listing "Convert slots from short-haul to long-haul use" on a slide marked "bmi turnaround – optimise".

A spokesperson for British Airways said:  "We are looking at converting the shorthaul slots to longhaul services where we see an opportunity."

Earlier this month Virgin Atlantic swooped in and scooped up a dozen competition-boosting slots at Heathrow which were made available as a direct result of the BA-bmi merger, which ironically Virgin will use to launch short-haul flights within the UK as well as to Europe and the Middle East.

Updated Date: Nov 29, 2012 16:20 PM

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