British Airways’ BA492 flight from Heathrow to Gibraltar took off at 07:10 today, the airline’s initially flight to a ‘green list’ desired destination.
The flag-carrier is working a range of flights throughout the day to other destinations on the ‘green list’.
These contain a flight to Lisbon, a few flights to Faro and just one flight to Funchal in Madeira.
The airline has, nonetheless, suspended flights to Tel Aviv.
On May possibly 17th, 2019, the airline operated hundreds of flights, in contrast to just 70 departures that it programs to function now, highlighting the devastating affect that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the airline industry.
This early morning British Airways and Heathrow Airport hosted a virtual meeting from British Airways’ house at Terminal 5 with its main executives, Sean Doyle and John Holland-Kaye.
Speaking in the course of the conference, Doyle reported: “Today, the very first day of a return to worldwide vacation, is a particular day for many people, for the reason that for so long now family members have been separated, business has experienced, and we know that our customers have not been equipped to take the breaks overseas that they’ve desired.
“After additional than a year of limited flying, we’re pleased to be back in the skies – albeit with a extremely small range of flights.”
The airline has launched improvements to the flying experience to enable guarantee a frictionless experience, such as trials of vacation apps to upload documentation and a virtual queuing program, as very well as the introduction of pre-flight foodstuff ordering for Euro traveller customers and shipping and delivery of menu items in the lounges to seats by QR code.