British Airways will ramp up its presence ex-Sydney from the end of March next year when the JSA with Qantas comes to an end.
From 1st April, it will replace a B747 aircraft with a brand new B777-300, Flight BA 16 flying SYD-SIN-LHR direct.
“In a way, the ending of the JSA with QF is good for us as we want to show our absolute commitment to Australia,” said Nader Harmouche, BA Account Exec.
“Our B777-300 will feature a new First Class product, a new award-winning Business Class offering, an enhanced Premium Economy and a new and improved Economy Class,” added Harmouche.
He spoke to Travel Daily at Heathrow Airport yesterday after escorting a party of Aussie travel agents on a joint QF/BA educational to Frankfurt. They flew into LHR’s T3 and saw pax seamlessly transferred to BA’s ultra-modern T5 for the FRA flight.
“But after 1st April they won’t have to change terminals – our B777 service will go straight into T5,” Harmouche said.
BA will continue to code-share with QF on flights ex-SIN & BKK, arriving at T3. Baggage can be checked through to European ports with no need to clear Customs at Heathrow.
Pictured from left are Nader Harmouche, BA;
Matthew Ineman, Maxims Travel; Zac Underwood
and Nancy Tin, Trans Global; Tamara Spaulding, Voyager; Tina Evans, Qantas; Charlene Veverka, American Express.