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BA to relocate key flights to Terminal 5

Tue, 13 May, 2008

British Airways (BA) has said it will move its service to New York JFK from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport on June 5th.

The relocation of this flagship service will be joined by five other flights to seven destinations, including Beijing, Cairo and Lagos.

BA had intended to move 120 inbound and outbound daily services at the end of April but this was delayed because of the chaos at the new terminal.

Willie Walsh, BA chief executive, said: "We have taken this decision in the interests of customers, who remain our priority at all times.

"Terminal 5 is now working well, and we are pleased we can confirm our plan to move in some additional flights on June 5th."

Last month, BA announced it was stopping direct flights from Manchester to New York because it was loss-making.

However, Manchester Airport insists that BA had previously said the route was profitable.

Joe Evans

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