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New purchases help BA expand its network

New purchases help BA expand its network
29 Jan 2014

British Airways (BA) is reportedly anticipating a particularly successful summer ahead, with greater choice, more benefits and an increased number of routes among the positive aspects it has lined up for customers.

An increased number of aircraft within the aircraft carrier's fleet is said to be a contributing factor to the excitement, with the company confirming that the A380 it recently purchased will commence services to and from Washington from September 1st 2014.

The aircraft is currently in operation on routes to Los Angeles and Hong Kong, and will also fly to Johannesburg at some point this year.

Additionally, three A380s and four 787s will come into operation, with plans to increase the number of flights to Chengdu in China, which has been served by the company only since December 2013.

Currently, there are just three services a week to the Chinese city, and BA has confirmed it will increase this to five.

Tokyo's Haneda Airport has recently undergone a number of dramatic changes including new training for aircraft guidance operators in order to increase the number of international flights it can accommodate per day.

BA added that it will make use of this by upping the number of flight to the transport hub to five a week, in addition to the services it also operates to the city's Narita Airport.

"Thanks to the arrival of the new aircraft … we’re delivering on our promise to introduce new destinations and an even better schedule," commented Richard Tams, British Airways’ head of UK and Irelands sales.

'We’re receiving great customer feedback on our new aircraft so we’re delighted to be able to roll them out across more of our network and hope our customers enjoy them,' he added.ADNFCR-408-ID-801687976-ADNFCR

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