BA postpones shift to T5

800pxheathrow_airport_radar_tower_p British Airways has delayed moving most of its long-haul flights to Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 until June. Almost all of BA’s long-haul flights were supposed to switch from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5 on 30 April. Sixty arrivals and 60 departures per day were due to be moved.

Speaking to the BBC, BA’s WIllie Walsh said: "It is only sensible to ensure that Terminal 5 is operating consistently at a high standard before the move begins." Meanwhile BAA said that a normal flight schedule had been operating at Terminal 5 since Tuesday.

It is now possible that the redevelopments at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 will be delayed, as they require the BA flights to move from Terminal 4, so flights from other operators can be moved in, emptying the areas planned for redevelopment.

More at the BBC.

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