Following the acquisition of BMI by International Airlines Group (IAG), British Airways now operates the important air link between Dublin and London Heathrow after taking over the route at the end of June.
The changes will take place when the airline introduces its winter 2012 schedule and launches a new timetable which sees the number of daily services increase from four to eight return flights, enabling it to offer thousands more seats a week between both cities. The new schedule, effective from October 28, will also include the introduction of a new early morning departure time of 6.25am benefiting both business and leisure customers.
Commenting on the announcement, Simon Daly, British Airways’ Sales Manager Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see the British Airways colours back on Dublin-Heathrow after an absence of 20 years. We appreciate the importance of air links to London and are pleased to announce that less than two months after taking over this route, we are now able to respond to customer demand and increase capacity.
“Our improved schedule also sees us adding a new early morning departure time from Dublin which will mean that passengers will be able to extend their working day should they need to. In addition, it offers both business and leisure passengers greater choice in terms of connections to our extensive global network at London Heathrow bringing destinations on the world map closer to Ireland, benefitting Irish businesses, tourism and Ireland as a whole,” he added.