BA to start Terminal 5 long-haul flights in June
26 January 2009 10:04
British Airways has announced it will start moving long-haul flights to the troubled Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport next month.
Eight long-haul flights are to be transferred from Terminal 4 including trips to New York, Beijing, Cairo and Cape Town from June 5th.
BA chief executive Willie Walsh said: "We have taken this decision in the interest of our 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 5."
Terminal 5 hit the headlines after a disastrous start in March which saw BA lose thousands of passengers' baggage and cancel a large majority of its flights.
BAA chief executive Colin Matthews said: "BAA and BA have worked together effectively to resolve the initial problems at T5, and to plan this next move."
Managing director Mark Bullock, the man who oversaw the opening of Terminal 5, is set to leave his job according to reports.