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British Airways cuts service to once a week

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British Airways have further cut back service between Bermuda and the UK because of Covid-19.

The airline – which had offered five flights per week in December – will reduce service to one flight per week.

As of next week, flights will arrive in Bermuda from Gatwick on Thursdays and return to the UK on Fridays, according to ba.com.

All other flights were listed as cancelled yesterday afternoon on the British Airways website.

Asked about the change, a BA spokeswoman said: “Like other airlines, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule.

“Our focus is on keeping crucial air links open – transporting vital goods and ensuring people who are permitted to travel can continue to do so safely.

“We are contacting customers whose flights are cancelled to offer options including a full refund.”

The airline urged passengers to check the latest UK Government travel advice at gov.uk and their flight information at ba.com.

The service is one of several that has been affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Air Canada flights between Bermuda and Toronto have been grounded until at least April 12 in part because of increased travel restrictions.

A Skyport spokeswoman said earlier this week said airlines were forced to make difficult decisions in the face of a global demand in travel demand.

She said: “Total passenger traffic at the LF Wade International Airport for 2020 was down nearly 80 per cent versus 2019 and is not expected to begin showing signs of recovery until the second half of 2021 and into 2022.

“Until then, we can expect airlines to further modify their schedules as travel demand warrants and as countries continue to manage the transmission of Covid-19 and the roll out of vaccine supplies.”

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Published January 21, 2021 at 8:23 am (Updated January 21, 2021 at 8:23 am)

British Airways cuts service to once a week

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