British Airways Culls Hong Kong, Singapore & Sydney Flights From Their Schedule Effective Early April

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British Airways has silently made another cut to their schedule and started to pull their remaining services to Hong Kong, Singapore and the continuation to Sydney from early April onward.

The airline had already reduced services to various destinations in Asia including Hong Kong but now something must have motivated them to pull the plug entirely.

Of course with many countries now banning the entry of foreigners entirely and most people repatriated to their home countries if they wish to go that route there is very little purpose and business for airlines to operate international routes and fly around pretty much empty.

BA doesn’t list the flights as cancelled but the inventory is zeroed out for the time being (Lufthansa is doing the same, flights still appear in searches but with no availability).

From Thursday, April 9th 2020 there will be no more flights between Sydney and Singapore as well as automatically Sydney and London:

Flights from Singapore to London are no longer bookable as of April 2nd 2020.

The only remaining flight to Hong Kong has also been taken out of the schedule as per April 1st 2020:

The cancellations are currently affecting bookings until late April. For example the first flight from Hong Kong back to London (BA28) is available for April 26th. Strangely enough because the first available flight from London to Hong Kong (BA31) is currently bookable for the 27th 2020. Is BA flying an empty plane over to HKG?

Conclusion

Passengers booked on either of these connections should probably check their bookings and if affected contact to BA to find a solution. Easier said than done though because flights are far and in between at the moment. Getting a connection from Australia to Europe will be difficult. Possibly Qatar Airways could be a solution as they have previously announced that they’d keep flying.

British Airways ran into trouble when Singapore announced last week that they would ban all transits at Changi Airport and no longer allow foreigners to enter the country. This made it pretty much impossible to operate for BA on the SYD-SIN-LHR (vv) route until they came to an agreement with the authorities that transit passengers could be handled.

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