British Airways, the United Kingdom’s flag carrier, has revealed its plans to resume flights between London Heathrow and the splendid new Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport. It’s commonly referred to as the Midfield Terminal. This marks the comeback of this route after a four-year hiatus. Also, the airline is all set to operate the route with Boeing’s highly acclaimed 787-9 Dreamliner jets, starting on April 20, 2024.
British Airways Resumes Heathrow To Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Flights
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The flight BA73 will take off from London Heathrow at 10:25 pm local time and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 8:30 am. The return journey, BA72, will depart from Abu Dhabi at 10:10 am, reaching London at 3:20 pm. It’s worth noting that during the winter, the schedule changes slightly, with BA73 landing in Abu Dhabi at 9:30 am and departing at 11:10 am.
Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal is a cutting-edge facility situated at Abu Dhabi International Airport, designed to handle the increasing influx of passengers. Spanning a massive 742,000 square meters, it ranks among the largest airport terminals globally, with the capacity to process an impressive 11,000 passengers per hour. Notably, the terminal incorporates advanced biometric technology, ensuring a seamless journey for travellers, from pre-travel procedures to the boarding gate.
The terminal is replete with a range of amenities geared towards enhancing passenger comfort and overall experience. From luxurious lounges to spa facilities and relaxation zones, Terminal A offers travellers opportunities to rest and rejuvenate during their time at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Here Are Some Ongoing Promotional Fares By The Airlines
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To mark the return of this London-Abu Dhabi route, British Airways is offering special promotional fares. Passengers can secure return tickets for World Traveller seats in the £449-£2,000 range if they book their flights before November 12. This offer extends to both cash and World Traveller fares, with Club World seats available from £1,999.
The airport, in future, will have 65 aircraft gates. Expect a minimum connection time of just 45 minutes, inclusive of baggage transfer. Additionally, it will feature eight A380 boarding gates. The terminal is anticipated to accommodate a staggering 30 million passengers annually. Expect a capacity to process up to 8,500 passengers every hour.
British Airways will join the ranks of 28 other airlines relocating to the new Midfield Terminal. It will commence operations on November 11.
This development is intricately linked to Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. It’s a framework designed to shape the Emirate’s future development and accommodate the anticipated population growth. One striking feature of the terminal is its extensive glass facade. The design is to maximize the inflow of natural daylight, ultimately reducing external energy consumption.
In conclusion, the reintroduction of British Airways flights between Heathrow and Midfield Terminal signifies a significant milestone. With the availability of special offers for early bookings, travellers can anticipate a world-class service experience on this high-traffic route.
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