British Airways cancels routes for summer 2021 including the Seychelles, Sydney and Bangkok

BRITISH Airways has scrapped 15 of their long-haul routes next year, including routes to Australia, Thailand and the Seychelles.

The flag carrier has been forced to reduce their flight options due to the pandemic which has seen the travel industry lose billions following travel restrictions and border closures.

Routes affected include North America to Pittsburgh, Calgary and Charleston, as well as to Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka.

Flights to Bangkok in Thailand have been suspended, along with Abu Dhabi, San Jose, Sydney and the Seychelles.

The airline apologised for the route cancellations but that they have been forced to operate a "reduced and dynamic schedule".

Here is the full list of destinations and when they will stop flying:

  • San Jose – from April 17
  • Seychelles – from April 24
  • Pittsburgh, Seoul, Durban, Dammam, Osaka, Abu Dhabi, Lima, Muscat, Charleston, Kuala Lumpur, Calgary – from summer 2021
  • Sydney, Bangkok – from October 30

A BA spokesperson said: “We are sorry that, like other airlines, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions, we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule."

Passengers with flight bookings for those routes next year will be contacted regarding refunds or flight vouchers.

BA owner IAG reported a £5.1bn loss for the first nine months of 2020, being hit hard by the pandemic.

Desperate flight crew have turned to selling used tights and shoes, with BA, Ryanair and easyJet attendants caught flogging wares on OnlyFans and eBay.

However, the airline recently announced new flights from Southampton Airport with 11 short-haul routes.

The flights will run between May 1 to October 31 next year, with destinations including Berlin, Bergerac, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Ibiza, Limoges, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice and Palma de Mallorca.

Thomas Cook announced new long-haul routes operating in 2021, after restarting one year after going into administration.

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