Positive news as T3 reopens
Various sources report that BA flights moving back to Terminal 3 in two weeks. In a clear indication of the pick-up of flight activity, British Airways will be moving back into Heathrow T3 on Tuesday 9th November.
These will be the first BA passenger flights to operate from Terminal 3 since early 2020 – in April last year Heathrow announced the temporary transfer of passenger flights out of T3, announcing at the time that the terminal was now effectively closed “until further notice”.
The airport began the process of consolidating services into Terminals 2 and 5 prior to the closure announcement, with carriers including Finnair, Gulf Air, Qantas and Qatar Airways already having switched. Heathrow also confirmed that China Eastern Airlines were also relocating into Terminal 2.
Heathrow said at the time that passenger numbers for March 2020 had fallen by 52 per cent compared with 2019, with demand for April expected to fall by 90 per cent.
Which British Airways routes are moving to Terminal 3?
The first thing to note is that only short-haul flights are moving back to Terminal 3 for now. Madeira flights are not currently affected (previously T4) but could be soon – a number of short-haul flights are transferring there from T5
All British Airways long-haul flights will remain in Terminal 5, apart from the handful of Caribbean departures which are still using Gatwick Airport.
These are the routes that are moving: