British Airways Announces Route Expansion

British Airways has announced it will be expanding its available routes and adding several new aircraft to its fleet.

The airline now has a total of three A380 and four 787 aircraft, with the A380 model set to begin services to Washington from September next year.

From February next year, the A380 will be available for services to Johannesburg with 787 aircraft used on flights to Hyderabad from Mark 30, Philadelphia from June 5 and Calgary from July 5.

Business travellers in the Asia Pacific region may also get a boost from a newly scheduled service to Chengdu in China which is set to launch from May 5, 2014.

The airline has also announced it will increase its Tokyo Haneda flights from the current five per week rotation to daily services.

"We're receiving great customer feedback on our new aircraft so we're delighted to be able to roll them out across more of our network and hope our customers enjoy them on these important Indian, Chinese and American routes," said British Airways head of UK and international sales Richard Tams.

"More destinations will follow as we will receive 12 A380s and 24 787s over the next three years."