Along with the temporary suspension to numerous destinations, sad to see that BA have recently announced that they have stopped flying to four locations.
London Heathrow – Beirut (Lebanon)
London Heathrow – Helsinki (Finland)
London Heathrow – Leeds Bradford (UK)
London Heathrow – Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia)
The Leeds Bradford link to London seemed relatively popular, but there’s been an environmental argument for a while about whether this is a sensible use of aircraft. Moscow continues to be served by Moscow Domodedovo, but BA must be expecting that a permanent fall in the number of people prepared to go to Russia.
Disappointed about the removal of the Helsinki route as I planned to use that next year to get to Tallinn (after getting a ferry across the Gulf of Finland), a direct BA route they shut down in 2019. It looks BA has given up on great swathes of eastern Europe, which will be a handy boost to Ryanair and Wizzair. There’s always Finn Air, who are Oneworld, but I rarely see anything keenly priced there.
Hopefully when things return to some form of normality then BA can start looking at new routes to replace the ones that have been lost.