The new Basarab Overpass bridge in Bucharest, Romania

Faster Flying

From five to six continents

Expect growing frequency on routes and new destinations.

British Airways’ winter schedule brings the airline’s entire Heathrow long-haul network into Terminal 5 for the first time.

Services to and from Bangkok, which have been in Terminal 3 since 2008, move to T5 from the end of October, mirroring the switches of the Sydney and Singapore routes earlier in the year. This is one of several significant changes to the flying programme.

Compared with the summer, the new timetable brings increased frequencies to a clutch of mid- and long-haul destinations. Chennai, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Tripoli and Freetown all benefit from an extra frequency per week, while Seattle gains three more services a week and Miami four.

Flights to Bucharest will also move from T3 into T5. The network from Terminal 1 is unchanged.

Gatwick welcomes a new route, Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, plus three more services a week to Marrakech and four to Salzburg.

Lynne Embleton, director of strategy and business units, said: “Heathrow is a heavily constrained airport in terms of capacity and we are always looking to get the best possible schedule in place for our customers across 130 different cities.

“We are delighted to be improving our schedule again this winter by maximising the use of Terminal 5 and growing frequencies on several cities and important routes.”