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British Airways to launch new 'daylight' route from Newark to London

Feb. 19, 2022
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British Airways to launch new 'daylight' route from Newark to London
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British Airways is about to take another bite out of the Big Apple.

Following news that the carrier will resume its 'daylight' service from JFK in March, BA is also adding a new daily daytime flight from Newark Liberty to London Heathrow, its third in fact.

As first reported by Business Traveller, BA's new service will depart Newark at 7:55 a.m. and touch down at London Heathrow at 7:55 p.m.. This third daylight flight between the New Jersey airport and the UK's largest airport has been added due to the increasing demand of business travel in the post-pandemic era.

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It's also something of a boon for passengers looking to make the most of their time. Scheduled to begin from June 6, the so-called daylight service has been a very handy option for those (particularly business travelers) wanting to spend an extra night in the U.S. rather than taking a night flight.

Related: British Airways increase surcharges on long-haul Avios redemptions

The return flight, meanwhile, will leave Heathrow at 7:10 p.m. and arrive back in Newark at 10 p.m., allowing travelers to spend the entire day in the English capital before flying to the U.S. -- another win in the eternal battle of the eye mask.

"We are pleased to be launching our third daily flight from Newark, to further strengthen our New York to London schedule," said Neil Chernoff, British Airways' Director of Networks and Alliances. "The convenient morning departure is popular with customers who might prefer having an extra night in New York or arriving in London in the evening to start their following day more refreshed."

Served by a B777-200 with the new Club Suite cabin, round-trip tickets for the new daily service will start from $690 (£506) in World Traveller and $3,195 (£2,346) for Club World seats.

The last few rows on a refurbished B777-200. (Photo by The Points Guy)

Britain's flagship carrier is also set to resume its daylight service from JFK in March, and, beyond that plans are afoot for BA to move into JFK's Terminal 8 in December 2022 in a joint operation with American Airlines.

All of this means that Britain's flagship carrier will offer "the most extensive network from the New York area to London with 15 daily departures this summer, including 11 daily flights from JFK to Heathrow and one daily flight from JFK to Gatwick," according to Chernoff.

"Including American Airlines, we offer the largest and most convenient schedules from the New York area to London and are the only airline or alliance that offers service to and from both major New York and London airports," he continued. "As we continue to co-locate our New York and London operations with American Airlines, we will provide a more seamless journey for our customers allowing them to access our combined 15 daily departures."

The carrier also confirmed that from April, all British Airways and American Airlines flights from Heathrow to JFK and Newark will depart out of T5, uniting them under one iconic roof.

Next job for BA? Sorting their surcharges on Avios redemptions. We won't hold our breath.

Featured image by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy
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