British Airways reboots Sydney service from March 2022

Daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights return after near two-year pause

British Airways is rekindling flights between Sydney and London after a near two-year COVID-induced hiatus.

Daily Boing 787 Dreamliner services will resume on 29 March 2022, a month after Australia’s international border will reopen again to double-vaccinated foreign travellers, enabling family, friends, and business associates in the United Kingdom and Australia to reconnect once again.

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Flight BA15 from London Heathrow, via Singapore, is scheduled to touch down in Sydney on 29 March at 6:10am. The return flight, BA16, will depart at 3:50pm. (View the flight schedule below).

The outbound flight from Sydney has a 1hr 30min transit at Changi, and the inbound flight has a layover of 1hr 40mins.

Return Business class fares between Sydney and London are currently priced from AU$8445 (based on October 2022 departure) and Economy class starts at $1,524 (based on November 2022 departure).

These will be the first British Airways flights to the south-west Pacific since customers in the region became eligible to join the airline’s Executive Club loyalty scheme in August 2021.

British Airways pilots at London Heathrow

“We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our Sydney to London flights and we will be honoured to play our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart,” said Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, and we can assure them we have a range of COVID-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.

“Since we last flew this route, customers in Australia and the wider region can now join the Executive Club and with the resumption of flights can finally start to access some of the amazing benefits on offer,” Ferns said.

British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner

British Airways is offering a flexible booking policy, enabling passengers to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee. British Airways’ online COVID hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven’t travelled for some time.

British Airways has introduced a number of measures at the airport and onboard to look after the safety and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues. Prior to travel, customers will also receive details of how they can prepare for their journey, including information on discounted testing providers.

To help customers navigate the changing entry requirement and facilitate a seamless journey, customers can download the VeriFLY app before departing to London. The digital health app allows customers to combine their travel verification documents and COVID-19 test results in one place, and confirming their eligibility with a few simple steps.

Flight Number First date of operation Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time
BA15 (Daily) 27.3.2022 London Heathrow 21:25 Sydney 06:10^^
BA16 (Daily) 29.3.2022 Sydney 15:50 London Heathrow 05:10^
*Schedule effective from 27 March but may be subject to change. Check ba.com for the latest updates.
^next day arrival ^^ day after next arrival
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