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British Airways to resume flights to Sydney in March

British Airways has announced that it will resume flights to Sydney in March. The announcement comes after the government of Australia announced that the country will reopen its borders to international travellers on 21st February 2022.

Starting 27th March 2022, British Airways will once again operate flights between London Heathrow Airport and Sydney Airport via Singapore Changi Airport. The flights will operate with the following schedule:

  • London-Singapore
  • Departure time: 21:25
  • Arrival time: 17:45 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: BA15
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Singapore-Sydney
  • Departure time: 19:25
  • Arrival time: 06:10 (+2 days)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: BA15
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Sydney-Singapore
  • Departure time: 15:50
  • Arrival time: 21:05
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: BA16
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This daily flight resumes on 29th March 2022
  • Singapore-London
  • Departure time: 22:35
  • Arrival time: 05:10 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: BA16
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This daily flight resumes on 29th March 2022

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Flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9 featuring First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline used to operate Sydney flights with larger Boeing B777-300ERs.

Noella Ferns, Head of sales – Asia Pacific, British Airways, said:

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. 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.

The resumption of flights to Sydney means that the British flag carrier will end its Singapore ‘termination’ service, BA11/BA12, that only went to Singapore. This decision makes sense given reduced demand to/from Asia and continued uncertainty.

Featured image by British Airways

What do you think about British Airways resuming flights to Sydney, Australia? Let me know in the comments section below.

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2 replies on “British Airways to resume flights to Sydney in March”

My husband and I are excited We have already booked Syd – Singapore from 7/4/ to 17/4 However concerned that we may need to change flights as BA is still not a VTL flight on BA15 and BA16. Becuase it is only a 10 day break, having double vaxed with Booster do we need to be concerned. Will BA offer VTL by then. WE do not want to isolate . Please verify before we refund and rebook with a VTL carrier



I am also not sure about British Airways’ VTL flights to Singapore. The airline’s website mentions nothing about VTL. Since it is restarting flights to Sydney and ending its termination service to Singapore, I assume that BA has stopped (or will stop) VTL flights. Please note once again that I am not sure about this and it is better to contact BA’s customer service about this. I recommend that if you do not want to remain confused about whether or not yours BA flight will be a VTL flight or not and since you do not want to isolate, you book Singapore Airlines since it’s website clearly mentions VTL flights.

Cheers and happy travelling!!


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