British Airways to begin direct London–Osaka flights

UK-Japan News October 2018

British Airways will begin operating a direct route between London’s Heathrow Airport and Kansai International Airport in Osaka in the spring of 2019, The Mirror reported on 25 September.

The report said four flights a week would by plying the route, which begins operations on 31 March and will use Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

It added that British Airways had previously offered flights to Osaka, but the service was suspended in October 1998.

The new service is part of an agreement between British Airways and Japan Airlines, which will also see code sharing flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Komatsu and Matsuyama.