In addition to new service announcements for Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans, British Airways has just announced Oakland to London Gatwick starting March 28, 2017.
It’s four day a week service, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Here’s the Oakland – London Gatwick schedule:
And here’s London Gatwick – Oakland:
Like Fort Lauderdale, they’re operating the route with a Boeing 777-200 with no first class and light premium cabins, just 40 business class and 24 premium economy seats. (So much for Ivanka Trump’s theory that transatlantic flights from Oakland being perfect for upgrades.)
This gives them service to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. On top of Los Angeles and San Diego in California.
They serve Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle. They serve Dallas, Houston, and Austin in Texas. They serve both Washington Dulles and Baltimore. They serve New York JFK and Newark.
BA flies to Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Denver. There’s Orlando, Tampa, Miami and soon Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
All of this is covered by their joint venture with American Airlines (and Iberia and Finnair). American seems to be deferring new cities in the US to BA. And BA is looking for growth anywhere they can find it.