Need to jet away? BA launches its biggest ever summer schedule

British Airways has just launched its biggest and busiest summer schedule ever, with new routes and more seats than ever before to international holiday destinations from London’s Gatwick, Heathrow and City airports.

The special summer schedule kicked off at the end of March, with new routes to Austin in Texas, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, as well as Mediterranean timeshare favourites Malta, Malaga and Faro.

 

The new routes

March 30 saw the start of new twice-weekly flights also start from Heathrow to the summer hotspots of Porto, Malaga and Faro as well as new daily services from Gatwick to Malta.

Twice weekly flights started to the popular Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini, from Heathrow just last weekend, on May 3 and May 4 respectively.

Meanwhile customers flying from London City can take advantage of new flights to Rotterdam, five times a week and to Florence, four times a week.

Scottish residents heading for Spain this summer will be happy to hear there’s a new three times a week nightly service from Edinburgh to Ibiza starting May 23 and running until September 8.

From May 1, flights to Cape Town were upped from seven to 10 a week, and from 16 to 19 a week to Toronto from June 1.

 

Gatwick updates

Improvements to short-haul services from March 30 from Gatwick include extra weekly flights to Faro from eight to fourteen a week, to Naples from 14 to 17 a week, to Tirana from three to five a week, to Larnaca from three to five a week, and to Jersey six times a day, from Monday to Friday. There are also extra flights to Paphos, Marrakech, Catania, Salzburg and Dubrovnik.

From March 30, long-haul Gatwick services will get a boost with additional weekly flights for many destinations. Punta Cana goes up from two to three a week, there’s an extra flight to Grenada increasing the service from one to two per week, Antigua goes from five to six a week, Kingston increases from three to four a week and St Lucia goes from six flights a week to a daily service.

Popular Florida holiday destination, Orlando, also increases from ten to thirteen flights a week, while customers flying from London City to the Isle of Man see services soar from seven to 18 per week.

All British Airways flights include a generous baggage allowance, free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours prior to departure as well as complimentary in-flight refreshments.

Customers travelling on short-haul services now also benefit from hand baggage only fares and the airline also recently introduced special fares for day trips, which can be booked online at ba.com or by calling 0844 493 0787.

 

Prices for new routes:

· Heathrow to Austin, starts from £563 return including taxes and charges
· Heathrow to Porto, starts from £133 return including taxes and charges
· Heathrow to Mykonos, starts from £221 return including taxes and charges
· Heathrow to Santorini start from £413 return including taxes and charges
· Heathrow to Malaga starts from £133 return including taxes and charges
· Heathrow to Faro start from £161 return including taxes and charges
· Gatwick to Malta starts from £109 return including taxes and charges
· London City to Rotterdam starts from £101 return including taxes and charges
· London City to Florence starts from £132 return including taxes and charges

 

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