British Airways Announces Year Round Route from London to Barcelona

More flights from UK to Spain as British Airways increases its London City Airport to Barcelona route from a summer-only to new, year-round service

Spain, the timeshare favourite, is now even easier to fly to, whatever the season. British Airway’s summer-only schedule from London City Airport to Barcelona will now operate year-round, the airline has just announced – good news for fans of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. Now those looking for a quick city break in one of Europe’s best-loved and most vibrant cities will be able to hop over from London City Airport to beautiful Barcelona from the end of March 2010 and flights will continue through summer and winter.

BA will operate 7 flights per week when its extra Saturday morning service is added in May. And due to popular demand, BA will be introducing new services to Mallorca and Ibiza in May, in addition to its current flights to Madrid.

Barcelona has been dubbed “the perfect city”. History, art, good food and a blaze of architectural delights make it one of the most colourful cities both to live in, or escape to. With its pavement cafés, stylish boutiques and elegant main streets, it has more than a touch of Paris and plenty of ambiance, from ultra-smart shopping districts to more bohemian quarters. The Summer Olympics in 1992 literally transformed its beach district. Modern hotels and state-of-the-art shopping centres sprang up, breathing new life and style into its urban coastline and it quickly became one of Europe’s most sought-after getaways, giving Paris a run for its money as visitors fell in love a city full of Spanish flavour but with its strong and very unique Catalan character.

Luke Hayhoe, commercial manager for BA CityFlyer, the British Airways subsidiary who operate the service, commented: "The Spanish destinations are proving extremely popular from London City Airport. Barcelona has traditionally operated as a summer only destination but there is a big demand from both business and leisure passengers for us to continue through the winter."

The British Airways flights include complimentary on board food and drinks, free on-line check-in and seat selection 24-hours before departure & free baggage allowance.