- More than 93,000 new seats are up for grabs on British Airways flights from Tuesday 11th May
- Customers can now book to jet off to 13 summer destinations: 10 in Greek holiday hotspots, two destinations in the Canary Islands and one in Turkey
- British Airways says the new flights are due to the overwhelming interest shown in summer sunshine holidays after having to hold back for so long
- Fares from Heathrow to Lanzarote start from £49 each way
London, UK, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the announcement that Britons are likely to be able to get a summer holiday this year after all, British Airways has added new services to holiday destinations for June and July onwards, saying the new services are in response to overwhelming interest from its customers on its website, ba.com.
The 26 additional weekly frequencies will include destinations across Greece, the Canary Islands and Turkey to popular holiday hot spots including Corfu, Kos, Paphos, Rhodes, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Bodrum.
The newly established flights to Greece and the Canary Islands will be available to book from Tuesday 11th May for travel between 21st June and 5th September over the peak summer period. Bodrum in Turkey will also be available to fly to from 18th July.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Networks and Alliances said: “It’s clear Britons are hoping that their favourite destinations will be open by the time summer comes. We want to provide them with access to book seats to the places they love to help them get away, and trust that if they can’t travel, we will be there for them with incredible flexibility to make changes to their bookings.”
British Airways Holidays is also offering customers the chance to reserve a holiday from just £60 per person, with the ability to make flexible payments until the final balance is due just three weeks before departure. Customers booking directly with British Airways will also benefit from the airline’s flexible booking policy which enables customers to change the dates and destination of their trip or claim a voucher if they wish to cancel.
British Airways is currently flying to 27 short-haul destinations, including 112 holiday hotspots for the peak of the summer period.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Government entry and quarantine requirements (where applicable) apply to all British Airways destinations.
Additional Summer 2021 Frequencies added:
- Heathrow – Lanzarote (ACE) +1pw, frequency growth from 5pw to 6pw
- Heathrow – Bodrum (BJV) +2pw, frequency growth from 1pw to 3pw
- Heathrow – Corfu (CFU) +3pw, frequency growth from 14pw to 17pw
- Heathrow – Chania (CHQ) +3pw, frequency growth from 6pw to 9pw
- Heathrow – Kefalonia (EFL) +2pw, frequency growth from 3pw to 5pw
- Heathrow – Heraklion (HER) +1pw, frequency growth from 9pw to 10pw
- Heathrow – Kos (KGS) + 2pw, frequency growth from 4pw to 6pw
- Heathrow – Kalamata (KLX) +2pw, frequency growth from 3pw to 5pw
- Heathrow – Paphos (PFO) +1pw, frequency growth from 7pw to 8pw
- Heathrow – Preveza (PVK) +2pw, frequency growth from 4pw to 6pw
- Heathrow – Rhodes (RHO) +2pw, frequency growth from 5pw to 7pw
- Heathrow – Thessaloniki (SKG) +3pw, frequency growth from 9pw to 12pw
- Heathrow – Tenerife (TFS) + 2pw, frequency growth from 13pw to 15pw
Example lead-in fares:
- Heathrow to Lanzarote from £49 each way
- Heathrow to Corfu from £99 each way
- Heathrow to Chania from £99 each way
- Heathrow to Rhodes from £79 each way
British Airways safety measures
The airline continues to implement a range of measures that it requires customers and colleagues to observe, which include:
- Observing government regulations around advice around travel
- Asking customers not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19
- Wearing facemasks and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights
- Checking-in online, downloading a boarding pass to a mobile device where possible for self-scanning at security and the departure gate
- Observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports
- Asking customers to ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them
- Cabin crew wearing PPE and a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers
The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.
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Source: British Airways