British Airways has announced plans for a new route between Gatwick airport and the Greek island of Kos.

The three times weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 15 to October 26, 2019, with one-way fares from £70 in Euro Traveller and £222 in Club Europe.

The route will be served by A319 and A320 aircraft from Gatwick’s South Terminal, and will add to the carrier’s existing Greek flights to Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu.

Commenting on the news Adam Carson, British Airways’ Managing Director for Gatwick, said:

“Greece is incredibly popular with our customers, so we’re excited to add another sunshine route to our growing network, giving holidaymakers even more choice of destinations at competitively low prices.

“From Gatwick we fly to more than 50 short-haul destinations and 70 long-haul and our wider network continues to expand as we add in new routes designed to appeal to both leisure and business customers.”

Easyjet also flies between Gatwick and Kos, and also offers flights to the island from Glasgow.

Other carriers offering seasonal services from the UK to Kos include Jet 2 from Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow (from May 2019), Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester, Thomas Cook from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle, and TUI from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield (from May 2019), East Midlands, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.