Further demonstrating BA’s commitment to Gatwick, yet another new route launching this time to Cyprus. Starts 30th June.
Not sure whether this will affect the LHR-LCA route in the medium term, which might be seeing less business traffic given recent events….
Here’s the release:
“Sunseekers flying from Gatwick will now have additional flight options to Cyprus, with the start of a new direct route to Larnaca with British Airways.
The three times a week service starts from June 30 just in time for the peak summer holiday season.
Tickets in Euro Traveller will start from just £158 return, including all taxes and charges for a hand baggage-only fare.
It is part of a package of frequency increases boosting leisure services from Gatwick for customers, and is in addition to the existing daily flight from Heathrow.
Peter Simpson, Director Gatwick, says: “Cyprus is a firm favourite with British holiday makers and expatriates alike, and we’re sure families will make the most of our new service to Larnaca when it starts on June 30.
“As well as keeping our Paphos service flying an extra month up until the end of November, customers will also benefit from additional services to Marrakech, and an extra flight to Salzburg.
“Expanding our leisure route network at Gatwick is fantastic news for British Airways customers, offering them even greater choice, along with our highly competitive fares, generous baggage allowances and great onboard service.”
Holidaymakers to Cyprus can also benefit from British Airways’ existing twice-weekly Paphos service until November 29, a month longer than previously advertised.
From October 28 the airline’s daily Gatwick to Marrakech service will also increase by three flights a week, with twice-daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
From December 3, those seeking a seasonal snowy holiday break will be able to take advantage of an extra flight to Salzburg, in Austria.”