British Airways short haul leisure routes 2018

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  • Tom Otley

    New summer leisure route announced last night

    November 29, 2017

    From May 15 until October 6, 2018, customers will be able to fly direct from Terminal 5 to the island of Kefalonia.

    Flights will depart on Tuesday and Saturdays, with return fares starting from £118 in Euro Traveller and £398 in Club Europe.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and chief executive, said:
    “We’re always developing our leisure offering from Heathrow so are incredibly pleased to be adding Kefalonia to our network.
    The launch of our new summer routes, which also include Figari in Corsica and Almeria, mean we will be flying 39 more routes in 2018 than we did in 2016 – an increase of 17 per cent.
    We’re also further improving our schedules and increasing the number of flights to European destinations such as Ibiza, Santorini and Split.”

    Earlier this month British Airways announced it would start flying between Heathrow and Corsica, with direct flights to Figari airport operating every Sunday from May 27 until October 7 and return fares starting from £98.
    A new route to the historic Spanish city of Almeria will also launch with flights taking to the skies from March 27, 2018.  

Next summer, Ibiza will go from four per week to a daily service, Mykonos will be served six times a week from four, while an additional weekly flight will be added on to the airline’s schedules to Olbia and Split.
Kefalonia timetable
    Flight No. Day of week Departure time Arrival time Aircraft type
    BA0646 Tuesday 11:55 17:30 A320
    BA0647 Tuesday 18:20 19:50 A320
    BA0646 Saturday 08:00 13:35 A320
    BA0647 Saturday 14:30 16:00 A320


    As I see it they’re just expanding further and further into the bucket and spade LCC market and not making any effort or spending any money at all on improving the abysmal products for business travellers.

    The irony is that the LCCs do it so much better that I don’t suppose they even see British Airways designs on their market as a threat.

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