British Airways will launch a four-times weekly service between London Heathrow T5 and Krakow in May.
The direct route will be operated by A319 and A320 aircraft in two-class configurations with Club Europe (business) and Euro Traveller (economy) cabins.
From May 1, BA will fly to Krakow on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
On Mondays, flight BA872 will depart LHR at 0840 and land in Krakow at 1210, while return service BA873 will take-off from Krakow at 1435 and arrive in London at 1605.
On Wednesdays and Sundays, BA872 will depart LHR at 1640 and land in Krakow at 2010, while BA873 will take-off from Krakow at 2055 and arrive in London at 2225.
And on Fridays, BA872 will depart LHR at 1145 and land in Krakow at 1515, while BA873 will take-off from Krakow at 1600 and arrive in London at 1730.
The Krakow service will be BA’s second Polish route — the airline also operates a double daily service from LHR T3 to Warsaw.
Neil Cottrell, BA’s head of planning, said: “We have a long history of flying to Poland and opening a route to the country’s second city now offers far greater choice for customers.
“With a sizeable Polish community in London, we know the route will be popular with Poles visiting friends and relatives. It will also serve our business travellers well as Krakow is an important economic hub which has seen significant UK investment and trade.”
BA yesterday announced it will launch two daily A380 services to Miami next October (see news, November 11).