British Airways routes

British Airways will operate five brand new routes from London Gatwick in summer 2015.

The services start in April and will be to Cagliari in Sardinia, Crete and Rhodes in Greece and Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey.

A passenger ready for the sun

A passenger ready for the sun

Cagliari will operate three times a week, Crete four times a week, Rhodes twice a week, Bodrum twice a week and Dalaman four times a week.

“This is the biggest launch of new routes at Gatwick we’ve had for several years and is brilliant news for families and holiday-makers wanting to get away from it all for that all-important break to relax in the sun,’ said BA head of commercial Gatwick Colm Lacy.

British Airways has, this morning, made a number of announcements regards new and existing routes.

The only new route is to Austin, Texas which British Airways will start flying to from 3rd March. Initially, flights will operate 5 times a week before going daily from 5th May. British Airways already serve Houston & Dallas on a daily basis.

British Airways aircraft parked in front of Heathrow Terminal 5Also in the US, flights between Heathrow and Seattle will increase from 10 to 11 flights per week as of 30th March while flights to Newark will decrease from 21 to 20 flights per week at the same time.

In Africa, British Airways have announced an additional 3 weekly services between Heathrow and Accra, Ghana, taking the number of weekly services to 10. The new flights will commence from 27th October and will depart Heathrow on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. The new services will be operated by a 767-300 with a 3 class configuration while the existing 777-200 service will switch to a 747-400 from 30th March 2014. This much anticipated increase in capacity to Ghana follows on from Virgin Atlantic’s earlier announcement that they were withdrawing from the route.

KampalaAlso in Africa, British Airways will be increasing the frequency of flights between Heathrow and Entebbe, Uganda from 3 to 4 flights per week. Flights will now depart Heathrow every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday, returning to the UK the following day. The new flights and times commence from 30th March.

Unfortunately British Airways have also announced the suspension of services between Heathrow & Lusaka from the end of October. The last flight will depart Heathrow on Friday 25th October, returning on Saturday 26th October.

In Asia, British Airways will increase flight frequency between Heathrow and Seoul from 6 to 7 flights per week from 1st April.

Slightly nearer to home, flights to Tel Aviv decrease from 21 to 14 flights per week and switch to Terminal 5 from the 29th March. Although there will be 7 flights less per week, the BA 165/164 service will be upgraded to much larger 777-200 featuring all 4 cabins.

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