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British Airways is to return to London Stansted airport after a long hiatus with the launch of weekly summer seasonal flights to four destinations: Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, and Palma de Mallorca.
Flights will operate to each destination once a week at weekends.
Flights will be operated using a single Embraer E190 jet, offering a Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy service.
Flights launch on the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016 and will run for the duration of the summer season.
Whilst not explicitly mentioned in the airline’s press release, the launch of the routes seems to be driven by a desire to use an aircraft that would otherwise be parked at London City airport.
The announcement is clearly good news for BA flyers who live close to London Stansted.
However, some of the flight times are not the most convenient.
The scheduling of flights also looks tight, with 45 minute turnarounds between most flights. Delays across the weekend could easily build up.
That said, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma Mallorca are all served by BA from London City, Gatwick and Heathrow (except Palma de Mallorca does not operate from Gatwick). It is of course possible to “mix and match” London departure & arrival airports in one booking.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com
Here is a provisional timetable which may be subject to change pending operational requirements and customer demand.
London Stansted – Ibiza
Flight BA2291 Depart London Stansted 06:45 – Arriva Ibiza 10:15 (Saturdays only)
Flight BA2292 Depart Ibiza 11:00 – Arrive London Stansted 12:30 (Saturdays only)
London Stansted – Malaga
Flight BA2293 Depart London Stansted 13:15 – Arrive Malaga 17:15 (Saturdays only)
Flight BA2292 Depart Malaga 18:00 – Arrive London Stansted 19:50 (Saturdays only)
London Stansted – Palma de Mallorca
Flight BA2295 Depart London Stansted 20:45 – Arrive Palma de Mallorca 00:15 (Saturdays only)
Flight BA2294 Depart Palma de Mallorca 01:00 – Arrive London Stansted 02:30 (Sundays only)
London Stansted – Faro
Flight BA2297 Depart London Stansted 05:40 – Arrive Faro 08:30 (Sundays only)
Flight BA2296 Depart Faro 09:05 – Arrive London Stansted 12:00 (Sundays only)
3 thoughts on “BA launches summer seasonal flights from London Stansted”
Using only one plane that would otherwise probably be parked at Edinburgh – where many of the Embraers spend Saturday and Sunday when City airport is closed. They are otherwise used for holiday charters from there so really a continuation of that model but trying Stansted instead. Makes sense but not as revolutionary as you make out.