2019/2020 Christmas & Winter Ski Routes From London

A look at seasonal winter routes from London for visits to Europe’s Christmas markets, Lapland and popular ski resorts.

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Many are now planning their annual ski trip or a Christmas trip to Lapland or mainland Europe’s markets, so here’s a quick run through of direct winter seasonal routes from London which operate in addition to scheduled year round services.

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Austria

BA’s winter seasonal service from London Heathrow to Innsbruck resumes three times weekly from Friday 13 December 2019 to Sunday 19 April 2020. Innsbruck also returns at Gatwick from Sunday 8 December 2019 to Friday 24 April 2020, with a decreased frequency of 4 flights a week.

easyJet operates a twice weekly seasonal service from London Gatwick to Klagenfurt on Wednesday and Saturday from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020.

BA’s winter seasonal flight from London Heathrow to Salzburg resume, initially four times weekly, from Friday 13 December 2019 until Saturday 28 March 2020. This will complement year round services from Gatwick.

easyJet also operates a four times weekly service from London Gatwick to Salzburg from Friday 6 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020.

BA’s seasonal service from London Gatwick to Vienna returns from Sunday 27 October 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020.

Finland

Finnair is operating a twice weekly winter seasonal service from London Gatwick to Ivalo on from Thursday 12 December 2019 to Sunday 22 March 2020 

Finnair is also operating a weekly seasonal service from London Gatwick to Kittilä from Sunday 22 December 2019 to Sunday 8 March 2020. 

Both of these routes can be booked as codeshares through BA.

easyJet also flying to Rovaniemi on Wednesdays and Sunday from Sunday 17 November 2019 to Wednesday 25 March 2020. Norwegian also flies to Rovaniemi on Monday and Friday until Friday 27 March 2020.

France

BA is operating a twice weekly winter seasonal flight from London City to Chambery on Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 14 December 2019 up to Saturday 18 April 2020. There are also four additional weekly flights between Monday 16 December 2019 and Tuesday 24 December 2019.

BA is operating a twice weekly winter seasonal flight from London Stansted to Chambery on Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 14 December 2019 up to Sunday 19 April 2020.

BA will fly to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport from London Gatwick from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Sunday 19 April 2020 with increased frequency of 4 flights a week. and from London Heathrow on Saturdays from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020.

easyJet will also fly to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport five times weekly from Friday 13 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2019.

Germany

BA’s winter seasonal service from Gatwick to Cologne returns from Friday 1 November 2019 to Friday 27 March 2020.

easyJet also operates a seasonal service to Friedrichshafen on Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Saturday March 2020. BA’s winter seasonal service from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen does not return this year.

BA’s winter seasonal service from Gatwick to Nuremberg returns from Friday 29 November 2019 to Monday 6 January 2020.

Iceland

BA’s winter seasonal route from London City to Reykjavik does not return this year.

Italy

easyJet will operate a seasonal service from London Gatwick to Turin up to six times weekly from Friday 6 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020.

Japan

Finnair has launched a new winter seasonal service from Helsinki to Sapparo from Saturday 15 December 2019 to Thursday 26 March 2020.

Scandinavia

Norwegian flies to Tromsø four times weekly until Saturday 28 March 2020.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is launching new Saturday service from London Heathrow to Scandinavian Mountains Airport in Sälen/Trysil from 28 December 2019 to 11 April 2020. The airport opens on Sunday 22 December 2019.

Switzerland

BA’s winter seasonal service to Geneva returns from Friday 13 December 2019 until Friday 10 April 2020 with increased frequency of 26 flights a week.

Swiss is once again operating a weekly winter seasonal flight from London Heathrow to Sion on Saturdays from Saturday 8 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020.

Airline Policies On Carriage Of Ski Equipment

Winter Skiers & Ski Equipment
Winter Skiers & Ski Equipment (Image Credit: British Airways)

Policies on the carriage of ski equipment vary by one or more of airline and the type of fare purchased. In addition, there are weight and size restrictions on all individual items of checked luggage.

BA Basic, easyJet, Finnair Economy Light, SAS Go Light, and Swiss Economy Light fares do not include a checked luggage allowance. Any checked in ski equipment has to be paid for separately.

Please see respective guidance from BA, easyJet, SAS, Swiss on the carriage of sports equipment. These are strictly enforced. No-one wants to get a ski trip off to the wrong start, so it is strongly advised to review this guidance carefully.

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