BA Adds Salzburg At London City & Southampton

British Airways has launched a new winter seasonal route to Salzburg from London City & Southampton airports.

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Salzburg Landscape
Salzburg Landscape (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has launched a new winter seasonal route from London City and Southampton airports to Salzburg.

Flights from London City launch on Friday 10 December 2021. They will initially operate twice weekly, before reducing to Saturdays only from 19 March 2022. The route is due to end Saturday 16 April 2022.

A weekly service from Southampton also launches on Saturday 11 December 2021 and will end at the same time as the London City route.

This will complement BA’s existing winter seasonal service to Salzburg from London Heathrow which is also due to resume on Friday 10 December 2021. Passengers can combine departure and arrival airports, if appropriate.

BA will also serve Chambery from Southampton twice weekly from Saturday 18 December 2021 until Sunday 17 April 2022, in addition to its service from London City.

Flights are operated with Embraer E190 aircraft in a two class, Club Europe and Euro Traveller, configuration.

As this is a new seasonal route, frequencies and operating dates, particularly towards the end of the season, are subject to change.

Also, as ever in the current environment, flight schedules are subject to change at short notice. Passengers are responsible for ensuring they comply with all pre-departure and arrival requirements.

Readers can keep up to date with the latest network changes with our dedicated pages for BA’s short haul network and London City.

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London City – Salzburg

Flight BA8479 Depart London City 07:05 – Arrive Salzburg 10:00 (Friday & Saturday)
Flight BA8480 Depart Salzburg 10:50 – Arrive London City 11:45 (Friday & Saturday)

Southampton – Salzburg

Flight BA2929 Depart Southampton 13:00 – Arrive Salzburg 16:00 (Saturday)
Flight BA2930 Depart Salzburg 16:50 – Arrive Southampton 17:50 (Saturday)

Southampton – Chambery

Flight BA2935 Depart Southampton 07:15 – Arrive Chambery 09:55 (Saturday)
Flight BA2925 Depart Southampton 07:30 – Arrive Chambery 10:10 (Sunday)

Flight BA2936 Depart Chambery 10:45 – Arrive London City 11:25 (Saturday)
Flight BA2936 Depart Chambery 10:55 – Arrive London City 11:35 (Sunday)

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IAG’s LEVEL launches London Gatwick – Vienna

International Airlines Group’s low cost brand LEVEL will fly from London Gatwick to Vienna twice daily from Tuesday 17 July 2018.

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LEVEL Tail Fin (Image Credit: International Airlines Group)
LEVEL Tail Fin (Image Credit: International Airlines Group)

LEVEL, the low cost brand of International Airlines Group, is making its first move into European short-haul travel, with the launch of flights to Vienna.

LEVEL will fly from London Gatwick to Vienna up to twice daily from Tuesday 17 July 2018.

The flights will be in fact be operated by a subsidiary of IAG’s Vueling, which appears to be called Anisec. Indeed, the flights are booked through the Vueling website.

This is par the course for LEVEL which only exists as a brand and uses other airlines in IAG to operate flights. Apparently the reason why the LEVEL brand name has been chosen because it works much better than Vueling in German speaking markets.

Flights will be operated with Airbus A321 aircraft with 210 economy seats. From a test booking, it appears that Vueling’s “Excellence” business class type product will not be offered. Otherwise, the customer proposition is largely the same as Vueling with charges for checked bags and catering. It is assumed that LEVEL will join BA and Vueling in the Gatwick South terminal.

The background to this is that IAG did try to purchase assets of the Austrian airline Niki in late December after its parent Air Berlin went into administration. However, following a court order that the sale process was invalid, Niki Lauder, the airline’s founder was the successful bidder.

Other destinations LEVEL will serve from Vienna include Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Larnaca, Malaga, Milan Malpensa, Olbia, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Valencia and Venice.

BA also flies from London Gatwick to Vienna on a winter seasonal from Sunday 28 October 2019 to Friday 29 March 2019. It’s not clear yet whether BA will codeshare with LEVEL.

In terms of the prospects of success in the UK, in spite of the fact IAG has been in existence for seven years, BA’s sister airlines have always had something of a scatter-gun approach to the UK market.

Vueling serves Barcelona and a smattering of other destinations in Spain and mainland Europe from Gatwick, Heathrow and many other UK airports, but without a coherent marketing message and little brand presence. Iberia has also had limited success in London. It has launched and suspended a number of routes from Heathrow such as Asturias, Gran Canaria, Palma and Tenerife. It remains to be seen how successful LEVEL will be in the UK market.

London Gatwick – Vienna

Flight VY4051 Depart London Gatwick 12:55 – Arrive Vienna 16:55
Flight VY4053 Depart London Gatwick 18:20 – Arrive Vienna 21:40

Flight VY4050 Depart Vienna 10:50 – Arrive London Gatwick 12:10
Flight VY4052 Depart Vienna 16:20 – Arrive London Gatwick 17:35

BA launches London Heathrow – Innsbruck from Sunday 4 December 2016

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Innsbruck (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London Heathrow to Innsbruck Austria from Sunday 4 December 2016.

The airline will fly to Inssbruck all year round. Flights will operate four times weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) for the winter season and twice weekly for the summer season (Wednesdays and Sundays).

Flights will be operate from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two class, Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy class configuration.

BA also flies to Innsbruck from London Gatwick and it will be possible to “mix and match” flights if convenient.

Passengers travelling with ski equipment should be mindful that the “basic” EuroTraveller economy fare does not include any checked baggage allowance and the “plus” EuroTraveller economy fare should be selected for checked baggage.

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BA launches London Heathrow – Reykjavik & Salzburg

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Iceland (Image Credit: British Airways)
Iceland (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch two new routes from London Heathrow to Reykjavik in Iceland, and Salzburg in Austria.

BA will fly to Reykjavik three times a week from Sunday 25 October 2015 and to Salzberg twice weekly from Saturday 5 December 2015.

In the case of Reykjavik this marks a return by the airline to Iceland after a hiatus of over seven years. The Heathrow – Salzburg route will complement an existing BA service from London Gatwick.

Flights will be operated by two class Airbus A320 aircraft and are on sale now on
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BA launches London Gatwick – Vienna from September 2015

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London Gatwick Airfield (Image Credit: London Gatwick Airport)
London Gatwick Airfield (Image Credit: London Gatwick Airport)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Vienna from 17 September 2015.

BA will fly from London Gatwick to Vienna daily, except Saturdays. The service will reduce to four weekly from the start of the winter timetable from late October 2015.

Flight BA2560 Depart London Gatwick 16:00 – Arrive Vienna 19:10
Flight BA2561 Depart Vienna 20:00 – Arrive London Gatwick 22:30
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