British Airways launches new routes to Bastia and Preveza

British Airways is to launch two new summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Bastia, Corsica and Preveza, Greece from late May to September 2019.

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Corsica (Image Credit: British Airways)
Corsica (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch two new summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Bastia, Corsica and Preveza, Greece from late May 2019.

BA will fly to Bastia (Bastia – Poretta Airport) once a week on Saturdays from 25 May to 28 September 2019.

It will also fly to Preveza (Aktion National Airport) on Wednesdays and Sundays from Sunday 26 May to Sunday 28 September 2019.

Both routes will operate from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

BA also operates a summer seasonal route to Figari. BA also serves a number of destinations in Greece from London Heathrow as well as Skiathos from London City.
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BA relaunches Kos at Gatwick

British Airways will fly from London Gatwick to Kos three times weekly from 15 May to 26 October 2019.

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Kos, Greece
Kos, Greece (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to reinstate a summer seasonal route to Kos, Greece at London Gatwick.

BA previously flew to Kos on a summer seasonal basis at Heathrow. However, the route was suspended in 2017.

BA will fly to Kos three times weekly from Wednesday 15 May to Saturday 26 October 2019 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. As is par the course for BA at Gatwick, flight times vary widely by day.

Flights will be operated with a mixture of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft in the standard two class, EuroTraveller and Club Europe, configuration.

This should just be the start of a number of summer seasonal route announcements both at Heathrow and Gatwick.

In terms of coverage of Greece, this summer BA has flown to Crete, Corfu, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Santorini and Zakynthos from Heathrow. It has also flown to Crete, Rhodes and Thessaloniki from Gatwick and Mykonos and Skiathos from London City.

Flights are available for booking now at ba.com.

BA launches London – Kefalonia

British Airways is to launch a seasonal route from London Heathrow to Kefalonia. The route operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5 May to 16 October 2018.

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Kefalonia (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch another summer seasonal route from London Heathrow, to the Greek island of Kefalonia.

BA will fly from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Kefalonia twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays between Tuesday 15 May and Saturday 6 October 2018. Flights will be operated using Airbus A320 aircraft in a two class, Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy configuration.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

This latest route launches comes on top of recent announcements to Almeria and Corsica.

BA has also confirmed that summer seasonal routes to Ibiza, Mykonos, Oblia and Split will return next summer with increased frequencies. A large number of other summer seasonal routes will also return including Corfu, Kalamata, Murcia, Santorini and Zante. Three Heathrow routes that are not returning are Biarritz, Kos and Montpellier. Please see here for our full guide to summer seasonal routes at London Heathrow.

London Heathrow – Kefalonia

Flight BA646 Depart London Heathrow 11:55 – Arrive Kefalonia 17:30 (Tuesdays)
Flight BA647 Depart Kefalonia 18:20 – Arrive London Heathrow 19:50 (Tuesdays)
Flight BA646 Depart London Heathrow 08:00 – Arrive Kefalonia 13:35 (Saturdays)
Flight B0647 Depart Kefalonia 14:30 – Arrive London Heathrow 16:00 (Saturdays)

BA suspends London Heathrow – Kos, Greece

BA’s summer seasonal route from London Heathrow to Kos will not resume in 2018. Here are rebooking options for passengers.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

BA has suspended another of its summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow: Kos.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund.

Passengers can also be re-accommodated on Austrian Airlines services from Vienna to Kos which operate up to three times weekly in the summer. However, the Monday service leaves Vienna at 08:05 making a same day connection in Vienna impossible.

Austrian Airlines does not operate a business class cabin on this route. So if you were booked into Club Europe you will be downgraded to economy. Passengers must also fly to Vienna on a BA operated flight for the connection to Austrian Airlines and fly between Saturday 5 May 2018 and Saturday 29 September 2018.

This also only applies to passengers who have paid for a cash ticket. If you have booked a flight using Avios your flight will be refunded.

It is quite common for BA to announce more rebooking options in the weeks after a route is cancelled. Therefore, if the above options are not satisfactory it is worth waiting a week or so to see if any alternatives emerge.

Affected passengers should contact either BA or their travel agent.

BA launches new seasonal route from London City to Skiathos

BA will fly from London City to Skiathos three times weekly from Monday 26 June – Wednesday 6 September 2017.

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Skiathos, Greece
Skiathos, Greece (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch a new summer seasonal route from London City airport to the Greek island of Skiathos.

Flights will operate from Monday 26 June 2017 to Wednesday 6 September 2017, three times a week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to Skiathos Island National Airport.. It will resume in 2018 from Monday 25 June 2018 to Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Flights will be operated using Embraer E190 aircraft in a two class, Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy configuration.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

Separately BA has announced that London City – Mykonos will operate five times weekly in the summer (every day, except Tuesdays and Saturdays).

This route announcement does increase BA’s summer seasonal which also includes Chania, Corfu, Kalamata, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Zakynthos from London Heathrow.

London City – Skiathos

Flight BA2225 Depart London City 07:10 – Arrive Skiathos 12:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Flight BA2224 Depart Skiathos 13:15 – Arrive 14:55 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

BA launches London Heathrow – Kalamata & Chania

British Airways has added new summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Chania and Kalamata for the summer of 2016.

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British Airways Short Haul Economy Cabin
British Airways Short Haul Economy Cabin (Credit: British Airways)

British Airways continues its successful strategy of operating summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow with the launch of a further two new routes to Greece.

BA is to fly twice weekly to both Kalamata in Peloponnese, the Southern peninsula of Greece (from London Heathrow Terminal 5) and Chania on the island of Crete (from London Terminal 3) from 30 April 2016.

Flights will operate with a two class Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy class service.

BA will also return to Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos from London Heathrow for the summer season. Flights to Corfu will increase from four to six weekly, and flights to Santorini will increase from three to four weekly.

Flights are now on sale at ba.com
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Norwegian launches Gatwick – Kefalonia from 18 April 2015

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

Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced a new short-haul route from London Gatwick. It will fly to the Greek island of Kefalonia from Saturday 18 April 2015.

The new route operates once a week, on Saturdays.

Here are the flight times:

Flight DY2910 Depart London Gatwick 10:15 – Arrive Kefalonia 15:30
Flight DY2911 Depart Kefalonia 16:10 Arrive London Gatwick 17:20

Flights are on sale now.

Take care when booking not to take a very indirect route via Oslo!

BA launches seasonal London City – Mykonos & Santorini

BA has launched summer seasonal routes from London City to Mykonos and Santorini for summer 2015.

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Mykonos
Mykonos (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has launched two new summer seasonal routes from London City airport to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini from June 2015.

Flights to Mykonos operate four times weekly from Monday 29 June to Sunday 6 September 2015.

Flights to Santorini operate twice weekly from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 4 September 2015.

BA also flies to Mykonos and Santorini on a summer seasonal basis from London Heathrow, enabling passengers to “mix and match” departure and arrival airports.

Flights are on sale now on ba.com

BA launches seasonal routes to Olbia, Kos, Corfu & Split

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BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)
BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)

The summer seasonal route is now a regular fixture of BA’s summer timetable at London Heathrow.

Last year, BA operated summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos, Palma, Porto and Santorini. These routes return next summer.

Also launching next summer are new routes from London Heathrow to Olbia in Sardinia (twice weekly), Kos (twice weekly) and Corfu (four times weekly) and Split in Croatia (twice weekly).

Flights operate between 1 May 2015 and 20 September 2015 and are on sale now. Note that flight times vary by time of day, so check timetables carefully before booking.

These routes are complemented by summer seasonal routes from London Gatwick to Seville, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.