British Airways is to suspend its summer seasonal route from London Heathrow to Murcia.
The route to Murcia San Javier airport launched in 2017 and is currently scheduled to operate twice weekly until Saturday 27 October 2018.
It was due to return from 2 April 2019 to 26 October 2019. However, the route has now been suspended in its entirety.
Murcia San Javier airport (airport code MJV) is in fact due to close to scheduled passenger flights in the coming months. Another airport serving the region, Corvera, also known as Región de Murcia International Airport (airport code RMU), is currently scheduled to open to passenger flights in early 2019. easyJet is to transfer operations to Corvera from the summer of 2019.
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. Passengers can also travel to an alternative BA destination in Spain such as Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga or Valencia. However, any consequential costs such as ground transportation will be at your expense.
When BA has previously suspended summer seasonal routes, it has secured rebooking options on alternative carriers. However, these were on network carriers via their hubs in mainland Europe – who don’t currently serve Murcia – and not on low cost airlines that fly direct from London.
Over the past few years British Airways has steadily built up a large portfolio of seasonal summer routes from London Heathrow to sunshine destinations in Europe.
BA has today announced another tranche of seven new seasonal routes for the summer of 2017.
Montpellier, France (from 3 May 2017 – 30 September 2017) Nantes, France (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Murcia, Spain (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Tallinn, Estonia (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Pula, Croatia (from 1 July 2017 – 30 September 2017) Brindisi, Southern Italy (from 3 June 2017 – 30 September 2017)
The Greek Island of Zakynthos (from 3 June 2017 – 30 September 2017)
All of these routes will operate twice weekly on Saturdays and either Tuesday or Wednesday.
All flights will operate to and from London Heathrow Terminal 5, with the exception of Pula which will operate from Terminal 3.
Additional weekly frequencies may be announced in the coming months, depending on commercial demand.
A large number of seasonal routes operated in previous years, such as Ibiza, Corfu, Mykonos, and Palermo will also return in 2017.