BA will launch a new weekend service to Mykonos from 19 May to 29 September 2019.
BA2335 departs Stansted at 10:05 and arrives at Mykonos at 15:25 on Sundays. The return BA2334 departs Mykonos at 16:35 and arrives at Stansted at 18:35 on Saturdays.
This route was due to return from Saturday 4 May to 26 October 2019. It has now been suspended.
Affected passengers are entitled to a full refund. Alternatively, passengers can be re-accommodated on BA services to other London airports. However, any consequential costs such as ground transportation will be at your own expense. Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.
In terms of other summer seasonal routes, Berlin Tegel, Faro, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma will return this summer, albeit many routes will have reduced frequencies compared to previous years.
Over the past few years, British Airways has operated summer seasonal weekend flights from its London Heathrow base to European holiday destinations.
Initially, these were charter flights for holiday companies and last year BA launched seasonal weekly flights to Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. Both of these two destinations are to return to Heathrow next summer.
The use of Heathrow slots for summer seasonal flights ramps up a gear next summer as BA launches twice weekly flights to Faro (also operated from Gatwick), Malaga (also operated from Gatwick and London City), Mykonos, Porto and Santorini.
Flights to Oporto, Faro and Malaga operate from 30 March 2014. Flights to Mykonos operate from 3 May 2014 and flights to Santorini operate from 4 May 2014.
Although it may seem unusual BA is launching these routes from its main hub at Heathrow, instead of Gatwick which has served as BA’s main base for leisure flights over the past years, there is a logic in using Heathrow slots for such flights at weekends when business routes are relatively quiet. No doubt these routes are also supported by bookings from tour operators.