British Airways launches six new summer routes

December 17, 2019
British Airways summer routes
Photo: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways has pierced the winter gloom with the lure of six new summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to European holiday spots in Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey.

The airline will fly for the first time from Heathrow to the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals of Pristina and Podgorica.

Both flights depart Saturdays from July 4 until August 29 with fares starting from £78 to Pristina and £71 to Podgorica.

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A new route to Perugia, Italy, will give travelers access to the mountains and hill towns of scenic Umbria from July 2 to August 31 from £40 per person in Euro Traveller and £125 in Club Europe.

Turkish coastal towns+ Dalaman and Bodrum make a return to British Airways’ Heathrow network for those wanting to explore the popular Aegean Coast.

Flights will depart on Saturdays from May 23 through to October 24, with fares starting from £128.

The airline said the flights would join a new summer service between London Gatwick and Antalya that takes off from April 30, 2020.

Customers will also have the choice of two London airports when flying to Dalaman as the airline already operates a weekly service from Gatwick.

Looking for a Greek island? Flights from Heathrow to Rhodes will run from July 4 to August 29 with fares starting £117 per person.

British Airways is also launching a new two-per-week service from Gatwick to the Greek island of Corfu from May 1 until October 23, 2020.

Frequencies are also being increased on 16 popular short-haul routes from Heathrow, Larnaca, Brindisi, Nice, Ibiza, Tenerife, Split, Olbia, Kefalonia and Preveza.

“We’re always developing our leisure offering and are pleased to be adding completely new destinations to British Airways’ Heathrow map,’’ BA director of networks and alliances Neil Chernoff said.

“Our commitment to offering flights and holidays to a wide variety of destinations at competitive prices can help people plan ahead for summer 2020.”