British Airways Expands European Network from
British Airways has unveiled plans to expand its
route network, launching flights to new destinations
such as Riga in Latvia and Belgrade in Serbia from London
Heathrow, and adding more flights to select short-haul
destinations from airports in and around London.
The airline will launch a thrice weekly service
from London Heathrow to Riga (RIX), Latvia from 29 October 2023.
Flights will operate on a mix of A320 and A321 aircraft.
British Airways will also launch a thrice weekly
service from London Heathrow to Belgrade (BEG), Serbia beginning
31 October 2023. Flights will operate on a mix of A320 and A321
A 12-times weekly service from London Heathrow to
Cologne (CGN), Germany will take off on 30 October 2023, with
flights operated with a mix of A320 and A321 aircraft.
BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ subsidiary based at
London City Airport, will launch a weekly service to Milan Linate
Airport (LIN) to complement the existing flights from London
Heathrow. The flight will operate on the Embraer 190 aircraft on
Sundays from 5 November 2023.
Weekly winter flights from Heathrow to Turin
(TRN), Italy will also become available on Sundays from 10
December 2023. This will complement the current daily service from
London Gatwick with BA Euroflyer, British Airways’ Gatwick-based
BA Cityflyer’s route to San Sebastian (EAS), Spain
has been extended into the winter season, offering direct flights
on Thursdays and Sundays to the Basque Country. This will be the
first time it has become a year-round route.
The airline has also confirmed that it will
continue Heathrow operations into the winter for Ljubljana (LJU),
Slovenia. The service will continue to operate four times per week
on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Finally, Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)
will become a year-round destination, continue to offer a
four-times weekly service. The route launched in June 2023 to
complement the service to Istanbul Airport (IST).
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of
Network and Alliances, said: “We are excited to be adding European
cities Riga, Belgrade and Cologne to our route network. These are
destinations that we think our customers will love, offering an
alternative to some of the more well-known cities we fly to. We
also know that Italy in particular is a firm favourite with our
customers, so we look forward to adding more capacity with flights
to Milan and Turin, alongside more choice across Europe
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